Heavy rescue members with the Unified Fire Authority were in Little Cottonwood Canyon Wednesday night to rescue a fallen rock climber
SANDY, Utah — Authorities are responding to Little Cottonwood Canyon after a climber fell 30 feet, authorities said. The man was conscious when Unified Fire Authority was first notified. Officials said they were able to make it to the individual and transport him to the hospital. He is in stable...
LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah, Dec. 1, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Fire Authority crews went to the aid of a rock climber who fell about 30 feet in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Wednesday night. UFA tweeted that heavy rescue members hiked to the patient, who was conscious and about a...
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 21 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have released additional information about a Search and Rescue operation near Lisa Falls. Crews were called out at about 3 p.m. Friday on a report of a cliffed out hiker, a statement from Salt Lake County SAR says. “SLCOSAR was...
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SANDY, Utah — Crews responded to Little Cottonwood Canyon on Friday after a hiker became stranded on a cliff, authorities said. According to the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, a man was attempting to descend down a ledge system he believed would lead him to Lisa Falls. However,...
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Salt Lake County search and rescue teams saved a hiker stuck in Little Cottonwood Canyon’s Lisa Falls after a three-hour mission on Friday, resulting in no injuries. The hiker contacted authorities after climbing down an off-trail cliff that he expected would bring him down to Lisa Falls, according to the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue organization. When the hiker did not feel safe returning up the steep, wet ledge by himself, he sat down and called for help. Initially, he called the police’s nonemergency line but called back so they could trace his GPS.
LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah, Nov. 19, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A search and rescue operation is underway at Lisa Falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon Friday afternoon. Unified Police Department Sgt. Melody Cutler told Gephardt Daily that an individual is stuck; it is not clear at this early stage if the person is injured.
Today on “In the Hive,” we look at where things stand in the planning process that aims to change how transportation is done in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Utah Department of Transportation released a draft Environmental Impact Statement earlier this year and identified two preferred alternatives to relieve congestion in the canyon: an enhanced bus lane — meaning widening the canyon road to allow better and easier movement of buses — or an aerial gondola.
The traffic and parking issue in Little Cottonwood Canyon is well-documented. There is legendary bumper-to-bumper traffic heading up the canyon to Alta and Snowbird. In addition, skiers are sometimes being turned away from overflowing parking lots. Something needs to be done. Some proposed solutions include building a gondola or using busses to get skiers from the bottom of the canyon up to the resorts.
During the last month, the Deseret News published a piece by columnist Lee Benson and a letter from a Murray resident, both in support of building a gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Let’s clear the air. Benson states that the problem, “increased traffic flow,” is best solved with a gondola....
SALT LAKE CITY — Skiers and snowboarders who are hoping for a gondola system, or other way to beat the traffic for the next winter season, might have to wait a little bit longer. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson recently spoke before the KSL and Deseret News Editorial Board...
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With this upcoming ski season, there is bound to be traffic in the canyons. Little Cottonwood Canyon is ranked a high priority area for alternative transportation. Growing popularity of outdoor recreation has caused a surge of tourists to flood the canyons of Utah. Little Cottonwood Canyon has experienced exceptional traffic for its access to beautiful hikes, rock climbing, and incredibly fluffy snow, that many Utahns refer to as POW.
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