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December 24, 2014
Semi-truck Gets Stuck in Zion Tunnel
Semi-trucks are not permitted to drive through the park because of the historic tunnel dimensions, tight turns to the tunnel’s approach, narrow lanes, and wildlife.

December 17, 2014
Two of Three Wild-Hatched Condors Have Fledged
Program biologists from The Peregrine Fund and Zion National Park have confirmed that two California condor chicks have left their nests and taken flight in northern Arizona, but hopes of a third chick successfully reaching the fledgling milestone in southern Utah have been dashed by a lack of visual observation. The third chick was Utah’s first wild-hatched condor chick.

December 08, 2014
Zion National Park Accepting Comments on Proposed Increase in Recreational Fees
Zion National Park and other National Park Service units that collect entrance fees and recreation fees from park visitors are beginning public engagement to seek comments on possible changes in park fees.

November 21, 2014
Pile Burning Planned in Zion National Park
Zion Fire Management is planning to burn debris piles in the Lava Point vicinity beginning Monday, November 24, if weather conditions allow.

September 27, 2014
Some Zion National Park Roads Reopen After Flooding
Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive and State Route 9 in the park remains closed due to flood damage.

September 27, 2014
Zion National Park Roads Temporarily Closed Due to Flooding
Zion National Park roads are currently closed due to flooding from heavy rains this morning.

September 26, 2014
Las Vegas Students Experience Zion National Park Thanks to Concrete to Canyons Program
Over the next five weeks, 110 elementary students from Las Vegas are participating in a three-day, two-night experience at Zion National Park called Concrete to Canyons.

June 30, 2014
Zion National Park Increases Drunk Driving Enforcement over the Holiday Weekend
Zion National Park will enhance the enforcement of impaired driving over the Fourth of July weekend through expanded DUI checkpoints and increased road patrols.

June 04, 2014
Utah’s First Condor Chick? Could Be the First in the State Since Reintroduction
Wildlife conservation and public land management agencies optimistically reports that a California condor has apparently hatched in the wild in the state of Utah for the first time since the population was released.

May 30, 2014
Zion National Park Received Record Visitation for Memorial Day Weekend
Zion National Park received a record number of visitors for the 2014 Memorial Day weekend. Over the four-day weekend, visitation was approximately 80,000, representing a 20 percent increase over 2013.

March 25, 2014
Zion National Park BASE Jumper Recovered and Identified
At approximately 11:00 am, March 25, 2014, a Search and Rescue (SAR) team consisting of members from Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and several volunteer climbers recovered a BASE jumper’s body from the West Temple area.

February 22, 2014
Bicyclist Seriously Injured after Eight Attempt to Illegally Bicycle Through Zion Tunnel
A group of eight bicyclists from Salt Lake City attempted to illegally bicycle through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park. Two of the bicyclists hit the tunnel wall and crashed.

February 21, 2014
Zion National Park Announces 2014 Schedule of Climbing Closures
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2014, in order to protect the nesting success of this bird which is in recovery from endangered species status.

February 20, 2014
Zion National Park Announces Approval of River Management Plan
Zion National Park is pleased to announce the completion of the Virgin River Comprehensive Management Plan and the signing of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), providing protection for 144 miles of designated wild and scenic rivers within Zion National Park.

February 19, 2014
Waste Removal Work to Briefly Close Scout Lookout, Angels Landing and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Zion National Park will temporarily close access to Scout Lookout and Angels Landing between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 and Monday, February 24, 2014 for a waste removal operation.

February 19, 2014
Artist-in-Residence to Present at Canyon Community Center in Springdale, Utah
Landscape photographer and Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence, Rick Braveheart, will present on his residency experience at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale, Utah.

February 14, 2014
Zion National Park and UDWR to Manage Bighorn Sheep
Zion National Park, in conjunction with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR), proposes to perform management actions on desert bighorn sheep within the park.

February 09, 2014
BASE Jumper Fatality in Zion National Park
A BASE jumper died from a failed jumping attempt off Mount Kinesava on Saturday, February 8, 2014.

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