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National Parks

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  • Fort Monroe progressing with property transfers

    Fort Monroe progressing with property transfers
    HAMPTON — Virginia owns land along the Chesapeake Bay it wants to hand to the federal government, and state officials may agree to pay for land they believe the state already owns. Fort Monroe is steeped in some of the country's richest history,...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Outdoors notebook
    Fishing show: "George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing" begins its 15th year Dec. 31 on the NBC Sports Network. Twelve new episodes will air on Wednesdays through April, and then on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from April-July. They include...
  • Chamberlin plans to expand; Fort Monroe has no say

    Chamberlin plans to expand; Fort Monroe has no say
    A Hampton Roads icon, Old Point Comfort's The Chamberlin, is planning to expand, officials of the Fort Monroe Authority disclosed Thursday -- and then hastened to say it has nothing to do with them. The former hotel is now a senior living center...
  • 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...
  • The great fear of the great outdoors

    The great fear of the great outdoors
    Americans find ourselves in a period — arguably, the first in our nation's history — when our unease about being in nature is coming to outweigh our desire for it. We have a growing intolerance for inconvenience, a feeling well captured by the...
  • Groups seek to save Battle of Princeton's hallowed ground

    PRINCETON — The battle was going against the Americans. Gen. Hugh Mercer was knocked to the ground when his horse was shot out from under him. He was surrounded by advancing British troops and bayoneted seven times. American soldiers were...
  • Get greater vacation value with wilderness getaways

    Get greater vacation value with wilderness getaways
    When it comes to affordable getaway options, wilderness retreats have a great deal to offer. With plenty of free and cost-effective activities built into the experience, there are lots of things to love about the impact these types of trips have on your...
  • 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,...
  • 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...