Environment

The front of the Holladay Lions salt lake county recreation center...
Allessandra Harris Gurr

The hidden cost of recreation centers

A new report shows that several recreation centers in Utah operate at a deficit in the millions. Part of covering that gap comes via taxes.
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2024 wildfire season...
Adam Small

Utah sees busy start to 2024 wildfire season, draws comparison to record-breaking year

The 2024 fire season is underway with 261 wildfires reported so far which is similar to the record breaking 2020 season.
2 days ago
A photovoltaic panel shines in the sun at the Appaloosa Solar 1 project near Cedar City. Rocky Moun...
Heather Peterson

Businesses on Salt Lake City’s west side taking steps toward using clean energy

A few businesses on Salt Lake City's west side are going solar. They hope to encourage others to do the same.
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An Outdoor Retailer sign is pictured outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center on Sunday. The ev...
Carter Williams

5 newer outdoor products on display as Outdoor Retailer returns to Utah

The Outdoor Retailer tradeshow brings together new or familiar companies from around the world, which gets new products into stores.
2 days ago
Fallen tree branches caused by strong winds in Orem are pictured on Monday. A cold front is causing...
Carter Williams, KSL.COM

Rare June freeze warning issued for parts of Utah; wind tied to some of 6,500 outages

Summer might start this week, but a low-pressure system arriving in Utah is forecast to make some parts of the state feel quite wintry.
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A wildfire burning Neola in Duchesne County broke out on Monday, according to Utah Fire Info. (Bran...
Mark Jones

New wildfire breaks out Monday in Duchesne County

The Big Draw wildfire is burning in Duchesne County. Officials say there are no structures threatened as of Monday evening.
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High wind speeds in Utah County caused property damage on Monday, June 17, 2024....
Emma Keddington

Portions of Utah placed on high wind alert

The Salt Lake National Weather Service warned Utahns of high wind levels Monday evening, primarily affecting those in Utah Valley.
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A brown sign reads "Red Ledges, Day use only, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fee required."...
Briana Chavez, KSL TV

Search and rescue crews faced difficult challenges in rescue of injured 16-year-old boy

A Utah County official said a group was climbing rocks in Red Ledges, a popular trail on Diamond Fork, when a boulder struck one of the hikers.
3 days ago
The blue waters of Coalville's Echo Reservoir meet the beige sand....
Adam Small

Nearly half of Utah reservoirs are 100% full

The Utah Division of Water Resources said that 20 of Utah's reservoirs are completely full.
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Temperatures in Salt Lake City are only expected to reach 77 degrees on Monday. However, winds and ...
Adam Small

Temperatures expected to cool down, while winds and wildfire danger rise

Temperatures in Salt Lake City are only expected to reach 77 degrees on Monday. However, winds and wildfire danger are on the rise.
3 days ago
While Bryce Canyon National Park is Utah's smallest national park, it still boasts an astounding co...
Grant Olsen

7 ways to enjoy Bryce Canyon as it enters its second century

Bryce Canyon National Park recently celebrated 100 years since it was designated as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding.
3 days ago
Washington Terrace Fire Department removing a storm drain lid to retrieve ducklings that had fallen...
Kennedy Camarena

Storm drain ducklings rescued by firefighters

Ducklings that fell into a storm drain in Washington Terrace were rescued by firefighters on Saturday after receiving a call to help.
4 days ago
Celebration of the sail fest at the Marina at Great Salt Lake Park....
Esme Sanchez Estevez

Sailfest returns after 5 years at Great Salt Lake State Park

It’s been five long years but rising water levels brought the return of Sailfest to the Great Salt Lake.
4 days ago
The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, June 15, 2024, according to a news relea...
Mark Jones, KSLTV.com

Little Twist wildfire, southeast of Beaver, is now 1,000 acres in size

The Little Twist wildfire grew to 1,000 acres on Saturday, it has being fought by hotshots, local engines and air resources.
5 days ago
The Foundation’s 38-foot RV, customized with two private exam rooms, will travel around the count...
CARLYSLE PRICE, KSL TV

Free skin cancer screening program visits Park City

Local dermatologists will provide free full-body skin cancer screenings in Park City in an RV meant just to check patients.
5 days ago
The best thing people can do to stay safe around bison is to give them space....
Kennedy Camarena

Caution: Bison ahead

Most people have to travel to Yellowstone to see Bison. Utahns, however, have Antelope Island State Park, where they can find bison.
5 days ago
two people sit in the summer heat...
Adam Small

Salt Lake registers hottest daily overnight low temperature Friday

Salt Lake City registered its hottest overnight low temperature ever recorded on Friday, June 14.
6 days ago
Bryonia, also known as bryony, is a weed that is part of the cucumber family. It looks very similar...
Michelle Lee

How to control the noxious bryonia weed

Do you have bryonia creeping up in your yard? If you do, be very careful because this white poisonous weed can be extremely noxious. Here are some tips on how to identify and control it.
6 days ago
Workers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources help move a moose safely from near the mouth o...
Esme Sanchez Estevez

A cow moose is safely moved from Spanish Fork Canyon

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said she was safely tranquilized and moved to a more "moose appropriate" habitat.
6 days ago
Salt lake city hit a record number of 100 degree days and the state is close to the all-time highes...
Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake City hit 100 degrees Thursday, first time in 2024

Portions of southern Utah were under a Red Flag Warning through 9 p.m. Thursday night.
7 days ago
The Glen Canyon Dam holds back the waters of Lake Powell in Page, Arizona, on July 18, 2022....
Adam Small

Lake Powell missing 40,000 acre feet of water after accidental release, officials say

Lake Powell is the nation's second-largest reservoir, and it's currently missing up to 40,000-acre feet of water due to a water release.
7 days ago
A view of the state Capitol and the Salt Lake City skyline....
Andrew Gordon

High temps bring warnings and ozone problems to Utah

Utah's high temperatures have brought on the hottest day of the year so far in the state, along with warnings and ozone issues.
7 days ago
new baby gorilla at Hogle Zoo, Addo (Hogle Zoo)...
Diana Jones

Hogle Zoo announces name of baby gorilla

The Hogle Zoo has announced the newest addition to their gorilla family, Addo. Mom and baby are reported to be doing well. 
7 days ago
Utah is flirting with triple-digit weather this weekend and as tempting as it may be police say to ...
Josuee Sanchez

Stay away from fast-moving water this summer

Utah is flirting with triple-digit weather this weekend and as tempting as it may be police say to stay away from fast-moving water.
7 days ago