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Wyoming fishermen who catch tagged fish win prizes

Burbot Bash at Flaming Gorge Reservoir

The Associated Press
Nov 11 2013 - 3:59pm

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- Fishermen will have a chance to win big money and a two-year lease on a new truck during the upcoming annual Burbot Bash at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.The tournament kicks off this weekend and goes through Jan. 26.The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says 50 burbot have been tagged and released. The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner...

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Grand Teton National Park superintendent leaves ‘political’ post

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, left, introduces U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell during the secretary's visit to the park on Aug. 8, 2013. Scott retired from her post Nov. 8, 2013, after nine years as Grand Teton's superintendent. (AP Photo / Jackson Hole News&Guide, Bradly J. Boner)

Angus M. Thuermer Jr., The Jackson Hole News & Guide
Nov 11 2013 - 12:56pm

JACKSON, Wyo. -- Retiring Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott has had a parks career that saw her serve in places like San Francisco and New York, where bashing officials was a blood sport.She had the wind knocked out of her long before she came to Grand Teton, where she also got plenty of advice -- and criticism too....

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Utah DWR seek information on doe, fawn poaching

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

The Associated Press
Nov 11 2013 - 11:00am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Wildlife officials are investigating after a doe and fawn were shot dead and left to rot near the Utah-Idaho border.Authorities from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources say the shooting happened late last month at the West Thompson Walk-in Access property, north of Clarkston.Division Conservation Officer Chris Schulze called...

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An ATV adventure on Park Valley Mountain

An ATV driver cruises along the top of Park Valley Mountain.
(Photo credit: Lynn Blamires courtesy photo)

Lynn Blamires, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 6 2013 - 3:08pm

I was supposed to paint the garage on this September Saturday but I received a better offer from Joan Hammer of the Box Elder County Tourism office. She invited me to ride with The Box Elder School District ATV Friends and Enthusiasts. The ride was led by Eldon Petersen, principal of the Bear River Middle School. Also on this ride was Stephen G....

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Doing the snow dance: Here comes Utah's ski season

Snowbasin Resort is viewed from a ridge across the valley at Powder Mountain.
(Photo credit: Standard-Examiner file photo)

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 6 2013 - 3:04pm

The cold weather is here, the snow has started to fall, and anxious skiers and snowboarders are taking notice.Ski resorts in the state are also eagerly anticipating the opening day of the 2013-14 ski season in Utah, and have stepped up their efforts to attract more guests after relatively subpar snow conditions for most of last season.

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Solitude kicks off Utah ski season with three lifts opening

Solitude ski resort

The Associated Press
Nov 6 2013 - 10:37am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon will become the first of Utah's ski resorts to open for the upcoming winter season on Friday.Solitude vice president of mountain operations Henry Hornberger says recent winter storms have allowed the resort to run their snowmaking system for the last few days.The Salt Lake...

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Oh dear! Deer crashes into trailer, then out without injury

This photo released by the Garfield County Sheriff shows the front of a woman's travel trailer that a three-point buck crashed through on Sunday Nov. 3, 2013 on U.S. Route 89 in Garfield County, Utah. Authorities in Garfield County say they were stunned after the three-point buck crashed through the front of the trailer and later leaped out with no apparent injuries. 
(AP Photo/Garfield County Sheriff)

The Associated Press
Nov 5 2013 - 4:17pm

PANGUITCH -- Authorities in Garfield County say they were stunned after a three-point buck crashed through the front of a woman's travel trailer and later leaped out with no apparent injuries.Garfield County deputies say they got a call about 3 p.m. Sunday from a woman who said she'd hit something on U.S. Route 89.Conservation officer Micah Evans...

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Local legend riffs on Snowbasin’s growth, ‘these crazy boarders’

Jon Oglesby, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 3 2013 - 11:51pm

Utah is known for many things: fry sauce, ice cream consumption, Temple Square ... on and on and on.

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VIDEO: Ogden woos Asian bicycle companies with its Taiwan trips, scenic tour

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 29 2014 - 6:33pm

OGDEN -- Mayor Mike Caldwell exited the 9th floor elevator outside his office Thursday clad in bike shorts and rolling his bicycle. A few minutes later he emerged from his office wearing a suit and tie. Being a quick-change artist obviously goes hand in hand with his vision of Ogden as a cycling hub.In 2013, the city invested significant dollars...

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VIDEO: Ogden woos Asian bicycle companies with its Taiwan trips, scenic tour

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 29 2014 - 6:33pm

OGDEN -- Mayor Mike Caldwell exited the 9th floor elevator outside his office Thursday clad in bike shorts and rolling his bicycle. A few minutes later he emerged from his office wearing a suit and tie. Being a quick-change artist obviously goes hand in hand with his vision of Ogden as a cycling hub.In 2013, the city invested significant dollars...

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VIDEO: VIDEO: Local companies talk about Outdoor Retailer Show

Denny Montgomery, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 27 2014 - 6:11pm

Local companies from Northern Utah talk about Outdoor Retailer Show

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VIDEO: 110-foot Weber River Parkway bridge installed

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 16 2014 - 7:24pm

RIVERDALE -- The newest link in Weber County's trail system was established Thursday courtesy of two large cranes, more than 40,000 pounds of steel, and years of planning.A crew from Nelson Intermountain Crane lowered a 110-foot pedestrian bridge over the Weber River to cheers from a crowd of about 40 onlookers. The bridge connects the southern...

