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3 hrs ago | Kenai Fjords National Park

February 2014 Monthly Weather Summary

The Kenai Fjords area saw a return to more typical temperatures in February when the average monthly temperature dropped below freezing, yet remained slightly above the 30-year normal for the month.

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Related Topix: Kenai, AK, Weather, Seward, AK, Kenai Fjords National Park

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Airman guilty of some charges in Lackland sex case

This prize-winning photo of a couple in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was taken in 2012 by Nathan G. Wilson-Crow, an Air Force photographer charged with rape and sexual assault.

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Related Topix: Lincoln Memorial, US Military, US Air Force

Everglades National Park

2014 Everglades National Park Reopens Frank Key Channel in Florida Bay

News Release Date: April 21, 2014 Contact: General Park Information , 305-242-7710 Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar , 305-242-7714 Everglades National Park has reopened areas closed to protect the Frank Key Roseate Spoonbill colony during nesting season.The channel running along the west end of Frank Key, and the Carl Ross Key campsite, have been ... (more)

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The Wichita Eagle

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

In this combination of March 2014 photos, a slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in Duesseldorf, Germany; a jogger runs on the snow-covered grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington; and a worker, suffering from heat exhaustion, leaves her shift early at the salt evaporation ponds in Anse-Rouge, Haiti.

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Related Topix: Weather, Washington Monument

KMPH-TV Fresno

Ocean Beach fires may be reined in

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that officials are proposing a 9 p.m. curfew on beach fires, to help rein in drunken revelry, unattended blazes and littering.

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Related Topix: Memorial Day, Life, Holidays, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Wind Cave National Park Preps For Controlled Burn Apr. 22

Officials are preparing for a nearly 2,200-acre planned fire at Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota.

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Sunherald.com

Student watercolors of parks being displayed

Great Smoky Mountains National Park says as part of National Park Week this week, the watercolors will be on display at Sugarlands Visitor Center and at Park Headquarters through May 12. Well-known parks such as Grand Canyon National Park are included as well as lesser known sites.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Grand Canyon National Park

SooToday

Keystone may be stalled, but not the protests

Teepee's are set up with the U.S. Capitol in the background, on the National Mall, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Washington.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Palo Alto climber hospitalized after bold rescue at Yosemite National Park

A badly injured Palo Alto rock climber was plucked via helicopter from a craggy and nearly vertical spire in Yosemite National Park after he took a tumble during an outing on Sunday, officials said.

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Related Topix: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA, US National Parks, Fresno, CA

Newsday

Two dredging projects to begin next fall at Fire Island National Seashore

The National Park Service has approved a plan to dredge about 60,000 cubic yards of sand at Watch Hill and 10,000 cubic yards at Sailors Haven between October and the end of the year.

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ABC News

Rock Climber Hurt in Yosemite Fall

Authorities say a rock climber at Yosemite National Park had to be rescued by helicopter after falling 30 feet and suffering major injuries.

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Related Topix: Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Travel

WATE-TV Knoxville

Suspect to enter guilty plea in 2012 Smokies attack, stabbing

The man arrested earlier this year for a 2012 stabbing and sexual assault in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to enter a guilty plea according to court documents.

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St. Augustine Record

Obamas and thousands of others in Washington area celebrate Easter

As dawn streaked the sky above the Mall on Sunday, April Vance was far from her native California, where she usually celebrates Easter, but she felt right at home.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, US National Parks, Lincoln Memorial, Family, Kids, Washington Monument

Canyonlands National Park

National Park Service Announces Fire Restrictions

Due to the continued very high fire danger and current level of fire activity in the State of Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Canyonlands National Park

National Parks Traveler

Celebrate North Cascades, Olympic And Mount Rainier National Parks At Spring Gala

Time is running out to land a ticket to a gala affair in support of North Cascades , Olympic , and Mount Rainier national parks.

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Related Topix: Grand Canyon National Park

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WKBT

National parks free this weekend

Entrance fees will be waived at all U.S. national park sites this Saturday and Sunday to kick off National Park Week, which runs through April 27. With more than 400 National Park Service sites covering 84 million acres in the United States, there are plenty of spots to explore.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Gettysburg National Military Park, Yellowstone National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Travel

Greenwich Citizen

Indiana Dunes parks aim to showcase diversity

Officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park want people to know they have much more than just sand.

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Related Topix: Indiana, US National Parks, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The Fresno Bee

Recreation areas reopening after Yosemite fire

Stanislaus National Forest officials say they are opening several seasonal roads, campgrounds and day use areas, including Rainbow Pool Day Use Area and Rim of the World Vista.

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HeraldNet

Crater Lake's annual snowfall gradually declining

Crater Lake National Park averaged 460 inches of snow each year between 2000 and 2013.

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The Olympian

Olympic unveils new Junior Ranger booklet for kids

Young visitors to Olympic National Park can enhance their experience by completing "Ocean Stewards," a new addition to the park's Junior Ranger program.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US National Parks, Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, WA, North Cascades National Park

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