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4 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Glacier National Park chalets celebrate a century

Around a bend on Glacier's Highline Trail, the chalet comes into view, notifying weary hikers their trek is nearly over, or for day hikers, that a cold Gatorade and a place to rest awaits them.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

NewsOK.com

Elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park

Park spokesman Al Nash says bull elk are much more aggressive toward people and vehicles this time of year, and visitors should keep a safe distance from the animals and look around corners before exiting buildings or walking around blind spots.

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Examiner.com

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower is a remarkable geologic feature in South Dakota. It was featured in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

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WUSA-TV Washington

National Book Festival opens moves inside Saturday

The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall.

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Aurora Advocate

ID pending for body found in CVNP, where search for missing woman ongoing

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office had not yet identified a body by press time that was found by park rangers Aug. 28 around 6 p.m. in the Cuyahoga River, north of the Highland Road bridge, in Brecksville.

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Related Topix: Cuyahoga County, OH, Brecksville, OH, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, OH

Manawatu Evening Standard

Death Valley rock mystery finally solved

The cracking sounds were ferocious. An ankle-deep, frozen lake in Death Valley National Park was breaking apart under sunny skies.

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Related Topix: Death Valley National Park, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, UFO and Alien, Weather

WBIR-TV Knoxville

NC man sentenced for ginseng poaching in the Smokies

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a repeat American ginseng poacher to more than five months in jail for the illegal possession or NC man sentenced for ginseng poaching in the Smokies ASHEVILLE - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a repeat American ginseng poacher to more than five months in jail for the illegal possession or Check out this ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Bryson City, NC, US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Smithsonian to honor La. family's civil rights efforts

Small communities like Bogalusa, La., often are overlooked in histories of the civil rights movement, but a new museum on the National Mall aims to change that.

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Related Topix: Bogalusa, LA, National Mall, Jackson State University

KXLY-TV Spokane

Chalet in Olympic National Park to be relocated

Park officials say the Enchanted Valley Chalet in Olympic National Park is being relocated to protect the east fork of the Quinault River.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Third tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park.

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ABC News

Agency Seeks Comment on Arizona Memorial Tickets

The National Park Service is accepting feedback on its new offering of "next day" tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

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KOMO News

Eatonville Post Office to be named for slain park ranger

The U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson who was shot and killed in 2012 while doing her job at Mount Rainier National Park.

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WKYC-TV Cleveland

Body found in river in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Crews are in the process of removing an unidentified body from the Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near the Highland Road bridge.

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The Wichita Eagle

US Book Festival adds programs on movies, cooking

New events are being added to this year's National Book Festival, including a discussion with writers whose books were made into movies, and cooking demonstrations by top chefs.

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Related Topix: National Mall, Entertainment

The Intelligencer

Rangers find body in river at Ohio park

Authorities say two park rangers searching for a missing Ohio woman at Cuyahoga Valley National Park have found a body in the river.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Woman dies at Burning Man: First death in seven years

Burning Man participants bike on the playa during the annual Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev., Aug. 25. A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert.

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Related Topix: Burning Man, Arts, Pershing County, NV, Yellowstone National Park, US News

Monterey County Herald

Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit - a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Man who stabbed, raped woman in Smokies is sentenced

The man who pleaded guilty to stabbing and raping a woman the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will spend the next 27 years behind bars.

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NewsOK.com

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Fall, head trauma killed Russian hiker

Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.

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