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Scooters in Provo bring mixed reviews

Electric scooters made their first appearance on the streets of Provo on Aug. 8 and have exceeded the expectations of the city and Zagster, the company that owns the scooters. Provo residents largely approve of the new electric scooters but some wish users would be more cautious. 

BYU students express belief in climate...

The internet is abuzz with talk about what needs to be done to address climate change following the UN Climate Change Summit held Sept. 21-23. But many nations, including the U.S., left the conference without any firm plans to decrease their contributions to climate change.

Rock star: After ‘Free Solo,’ climber...

Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for...

Utah ski resorts finally ready for...

Utah ski resorts are finally gearing up for the summer season after experiencing one of the snowiest winters in the state's history. Whether it be through mountain biking, hiking, lift rides, concerts or other events, the resorts are hoping to bring in people of all ages during the summer months.

Utah Lake Commission works on solving algal...

The Utah Lake Commission is searching for answers after recent struggles with algal blooms. The first reports of the toxic blooms this year have already been confirmed at Pelican Bay in Saratoga Springs, and the commission is doing everything they can to keep them from spreading.

Lake Powell’s water levels on the...

Lake Powell is benefitting considerably from this year’s runoff following a strong snow year in the Rocky Mountains. While water levels are expected to continue to rise until the peak month of July, there is still a long way to go before the lake reaches full capacity.

Snowbird enjoying another ‘longest season in...

While most Utah ski resorts have been closed for at least a month now, Snowbird is choosing to prolong its winter just a little bit longer. Snowbird is one of only nine ski resorts in the U.S. whose slopes remain open over halfway through May.

Angler’s guide to Utah Valley fishing...

Utah is known for its angling, especially for those wishing to lure some trout. We've got all of the "how-tos" for fishing around Utah Valley — everything from buying a license to purchasing gear to finding the right spot.

Skiers love the backcountry despite avalanche...

Shaun Roundy plunged a 9-foot aluminum probe into the churned snow searching for submerged backcountry skiers as he stood shoulder to shoulder with fellow...

Outdoor enthusiasts gather for annual Hammock...

Utah Hammock Festival attendees fell just shy of hammocking world record Sept. 7. The current record is 269 hammockers, held in Mainz, Germany.

Money behind the marathon: What’s the...

It’s no secret that Utahns love running. There are countless "26.2" stickers on car windows, and everyone always seems to be talking about their...

Utah Lake beach under warning after...

The Lincoln Marina on Utah Lake reopened on July 26 after a month of closure due to toxic algae blooms. Officials hope the algae...
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NCAA implements new rules and safeguards for season of COVID

The NCAA Board of Governors met on Aug. 4 to discuss the 2020 season, and on Aug. 5 released a list of requirements for schools to compete this fall.

Offseason restrictions highlight BYU Football players’ ‘self-motivated’ nature

BYU Football players have seemingly had no problems keeping themselves in shape amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to coaches and players who opened fall camp this week, the Cougars have thrived physically participating in their own personal workouts this summer.
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