outdoor recreation

Business & Labor
2:43 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Utah's Golf Industry Provides Larger Economic Impact Than Previously Thought

Tord Sollie, Flickr

As Governor Herbert declares May Utah Golf Month a new report also shows the industry has a larger than expected impact on the state’s economy.

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Environment & Public Lands
9:27 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Interior Secretary Jewell Wants Kids Outdoors

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks to members of the Outdoor Retailers Association in Salt Lake City
Judy Fahys

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.

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Environment & Public Lands
2:04 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Utah Launches New Tourism Campaign

Life Elevated Banners
Brian Grimmett

The Utah Office of Tourism launched a brand new regional ad campaign today to help promote the state’s five national parks.

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.

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Environment & Public Lands
4:02 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Rope Swing Fatality on Trust Lands Brings Renewed Scrutiny of High Risk Recreation

File: Piton type anchor similar to that used for rope swing from Corona Arch.

The weekend fatality of a West Jordan man will become an unplanned topic at the State School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration 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.

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Environment & Public Lands
5:58 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Utah Democrats Push for Protection of Greater Canyonlands

Democratic State Senator Jim Dabakis introduces his joint resolution calling for protection of Utah's greater canyonlands.
Credit Brian Grimmett

Democratic State Lawmakers are calling the federal government to protect and preserve Utah’s greater canyonlands.  

On the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, State Senator and Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis 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 canyonlands.

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-KUER News Pod
11:23 am
Thu January 24, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday January 24, 2013

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.

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Environment & Public Lands
2:05 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Governor, Outdoor Industry Share Vision

The Great White Throne in Zion National Park
Paul McKee / Utah Governor's Office

  Utah's governor has promised to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation in a vision statement that's just been released.  The Outdoor Industry Association, 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.  So Governor Gary Herbert assigned his Balanced Resources Council to sit down with industry leaders.

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Environment & Public Lands
2:30 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

New National Monument Proposed for Southern Utah

Island in the Sky - Canyonlands National Park
Credit Dan Bammes

    More than a hundred businesses involved in outdoor recreation are sending a letter to President Obama asking him to create a Greater Canyonlands National Monument.

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