| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Black Hills of South Dakota may be famous for being the home of Mount Rushmore, but those in the know make an annual trek for the rock climbing, wildlife, national park access and scenic driving options. In fact, it's particularly popular with the...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley.
The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The first family camping trip I remember was at Washington's Kalaloch, an Olympic National Park campground perched just above a wave-pummeled Pacific beach.
My parents somehow snagged an oceanfront campsite. By day, swarms of kids played on the sun-...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:47 PM
It may cost the city of Wheaton more than $1.2 million to restock its parkway trees, an impact of the emerald ash borer infestations in the area.
That's on top of another estimated $855,000 over the next fiscal year to remove more ash trees, city...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:11 PM
More than 134,000 acres have burned in a series of California wildfires that were mostly sparked by lightning last week, fire officials reported this week.
The wildfires have been difficult to fight because most are burning in remote and unforgiving...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Developers of a large senior living complex in Annapolis have more work to do before their proposal can gain preliminary environmental approval from city officials.
On Friday the city sent developers of Crystal Spring Annapolis – a proposed mix of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:58 AM
As one of the tasks that Troy Attaway handles in his role as Wnter Park’s public works director, he noted “We’re always looking for places to treat storm water.”
It’s not as easy as it sounds.
“Since we don’t...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday declared a state of emergency due to the effects of several wildfires burning in central and northern California counties.
Thousands of acres have burned in El Dorado, Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Lightning from thunderstorms moving across California today could spark more wildfires in areas of the state already burning or under smoke-filled skies.
Thousands of acres have already burned in Central and Northern California, where firefighting...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:51 AM
A weather system swirling above Northern California is capable of producing fierce lightning storms that, combined with tinder-dry vegetation, could spark a fresh round of wildfires in a region where firefighting resources have already been stretched...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Cooler weather and increased humidity are helping firefighters in Northern California battle a series of massive wildfires, the National Weather Service reported.
At the roughly 13,700-acre French fire, for example, officials reported Tuesday that ...