Outdoors & Recreation

Grand County first responders helping the woman getting out of the canyon after getting her hair st...
Michael Houck

Woman’s hair gets tangled in rappelling device while canyoneering in Moab

A woman needed medical attention after her hair got entangled in a rappelling device while canyoneering late Monday night.
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Mountain Lion spotted. (Courtesy: Cottonwood Heights Police Department)...
Carlysle Price

DNR advises on mountain lion encounters

The DNR issued a warning to all Utah residents on what to do if you encounter a mountain lion, as their population has been growing steadily over the last few years.
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Homer, Alaska, and the Homer Spit, jutting out into Kachemak Bay, is seen on June 9, 2021. Alaska S...
Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press

Moose kills Alaska man attempting to take photos of her newborn calves

A 70-year-old Alaska man who was attempting to take photos of two newborn moose calves was attacked and killed by their mother, authorities said Monday.
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Kayakers said they're concerned a new bridge in Morgan County is too low. The Croydon Bridge, also ...
Shelby Lofton

Kayakers concerned over height of new Croydon Bridge

Kayakers said they're concerned a new bridge in Morgan County is too low.
2 days ago
Camp Steiner, in Utah's high Uinta mountains was used for nearly 100 years almost exclusively by bo...
Eliza Pace

Camp Steiner Boy Scout Camp has new owners after nearly 100 years

Historic Camp Steiner is under new ownership since the Boy Scouts of America chose not to renew its lease this year. 
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Boats on the surface of the human-made Lake Powell in May 2024. It fills Glen Canyon by way of the ...
Daniel Woodruff

‘Big summer’ expected at Lake Powell as water levels keep rising

Lake Powell is on the rebound after another strong snowpack. While it’s still well below full capacity, the lake is rising a little bit each day, with roughly another 28 feet of water expected by the end of July.
8 days ago
Drowning rates in children younger than age 4 have increased nearly 30% since 2019, perhaps because...
Brenda Goodman, CNN

US drowning death rates have increased, reversing decades of decline

After decades of decline, accidental drowning rates are rising in the US, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. With Americans getting ready to hit swimming pools and beaches on Memorial Day weekend, a new study shows many lack the skills they need to stay safe in the water.
8 days ago
Salt Lake County Search and Rescue spent Monday night prepping for an expected busy summer season, ...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Salt Lake County SAR preps for hiking callouts with fitness test

Salt Lake County Search and Rescue spent Monday night prepping for an expected busy summer season, by putting the team to the test at one of the places they respond to frequently.
9 days ago
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Mark Jones

Backcountry skier dies after being buried in Idaho avalanche

A backcountry skier has died after being buried by an avalanche in Idaho, officials said.
11 days ago
The northern lights above Ben Lomond in Ogden, Utah....
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Northern lights will be visible in areas of Utah due to geomagnetic storm

A "potentially historic" geomagnetic storm is forecast for this weekend and it appears Utahns might be able to catch a glimpse of an aurora borealis from it.
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Eliza Pace, Andrew Adams and Shara Park, KSL TV

Two killed, one rescued in avalanche in Lone Peak area

Two skiers were killed in an avalanche Thursday in the Lone Peak area, with one hospitalized.
13 days ago
Coach Butch Latey is coaching his last game after more than 50 years....
Deanie Wimmer

Softball coach retires after 50 years on the field

While the season is winding down for the Bountiful High School girls’ softball team, it is definitely the end of an era at this game against Roy. Coach Butch Latey is coaching his last game after more than 50 years.
15 days ago
Skier descends at Snowbird (Courtesy Snowbird)...
Carlysle Price

Utah ski resorts remain open for two more weeks

May snowstorms are allowing some ski resorts to prolong their season.
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FILE - A close up of a Boy Scout uniform is photographed on Feb. 4, 2013, in Irving, Texas. On Tues...
Nicole Chavez, CNN

Boy Scouts of America announces rebrand to ‘Scouting America’

Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that it will change its name to Scouting America next February, to emphasize its commitment to inclusion.
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Despite life-saving efforts, a hiker died at Scout Lookout on the West Rim Trail Monday, May 6, 202...
Larry D. Curtis

Despite life-saving efforts, hiker dies at Zion National Park

A man died in Zion National Park's Scout Lookout Monday, apparently while hiking.
16 days ago
One person died in a drowning Saturday at Sand Hollow State Park. (Carl Downing)...
Mark Jones

Nevada man dies in drowning at Sand Hollow State Park

An 18-year-old male died Saturday after drowning at Sand Hollow State Park, according to park officials.
18 days ago
The loose zebra that's in King County in Washington....
Gene Johnson, Associated Press

Zebra remains on the loose in Washington state as officials close trailheads

A zebra that escaped from a trailer east of Seattle last weekend remained on the lam Friday.
19 days ago
FILE - A gray wolf is pictured on July 16, 2004, at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Min...
Todd Richmond, Associated Press

US House votes to remove wolves from endangered list in 48 states

The U.S. House voted to end federal protection for gray wolves in 48 states, though the bill's ultimate prospects are uncertain.
21 days ago
Water levels in Weber County are high and officials are staying on alert. This past weekend, the sh...
Shelby Lofton

‘Things could change real quick for us:’ Weber County avoids weekend flooding, officials on alert

Water levels in Weber County are high and officials are staying on alert. This past weekend, the sheriff's office warned people to avoid streams and rivers due to rising waters, but no flooding took place.
23 days ago
An updated photo of Scenic Drive within Capitol Reef National Park. Parts of the road will be close...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Project to rehabilitate Capitol Reef’s Scenic Drive set to begin

A section of Capitol Reef National Park's Scenic Drive is slated to close as park officials begin a large project to rehabilitate and enhance the roadway to address the park's growing popularity.
24 days ago
Layton Mayor Joy Petro joins in cutting the ribbon following Adams Canyon's renovations.
(Mike Ande...
Mike Anderson

Adams Canyon completed renovation project celebrated with ribbon-cutting ceremony

It won't be long before a whole lot of people are headed up the Adams Canyon Trail that leads to waterfalls.
26 days ago
The Dry Wash area where the Washington County Water Conservancy is planning to build a new reservoi...
Alex Cabrero

Ivins residents are concerned about location of planned water reservoir

Some residents in the Ivins area are worried that new water reservoir would ruin an outdoor space everyone enjoys.
27 days ago
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Tamara Vaifanua

Water safety tips as summer swim season approaches

With the weather warming up, experts want you to spring into water safety to keep you and your family safe.
27 days ago
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Mark Jones

What Utah hunters should know about upcoming spring turkey hunts

Spring turkey hunts are about to get underway in Utah. And the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says there is still time to purchase a permit. 
28 days ago

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