The second annual Utah Bald Eagle Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at various locations around the state.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will set up six observation sites. It will also supply spotting scopes at these locations for a closer look at the national bird.A new DWR publication on bald eagles will be available at each site at no charge, along with posters and other educational information.
The observation sites will be set up where there are large concentrations of eagles.
The sites will be: The Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management area west of Ogden; Saltair Resort along the coast of the Great Salt Lake; Ophir Canyon located south of Tooele; along the Green River from Jensen to Dinosaur National Monument; Quichipa Lake located west of Cedar City; and at Gordon Creek located west of Price.
All sites will be open from dawn to dusk. For more information call Bob Walters at the DWR, 538-4757.
DOG-SLED RACES THIS WEEKEND: The Kanganark Mushers of Utah will put dog teams in action Saturday and Sunday as mushers come together for their dog sled races at Wasatch Mountain State Park.
According to organizers, more than 65 teams from seven Western states are expected to compete in the event.
Teams will compete in 8-, 6-, 4- and 3-dog sprint races. The event will begin at 9 a.m. both days and will conclude about 3 p.m.
Admission of free. Spectators will be asked to donate money for trees and plants to replace those lost in a range fire last year.
Members of the all-volunteer American Search Dogs will put on daily demonstrations.
KIDS SKI RACE AT SOLITUDE: Solitude Ski Resort will hold a race just for kids on Saturday.
The Children's Mini Downhill, said Dean Roberts, director of the Solitude Moonbeam Learning Center, is to provide kids with a chance to try ski racing on a fun, yet competitive level.
The race is for children 12 and under. Prizes will be awarded. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with racing beginning at 11 a.m.
There is no entry fee.