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State water expert not predicting major flooding, warns about high, dangerous waters

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 16th - 12:01pm

The State’s water expert is not predicting major flooding this season, even though rivers are running very high.

Summer 2019 Outdoor Retailer market to showcase gear, sustainability and recreation in Denver

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:21am

Outdoor Retailer’s June event is getting ready to kick off the summer outdoor recreation season in Denver from June 18-20, and companies are gearing up to show off their latest advancements.

Activity passes bundle Utah’s top attractions into affordable packages

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:50pm

Several activities passes are promising to save families money by bundling Utah adventures into a single pass.

Multi-million dollar project restores aspen ecosystems on Monroe Mountain

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:25am

Multiple organizations have invested millions of dollars in recent years to restore aspen tree ecosystems on Monroe Mountain in southern Utah.

What to get your outdoorsy dad for Father's Day

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:13am

REI Salt Lake City’s Kieran Balazs is an outdoorsy dad as well as an industry expert, and he offered his advice to in picking gifts under $100 this year.

Massive lake trout smashes the catch and release record at Flaming Gorge

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 14th - 2:31pm

A 48-inch lake trout caught (and released) at Flaming Gorge last month has been officially recognized as the new state record.

Spending time in nature boosts health, study finds

Maureen O'Hare, CNN  |  Posted Jun 14th - 10:41am

We're told to eat our five a day, get 150 minutes of exercise a week -- and now a weekly blast of The Great Outdoors might one day be part of recommended guidelines too.

Swift water rescue at Zion prompts officials to keep Virgin River, Narrows closed for now

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 13th - 9:01pm

Zion National Park officials are urging visitors to be cautious around rushing water after a child was put in a precarious position due to swift, high water levels in the Virgin River on Wednesday.

Hike of the week: Conquering Mount Nebo

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 13th - 2:01pm

Near Spanish Fork, Mount Nebo’s 5,000 foot climb to its south summit has taken a place as one of central Utah’s most prized hikes.

How have wildfires affected Utah Lake? Researchers are looking into it

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 13th - 6:40am

As BYU researchers test how last summer's wildfires are affecting Utah's watersheds, UVU researchers are finding a solution to clean toxic algae from Utah Lake.

High water levels raise flood concerns, improve recreation at Lake Powell, Utah Lake and Great Salt Lake

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 12th - 8:07pm

Precipitation in 2019 has been very high and winter snowpack is only just beginning to melt, thus bringing significant increases in water levels to lakes and reservoirs throughout Utah.

What to do in 24 hours in Park City

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 12th - 3:15pm

Park City is an excellent destination for a staycation or a stop on the way for road trippers. Rachel Buhler, spokeswoman for Visit Park City, gave her advice for an ideal 24-hour vacation in Park City.

Capitol Reef National Park officials investigating vandalism incident at backcountry site

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 12th - 9:02am

Law enforcement officials at Capitol Reef National Park are investigating a vandalism incident at a backcountry location of the park.

Sports retailer evo to build new campus in Salt Lake Granary district

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 12th - 8:03am

Seattle-based outdoor and action sports retailer evo announced Tuesday the company will develop Campus SLC in the Granary district, just south of downtown Salt Lake City.

Officials close off fishing in section of Utah Lake State Park due to concerns over hooks

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 11th - 5:12pm

A rather popular fishing spot at Utah Lake State Park was closed off for good this week due to safety concerns caused by hooks left on law enforcement mooring lines, park officials said.

DWR introduces new K-9 officers to 'paw-trol' Utah's wildlife areas

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 10th - 3:41pm

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' newest officers have some bark.

Things to do at and around Lake Powell without a houseboat

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 9th - 7:10am

A houseboat is not the only way to experience Lake Powell; the reservoir and the entire surrounding Glen Canyon Recreation Area offer a wide variety of unique outdoor experiences.

Snow, closures on Mirror Lake Highway chill Uinta tourism

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jun 8th - 10:30pm

Heavy snow and a road closure on Mirror Lake Highway have put a damper on tourism and local businesses say they are feeling the sting.

Utah climbing guide reflects on latest Everest trip, recent deaths

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 8th - 3:09pm

There have been a surge of deaths this season for climbers attempting to summit the world’s highest peak — nearly double last year. One of those deaths was a Utah man. Pictures and video of the treacherous conditions being shared online shed light into how dangerous it really is.

Living Planet Aquarium launches coral reef restoration program in Southeast Asia

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jun 8th - 8:35am

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium has launched a coral reef restoration program in celebration of World Oceans Week, the organization announced Friday.