If you’d like to catch a fish in Utah’s beautiful outdoors — while social distancing, of course — but you don’t have a fishing license, Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6, is the perfect opportunity to give it a try.
Beginning Thursday, May 21, Colorado National Monument reopened access to Saddlehorn Visitor Center, Devil’s Kitchen Trailhead Parking, and Cold Shivers Overlook. Rim Rock Drive and all hiking trails are also open.
By state law, DWR officials are authorized to conduct administrative checkpoints on various roadways throughout the year to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. These are different than mandatory inspection stations at bodies of water and other areas because all vehicles — not just those transporting watercraft — will be directed off the road.
It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.
City employees Sascha Steinberg, front, Makeda Barkley and Rhett Grosskreuz paint flowers at the crosswalk at Center Street and 200 East on May 14. This is the first of perhaps several crosswalk murals they will paint. Steinberg said she wanted her design to be easy enough for people to paint. “It’s something happy and cool and everyone likes flowers,” she said.
“It’s a quiet, still morning as you sit near the edge of a lake in your blind. You hear some birds in the distance and turn your head to see several ducks flying in toward you. Your heartbeat quickens, and you slowly raise your shotgun.