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Bear poached in Utah now graces high school home to Bruins

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 8th - 8:41pm

A bear that was illegally poached in Utah recently received new life inside a high school with a bear mascot.

Have You Seen This? Guy saves baby eagle from middle of the lake

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 7th - 5:36pm

It's really all there in the headline. This dude saved a baby eagle from the middle of the lake — and yes, that's a baby.

Parks officials cite more holiday drivers for marijuana offenses than for alcohol

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 7th - 2:33pm

Increased checkpoints and patrols at some of Utah’s state parks and reservoirs over the holiday weekend to crack down on intoxicated boaters and motorists resulted in five citations issued for DUI.

55 citations issued for quagga mussel violations over holiday weekend

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 6th - 5:57pm

Fifty-five boaters received citations, and 322 vessels were decontaminated across Utah due to quagga mussel concerns over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Have You Seen This? Majestic bison run turns silly with one goofball bison

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 5th - 2:19pm

There’s always a class clown popping off somewhere.

Repaving project to close Emigration Canyon recreational activities

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:49am

Emigration Canyon is a popular place for biking, but those looking to get a quick workout on the road will have to find a new place for the next few weeks beginning Monday.

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 12:04pm

the biggest fishery in the United States and the source of fast food fillets — and well-known species such as sockeye salmon, brown trout, bonito, barracuda and swordfish.

‘Glamping’ resort proposed near Zion National Park

Brian Maffly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 28th - 5:41pm

A sprawling network of camping resorts soon could begin unfolding in the Kolob highlands on Zion National Park’s northern boundary, potentially resulting in an influx of overnight use in a remote and scenic part of southern Utah.

Utah has an invasive bullfrog problem, so the DWR wants you to eat them

Colby Walker, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:31pm

Forget about finding a prince after you catch a bullfrog; the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is hoping that instead of puckering up and planting a smooch, that you’ll take one home for dinner.

Fire officials urge caution, fire awareness as firework sales open

MacK Jones, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:27pm

As Utahns prepare for their personal Fourth of July celebrations, fire officials want to make sure they’re prepared to safely light fireworks as the state heads into the driest part of the season.

How you can virtually compete in a Utah running and biking series

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:05pm

COVID-19 ruined 2020 plans for the budding Wasatch Trail Run Series, but it also opened a door for an innovative way to allow people to race each other in Utah's outdoors.

Trial tests begin at 2 marinas in effort to stop Utah Lake’s algae problems

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:07pm

Experts are conducting a pair of trial tests in Utah Lake this summer in an effort to lessen the impacts of harmful algal blooms.

Prehistoric 'clutter' on land led to bigger, smarter human brains

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:15pm

The ways our ancestors adapted to live in patchy landscapes cluttered with obstacles "poured jet fuel" on the evolution of the brains of animals and early human ancestors, according to researchers at Northwestern University.

Here's how you can learn to see more in nature

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:16pm

By learning a couple of vision techniques, it is possible to see more wildlife, birds, insects and plants in nature. You will learn to appreciate sunlight, shadows, patterns and textures found in our outdoor world.

Why Utah wildlife biologists harvest eggs to support cutthroat restoration

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:14pm

As part of its efforts to restore cutthroat trout to their native historic range, biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources harvest eggs from wild cutthroat trout, to raise the fry in hatcheries throughout the state.

Senate approves $2.8B plan to boost conservation, parks

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:34am

The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that would spend nearly $3 billion on conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands, a measure supporters say would be the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century.

Walk-in lottery reopens for permits to hike The Wave at Utah-Arizona border

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 16th - 4:42pm

A walk-in lottery for permits to hike a stunning 3-mile strip of land at the Utah-Arizona border reopened for the first time in three months, albeit at a new location, local and federal officials said Monday.

Rescuers relieved after Forrest Fenn's legendary $2M treasure found

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 11:03am

They’ve been pulled from steep canyons and rushing rivers, sometimes no longer breathing, after chasing a cryptic poem’s clues and promise of treasure deep into the Rocky Mountains.

A brief history of the Pott's hair flies and the Fizzle came to be in the fishing world

Robert Williamson, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 12th - 12:15pm

Franz Pott had a distinct way of creating trout flies by weaving various types of hair. Pott had another popular fly called the Fizzle. Where did the name come from? And how would you fish such a fly?

Camping during coronavirus: Is it safe?

Forrest Brown, CNN  |  Posted Jun 12th - 11:02am

This is usually the time of year that campers are out in full force — from bare-bones backpackers to folks who roll RV-style — all enjoying what nature and summer have to offer.