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VIDEO: Vail founder’s grandson killed in Colorado slide

The Associated Press
Jan 8 2014 - 2:24pm

VAIL, Colo. -- The grandson of Vail's founder was killed and three other people were injured Tuesday in an avalanche near the ski resort, authorities said.Anthony Seibert, 24, was killed in the slide in the backcountry near Vail, Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said. She said Seibert is the grandson of Peter Seibert, who along with Earl Eaton is...

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VIDEO: Bighorn sheep captured for transfer from Antelope Island

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 7 2014 - 6:08pm

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK -- At first, Dave didn't seem very pleased to be stuck in a trailer. The mature bighorn sheep slammed his thick, curled horns into the side of the metal enclosure, creating a loud banging sound that rang out across the open field.He soon calmed down, however, and grudgingly accepted his new surroundings. After...

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VIDEO: Have ya he(a)rd of Hardware? Hardware Ranch offers year-round impact to Utahns, wildlife

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 6 2014 - 12:49am

HYRUM -- Ask anyone who knows about Hardware Ranch, and the first thing that comes to mind is elk.Sure, the hundreds of elk that winter there every year are the star attractions, but the state-run ranch at the top of Blacksmith Fork Canyon is just that -- a year-round, working ranch.Created in 1946 as part of an effort to curb wildlife depredation...

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VIDEO: Climbing competition draws elite young climbers to Ogden

Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 7 2013 - 7:43pm

OGDEN -- The Front Climbing Club in Ogden is hosting this year's American Bouldering Series Regional Championship for the Southern Mountain Region. Competition began Saturday and continues today.The regional features about 250 youth competitors and their families from to Ogden to qualify for divisional and national events.

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VIDEO: Video: Snowboarder crashes into child, father smacks the boarder

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 5 2013 - 1:16pm

HUNTSVILLE -- During the winter he's on the slopes nearly every weekend, but this was the first time 17-year-old Daniel Poulsen felt threatened at his second home and his attitude and character were tested.Like any outing at Snowbasin, Daniel was with friends snowboarding down the "Sweet Revenge" slope on Black Friday and he was capturing the...

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VIDEO: Ogden woos Asian bicycle companies with its Taiwan trips, scenic tour

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 29 2014 - 6:33pm

OGDEN -- Mayor Mike Caldwell exited the 9th floor elevator outside his office Thursday clad in bike shorts and rolling his bicycle. A few minutes later he emerged from his office wearing a suit and tie. Being a quick-change artist obviously goes hand in hand with his vision of Ogden as a cycling hub.In 2013, the city invested significant dollars...

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VIDEO: VIDEO: Local companies talk about Outdoor Retailer Show

Denny Montgomery, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 27 2014 - 6:11pm

Local companies from Northern Utah talk about Outdoor Retailer Show

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VIDEO: 110-foot Weber River Parkway bridge installed

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 16 2014 - 7:24pm

RIVERDALE -- The newest link in Weber County's trail system was established Thursday courtesy of two large cranes, more than 40,000 pounds of steel, and years of planning.A crew from Nelson Intermountain Crane lowered a 110-foot pedestrian bridge over the Weber River to cheers from a crowd of about 40 onlookers. The bridge connects the southern...

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VIDEO: Vail founder’s grandson killed in Colorado slide

The Associated Press
Jan 8 2014 - 2:24pm

VAIL, Colo. -- The grandson of Vail's founder was killed and three other people were injured Tuesday in an avalanche near the ski resort, authorities said.Anthony Seibert, 24, was killed in the slide in the backcountry near Vail, Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said. She said Seibert is the grandson of Peter Seibert, who along with Earl Eaton is...

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VIDEO: Bighorn sheep captured for transfer from Antelope Island

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 7 2014 - 6:08pm

ANTELOPE ISLAND STATE PARK -- At first, Dave didn't seem very pleased to be stuck in a trailer. The mature bighorn sheep slammed his thick, curled horns into the side of the metal enclosure, creating a loud banging sound that rang out across the open field.He soon calmed down, however, and grudgingly accepted his new surroundings. After...

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VIDEO: Have ya he(a)rd of Hardware? Hardware Ranch offers year-round impact to Utahns, wildlife

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 6 2014 - 12:49am

HYRUM -- Ask anyone who knows about Hardware Ranch, and the first thing that comes to mind is elk.Sure, the hundreds of elk that winter there every year are the star attractions, but the state-run ranch at the top of Blacksmith Fork Canyon is just that -- a year-round, working ranch.Created in 1946 as part of an effort to curb wildlife depredation...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 6 2014 - 12:49am


VIDEO: Climbing competition draws elite young climbers to Ogden

Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 7 2013 - 7:43pm

OGDEN -- The Front Climbing Club in Ogden is hosting this year's American Bouldering Series Regional Championship for the Southern Mountain Region. Competition began Saturday and continues today.The regional features about 250 youth competitors and their families from to Ogden to qualify for divisional and national events.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Dec 8 2013 - 8:09am


VIDEO: Video: Snowboarder crashes into child, father smacks the boarder

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 5 2013 - 1:16pm

HUNTSVILLE -- During the winter he's on the slopes nearly every weekend, but this was the first time 17-year-old Daniel Poulsen felt threatened at his second home and his attitude and character were tested.Like any outing at Snowbasin, Daniel was with friends snowboarding down the "Sweet Revenge" slope on Black Friday and he was capturing the...

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