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National Parks

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  • National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

    After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white. With its...
  • Earliest opening in 20 years for Yosemite's Glacier Point Road

    Earliest opening in 20 years for Yosemite's Glacier Point Road
    Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park, which provides access to the popular Glacier Point overlook, opened Saturday (yes, today) -- the earliest date in 20 years. Winter snow usually closes the Yosemite National Park road until May, but this year...
  • Events set to commemorate the 1865 fall of Richmond

    Events are scheduled for April to commemorate the 1865 fall of Richmond. Officials say the four-day commemoration beginning Wednesday will feature special illuminations, programs and tours of the city's historic areas. The events are being sponsored...
  • Popular Yosemite National Park lookout opens early in season

    A road leading to spectacular views of California's Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion in at least 20 years. Glacier Point Road takes drivers to a lookout perched at 3, 214 feet above the...
  • Tour takes bicyclists for a seven-day trip through western Montana

     Tour takes bicyclists for a seven-day trip through western Montana
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: The Tour de Montana is a seven-day/six-night bicycle tour of western Montana offered July 13-19 by the Cycle House. Starting at $2,095 per...
  • Taking the Kids -- camping

    Taking the Kids -- camping
    Toilet paper or cellphone? Younger campers say having a smartphone on a camping trip is nearly as important as toilet paper, according to the 2015 North American Camping Report. I'm guessing your kids would agree and, depending on their age, might even...
  • Restaurant at Big Island's Volcano House to reopen in stages after fire

    Restaurant at Big Island's Volcano House to reopen in stages after fire
    The main restaurant at a historic Big Island hotel in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is expected to reopen in stages after a fire Tuesday that injured an employee. The fire in the kitchen at Volcano House, the only lodge within the park, was confined to...
  • Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park

    Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park
    A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms in Joshua Tree National Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile. According...
  • D.C. adorned in pink for Cherry Blossom Festival

    D.C. adorned in pink for Cherry Blossom Festival
    After biding a final and fairly certain sayonara to the icy days of winter, welcome the warmer weather with a weeks-long celebration in our nation's capital, which soon will be showered in pink. Washington's annual National Cherry Blossom Festival...
  • Valley Preferred Cycling Center chooses LVHN and other company news

    Valley Preferred Cycling Center chooses LVHN and other company news
    Valley Preferred Cycling Center chooses LVHN Lehigh Valley Health Network recently was chosen as the exclusive health care provider of Valley Preferred Cycling Center. With this new partnership, LVHN will provide medical direction on site at the...
  • Review: 'Serena'

    In her native Denmark, director Susanne Bier makes intimate, emotional and even allegorical dramas such as "After the Wedding" and "In a Better World." In Hollywood, she's a little lost, shoehorned into flat melodramas such as "Things We Lost in the...