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Kanab Best Friends Animal Sanctuary best time to visit or volunteer is during the winter

By Barbara Williamson Living in the desert, we don’t always “do” winter with a lot of grace. The thought of being outside in the cold is a bit much for people who live here for the sunshine and mild climate. But winter is unavoidable, and we’ve got a great reason for animal lovers to bundle…

President’s Day weekend brings changes to Zion National Park shuttle schedule and trails

Zion National Park will resume weekend-only shuttle service in the park Feb. 18 for Presidents Day weekend visitation. Shuttle buses will depart the Visitor Center at 7 a.m. heading up the canyon to designated trail head stops with the last bus returning to the Visitor Center from the Temple of Sinawava (stop 9) at 6:45…

June 2016 Zion Guide (.PDF) features “Sanctuary – The Story Of Zion”

Click “HERE” to download The Zion Guide June 2016 Digital Issue (.PDF) Click “HERE” to download The Zion Guide June 2016 Digital Issue (.PDF) June 2016 Zion Guide ON THE COVER: DSU presents “Sanctuary – The Story Of Zion” INSIDE: 11 Tips For the Best Zion Experience, Ten Less Traveled Hikes in Southern Utah, Overlook Hike,…

O.C. Tanner features Trailblazers Summer Concert Series

O.C. Tanner Amphitheater’s Summer Concert Dixie State University just unveiled its new branding, the Trailblazers. Not only does this branding apply to the athletic programs at Dixie, but it is also now the title for the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater’s summer concert series in Springdale: introducing the newly titled “Trailblazers O.C. Tanner Summer Concert Series.” During…

Zion Human History Museum welcomes volunteers to assist

Zion Human History Museum volunteers The Zion Human History Museum in Springdale is seeking detail-oriented volunteers with good handwriting who are enthusiastic about working with history. Volunteers assist with the museum collections from Zion National Park and collections housed at Zion from Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument. This includes the collections…

Zion National Park Condor pair may be incubating egg

Zion National Park Condor egg A pair of California condors appear to be nesting again in Zion National Park. Park staff first observed the pair entering a cavity in Zion Canyon February 26. Since then, the pair has been regularly observed in the cavity and the surrounding area. Biologists from The Peregrine Fund, a nonprofit…

DOCUTAH@TheELECTRIC adds Springdale screening of “Off the Rez”

DOCUTAH@TheELECTRIC focuses on American History DOCUTAH@TheELECTRIC has added a Springdale screening of “Off the Rez” May 28, 7 PM at The Springdale Community Center to go along with their May 27 viewing in St. George. “Off the Rez,” tells the story of a Native American family in Oregon that leaves the reservation in pursuit of…

Zion Tunnel Preservation Project named finalist for $2 million grant

Zion Tunnel Preservation Project By Lyman Hafen The historically iconic Zion Tunnel is dear to the hearts of people across the country and around the world. During the month of June, everyone who cares about the Zion Tunnel Preservation Project can vote online to support a substantial grant that, if won, will provide funding to…

2016 Governor’s Arts Leadership Award

2016 Governor’s Arts Leadership Award Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah Arts and Museums have announced the 2016 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards recipients, who were honored at a luncheon during the Mountain West Arts Conference on May 5 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. Larry McKown and Lila Moss, founders…

Opinion: Zion National Park overcrowding is becoming a concern

Zion National Park overcrowding. Zion National Park is in the process of holding a series of local public meetings to discuss overcrowding and what to do about it. I am here to say that Zion and other National Park sites will never meaningfully address carrying capacity. Ever. Inherently psychotic with its dual missions of preservation and…