With winter's grip loosening on southern Utah, more visitor facilities are opening for the summer at Zion National Park.
A review of how Congress acted on wilderness legislation shows that the National Park System benefited quite nicely during the 111th session, but it could have fared better.
Crews were able to get the east entrance road to Zion National Park repaired and open to traffic Friday, four days after a section was washed out.
Two days after torrential rains forced the closure of Zion National Park, officials on Thursday reopened Zion Canyon, but with some restrictions.
Zion National Park was closed shortly before noon Tuesday as rising flows in the Virgin River posed a threat to the park's infrastructure in Zion Canyon. Both the Zion Lodge and the Watchman Campground were being evacuated, park officials said.