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National Parks

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  • Washington Monument loses 10 inches in newest measurement

    Washington Monument loses 10 inches in newest measurement
    Government surveyors have determined a new height for the Washington Monument that's nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years, officials will announce Monday. The new measurement puts the monument at 554 feet, 7 and...
  • Proposed bill would open parks to paddling craft

    Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would allow paddle-powered watercraft on additional rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., introduced the "Yellowstone and Grand Teton...
  • Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor

     Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor
    Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti stood in the kitchen of a South Side firehouse on a recent morning and explained to a small group of firefighters and paramedics why he would be a better steward of their interests than Rahm Emanuel. Take pension...
  • Free fun for Presidents Day weekend

    Free fun for Presidents Day weekend
    It's a BOGO! This long weekend we're celebrating two holidays with Valentine's Day on Saturday and Presidents Day on Monday. For a change, I'm suggesting we forgo shopping and sales and get out and enjoy some free fun in the South Florida sun. In...
  • Presidents Day coupons and retail deals

    Presidents Day coupons and retail deals
    You'll <3 my huge list of Presidents Day weekend freebies, dining deals and retail coupons to save at sales this weekend. Give your sweetie a free $168 4G tablet from T-Mobile, find savings at the stores, plus get free entry at natonal parks through...
  • New herd of bighorn sheep moved to Northern Hills in SD

    When the Grizzly Gulch fire of June and July 2002 charred 11,589 acres of forest around Lead and Deadwood, it created ideal habitat for bighorn sheep. On Thursday, officials with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department took advantage of the burn...
  • Weekend entrance, camp fees waived at Teddy Roosevelt Park

    The National Park Service is marking the President's Day holiday on Monday by waiving entrance fees at all 405 national parks this weekend, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Camping fees also will be waived at the park...
  • Dog food recall is expanded

    Dog food recall is expanded
    Pet food maker J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso has expanded a recall of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks to include its Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks. Only the Chicken Tender Chunks were listed in the original recall in January. The...
  • National parks waiving admissions fees for Presidents' Day weekend; 5 more free days in 2015

    Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks are waiving admission for visitors from Feb. 14 to 16 in observance of Presidents' Day. The fee waiver applies to people entering the parks in by car, RV, bus, snowmobile or other means. The parks will...
  • Deal: Free 'Winter Wonderlands' guide to snow play at 15 national parks

    Deal: Free 'Winter Wonderlands' guide to snow play at 15 national parks
    Winter at national parks generally is the slow season -- and the snow season. The National Parks Foundation offers a free "Winter Wonderlands" guide to inspire travelers to go ice fishing, stargazing, snowshoeing or skiing at 15 parks around the country....
  • National Park Service: Denali Park Road to be plowed to mile 12 Saturday, weather permitting

    National Park Service officials say the road through Denali National Park and Preserve will be plowed to mile 12 Saturday, weather permitting. Opening part of the 92-mile Denali Park Road to private vehicles in the winter is a new program at the park....