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55 min 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

CBS Local

Third Tourist Cited For Flying Drone In Yellowstone National Park

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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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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Norwalk Citizen News

Fort Larned celebrates 50th anniversary as park

The Fort Larned National Historic Site about 130 miles northwest of Wichita is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the day President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation making the fort a national park.

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Examiner.com

National Park Service bans the use of drones in parks

The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety.

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Examiner.com

Ten Sleep Canyon in the Big Horn National Forest

Travel from Buffalo, Wyoming west towards Yellowstone National Park on route 16 will take you through the Bighorn National Forest.

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Greenwich Citizen

Interest in dark night rises, even in Vegas

Bill Dickinson heads up one National Park Service site that can't escape the famous glare of Las Vegas, but he would prefer to be left in the dark.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Heidi Massie: Fire! You can save your home

We've been preparing for years, hoping we would never again experience a firestorm like the one that ravaged our Yosemite National Park community of Foresta in August 1990.

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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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WRAL.com

3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

Park officials said Friday that Donald Criswell of Molalla, Oregon, flew an unmanned aircraft over Midway Geyser Basin and near bison on Aug. 19. In early August, rangers charged Theodorus Van Vliet of the Netherlands after his drone allegedly crashed into Grand Prismatic Spring.

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National Parks Traveler

Floating Through The Gates Of Lodore In Dinosaur National Monument

The Green River is one such river, born high in the Wind River Range of Wyoming and flowing steadily down to its confluence with the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park .

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NewsOK.com

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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Peninsula Daily News

Olympic National Park adopts federal policy banning unmanned aircraft

Unmanned aircraft are banned from within the boundaries of Olympic National Park unless there is written approval from Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, park officials announced Thursday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Ex-Yosemite Lodge manager indicted on fraud, ID theft charges

A former assistant manager at Yosemite Lodge in Yosemite National Park was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on wire fraud and identity theft charges in connection with guest charges at the lodge, U.S Attorney Benjamin Wagner's office said.

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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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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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Monterey County Herald

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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Scientific American

Forest Service Allows Logging Of Burned Trees Near Yosemite National Park

The U.S. Forest Service said on Wednesday it would sell thousands of trees burned in last year's devastating wildfire around Yosemite National Park to loggers in an effort to reduce fuel for future blazes and stimulate the regional economy.

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The Missoula Independent Online

Leave it right here

The nonstop work of policing etiquette in national parks by Jourdan Arenson Ranger Maureen McLean relies on her overwhelmingly gregarious nature to help visitors enjoy wildflower season at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.

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