Lake Powell

Nature Bingo Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest fabricated reservoir by maximum water capacity in the …

Salt Lake City

Photo: Kent Kanouse, State Capitol Salt Lake City, Utah is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other being Reno, Nevada). Nearby: Park City HeadlinesWildlife, air quality at risk as Great Salt Lake nears low Recommended Listeningkuer.org – @KUER Red Butte GardenUtah’s Botanical Garden and Arboretum – redbuttegarden.org – a …

Utah Links

Utah flag What would locals like visitors to know about Utah? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesStunning Instagram Hotspot Is Really a Drainage Ditch – Daily BeastRep. Chris Stewart reintroduces bill to create a controversial sixth Utah national parkUtah Wanted All the Tourists. Then It Got Them. @sundeenmarkMighty 5 campaign brought an …

Arches National Park

Photo: Neal Herbert/NPS, Broken Arch Spotlight on Arches National Park Key Linksnps.gov/arch/index.htmDark Sky [email protected]://twitter.com/ArchesNPS Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9Jrhi8BmQup4QMea7 HeadlinesHusband says NPS still withholding information in grisly decapitation of Ugandan ambassador in ArchesUtah’s Arches National Park certified as International Dark Sky Park; what does that mean? Fiery Furnacenps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/fiery-furnace-hike.htm News from the ParkWall Arch Collapse HeadlinesCrowds cause Arches National …

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Key Linksblm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monumentblm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible TravelResponsible travel (read Imagine Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the potential of expanding livelihoods and conserving cultural and natural heritage in rural areas. That said, communication has often been lackluster. Visitors are told to stay away or nothing …

Best Friends

Logo Best Friends – bestfriends.org – seeks to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by helping end the killing in America’s animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. “We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.” Key Linksbestfriends.orgSanctuary visitWorkshops …

Utah

Photo: Frei’s Fruit Stand Utah is bordered by Idaho in the north, Wyoming in the north and east; by Colorado in the east; at a single point by New Mexico to the southeast (at the Four Corners Monument); by Arizona in the south; and by Nevada in the west. The State of Utah’s name comes …

Paiute

Indigenous Peoples Paiute refers to three closely related groups — the Northern Paiute of California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon; the Owens Valley Paiute of California and Nevada; and the Southern Paiute of Arizona, southeastern California and Nevada and Utah. The Northern Paiute call themselves Numa (sometimes written Numu); the Southern Paiute call themselves Nuwuv or …

2018 Roadtrip: Las Vegas – Grand Marais

AAA Overview Map Late May – Early June 2018 road trip. May 26, Saturday. Henderson. Departure this morning. The hours before packing and thinking about packing. Enjoying the birdsongs and the wind on a typical blustery May morning in southern Nevada. We are barreling north by northeast on this trip heading to Grand Marais and …