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New spring fest, Basin Days, coming to Snowbasin Resort

OGDEN — Warmer weather may eventually be the death of the 2019-20 ski season. But until then, Snowbasin Resort plans to enjoy every moment of those final few days of life-on-snow.This week, Snowbasin begins a new five-weekend spring festival called Basin Days, offering music, craft beers and ...

Grabbing the bull by the horns: Area bull rider looks forward to 2020 season

Josh Frost doesn’t spend a lot of time at home during rodeo season.The 24-year-old champion bull rider from Randlett said he went to about 120 rodeos last year. He was only home three times that summer.“I’ve been to a lot of places and Utah is probably still my favorite,” he said.Frost ...

See bald eagles in Farmington at special viewing event Saturday

FARMINGTON — Bald eagles congregate in Utah during February, and this Saturday, residents of Northern Utah have the chance to see them close to home.The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be holding a special event highlighting the presence of the birds in Farmington from 9 a.m. to 2 ...

It’s antler gathering season, but ethics course is required first

If you enjoy outdoor expeditions during winter but don’t like hunting animals, you have an alternative — hunting the antlers shed by big game.“Collecting antlers that fall off the heads of deer, elk and moose each winter is a popular pastime in Utah,” according to a <a ...

Bighorn sheep return to Antelope Island

ANTELOPE ISLAND — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources released 25 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep on Antelope Island Wednesday afternoon, hoping to establish a new herd.The sheep were transplanted from Rocky Boy’s Reservation in Montana, according to Jace Taylor, bighorn sheep biologist ...

State plans to improve dangerous Powder Mountain Highway

EDEN — Steep, winding, dangerous Powder Mountain Highway will be improved somewhat this summer as part of an $8 million Utah Department of Transportation project.Work on that stretch of State Road 158 from Eden to Powder Mountain Resort “is not a reconstruction,” said UDOT spokesman Vic ...