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A cruise to Devils Island Light and the other lighthouses at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Ultimate Lighthouse Cruise, is scheduled for this Saturday./David and Kay Scott With powerful storms and bone-chilling cold a common occurrence, life as a Lake Superior lighthouse isn't an easy one. Depending upon the condition of each lighthouse, preservation work included new concrete footings, plastering, painting, and repairs to roofs, sidewalks, and lanterns.
In this June 11, 2014 file photo, longhorn cattle wander through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in the Badlands of North Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt ranched cattle while he briefly lived in North Dakota, before he was president.
Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during their winter migration. Friends of Animals and the Buffalo Field Campaign filed Monday's petition with agencies including the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, which manages lands adjacent to the park.
The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area. Family and friends say he likely planned a hike in the Piegan Pass and Mount Siyeh areas.
A key piece of evidence, hundreds of oral testimonies and new artifacts were unveiled Monday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum dedicated to the deadly 1995 bombing. The additions are part of a nearly $8 million project that aims to attract a new generation of visitors to the structure, including those too young to remember the attack by Timothy McVeigh on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.
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Yellowstone National Park is looking for volunteers to help with two projects in Lamar Valley on Sept. 27, which is National Public Lands Day.
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near a foothill community south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park in central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.
The secret to Arches may be what you can do there that you cannot in some other national parks: amble all over the landscape. Ken Burns shares secrets of Arches National Park The secret to Arches may be what you can do there that you cannot in some other national parks: amble all over the landscape.
A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California on Sunday due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave. The fires are threatening hundreds of homes.
Visitors to Yucca House National Monument near Cortez will continue to have access to the little-known ruins that make up one of the most significant Ancestral Puebloan sites in the state. The Montezuma County commissioners last week rejected a landowner's request to close the 78-year-old road to the monument where it passes through a 1.4-mile easement on private property.
Another fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park that started Sunday afternoon has swept to the edge of Bass Lake, burned at least 10 homes and forced more than 1,000 evacuations, authorities said. The Courtney fire began about 1:40 p.m. near Oakhurst -- the same area where the Junction Fire destroyed at least eight homes last month.
The National Park Service said entrance fees for Lake Mead National Recreation Area have resumed. Officials started charging to go through the area Sunday.
This is the view from the Bloody Marsh unit of Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. A couple who bought 12 acres of marsh want Glynn County or other residents to buy up marsh around Bloody Marsh to protect the historic vista from encroachment.
Authorities in Colorado were searching for two boys missing in the rugged Comanche Peak Wilderness north of Rocky Mountain National Park. Larimer County officials say the boys, ages 11 and 12, were hunting small game with a group from the area.
Gorgeous hand crafted log home and guest house situated on three picturesque acres in Wilson. Ideally located only steps away from restaurant and market amenities in the Aspens, and less than 5 miles from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Teton National Park.
This fall, head to Asheville , North Carolina , situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountain range. The Biltmore Estate , one of the most famous landmarks in the area, the charming atmosphere, and friendly people make Asheville a favorite vacation destination.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:03 am
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