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National Parks

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  • Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval

    Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval
    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve national park status for Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood, including Samuel Colt’s factory and it’s iconic blue onion dome as well as surrounding buildings and the city’s...
  • Coltsville Finally A National Historic Park

    The sausage-making was a little unorthodox, but after two decades of work, Coltsville will become a National Historic Park. The measure was part of a $577 million defense authorization package passed by the Senate on Friday. President Obama has said...
  • Delaware Water Gap land buys

    Delaware Water Gap land buys
    Two new properties are about to be added to the nearly 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, using a $66 million mitigation fund negotiated with two electrical utilities. The National Park Service has taken formal possession of a 33....
  • After a long battle, Drake's Bay Oyster Co. packs it in

    After a long battle, Drake's Bay Oyster Co. packs it in
    It's the end of the line for Drake's Bay Oyster Co. On Dec. 31, after a long battle with the National Park Service, the California Coastal Commission, the Department of the Interior and wilderness advocates, owner Kevin Lunny and his family will...
  • Disney tops Facebook's most checked-into places in 2014

    Disney tops Facebook's most checked-into places in 2014
    Facebook users post about their day spent with Mickey Mouse more than visits to New York City, the Grand Canyon or the Vegas Strip.  Data released by Facebook's analysts reveal that out of the social network's one-billion-plus active users, Disney...
  • Blizzard on its way to California, forecasters say

    Blizzard on its way to California, forecasters say
    California is already facing heavy rain, strong winds and flooding with a major storm expected to hit late Wednesday. Now there's a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service has issued the warning for northern communities above 6,000 feet including...
  • After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville

    After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville
    HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome. That city landmark, shaped...
  • Chilling on Alberta high country slopes

    Chilling on Alberta high country slopes
    In Alberta's high country, where the Trans-Canada Highway unfurls between Banff and Lake Louise, the Rockies march shoulder to shoulder flanking the road, peaks bristling, glaciers sparkling. The place looks so good in summer it's practically a traffic...
  • Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate

    Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate
    We have been teased on Coltsville before, so let's not get hopes too high. But there's reason for cautious optimism. We speak of the long-running effort to win national historic park designation for the great 19th-century industrial village in Hartford'...
  • Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs

    One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday. The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
  • Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail from the book (and now film) 'Wild'

    Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail from the book (and now film) 'Wild'
    The film "Wild," which opened Wednesday, tells the raw personal journey of Cheryl Strayed, who took off on a 1,000-plus-mile trek presumably to find herself. Where she chose to go, the remote and challenging Pacific Crest Trail, is a thrilling back-...