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National Parks

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Top National Parks Articles

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  • Plainfield student goes to Alaska with People to People

    When seventh-grader Julian Miner packed for his summer vacation this year, he had to include hiking boots, rubber boots that went to his knees, plenty of layers and a rain coat. That's because Julian went to Alaska on an 11-day trip with the People to...
  • California: The next grizzly habitat? Some want to see it happen

    Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?" Local shop owner Cindy Skeen...
  • Park Service to donate top of broken 1895 monument, destroy remainder

    Park Service to donate top of broken 1895 monument, destroy remainder
    It appears that only the top quarter of a 119-year-old statue will be loaned to the York County Historical Museum if a proposal from the National Park Service is accepted by the York Board of Supervisors Tuesday night.  The rest of the Shaw monument,...
  • Charlene Donchez Mowers and Matt Elliott: Continue preserving historic areas, national parks

    Families are taking summer vacations at many of our country's fabulous national parks, monuments and historic sites. Protecting these important historic and scenic places for the next generation is one of the best ideas our country has ever had, and...
  • BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West

    BLM, local law enforcement tensions near breaking point in the West
    James Perkins sees the federal Bureau of Land Management more as a belligerent occupying army than a government agency serving U.S. citizens, including those like him in south-central Utah. Perkins is the sheriff of Garfield County, a rural bastion...
  • Tourism guru shares journey to creating a destination

    Tourism guru shares journey to creating a destination
    Roger Brooks travels 350 days per year and spends most of them trying to create a place where you want to be. Brooks, 61, a tourism consultant, has worked with more than 1,000 destinations in 45 states and places abroad since the early 1980s. This is an...
  • Up close with apes, cats

    Up close with apes, cats
    When it comes to bucket lists, viewing mountain gorillas in their native habitat scores high for a lot of people. Add cheetahs, and you get an even cooler experience. Extraordinary Journeys lives up to its name with a package that holds out the promise of...
  • Hawaii braces for two hurricanes

    Hawaii braces for two hurricanes
    Hawaii braced for a one-two punch from a pair of major storms barreling toward the archipelago on Thursday, with Hurricane Iselle leading the way bringing high winds and heavy surf as Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it, U.S. officials said. Wind...
  • San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer

    San Diegans build replica sailing ship in honor of first explorer
    John Popp, a retired physics teacher, is making sure the cannons on the 16th century Spanish galleon under construction here are functional and historically precise. Each cannon is more than 9 feet long and weighs more than 1,000 pounds. Each must be...
  • New soccer facility coming to Allentown, and other company news

    New soccer facility coming to Allentown Sherman Street Soccer LLC has purchased an approximately 40,000-square-foot facility at 1344 Sherman St., Allentown, which it will convert into an indoor soccer and sports facility. Plans are to open the...
  • White House visitor center reopens after $12.6 million revamp

    White House visitor center reopens after $12.6 million revamp
    The White House Visitor Center will reopen on Saturday after a $12.6 million, two-year makeover, the National Park Service said on Wednesday. First lady Michelle Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the...