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29 min ago | Business Journal

$196M: Economic benefit of Philadelphia's national parks last year, despite decline in visitors

Despite less visitors to Philadelphia's historic parks in 2013, spending increased to $196 million in communities near the parks - the result of more than 3.5 million visitors.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Independence National Historical Park, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

4 hrs ago | LA Weekly

Busted for Off-Leash Dog, Man Ordered Not to Leave Southern California

Chaparral-covered hillsides dotted with oaks surround both sides of a barbed-wire fence with signs reading: "U.S. boundary."


Related Topix: US National Parks, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, Mojave National Preserve

Wed Jul 23, 2014


5 must do adventures at Zion National Park

This story is sponsored by . From hiking and camping to touring the national parks, has everything on what to do and where to stay in Utah.


Related Topix: Zion National Park, US National Parks

3rd swimmer missing in 3 days at Lake Mead

It's the third time since Sunday search and rescue crews have been dispatched to look for swimmers who disappeared in waters near the Arizona line.


Related Topix: US National Parks

Times Herald

Top reader photos: Snow leopard, lake sunrise and more

We asked for your photos, and you shared! Here's a roundup of your best reader photos today.


Related Topix: Crater Lake National Park

NPS assesses impact of W.Va. attractions

The National Park Service is tallying up the number of visitors to West Virginia scenic attractions and how many dollars they drive to local communities.


Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, US National Parks, New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, Gauley River National Recreation Area

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.


Related Topix: National Mall, Life, Veteran Affairs

WUSA-TV Washington

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial is a project 16 years in the making.


Related Topix: Lincoln Memorial, National Mall

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates $782 Million in Economic Benefit

A new National Park Service report shows that 12,877,369 visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2013 spent $782,926,000 in communities near the park.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Blue Ridge Parkway, Watauga County, NC

Verde Independent

Tuzigoot National Monument to celebrate 75th anniversary with fee-free open house

The new Tuzigoot Museum and Visitor Center in the 1930s. The site was established as a national monument on July 25, 1939, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after extensive community collaboration and support.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale, AZ, Anthropology, University of Arizona, Science

NBC Chicago

Marine Wife Had Affair: Court Docs

Erin Corwin and a man she may have been having an affair with planned to go hunting together the day she disappeared, according to court documents As search and rescue teams continue to search the rugged terrain around Joshua Tree National Park for missing 19-year-old pregnant woman Erin Corwin, investigators are not ruling out foul play as a ... (more)


Related Topix: US National Parks, Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA, Celebrities, Christopher Lee

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Fire near GUMO extinguished after growing to 2 acres

Courtesy Photo The Frijole Ridge fire burned from last Monday to last Friday and spread to an estimated two acres of land just north of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.


Related Topix: Fire, US National Parks, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

USA Today

Museum team races to make Alaska dinosaur discoveries

Working on steep slopes in conditions that mimic wintertime in Dallas, a team from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is spending the summer in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve gathering some Museum team races to make Alaska dinosaur discoveries Working on steep slopes in conditions that mimic wintertime in Dallas, a team from the ... (more)


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, US National Parks, Denali National Park And Preserve

Tourism to Ninety Six National Historic Site creates 3.8 million dollars in Economic Benefit

That spending supported 57 jobs in the local area. "Ninety Six National Historic Site is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world," said Superintendent John Slaughter.


Related Topix: Ninety Six National Historic Site, US National Parks, Ninety Six, SC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Baltimore News

Woman with injured leg rescued in Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park rangers rescued a woman who hurt her leg in a remote area of the Teton Range.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park


Report: Visitor spending up at NM national parks

A new report shows visitors and spending were up last year in national parks across New Mexico.


Related Topix: The National, Entertainment, Television, Carlsbad Caverns National Park

KING-TV Seattle

Olympic National Park to review goat options after 2010 attack

Four years after a mountain goat fatally gored a hiker in Olympic National Park, officials are looking at ways to manage mountain goats to protect public safety and the environment.


Related Topix: US National Parks, Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, WA

Lexington Herald-Leader

Groups want multi-state trails in Ky, Tenn, Va.

Project backer Rick Stowe told WYMT-TV in Hazard that a single trail system could incorporate hiking, biking and horseback riding.

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Related Topix: Hazard, KY, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

ABC News

Another Tiny Wyoming Town for Sale: Aladdin

If you missed out on buying the tiny Wyoming town of Buford , another village is on the market.


Related Topix: Wyoming, Devils Tower National Monument, Weird

NPS taking more comment on Lamar Ranch plan

The National Park Service is accepting more public comment on proposed infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park.


Related Topix: Yellowstone National Park