outdoor recreation http://kuer.org en Utah's Golf Industry Provides Larger Economic Impact Than Previously Thought http://kuer.org/post/utahs-golf-industry-provides-larger-economic-impact-previously-thought <p>As Governor Herbert declares May Utah Golf Month a <a href="http://www.golf2020.com/research/economic-impact-reports.aspx#Other Economic Impact Studiesreports" target="_blank">new report</a> also shows the industry has a larger than expected impact on the state’s economy.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:43:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 45881 at http://kuer.org Utah's Golf Industry Provides Larger Economic Impact Than Previously Thought Interior Secretary Jewell Wants Kids Outdoors http://kuer.org/post/interior-secretary-jewell-wants-kids-outdoors <p></p><p>U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wants young Americans to spend more time outdoors. She spoke to members of the Outdoor Industry Association on Thursday about ways to pay for the initiative.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:27:48 +0000 Judy Fahys 41130 at http://kuer.org Interior Secretary Jewell Wants Kids Outdoors Utah Launches New Tourism Campaign http://kuer.org/post/utah-launches-new-tourism-campaign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Utah Office of Tourism launched a brand new regional ad campaign today to help promote the state’s five national parks.</span></p><p>The $3.1 million dollar campaign will include TV commercials in major western markets like Los Angeles, Denver, and San Francisco as well outdoor and digital advertisements. Governor Gary Herbert was on hand for the launch. He says tourism has and will continue to help Utah’s economy.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:04:23 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26979 at http://kuer.org Utah Launches New Tourism Campaign Rope Swing Fatality on Trust Lands Brings Renewed Scrutiny of High Risk Recreation http://kuer.org/post/rope-swing-fatality-trust-lands-brings-renewed-scrutiny-high-risk-recreation <p>The weekend fatality of a West Jordan man will become an unplanned topic at the <a href="http://trustlands.utah.gov/home/index.html">State School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration</a> or SITLA Board meeting later this week. 22-year-old Kyle Stocking died following a rope swing accident from Corona Arch which is located on SITLA Land. Kim Christy is the Deputy Director of the Administration which owns 3 point 4 million acres in Utah. He offered condolences to the family and friends of Stocking. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:02:49 +0000 Bob Nelson 26861 at http://kuer.org Rope Swing Fatality on Trust Lands Brings Renewed Scrutiny of High Risk Recreation Utah Democrats Push for Protection of Greater Canyonlands http://kuer.org/post/utah-democrats-push-protection-greater-canyonlands <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic State Lawmakers are calling the federal government to protect and preserve Utah’s greater&nbsp;canyonlands. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, State Senator and Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim&nbsp;</span>Dabakis<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;sought to preserve one the state’s natural treasures. He introduced Senate Joint Resolution 10 that seeks public comment on how to protect the greater&nbsp;canyonlands.</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:58:32 +0000 Terry Gildea 24601 at http://kuer.org Utah Democrats Push for Protection of Greater Canyonlands KUER News Pod: Thursday January 24, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-january-24-2013 <p>The Utah Republican Party makes its first statement on the allegations surrounding Attorney General John Swallow, the Outdoor Retailers show will be staying in Salt Lake for at least two more years, and a group of Utah physicians says the bad air quality is a health emergency.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F76292433&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:23:03 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24027 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday January 24, 2013 Governor, Outdoor Industry Share Vision http://kuer.org/post/governor-outdoor-industry-share-vision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Utah's governor has promised to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation in a vision statement that's just been released. &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.outdoorindustry.org/">Outdoor Industry Association</a>, which sponsors Utah's largest trade shows twice a year, complained last summer that Utah's state government wasn't taking outdoor recreation seriously enough and threatened to move unless the issue got some attention. &nbsp;So Governor Gary Herbert assigned his Balanced Resources Council to sit down with industry leaders. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:05:57 +0000 Dan Bammes 23984 at http://kuer.org Governor, Outdoor Industry Share Vision New National Monument Proposed for Southern Utah http://kuer.org/post/new-national-monument-proposed-southern-utah <p></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:30:29 +0000 Dan Bammes 21000 at http://kuer.org New National Monument Proposed for Southern Utah