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State Parks

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  • Rock climber falls about 60 feet at Ralph Stover State Park

    A rock climber is recovering from broken bones and other injuries after police say he fell about 60 feet at a state park in eastern Pennsylvania. Bucks County park rangers have yet to release the name of the man who fell from a rock face in Ralph...
  • Letter: Private development at state park a lousy deal

    Recently, in a USA Today poll, Indiana Dunes State Park was voted the 7th Best State Park in the U.S. out of more than 6,000 parks. Indeed, the Indiana Dunes State Park is a popular place to visit, and reaches capacity more than 30 days annually during...
  • Funding, experience handcuffed other pavilion bidder

    Funding, experience handcuffed other pavilion bidder
    Dunes Pavilion Renaissance Inc., had a plan. It included subleasing a small portion of the ground floor of the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion to a business that rented kayaks and offered guided waterway tours. There would be bike and beach...
  • New York state park system gets 35 new police officers

    New York state's parks are getting 35 new police officers. The new graduates of the Basic School of the State Parks Police Academy will begin a 10-week field training program at regional commands around the state. Patrol work comes later. The 35...
  • She Can't Afford To Take Her Medication (Can TBL Find A Better Deal?)

    She Can't Afford To Take Her Medication (Can TBL Find A Better Deal?)
    Q: I read your recent column on the cost of generic drugs for less than your co-pay (cour.at/1vO3W4B). My prescription plan at work is with CVS Caremark. One of the prescriptions that I need to take for my high blood pressure is Edecrin, but the cost of...
  • W.Va. to have 4 forests in Old Growth Forest Network

    Four West Virginia forests are being added to the Old Growth Forest Network. The first West Virginia forest to be added to the network of ancient forests is one located in the federally protected New River Gorge National River. That will occur on April...
  • Letchworth State Park gets top spot in national reader poll

    Letchworth State Park has a new honor. The western New York park grabbed the top spot in the 2015 USA Today Readers' Choice Award for Best State Park. It beat out Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan. Watkins Glen State Park in the...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: March 31 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on improving state parks: West Virginia's 32 beautiful state parks have no shortage of trees. Unfortunately, money doesn't grow on them. That's the reality...
  • Dunes Pavilion project detailed, ready for scrutiny

    Dunes Pavilion project detailed, ready for scrutiny
    While critics say the lease deal for the renovation and operation of the Indiana Dunes State Pavilion leaves the door to future improvements, state officials defended the process as open and fair. In advance of an April 6 open house that offers...
  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2015. There are 275 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 31, 2005, Terri Schiavo, 41, died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a...
  • New Mexico: Observatory near Socorro to host stargazing party

    New Mexico: Observatory near Socorro to host stargazing party
    Mark your calendar for a stargazing party April 17 and 18 at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory in New Mexico. The observatory is about 80 miles south of Albuquerque near Socorro in the Magdalena Mountains of Cibola National Forest. Its remoteness makes it...