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National Parks

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  • Rare insect imperiled by retreating ice in Glacier National Park

    Rare insect imperiled by retreating ice in Glacier National Park
    Shrinking glaciers and rising stream temperatures in Montana’s Glacier National Park are  prompting concerns about the impacts on surrounding ecological systems after perennial streams of melted ice disappear. Of particular concern is the fate...
  • Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status

     Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status
    Legislation that would allow for the creation of a Coltsville National Park passed the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the federal defense bill. The bill would allow for the establishment of a new unit within the National Park Service at...
  • For the record

    Pinnacles National Park: In the Nov. 16 Travel section, an article about Pinnacles National Park reversed the driving directions to the park's entrances. The correct routes are: To drive to the west entrance from Los Angeles, take Highway 101 north to...
  • Nov. 17 Letters: Obamacare, transgender student, Fort Monroe

    Obamacare support Re: The Nov. 12 editorial By what convoluted thinking did the Editorial Board come to the conclusion that 250,000 Virginians are being harmed by having to replace inadequate health insurance policies with more robust policies? The...
  • National Park Service shows some spine in Wrigley Field rehab

     National Park Service shows some spine in Wrigley Field rehab
    Ever since Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall, replacing a mayor who pushed the City Council to approve protected landmark status for Wrigley Field, the Cubs have pretty much had their way with plans for the venerable, now century-old, ballpark. How...
  • Fort Monroe and Grand Canyon - can you cut them up?

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his support Tuesday, Dec. 2 to seek further protection for Fort Monroe by expanding the National Park Service monument. In his remarks, McAuliffe invoked another NPS property he saw as sacred: "You don't cut up the Grand...
  • Charles R. Morrison, Poly teacher

    Charles R. Morrison, Poly teacher
    Charles R. Morrison, a former Polytechnic Institute teacher who later joined the faculty of what is now the Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville, died Nov. 2 at the Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Martins Home in Catonsville of cancer. He...
  • World travel alerts: El Salvador, Thailand, Netherlands

    El Salvador: The U.S. State Department reissued a travel warning citing high levels of crime against tourists as cause for alarm. Officials reported that 33 Americans were murdered and 366 had passports stolen or were victims of other crimes while...
  • Conscience letters of the Petrified Forest

    They’re known as conscience letters — notes sent to the rangers at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, by visitors returning pilfered rocks. “I am writing this letter in hopes of easing my conscience,” one missive reads,...
  • Family travel five: It's time to find your winter wonderland

    Family travel five: It's time to find your winter wonderland
    Plan a snowy escape with your family. Here are five wintry lodges to consider: 1) The National Park Inn; Mount Rainier National Park. Leave your technology behind and immerse yourselves in the beauty of this majestic setting in the park's Longmire...
  • Letters: Pinnacles National Park deserves a better picture

    Uninspired choice of Pinnacles photos Regarding "Vision in Spires," by Rosemary McClure, Nov. 16: Of all the photos taken in Pinnacles National Park the Travel section could have chosen, the one selected shows someone ignoring the experience by being on...