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Utah DWR issues tips for staying safe around rattlesnakes this summer

As summer moves in and the weather gets warmer, Utah wildlife officials want hikers, campers, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts in Utah to be aware of rattlesnakes and know how to stay safe around the venomous reptile.“This is the time of year when Utah rattlesnakes are on the ...

Summer about to start at Snowbasin Resort

SNOWBASIN — Here comes summer at Snowbasin.Although best-known for its winter activities, the resort will reopen on June 27 for a summer’s worth of fun — one weekend at a time.Snowbasin will be open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, with scenic gondola rides, lift-served ...

Ogden Nature Center trails, restrooms open once again

Standard-Examiner staffOGDEN — The trails at the Ogden Nature Center are once again open.After closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the center will be reopened in phases, according to a news release. This phased approach to reopening is intended to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and ...

Wildlife officers want to know who dumped 260 white bass in Syracuse

SYRACUSE — Someone recently dumped 260 white bass on a Syracuse roadside, a waste of wildlife that is concerning to local fish and game wardens.“I’ve never seen anyone dump an amount of fish anywhere near that large,” said Trevor Doman, a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation ...

Antler collectors face trespassing charges as market stays hot

OGDEN — As demand remains high for big-game antlers, illegal gathering is booming in Utah, according to wildlife officers.Picking up shed antlers can be a fun family activity if it's done in respect of private property rights and state law, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says.After ...

Lawns now need watering, but less than you’d think

As the weather starts to heat up, lawns get thirstier. But they might not need as much water as you’d think, especially during the spring.From May 1 to May 7, the Utah Division of Water Resources recommends that Weber County residents water their lawns only once a week — for 20 minutes with ...

Golden Spike National Historical Park gets new superintendent

PROMONTORY SUMMIT — After “bouncing” all over the country in the service of our national parks, the new superintendent of the Golden Spike National Historical Park is returning home.Brandon Flint, who assumed the Box Elder County park’s top spot on Sunday<span ...

Rodeo photographer has spent a lifetime shooting what he loves

LOGAN — In the beginning, Jim Fain used photography just to get a closer look at his favorite sport.“Originally, it was a way to get into the rodeo arena for free,” admits the 77-year-old Fain, who built a rodeo photography business spanning six decades. “I could usually get into the ...