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National Parks

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  • Gray wolf travels more than 500 miles, then gets shot in Utah

    Long trip, sad ending. A 3-year-old female gray wolf, after traveling more than 500 miles from Wyoming, was shot and killed in southwestern Utah after a hunter apparently mistook her for a coyote, state officials said Monday. The wolf had been radio-...
  • 15 occasions to mark history by the hundreds

    15 occasions to mark history by the hundreds
    Here are 14 centennials and one quincentennial (500) worth putting on your travel calendar for 2015.   Hakone Estate & Gardens One hundred years ago, Isabel and Oliver Stine of San Francisco started work on building an authentic replica of a shogun'...
  • Signs of hope for endangered sawfish

    Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
    Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed. Behind it, he spotted two large and bizarre-looking predators: the endangered smalltooth sawfish, which use their long,...
  • Seniors go wild in photo exhibit

    Seniors go wild in photo exhibit
    Semi-naked men in their 60s and 70s fighting polar bears, running with wolves or riding a buffalo is not a common sight. But that's exactly what you'll see in the exhibition "Seniors Into the Wild" by local photographer Kaz Takahashi, at the Pride...
  • Share the Love at Faulkner Subaru

    Faulkner Subaru is pulling out the stops for the seventh annual Subaru Share the Love Event. During the fund-raiser, which started last week and runs until Jan. 2, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of one of five participating...
  • Subaru aims for $15 million during Share the Love event

    The seventh annual Subaru Share the Love Event is continuing at Faulkner Subaru.  During the fundraiser, which started Nov. 20, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of one of five participating charities for any new 2014 or 2015 Subaru...
  • Yosemite bid documents provide inside look at lucrative concessions

    WASHINGTON The next contract to run the concessions at Yosemite National Park is a lucrative and complicated package that's shedding light on business in the park even as it raises questions about who owns some famous park names. Gross revenues from...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is the Virginia Supreme...
  • Robert E. Shoemaker, retired Towson University professor

    Robert E. Shoemaker, a retired Towson University professor and accomplished philatelist, died of congestive heart failure on Dec. 31 at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 75. Dr. Shoemaker taught biology, botany and paleontology at Towson...
  • Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River

    Dominion Power, preservationists face off over proposed towers across James River
    JAMES CITY — Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is...
  • One Small Step For National Colt Park — Now Let's Build It

    One Small Step For National Colt Park — Now Let's  Build It
    Now that Coltsville has finally won National Historic Park designation, we can all sit back and relax, assured that Hartford's problems are over and that its star is finally on the rise. Right? Totally wrong. The designation is just that; Coltsville...