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Zion National Park to appear on 79-cent postage stamp

June 25, 2009, 7:12 am
Zion National Park will appear on a U.S. postage stamp for only the second time in its 100-year history, though the image isn't among the park's most recognizable.The stamp, which features a sandstone formation in the slickrock area of the park, will be unveiled Sunday at an event in ...

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Free Viewing of the California Condor: June 20

June 9, 2009, 8:45 am
 The critically endangered California condor is the largest bird in the Northern Hemisphere. There are only 320 California condors left and of those there are 45 free flying ones in Arizona. With a wingspan of approximately 9.5 feet and an average weight of 22 pounds, this vulture has been ...

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Amazing adventures: Zion National Park offers hikes from easy to strenuous

June 8, 2009, 7:31 am
My first impressions as a boy of 9 or 10 riding into Zion Canyon with my parents and sister Elaine were:So, this is what a "national park" is like, "a wonderfully big and spectacularly beautiful … park."Southern Utah writer Lyman Hafen, in the book "Mukuntuweap: "Landscape and Story in Zion Canyon," ...

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East Zion Area Offers Easy Getaway

January 20, 2009, 7:49 am
With a short drive thru some of the most beautiful country in the nation, residents of Cedar City and St. George can find new terrain to explore, all kinds of attractions from concerts to caves and, of course, life's staple: ...

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Room Tax Funds Area Projects

January 20, 2009, 7:40 am
High gas prices and a poor economy didn't keep visitors away from the Washington County area last year.Zion National Park had a record year for visitation with more than 2.7 million visitors and just in Transient Room Tax alone, the county received ...

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Zion National Park Raises Use Limits in Spry Canyon

January 15, 2009, 8:50 am
Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth announced today that the number of visitors permitted to travel through the Spry Canyon canyoneering route will be increased by more than 50 percent per day for the 2009 season. On Jan. 1, the use limit for Spry Canyon increased from 12 people per ...

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Record Attendance at Zion National Park Helps Businesses

January 15, 2009, 7:53 am
Even with a down economy, businesses in one Utah town are doing quite well. That's because their economy has been better than ever thanks to Zion National ...

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Slowed Development Gives Time to Plan

December 2, 2008, 9:15 am
The tough economy and resulting slowdown in development in southwest Utah may be a good thing, a Utah Geological Survey official said. A senior scientist for the agency, Bill Lund, said the lag in development has allowed him to make sure government planners, geologists and engineers are aware of the ...

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Zion Shuttle Program Will Need Additional Money

December 2, 2008, 9:03 am
On a busy summer day in Zion National Park, 16 propane-powered shuttle buses do the work that 5,000 cars once did. The shift to shuttle-only traffic through the heart of the park eight years ago is praised by park officials and locals for its role in cutting congestion, pollution and ...

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Hiker Who Died in Zion National Park Identified

December 2, 2008, 8:45 am
The University of Utah says a hiker who died in Zion National Park over the weekend was the director of the school's Office of Sustainability. Craig Forster also was on the faculty of the College of Architecture + Planning for the last five ...

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SUU Allies with Zion National Park

November 13, 2008, 8:12 am
Southern Utah University has entered an educational alliance with the Zion Park Group, marked by a formal signing ceremony between SUU, Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Pipe Spring National Monument at the Zion National Park Nature Center on ...

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Colorado Man Falls to His Death in National Park

October 20, 2008, 8:35 am
A parks service spokesman says a Colorado man fell to 300 feet to his death while climbing in Utah's Zion National Park. Zion spokesman Tom Haraden says James Martin Welton, of Durango, was climbing the "Touchstone" Friday when he ...

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Burns Planned for Zion National Park

October 3, 2008, 1:37 pm
A prescribed fire is planned in Zion National Park during the week of Oct. 6. The Three Finger Mesa prescribed fire is 2,100 acres, and the exact date of ignition will depend on weather conditions and the availability to firefighter ...

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Symposium Focuses on Zion, Historic Artwork

August 25, 2008, 9:03 am
Exhibit lenders, museum curators and other experts involved in the St. George Art Museum's newest exhibit, "A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park," spoke at Saturday's Zion Art Symposium in St. ...

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Symposium focuses on Zion, historic artwork

August 25, 2008, 9:03 am
Exhibit lenders, museum curators and other experts involved in the St. George Art Museum's newest exhibit, "A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park," spoke at Saturday's Zion Art Symposium in St. ...

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