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National Parks

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  • Government shutdown blamed for 3% drop in national park visitors in 2013

    The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas...
  • IMAX movie to promote U.S. national parks to begin filming

    Tourism officials plan to go big to promote the United States to foreign visitors. IMAX big. Brand USA, the public-private partnership to promote the United States abroad, announced plans Monday to film an IMAX movie about the country's national parks...
  • Endangered desert species cling to existence

    Endangered desert species cling to existence
    TECOPA, Calif. — Under a canopy of gleaming stars, Janet Foley made her way across a dab of marshlands surrounded by harsh Mojave Desert terrain, her headlamp fixed on a live trap the size of a loaf of bread. She peered inside, smiled and said,...
  • BLM seizes cattle in range war with stubborn Nevada rancher

    LAS VEGAS – Wielding signs and slogans, several hundred demonstrators rallied Monday to support beleaguered cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his family in a turf battle against the federal government. They had responded to an alert promising a...
  • Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

    Saving the Mojave from the solar threat
    After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
  • History comes alive at free Everglades National Park celebration Saturday

    History comes alive at free Everglades National Park celebration Saturday
    Get free entry to Everglades National Park at the Homestead entrance to celebrate the fourth annual "Vintage Day." Turn-of-the-century South Florida history comes alive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as costumed Gladesmen, gator and plume hunters, park wardens,...
  • Nevada governor and senator join criticism of federal cattle roundup

    LAS VEGAS — Nevada's governor and one of its U.S. senators have joined a chorus of criticism of a month-long federal government roundup of a recalcitrant rancher’s 900 cattle that for decades have grazed on hundreds of thousands of acres of...
  • Authorities on defensive over Nevada cattle roundup on federal land

    Authorities on defensive over Nevada cattle roundup on federal land
    LAS VEGAS — Federal authorities were on the defensive Tuesday during the fourth day of their planned monthlong offensive to remove an outspoken rancher’s cattle from lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. As dozens of...
  • Ultra runners frustrated by Badwater race's move away from Death Valley

    For 27 straight summers, all that stood between runners and completion of the Badwater Ultramarathon was 135 miles of asphalt, a 13,000-foot elevation gain and late July temperatures that soared to 120 degrees and above. They called it "the toughest...
  • Discovering Yellowstone

    Discovering Yellowstone
    I could tell it was going to be an extra-special trip when driving from the Jackson Hole airport to Yellowstone National Park. More than 100 bison stampeded across the road in front of us. My husband, our 9-year-old triplets and I were enjoying the...
  • Bill would rename Yosemite peak after 19th century preservationist

    Bill would rename Yosemite peak after 19th century preservationist
    WASHINGTON — She was called the "the most famous woman in Los Angeles." That was how the wife of famed "Pathfinder" John C. Fremont was described in her Los Angeles Times obituary in 1902. Though she is not as well known today, she could be on...