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Moab's popular, extremely rare mule deer died from chronic wasting disease, biologists say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 27th - 12:44pm

An extremely rare melanistic mule deer nicknamed Coal by Moab residents died from chronic wasting disease, state biologists said Monday. It's the 15th confirmed case of the desease, which is sometimes referred to as the "zombie deer disease," since July.

Mountain-man shooting event grows in northern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 4:56pm

A northern Utah event straight out of the Old West is attracting more people with its mountain-man appeal, organizers said.

Eminent domain proposed by lawmaker as a way to carve future recreation trails

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:19am

A new bill set to be discussed this upcoming legislative session would allow local governments to, once again, use eminent domain to help carve out trails in Utah.

Utah ski resorts experiencing 'good fortune' as more precipitation hits state

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:22pm

Another pair of storms coming through the state this week may help continue to boost those numbers.

Mountain lion euthanized after attacking 3-year-old boy in a California wilderness park

Jennifer Selva and Christina Maxouris, CNN  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:46pm

A mountain lion has been euthanized after attacking a 3-year-old boy in a Southern California wilderness park on Monday, authorities say.

National Parks are free today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday

Francisco Guzman and Brian Ries, CNN  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:03pm

America's National Parks are offering free admission for anyone who visits today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday.

Desolation Canyon float trips: What they might cost and why that matters

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:48pm

Feds proposing doubling recreation fee due to public use.

Utah cougar harvest quotas increased as wildlife officials seek to combat deer decline

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:14pm

In response to a decline in deer populations in some pockets of Utah, state wildlife officials issued an “emergency” increase of 117 cougar harvest objectives in 11 areas across the state.

Painted owl angers Utah wildlife officials

Simone Seikaly, KSL Newradio  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:18pm

A painted owl has fired up the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. To say the very least.

DWR to review wildlife euthanasia policy after small town’s beloved deer shot by officer

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:31am

After already meeting once, Garfield County authorities and state wildlife officials plan to meet next week to figure out how to best address wild animal calls after a small town’s beloved deer was shot by a conservation officer last week.

Cougars caught on video roaming Bountiful neighborhood

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 8:41am

A couple of cougars have been caught on camera wandering along a ravine and through some backyards in Bountiful every night for the past week.

Zombie raccoons in Provo? A warning from Provo police

Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:01am

Animal Control Officer Elena Farnsworth says "zombie raccoons" may give off the impression that they wouldn’t mind if you pet them. That would be a huge mistake.

Public input sought for campground, trails in San Juan County; bike use on Arches pathway

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:15pm

Public input is now open for two outdoor projects on federal land, and public nominations for a Bureau of Land Management citizen advisory council in Utah is also open.

Utah driver shares story after avalanche sweeps him, family off road

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 14th - 7:18am

The family members swept off the road during an avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon were on their way to Alta Ski Resort when the snow plowed into them.

Utahn has new appreciation for life after being stranded in Alaskan wilderness

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 13th - 10:27pm

A Utah man says he has gained a whole new appreciation for life after being stranded in the Alaskan wilderness for 23 days.

Moab community members band together to preserve 'Coal,' the rare melanistic deer

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 13th - 7:18pm

Coal, an extremely rare melanistic mule deer, became Moab’s wildlife celebrity over the past few years. Following the animal's recent death, a group of residents and businesses have banded together to preserve his legacy.

Have You Seen This? Oh deer! Decoy gives buck fright of his life

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 13th - 3:02pm

This buck doesn’t know what’s happened. He can’t possibly understand. But it’s the funniest thing you’ll see today.

Featured hike: Jenni's Trail offers soaring views from Park City Mountain

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 10th - 1:17pm

Jenni’s Trail is a beautiful hike that is well-known among Park City locals but might be unfamiliar to Utahns in other parts of the state.

Injured owl found on US 191 near Moab, 'swaddled much like a baby' to safety

Merritt Jewel, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 9th - 12:15pm

What appeared to be a large bird dead on a highway turned out to be a large owl with a broken wing.

UDOT launches sticker program for canyon drivers to 'pre-check' snow tires, chains

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jan 8th - 9:59pm

Workers and residents in the Cottonwood canyons may have an easier path to work and home thanks to a new program aimed at reducing congestion on powder days.