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Canyonlands National Park seeks input on proposed permits

Public comment requested on a proposal to have permits for motor vehicle and bicycle day use on specific roads.

Therapists share healing powers of horses at international EAGALA conference

More than 400 mental health professionals attended the 16th annual international conference for the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, or EAGALA, Thursday to learn the powerful... Read more »

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Man retraces Daniel Boone's nearly 240-mile trek to Kentucky

Inspired by his own family's pioneering roots in the Kentucky wilderness, Curtis Penix walked nearly 240 miles through arduous Appalachian terrain, to follow in the footsteps of frontiersman Daniel... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Canyonlands National Park seeks input on proposed permits

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to require permits for all motor vehicle and bicycle day use on the White Rim and Elephant Hill roads in Canyonlands National Park. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Puerto Rico prepares for luxury shopping amid recession

A pair of nearly 5-inch black satin heels with a large gold alligator that serves as the front strap retails for almost $1,600 at the first Saks Fifth Avenue store to open in Puerto Rico, more than... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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After years of mediocrity, Tulsa emerging as hipster hub

Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders alike that the state's second-largest city was more funky and less in a... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Group of actors, activists opposes attempt to import belugas

A group of prominent actors, activists and scientists is opposing an attempt by the Georgia Aquarium to import beluga whales from Russia. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument reopens

Rainbow Bridge National Monument reopened to the public on Saturday. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Utah plan for endangered prarie dogs approved

Members of the Utah Wildlife Board earlier this month approved the Utah Prairie Dog Management Plan for Non-federal Lands. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Tunisia: Museum hit by terrorist attack delays reopening

The curator of the Tunisian museum targeted by a terrorist attack announced Tuesday that the reopening has been postponed, for logistical and security reasons. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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US removes dozens of Cuban companies from blacklist

The Obama administration has removed dozens of Cuban companies from a U.S. blacklist of terror supporters and narcotics traffickers, another step in the two countries' process to improve relations. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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IOC panel visits bid sites; China fires back on human rights

IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday as Chinese organizers fired back at critics of the government's human rights record. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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Don't just eat that ramen: Go to a museum and learn about it

There are two kinds of ramen in this world. There's the packaged staple of dorm-room cuisine, one of the most processed, industrialized foods ever invented. And then there's the trendy, artisanal,... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Tunisian prime minister fires security chiefs after attack

Tunisia's prime minister has fired five leading security officials after three gunmen attacked a renowned Tunis museum, killing 21 in the deadliest attack on tourists in Tunisia in 13 years, the... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Czechs deploy wild horses from Britain to save biodiversity

Twenty-five years ago it was a military zone where occupying Soviet troops held exercises. Today it's a sanctuary inhabited by wild animals that scientists hope will improve biodiversity among... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Lion poaching case along Utah-Colorado border 'most egregious' state wildlife investigator has seen

A veteran Utah wildlife investigator describes a poaching scheme involving the illegal killing of 30 bobcats and mountain lions along the Utah-Colorado border as the 'most egregious' case he has... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Utah hunting and fishing app recognized nationally

Utah’s newest outdoor technology tool is among the best in the nation. The Department of Technology Services Thursday announced that the Utah Hunting and Fishing mobile app was chosen among... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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'The Birds of America' take flight in HistoryMiami exhibit

When John James Audubon set out to survey the birds of the United States in the early 1800s, people believed the young country's natural resources were infinite. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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AP photos: Other-world sights await Antarctica tourists

They trek snow-covered mountains, gasp at seals flopping along the coastline, ooh at penguins waddling along on the ice and marvel at humpback whales flapping their tails amid a sea of melting... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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US agency: Keep threatened status for green sea turtles

Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Mandatory quagga mussel inspection at port of entry

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is mandating inspection of boats for quagga mussels. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Under par: Golf courses opening ahead of schedule

As winter draws to an early close, new recreation opportunities are beginning to bloom. Golf courses throughout the state are taking advantage of the warm weather to open early, drawing guests who... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Popular weed killer deemed probable carcinogen by UN

One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Fire season off to early, strong start in areas of Utah

The Weber Fire District has already battled nearly a dozen fires and is concerned about the months ahead. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Wild Wednesdays in Ogden welcomes explorers of all ages

At Wild Wednesdays, an all-ages community program run by the Ogden Nature Center, professional teacher-naturalists use a mix of classroom instruction and outdoor exploration to celebrate nature and... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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