By Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, May 14, 2013 2:33 pm
Searchers are still finding quagga mussels at Lake Powell, and as Memorial Day weekend gets closer, boaters need to be aware of a three-step process they must put their boats through if they have been on the lake. So far this spring, searchers have found more than 115 quagga mussels attached to boats and boat docks at the Wahweap and Antelope Point marinas at the lake in Southern Utah. Larry... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, May 13, 2013 1:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — The heat wave moving across Utah prompted officials to warn about the danger posed by swift-moving rivers and streams as the snow melt accelerates in the mountains. With high temperatures forecast in the upper 80s and 90s, the biggest concerns are in northern Utah where mid- and high-level snowpack is filling streams with icy cold water. National Weather Service hydrologist... Read more.
By Jonathan Stoner, The Associated Press - Tue, Apr 9, 2013 1:12 pm
MUSKEGON, Mich. — What is the circular dwelling that looks like a cross between a tent and a tepee in the woods next to the Winter Sports Complex? The answer is: a yurt. Traditionally, yurts were durable, round wooden framed tent-like structures with a domed roof and a felt fabric cover that originated with the nomadic people of Central Asia. Josh Fogel, a park ranger at Muskegon State Park, told... Read more.
By Paul Foy, The Associated Press - Sun, Jan 27, 2013 12:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY — Wool instead of synthetic fleece, carbon skis and a spoon-shaped sleeping bag are among the hottest products at the world's largest expo for outdoor equipment and apparel, where vendors are vying for a share of the $289 billion Americans spend every year on outdoor gear, travel and services. The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show that runs through Saturday is a merchandise... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, Jan 14, 2013 2:39 pm
ST. GEORGE — User fees for Red Cliffs Recreation Area in southern Utah would climb for the first time since 1997 under a plan proposed by federal land managers. Bureau of Land Management officials say the day-use fee would increase from $2 to $5 per carload, while the camping fee would jump from $8 to $15 per night. They say even with the increases, fees would remain below those charged by other... Read more.
By Brian Albert Broom, The Clarion-Ledger - Fri, Dec 7, 2012 4:48 pm
JACKSON, Miss. — The campground is busy with activity. Some campers are cooking, and some are fishing. A group of young boys plays by the water, and other campers are busy just relaxing by a fire. A breeze makes the water shimmer in the late afternoon sun, and leaves are in fall color. It’s a place where the cares, worries and sounds of everyday life are far away, or so they seem. In reality,... Read more.
By Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post - Tue, Nov 27, 2012 11:08 am
Come on, Black Bear Resort, light my fire. In the nippy night air of West Virginia’s Canaan Valley, my nose and ears, naked to the elements, were turning Rudolph red. My boots were wet from tramping over snow mounds recently delivered by the Sandy Express. My fingers were hardening into mini-popsicles. I was freezing, but I knew that heat was on its way. Once I opened the door to Room 133 on... Read more.
By Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff - Fri, Nov 23, 2012 4:30 pm
OGDEN — With the loss of major events such as the U.S. Archery World Cup and the Winter Dew Tour, the Ogden/Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking at how it will accomplish its goals in the coming year. To do so, the Bureau hopes to continue to demonstrate the area’s place as a world-class skiing and outdoor destination. CVB President and Chief Executive Officer Sara Toliver presented... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Mon, Nov 5, 2012 11:09 am
GARDEN CITY — Plans for a $42 million resort on the shores of Bear Lake in Rich County have cleared another hurdle. Logan’s Herald Journal reports (http://bit.ly/NmIwZK ) the Garden City Town Council and the planning commission have voted to approve the preliminary plat for the first several phases of the Waters Edge Resort, a planned unit development. Waters Edge, a Holiday Inn resort franchise... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, Nov 2, 2012 3:19 pm
PAGE, Ariz. — Water samples collected at a lake near the Arizona-Utah border have revealed evidence of invasive mussels. But officials at Lake Powell aren’t sure yet whether the quagga mussels have become established there. Lake Powell has been free of the mussels that have clogged other Colorado River reservoirs and ravaged the Great Lakes region. The National Park Service said Thursday that... Read more.