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- National Park America the Beautiful Passes – good for entrance to US National Parks and other federal properties
Canyonlands - Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
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The Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times exhibit at The Leonardo will give visitors the chance to see the largest collection of scrolls and Holy Land artifacts ever assembled outside of Israel.The KSL report includes these concise details:
When the exhibit was announced in April, Israeli Consul General David Siegel told the Deseret News the exhibit would be a reflection of Utah’s long-standing relationship with Israel, a “hugely significant moment for Israel, for Utah, for our shared past, for our shared faith and our shared future.”
Ten scrolls will be displayed at a time during the Leonardo museum. The IAA will come back in February with a new set of 10. Two scrolls in each session have never before been seen by the public.
“I think people in Utah will be delighted to see these. There is something about the actual fragment, no matter what fragment it is,” said Seely. “They all have a little history.”
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times
at The Leonardo museum
209 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Adults (ages 18 - 64): $23.95
Youth (ages 12 - 17): $14.95
Children (ages 6 - 11): $9.95
Seniors 65+, Students and Military with ID: $19.95
Leonardo Members: $13.95
Children ages 5 and under: Free
|Photo courtesy Hardware Ranch|
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Salt Lake City, UT - November 13, 2013 - The award-winning Utah Life Elevated® Official Scenic Calendar is now available. In its 42nd year, the 2014 calendar highlights Utah's iconic destinations, outdoor activities and events through captivating photography, innovative graphic design and inspiring words.
Photographer Tom Till's compelling photograph of the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park graces the calendar cover. More than 40 additional images throughout the calendar showcase Utah's diverse destinations, from The MightyTM 5 national parks to the state's national forests, monuments and recreation areas. Additional inset photos capture the best of Utah's state parks, ski resorts, metropolitan attractions, annual events and outdoor recreation opportunities.
"The calendar is breathtaking. We worked with 21 photographers to showcase the very best of Utah's landscapes, outdoor recreation and culture and arts," said Vicki Varela, managing director of Tourism, Film and Global Branding at the Utah Office of Tourism, an agency of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. "It simply compels you to get out and celebrate our spectacular state."
The Utah Scenic Calendar is recognized annually for design and photography by the National and World Calendar Awards hosted by the Calendar Marketing Association. The last three editions have received two dozen awards, including Gold Awards in 2013 for Best Subject, Best Scenic Photography, Best Printing and Most Informative.
The calendars, which make for the perfect holiday gift, are sold individually for $10, plus tax and shipping. Bulk orders of 25+ are sold at a reduced cost of $8 per calendar.
The 2014 Utah Scenic Calendar can be purchased online at www.uotstore.com or at the Zion Natural History Association Bookstore located at Council Hall, 300 North State Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114. For questions, or more information on visiting Utah, contact the Utah Office of Tourism at (801) 538-1900.
|Lake Powell - Photo by Dave Webb|
|National Park Service Photo|
2013 Native American Heritage Month Celebration
Grand Canyon, Ariz. -- On, Thursday, November 14, Grand Canyon National Park will be celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with special presentations and demonstrations.
Each year, November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are a special part of the tapestry of our Nation's history. As keepers of a rich and ancient cultural heritage, Native Americans share with all of us the beauty of their art, power of their songs and grace of their people.
Grand Canyon's Native American Heritage Month celebration includes a special presentation on a new publication American Indians and the Civil War published by Eastern National, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, National Park Service and the Bureau of Indian Education. This 30 minute program will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Shrine of the Ages.
All are invited to attend the 7:00 p.m. evening program at Shrine of the Ages for an evening filled with cultural dancing and demonstrations. The Guardians of the Canyon Ram Dancers, Dishchii'bikoh Apache Crown Dancers, and the Hopi Warriors of Grand Canyon are scheduled to perform. Grand Canyon visitors and residents are invited to participate in this special day as we recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices made by First Americans.
To learn more about Grand Canyon's Native American Heritage Month celebration, please call the park's Diversity Program Coordinator Mariah Cisse at 928-638-7375, or Tina Yazzi, Vice-Chair of Grand Canyon's Diversity Council at 928-638-7761.
|The new King of Gore dinosaur.|
Weighing in at more than 2 tons and at least 2 dozen feet long, a new species of dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus Rex was fierce enough to be dubbed "King of Gore."Read the full article.
The discovery of "Lythronax argestes" at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah was announced Wednesday at the Natural History Museum of Utah and coincides with the publication of a study in PLOS ONE, an open access scientific journal.
Scientists say the discovery of Lythronax is particularly noteworthy because of what it reveals about the tyrannosaur family, which is a group of small- to large-bodied bipedal carnivorous dinosaurs. Previously, paleontologists believed this type of wide-skulled tyrannosaurid only appeared 70 million years ago, whereas Lythronax shows it had evolved at least 10 million years earlier.
Online Lottery Applications Coming for River Permits in Dinosaur National Monument
Changes are coming to the river permit lottery at Dinosaur National Monument. Starting with the 2014 season, if you want to participate in the lottery for a high season permit to take a multi-day float trip on the Yampa or Green Rivers, you can apply online through Recreation.gov for your permit. This change is part of our effort to better serve our visitors and to go "green" by incorporating a paperless online system.
From December 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014, applicants can apply online instead of filling out a form and mailing it in with a check to the monument's river office. Through the online system, applicants can also pay using a credit or debit card. Recreation.gov does require each applicant to register and create a profile with their unique email address and a password so that they can process payments.
Previously, a potential river user could file only one application for only one possible launch date on one river. For the 2014 season, applicants can still file only one application, but they may choose up to four possible launch date/river choices on the application. The Yampa and Green Rivers are still combined in one drawing system.
"This quadruples the number of launches you can ask for," stated Kelly Kager, Dinosaur National Monument's River Office Manager. "That's a real plus for putting the lottery online. You also won't have to write a check or rummage around for a stamp. A similar lottery has been run successfully online for the Four Rivers in Idaho for several years. With the new system, we anticipate that we will be able to let people know the lottery results much faster. Lottery applicants will receive a notification by email."
During the open period, applications can be submitted online any time of day, and the fee remains the same as previous years at $15 per application. Permit fees are also the same as last year: $185 for a multi-day permit and $20 for a single day permit.
The Dinosaur National Monument lottery for 2014 permits opens December 1 at www.recreation.gov and closes on January 31, 2014. This year, only the lottery application process is moving online. Dinosaur National Monument's River Office will continue the processing of all permits for successful lottery applicants. Reservations for the pre/post season launches or one day permits in Dinosaur National Monument will be also processed through the river office beginning March 1, 2014 at 8:00 am Mountain time, as they have been in the past.
For more information, go to www.nps.gov/dino or call the Dinosaur National Monument river office at (970) 374-2468 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to Noon.
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