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National Parks

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  • Nov. 24 Letters: Hampton projects, Fort Monroe, veterans support, assault victim

    Debt in Hampton Once again, will the last person to leave Hampton please turn off the lights. For if the Hampton City Council continues to come up with costly, unneeded capital improvement projects, then the city is likely to wind up in bankruptcy...
  • BLM rejectes application for Silurian Valley energy project

    BLM rejectes application for Silurian Valley energy project
    The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday denied a Spanish company's application to build a controversial renewable energy facility in the Mojave Desert's remote Silurian Valley, deciding the sprawling project “would not be in the public interest.&...
  • Hitting a peak at Pinnacles National Park with spires, condor sightings

    Hitting a peak at Pinnacles National Park with spires, condor sightings
    I wasn't thinking about condors as I drove through the dusty foothills of Central California approaching Pinnacles National Park. The surreal scenery within Pinnacles, America's newest national park, was too distracting. Rocky spires and craggy buttresses...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John Muir's legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears

    John Muir's legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears
    John Muir is the patron saint of environmentalism, an epic figure whose writings of mystical enlightenment attained during lone treks in California's wilderness glorified individualism, saved Yosemite and helped establish the national park system. As...
  • Free entrance to national parks and forests for Veterans Day

    Free entrance to national parks and forests for Veterans Day
    National parks and forests across the country will waive entrance fees Tuesday in honor of Veterans Day. For the first time, California state parks are waiving fees too. The connection between the healing powers the outdoors has on members of the military...
  • California fall colors: If you want this picture of Half Dome, go now

    California fall colors: If you want this picture of Half Dome, go now
    Yosemite Valley in the national park was a bright spot for fall colors this week, and travelers who go this weekend may be lucky enough to catch the tail end of peak colors. Those hues are captured in Nicholas Barnhart's photo of Half Dome reflected...
  • Florida's Everglades quarter debuts

    Florida's Everglades quarter debuts
    Florida is back in circulation. Well, a new quarter honoring Everglades National Park is. It's the 25th of 56 planned quarters in the America The Beautiful Quarters Program. This is the fifth and final new U.S. quarter for the year, and it debuts today....
  • 10 best camp sites around the world

    10 best camp sites around the world
    Whether you're a novice camper or a wilderness expert, you'll probably agree that there is something peaceful and majestic about sleeping under the stars. Camping has always been a universally loved past time and warm summer months offer the perfect...