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National Parks

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  • Supreme Court declines to hear Point Reyes oyster farmer's case

    Supreme Court declines to hear Point Reyes oyster farmer's case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of the oysterman who has waged a years-long fight to continue operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The decision was the last chance for Kevin Lunny to undo the decision of the U.S. 9th...
  • For American Indians, Yosemite has a ruinous and bloody history

    Two little American Indian girls hid motionless in a cave, covered in brush as soldiers passed through Yosemite Valley. Older members of their Yosemite tribe made a quick escape up a steep, rocky canyon, and the girls were temporarily left behind, told...
  • Still moving forward at Fort Monroe

    The Fort Monroe Authority (FMA) just completed our first year of operation as the primary property owner at Fort Monroe and we are pleased to report our successes as well as share our challenges. The success of keeping the property open to the public as...
  • A year after Arizona fire, more lawsuits, little preventive action

    A year after one of the nation’s deadliest wildfires tore through Arizona’s high desert hills, killing almost all of an elite firefighter unit outside the town of Yarnell, officials are still struggling to figure out what to do to prevent a...
  • Ski resorts gear up for summer activities

    Summer can be a great time to visit ski resorts. The weather is usually glorious, and there are numerous outdoor activities, festivals and cultural offerings aimed at attracting visitors and entertaining locals. In this generally slower time of year,...
  • Floods in Alaska national park prompt emergency evacuations

    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - More than 100 tourists and workers have been airlifted out of a private lodge in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve after floods washed out portions of a road and left them stranded, a National Park Service spokeswoman...
  • Park service lays out scope, value of Fort Monroe National Monument

    Park service lays out scope, value of Fort Monroe National Monument
    HAMPTON — In the nearly three years since President Barack Obama declared portions of Fort Monroe a national monument, the National Park Service has played little more than a supporting role on the former Army base. Park service employees clad...
  • Free park-ing: Exploring the gratis parts of Maryland's National Park system

    Free park-ing: Exploring the gratis parts of Maryland's National Park system
    Maryland residents often take the history and beauty gracing the state for granted, but there’s always a new way to view the area that takes into account just how special a place it is to explore. Take Baltimore, for instance. “It’s...
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
  • Body found in search for Seattle hiker missing near Mt. Rainier

    Body found in search for Seattle hiker missing near Mt. Rainier
    National Park Service rangers have suspended the search for a missing Seattle hiking enthusiast and author after finding the body of a woman in the search area around Mount Rainier, park officials told Reuters on Saturday. The body had not been...
  • As hobby drone use increases, so do concerns about privacy, security

    As hobby drone use increases, so do concerns about privacy, security
    Some Los Angeles Kings fans were celebrating the team's Stanley Cup win outside the Staples Center last week when they noticed a Phantom-model quadcopter drone buzzing above, surveying the scene. Angry at the intrusion, they knocked it down using a T-...