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State Parks

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  • Del. state parks to begin collecting entrance fees March 1

    Delaware officials say they will begin collecting entrance fees to state parks on March 1. Officials say daily park entrance fees for inland parks are $4 for cars registered in Delaware and $8 for out-of-state vehicles. For ocean parks, the fees are $5...
  • Va. lawmakers approve budget with state pay raises

    Virginia lawmakers approved a budget Thursday that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts benefits for welfare recipients and includes $1.5 million to buy new yurts for state parks. The approved spending plan also doesn't raise taxes,...
  • Expansion of Cacapon State Park put on indefinite hold

    An expansion of Capacon Resort State Park in Morgan County is on indefinite hold. The Journal (http://bit.ly/1wdUz44 ) says the governor's chief of staff, Charles Lorensen, told Sen. Charles Trump in a letter that excess lottery revenues won't be...
  • Natural wonders of Panama City Beach

    Natural wonders of Panama City Beach
    I've been on enough whale-watching or dolphin-spotting outings to know not to expect much. "There's a minke whale at 11 o'clock," a voice will announce excitedly over the boat's PA system. I and everyone aboard rushes to the rail, looks at 11 o'clock...
  • Frostbite Open lures golfers onto frozen Presque Isle Bay

    Gregg Wells, of Waterford, joined an elite group of golfers Sunday that numbered fewer than 160 in the world. Wearing multiple layers of clothing, topped off by heavy coats, hats and gloves, they played nine holes of golf on frozen Presque Isle Bay. The...
  • Florida environment to get billions, but how to spend it?

    After years of deep cuts to environmental programs, Florida voters last November overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, which changed the state constitution to earmark billions for conservation. But the measure left it up to the Legislature and governor...
  • Dramatic photos say it all: A 'breathtaking' ice spectacle at Niagara Falls

    Dramatic photos say it all: A 'breathtaking' ice spectacle at Niagara Falls
    Becky White has lived in Niagara Falls, Canada, her whole life, and always likes to see the falls in the winter because the view is so clear. When she visited Friday morning, the view was different. Ice had formed not just at the base of the falls,...
  • Dunes hosts May birding festival

    The inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, a joint partnership with the region's major environmental groups, takes place May 7-10. The event is meant to highlight the dunes area's rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive...
  • Fall in love with these diverse local wedding venues

    Fall in love with these diverse local wedding venues
    Choosing a venue for the wedding reception is one of the very first things couples do after getting engaged. It seems that all of the other major decisions hinge on finding the perfect place - from what kind of food to serve, to what style of dress to...
  • Ohioan escapes death penalty in slaying of pizza deliverer

    An eastern Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for 38 years for killing a pizza delivery driver and dumping her body at a state park. Guernsey County Prosecutor Dan Padden says a three-judge panel in Cambridge...
  • Hawaii lawmakers consider raising legal smoking age to 21

    It could get a lot harder to smoke traditional and electronic cigarettes in Hawaii, especially for young people. State lawmakers are considering raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 for traditional and electronic cigarettes. They're also...