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Fame comes calling for Perkins

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Dean Perkins dates his skiing back to the earliest days of Snowbasin in Huntsville, but made his name as a member of the U.S. Army team in Europe after World War II.

Jon Oglesby, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 3 2013 - 11:33pm

Utah is known as being the home to some of the greatest snow on Earth. The powder, the weather, and the scenery combine to provide one of the world's best winter sports paradises.

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50 bighorn sheep in Nevada to be moved to Utah

Bighorn sheep
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The Associated Press
Nov 2 2013 - 5:56pm

LAS VEGAS -- As many as 50 desert bighorn sheep will be moving from Nevada to Utah under a joint effort by wildlife officials in the two states.Biologists from the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources plan to capture the animals in the Muddy and Black mountain ranges northeast of Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday...

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VIDEO: 11,000 pheasants released into prime public hunting areas

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 2 2013 - 3:26pm

OGDEN -- More than 11,000 pheasants will be released by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on public hunting areas during this season's pheasant hunt.The 11,000 birds are more than six times the number released last fall and 20 times the number released in 2011.

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BLM issues new proposal for sage grouse

Male sage grouse
AP file photo

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Nov 1 2013 - 2:31pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Bureau of Land Management has unveiled its proposal for tightening protections for sage grouse habitat on about 4 million acres of public land around Utah.Utah's proposal covers the entire state and tiny part of Wyoming. It is one of three draft environmental impact statements being put on the federal register Friday. The...

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Powder Mountain development plan documents online

Cathy McKitrick
Oct 31 2013 - 6:09pm

OGDEN -- Readers who have been eager to peruse the document detailing the Summit-Eden @ Powder Mountain Community Development Project Area can view it online at: http://www.co.weber.ut.us/commission/redevelopment_agency.phpUnder Documents to the right, click on the Summit-Eden @ Powder Mountain Community Development Project Area Plan and...

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Utah hunters have incentive to use non-lead ammunition

A voluntary non-lead ammunition program should reduce the number of California condors that contract lead poisoning in southern Utah.
(Photo credit: Lynn Chamberlain/Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)

Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 23 2013 - 11:44am

A non-lead ammunition program has been greatly expanded in southwestern Utah this year in an effort to protect the endangered California condor.The program should reduce the number of California condors that get lead poisoning after eating the remains of big game animals.In addition to knowing they've helped the birds, hunters who use non-lead...

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VIDEO: Next step for Allred is Xterra Worlds

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 21 2013 - 5:53am

Madalyn Allred sits relaxed in her West Weber home, she seems like a normal well-rounded young lady -- she goes to Weber State University full-time and works at the Roy Complex as a swim teacher. She wants to be a prosecuting attorney, so is thinking of majoring in criminal justice.  Oh yes, and then there is that little thing she does called...

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Utah's biggest hunt kicks off Saturday

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Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 18 2013 - 5:28pm

The leaves have turned, the air is crisp and the nights are cold -- it must be time for the biggest hunting day of the year in Utah.The general rifle deer hunt begins at sunrise Saturday, and more than 60,000 hunters are expected to head into the hills in search of that elusive trophy buck (or just a freezer full of meat for the table). 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: 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...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 8 2014 - 3:49pm


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.

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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