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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...
  • Community events and announcements

    South Shore Clean Cities offers internship A college student studying business, communications, engineering, environmental science, marketing or public relations could earn up to $6,000 during a 10-week summer internship for a nonprofit organization...
  • State Parks Can Find Cash In Concessions, Sponsorships

     State Parks Can Find Cash In Concessions, Sponsorships
    Advocates for Connecticut's beautiful state parks are scrambling to find money to keep these crown jewels open and in decent shape despite Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $2 million cut in the parks' $11.5 million operating budget for the next fiscal...
  • 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...
  • Weekend Escape: Plant yourself in a garden in Silverton, Ore.

    Weekend Escape: Plant yourself in a garden in Silverton, Ore.
    Silverton, Ore., is known as the Garden City in a state famous for lush greenery and prolific gardens. My husband and I recently explored Silverton, an hour's drive south of Portland in the middle of the Willamette Valley (local T-shirts proclaim in rhyme...
  • 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...
  • Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

    March 30, 2015 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Crime and punishment Can Illinois reduce the number of people in its prison without a threat to public safety? Gov. Bruce Rauner's 28-member commission to study criminal justice and sentence issues is...