| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:59 PM
It's vital to Costa Mesa citizens that we preserve the essential character of our city while planning intelligently to accommodate development.
On Aug. 20, the city held its third public outreach meeting on the update of the general plan. The good part...
| Aug 27, 2013
Even as the Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park rages on, the U.S. Forest Service already has exhausted its firefighting budget for the year, which had been reduced by sequestration cuts. Not that the agency will stop fighting wildfires, but...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The year was 1907 and agricultural leaders in South Dakota recognized that conducting research on the soils, crops and rangelands of South Dakota would be important to helping the state's future progress. With much of the research at that time focused...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn praised Orland Park for its focus on green infrastructure this week during a ceremonial bill signing at the village's LEED-certified police station.
"Orland Park is a real leader in thinking green and acting green," Quinn said. "We want...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:17 AM
A little osprey chick has been the center of attention for a growing crowd of admirers this summer. It's the third chick to hatch to a pair of osprey, Tom and Audrey, who make their home on a nesting platform at the end of a dock on Kent Island. It's an...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:53 PM
PIERRE — Waterfowl hunters would get bigger bag limits for ducks and geese in South Dakota this fall under the seasons proposed by the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
South Dakota would need federal agreement to change the possession...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Elmhurst aldermen on the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee heard Monday from competing consulting teams on putting together a comprehensive land use plan for the city's newest tax increment financing district.
The North York Street...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Persistent drought in the West has prompted federal agencies to begin hauling water to wild horse herds in Nevada and restricting public lands grazing across the region.
In one part of Lincoln County, Nev., the Bureau of Land Management said it is...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:11 PM
STURGIS, S.D. - Almost 2-million surface and subsurface acres are managed by the Bureau of Land Management in South Dakota. The agency is drafting its draft resource management plan and environmental impact statement and is asking for public comment....
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Thomas Wayland was having a great time Friday morning pulling in a stubborn rainbow trout that was tugging on his line.
“Come on in, fish. It’s supper time,” urged the World War II veteran as he leaned out of his wheelchair to reel...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The two-story abstract mural — featuring a pharaoh's headpiece, a cotton field and fire spewing out of rowhouse windows — showed up suddenly this summer on a vacant house in North Baltimore.
The artwork at 4727 Old York Road came with a...