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State Parks

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  • As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny

    As State Land Transfers Increase, Bill Seeks More Public Scrutiny
    HARTFORD — Most people in Connecticut assume that land in state parks, state forests and wildlife preserves are forever protected for the benefit of all residents. That's not always true. Four years ago, state legislators approved a controversial...
  • Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges

    Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges
    An Aurora man who broke both legs in a fall from a canyon ledge in Starved Rock State Park could face charges, authorities said. Christopher Stewart, 18, of Aurora, climbed over a wooden railing, stepped off a walkway and jumped onto a rim along Wildcat...
  • Grissom's Indiana hometown remembers Gemini 3 50 years later

    NASA's Gemini 3 mission, nicknamed "Molly Brown," was a stepping stone to putting a man on the moon. Monday celebrates that flight's 50th anniversary, and Ray Boomhower will revisit Spring Mill State Park to talk about the Virgil "Gus" Grissom flight...
  • Man breaks both legs in Starved Rock accident

    Man breaks both legs in Starved Rock accident
    A man suffered two broken legs after falling from a canyon in Starved Rock State Park Friday afternoon, officials said. Utica Fire Protection District firefighters found the man at about 5:15 p.m. after receiving a call that someone had fallen from a...
  • Ohio man grateful for brother's returned dog tags

    Vince Minello idolized his older brother. A 15-year age difference separated Vince from John R. Minello Jr., known by his countless number of friends in Painesville as Jack, but he always put everything else aside to make time for his younger brother....
  • Opponents of proposed Indiana reservoir urge end to proposal

    Opponents of a proposed central Indiana reservoir are urging an economic development group to abandon its push for the $450 million project. Environmental groups held a news conference Friday at Mounds State Park to discuss concerns they said were raised...
  • Dunes state park pavilion partners say they're sensitive to concerns

    Dunes state park pavilion partners say they're sensitive to concerns
    The partners behind the group renovating the pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park and building an adjacent conference/banquet center include Porter County's former Republican Party chairman and the operators of County Line Orchard. Deb Butterfield,...
  • Environment chief: Less service at parks due to budget cuts

    Just two years ago, Connecticut launched the centennial celebration of its state parks touting its more than 100 parks, beaches and forests that extend from Hammonasset Beach on Long Island Sound to the lush woodlands of the state's northwest corner....
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: March 17 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on state's business climate: Expectations were high for the first session of the 82nd Legislature. After 83 years of the state being controlled by a...
  • Quickly for March 20: 'Religious freedom shoe poor fit on other foot'

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. The neighbor is spreading around her doggie treats again. The joys of spring are back....
  • Minnesota state parks seek fee bump to maintain services

    The public and legislators are largely supportive of the slightly higher fees that visitors to Minnesota's state parks and trails would pay this summer under Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed budget, top officials said Friday. Dayton's budget would raise the...