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National Parks

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  • Fort Monroe: Tours help visitors to new park get to know the old fort

    Fort Monroe: Tours help visitors to new park get to know the old fort
    The authorities in charge of Fort Monroe are looking for new ways to bring history to visitors beyond traditional brick-and-mortar displays within the Casemate Museum. Guides have started hosting weekly walking tours that wind through the nearly 560-...
  • If grizzly bears returned, would Californians be safe?

    Things could get a little bit wilder in California in the not-too-distant future. OR-7, the celebrated wolf that wandered from northeastern Oregon all the way into California, didn't stay here. But he settled fairly close, in southwestern Oregon, with a...
  • Drone crashes into famed hot spring at Yellowstone National Park

    Drone crashes into famed hot spring at Yellowstone National Park
    A tourist seeking to take pictures of Yellowstone National Park crashed a camera-equipped drone into its largest hot spring, possibly damaging the prized geothermal feature, a park official said on Wednesday. The incident follows the crash earlier...
  • Did camera-equipped drone crash into Yellowstone's largest hot spring?

    Did camera-equipped drone crash into Yellowstone's largest hot spring?
    If you're going to a national park this summer, leave your drone at home. The National Park Service banned the use of "unmanned aircraft" of any shape or size in parks in June, but that hasn't stopped some tourists from using high-tech flying cameras to...
  • Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest

    Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest
    A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 32-year-old hunter with starting a campfire last year that spread to become the Rim fire, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park. It became the third-largest blaze in state...
  • Hampton plans to create Fort Monroe zoning

    Hampton plans to create Fort Monroe zoning
    With a master plan and design standards already in place on Fort Monroe, the city now plans to add a layer of bureaucracy its staff says is necessary to protect the city's interest if portions of the historic property are ever sold to private developers....
  • Grizzlies? In California? Why not?

    Not long ago, the grizzly bear graced more than the state's flag in California. In the 1800s, grizzlies could still be spotted swimming to Angel Island, and the man who became known as Grizzly Adams reportedly took his pet grizzly for regular walks in...
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park is unmatched in the park system

    Lassen Volcanic National Park is unmatched in the park system
    The moment had arrived. That magical wisp of time at sunset when the earth is transformed by golden light and the sky takes on kaleidoscopic colors. We had been following a trail around Manzanita Lake, one of the most iconic features of California's...
  • Pitfalls of Utah's arch-swinging thrill-seekers

    There are many ways to enjoy nature. Hiking and camping amid peaceful and lightly traveled backcountry. Hunting and fishing. Off-road cycling or bouncing around in all-terrain vehicles. Now we can add swinging from ropes attached to timeless sandstone...
  • Aug. 9 Letters: Same-sex marriages, newspapers, green space, Fort Monroe

    A slippery slope Re: "Ending discrimination," Aug. 3. Your editorial celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage is shortsighted despite the claim of being on the right side of history. Readers should be very aware that, except for references to...
  • Plainfield student goes to Alaska with People to People

    When seventh-grader Julian Miner packed for his summer vacation this year, he had to include hiking boots, rubber boots that went to his knees, plenty of layers and a rain coat. That's because Julian went to Alaska on an 11-day trip with the People to...