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Zion National Park employees participate in reunion

October 19, 2009, 8:56 am
There are not many people who find a place of employment that calls to them after they have quit working, especially after 50 or 60 years, but those who have worked in Zion National Park have. Park employees enjoyed their jobs so much that they've actually been holding reunions Friday and Saturday in ...

Man injured in ultralight-plane crash at Zion National Park

October 19, 2009, 8:14 am
An ultralight-plane crash sent a man to the hospital with broken bones after he spent the night in Zion National Park Saturday night. The ultralight craft he was flying with his son crashed around 6:15 p.m., said park ranger Therese Picard. Neither their names nor hometowns were released. The father, who is in his 60s, ...

Worth the Climb: Although strenuous, Angels Landing offers unparalleled views of Zion National Park

October 1, 2009, 6:28 am
It takes a lot to get me out of bed before the sun rises. So it was all the more surprising when I was the one to suggest the idea, as I invited my friend, Kelly, to hike Angels Landing at Zion National Park with me on a Saturday ...

Zion National Park: Get a $100 in-park room this fall

September 16, 2009, 8:36 am
A highlight of America’s canyon country, Zion National Park is one of those magical places that visitors rarely forget. From multicolored sandstone cliffs to narrow canyons, the natural features of this Utah gem are awe-inspiring and teeming with opportunities to explore and be challenged. If you’ve never been, or ...

Waterfalls in Paradise - Exploring Zion's Backcountry

September 15, 2009, 7:13 am
There are many beautiful waterfalls in Zion National Park, but most visitors never see them because many are in rugged backcountry areas away from Zion Canyon. For the past several year's I've been hiking to and photographing the waterfalls, an interesting hobby that has taken me into beautiful areas far from established ...

Utah parks: beauty in family-size packages

September 14, 2009, 7:08 am
Five family outings in Utah's parksHike the Narrows at Zion: Most school-age kids can handle wading up the Virgin River amid sheer rock walls. Turn back wherever you like -- the river meanders 16 miles north of the trailhead.Older kids and teens: Rent river boots, a walking staff and ...

Walking Through History At Zion National Park

August 31, 2009, 8:08 am
It never happened before, and it's not likely to happen again.Wednesday before dusk, rangers at Zion National Park, in southern Utah, blocked all traffic on the highway that crosses the park so that 300 people holding rare and precious tickets could walk through the historic, pitch-black and narrow Zion ...

Zion tunnel to close for three hours, Aug. 26

August 19, 2009, 7:56 am
ZION NATIONAL PARK — The Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel on the east side of Zion National Park will be closed to vehicles for three hours on Aug. 26. The closure will be in effect from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. During this time, vehicles will not be able to drive ...

Keep your 'i' on Zion

July 17, 2009, 7:33 am
A few weeks ago I received a phone call at work from Alex Chamberlain, who works for GeoQuest Technologies in Hurricane. He told me his company had recently released a Zion National Park application (app) for the iPhone.It interested me as a journalist because it was a Hurricane-based company ...

Zion fire continues to burn

July 15, 2009, 7:51 am
The lightning-caused Horse Fire continues to burn in Zion National Park.The fire was first detected on July 7 and is located approximately 1 ½ miles southeast of Lava Point in the northern part of the park. It is now estimated at 450 acres and is 25 percent contained.Fire activity ...

Business caters to those wishing to explore Zion National Park

July 15, 2009, 7:41 am
For Zion Adventure Company co-founder Jonathan Zambella, downsizing led to his dream job.In 1995, he was working as a banker in Pennsylvania but lost his job due to downsizing, giving him the "opportunity to be unemployed." Zambella, an avid rock climber, knew he didn't want to stay in the ...

Zion National Park Centennial Ceremony

July 13, 2009, 10:49 am
Originally established as Mukuntuweap National Monument by president William Taft in 1909, Zion National Park turns 100 on July 31, 2009. The park has been hosting programs throughout the spring to celebrate this significant milestone in park history. If you missed them, don’t fear—there are several commemorative events scheduled over the next several weeks. ...

Fire leads to closure of parts of Zion trail

July 9, 2009, 9:13 am
Lightning has caused as many as five fires in recent weeks, most recently in Zion National Park and near the Colorado-Utah border.A wildfire in the northern part of Zion National Park, near Lava Point, has led to the closure of the West Rim Trail from Lava Point to Potato ...

Father and son hit the trail in Zion National Park, Utah

June 30, 2009, 7:19 am
Peering down a cliff face at the valley floor several hundred feet below, I faltered and gulped. My son, Ian, probably fortified by the sense of immortality that often infects young men in their late teens, scrambled up the narrow trail like a mountain goat.We'd already sloshed and waded ...

Zion National Park international postage stamp to be unveiled

June 26, 2009, 7:13 am
A Zion National Park international postage stamp will be unveiled during a short ceremony at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 10 a.m. on Sunday.The new 79 cent U.S. postage stamp is part of the Scenic American Landscapes Series to be used for mail to Mexico. Speakers for the ...