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2008-08-07 09:00:29

By Ray Grass Deseret News It's inevitable. All good things must, at some time, end. And my time with the Deseret News is coming to somewhat of an end. I will no longer be outdoor editor and responsible for the weekly Outdoors section. But, I will, thanks to the upper-level editors, be allowed to contribute stories to the paper. After 35 years of writing about Utah's outdoors, it would be hard to quit cold turkey, and for that I'm happy. Imagine, getting paid to participate in Utah's...

2008-07-17 09:00:36

KIDNEY LAKE, Duchesne County -- A 14-year-old Boy Scout has been missing in the high Uinta Mountains since Tuesday. The teen was last seen around 5 p.m. Tuesday, but police were not notified until just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, said Duchesne County sheriff's deputy Aaron Chapman. Search efforts will begin early this morning, he said. Police did not release any other details about the Scout Wednesday night. Chapman said more information would be released following a police briefing this...

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Ashley National Forest
2013-11-21 09:50:52

Ashley National Forest is a National Forest found in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. Within the boundaries of this forest are 1,382,346 acres in Utah and 96,223 acres in Wyoming of vast forests, lakes, and mountains with elevations ranging from 6,000 to 13,500 feet. It covers portions of Daggett, Summit, Uintah, Duchesne, and Utah counties in Utah and Sweetwater County in Wyoming. Some of the most popular landmarks in this forest include the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area...

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