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The Mule Deer Foundation is a significant donor for Cinnamon Creek property

Earlier this month the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources purchased the Cinnamon Creek property in Cache and Weber counties, designating the property as a state wildlife management area for conservation and outdoor recreation. While the purchase of the property is credited to the UDWR, a number of partners came together to make it a reality.

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The Utah Wildlife Board has voted to continue to sell elk permits over-the-counter and online as these permits continue to increase in popularity. The Division of Wildlife Resources said all 15,000 permits sold out in 11 days in 2020. This year, 17,500 permits sold out in 10 hours. 

 

DWR said the popularity increase has caused slower processing times, which can be a frustrating experience for hunters. They say they are working to improve the online purchasing system to expand the site and speed up the process.

 

Utah officials warn of heavy traffic as part of I-80 will be closed starting Saturday night. The east and west bound lanes will be closed from 700 east to Foothill Drive. The Utah Department of Transportation said the east and west bound lanes are expected to open back up again Sunday morning at 11 a.m. All lanes will open again by Monday morning at 6 a.m.

 

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The Fall season brings along many wonderful things, from fresh pumpkin pie to trees turning into beautiful shades or red, orange, and gold. And who doesn’t like going out of their way just a little bit to step on that crunchy looking leaf on the sidewalk? But Fall is also the season of raking leaves and time-consuming yard cleanup. But what if we didn’t worry about raking leaves at all? What are the benefits to not raking leaves? 

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Utah reported nearly 2,300 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, along with 17 additional deaths.

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The first Omicron case of COVID-19 has just been confirmed in California. While there are no confirmed cases yet in Utah, state health officials spoke on Tuesday, about what is known and what can be expected in the coming weeks. 

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During the holiday season, we spend hours of time prepping our holiday dinners, but Jenna Dyckman, Utah State Extension assistant professor, said we often over prepare.

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