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National Parks

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  • Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks

    Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
    For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday. During an ongoing relocation effort, dozens of bighorns have been captured with nets...
  • Norma Friedemann, Evanston

    Norma Friedemann, Evanston
    Age: 84 Writing letters since: The early 2000s, mainly for the Chicago Tribune. Writes about a variety of issues in Illinois from gun control to health care costs. Her biggest concern is climate change, saying, "It upsets me that people don't realize...
  • National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

    National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'
    WASHINGTON — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white....
  • Tour takes bicyclists for a seven-day trip through western Montana

     Tour takes bicyclists for a seven-day trip through western Montana
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: The Tour de Montana is a seven-day/six-night bicycle tour of western Montana offered July 13-19 by the Cycle House. Starting at $2,095 per...
  • As Obama arrives, remember the lessons of Pullman

    As Obama arrives, remember the lessons of Pullman
    Like the Petrified Forest National Park, the national monument that President Barack Obama will dedicate Thursday in Chicago is a place of arresting beauty. The back story of Pullman isn't pretty. The Far South Side neighborhood looks like a movie set...
  • 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...
  • Boston, Chicago lead in ratings of extra-large U.S. hostels

     Boston, Chicago lead in ratings of extra-large U.S. hostels
    If saving money trumps luxury amenities when you're on the hunt for lodging, hostels can be a good choice. While at one time staying in a hostel meant sharing a dorm with strangers, it's now possible in some locations to get private rooms. Hostelworld.com...
  • Outdoors notebook

    Outdoors notebook
    Ocean expo: The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 21-22 at the Broward County Convention Center. There are seminars on spearfishing, lobstering, free diving, underwater photography, shipwreck diving, kayak fishing and diving,...
  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...