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  1. Pearl Harbor survivors will toast using original USS Arizona glassesRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

    Four of the eight remaining survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on the doomed battleship USS Arizona will drink a final toast to their shipmates in arms on the 73rd anniversary of the day of infamy, the National Park Service said. John Delmar Anderson, Lauren Fay Bruner, Louis A. Conter and Donald Gay Stratton will drink from original champagne glasses from the USS Arizona, according to the park service.


  2. Mining industry asks federal court to lift ban on uranium mining near Grand CanyonRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | The Raw Story

    The American mining industry is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ban on new uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon in a legal battle with environmentalists over impacts on the premier U.S. park. In 2012, the Obama administration set aside for 20 years new mining claims and limited development on existing claims on roughly 1 million acres of public lands in northern Arizona adjacent to the Grand Canyon.


  3. Cherokee Lights and Legends Christmas Event Begins Nov. 28Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    The annual Cherokee Lights and Legends Christmas event is coming to the Cherokee Indians Fairgrounds in Cherokee, N.C. beginning Nov. 28, 2014. The annual holiday celebration will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 3. The event will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will open longer hours on New Year's Eve from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and will feature New Year's Eve fireworks.


  4. Polar Bear Tatqiq Wears It WellRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | San Diego Zoo Weblogs

    If you visit the San Diego Zoo's Polar Bear Plunge these days, you might see something new: Tatqiq is wearing a white collar! While Tatqiq seems to be enjoying both wearing this new accessory and the training involved in putting it on and taking it off every day, our motives for having her wear it are focused on conservation science. Tatqiq will be contributing to research led by the U.S. Geological Survey focused on developing a better understanding of the behavior of wild polar bears in Alaska.


  5. Sand Creek Massacre: Rocky Mountain PBS Will Air an Hour-Long Special on ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Denver Westword

    On Saturday, November 29, members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes will gather in southeast Colorado to mark the 150th anniversary of that dark day in 1864 when 150 tribal members -- most of them elderly men, women and children -- were killed by volunteer soldiers led by Colonel John Chivington. But you don't have to travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to learn more about this dark day in Colorado history.


  6. Spotlight on green news & views: Fracking boom meets weak ND regulation, the melt in glacier parkRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


  7. 150+ Cockfighting Roosters EuthanizedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    More than 150 fighting roosters were euthanized by Riverside Department of Animal Services this week after being discovered in an unincorporated area east of Desert Hot Springs and north of Thousand Palms. Authorities first investigated the property off Virgo Road because shots were heard coming from it.


  8. Glacier Point Road open -- for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | RecordNET

    But the vista is likely to be available only to intrepid hikers and wildlife as soon as this weekend, with another storm bearing down, expected to drop snow on higher elevations in the Sierras. Glacier Point offers a stunning view of the Yosemite Valley below and was closed by last weekend's storm.


  9. Ninth annual Sticks for Soldiers event Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Fairfield Citizen-News

    It was August 16, 2010 and Holbert's unit was responding to an explosion near the outer perimeter of the forward operating base. This was Holbert's fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan.


  10. Incident inflames criticism over Teton elk huntRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk drive last week led to a roadside firing line in plain sight. The Nov. 19 incident, which resulted in six citations, was preventable and was the product of novice hunters who have few places to go far from roads, said Bob Wharff , executive director of Wyoming Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.


  11. Flooding at Mount Rainier National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Acting superintendent Tracy Swartout says in a statement Tuesday that heavy rain falling on snowpack at high elevation has created dangerous conditions throughout the park. Swartout says rain falling on snow is similar to conditions present during severe flooding in November 2006.


  12. Golden Gate National Recreation Area Proposes A Number Of Higher FeesRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | National Parks Traveler

    With more than 100 units of the National Park System that charge fees of some sort, keeping track of proposed fee increases is not easy. Among the latest is one from Golden Gate National Recreation Area , where officials are proposing higher fees or visiting Muir Woods and Alcatraz, along with higher parking fees for the NRA and the Presidio.


  13. Trace The Natchez Trace This WinterRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | National Parks Traveler

    Travel two centuries ago was a water world, where rivers were the highways for exploration and movement across new lands. Thick forests hampered overland travel, but the need for connections between river drainages was keen, and primitive overland trails were created.


  14. Flooding Forces Closure Of Mount Rainier National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | National Parks Traveler

    "Rain on snow" conditions similar to those in 2006 that spawned devastating floods in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington led to flooding Tuesday that forced park officials to close the Nisqually Entrance to the park and order the evacuation of park employees and guests at the National Park Inn at Longmire. Park officials could not immediately be reached to say how many employees and guests were being moved out of the park, or to comment on whether the entrance road was in danger of being washed out by the flows of Kautz Creek.


  15. Metro investigating strangling death of woman found near Lake MeadRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Las Vegas Sun

    Police are seeking information on a 41-year-old woman whose body was found strangled to death near Lake Mead earlier this month. The body of Julia Garcia, also known as Julia Lopez-Maravilla, was found wrapped in plastic Nov. 15 near East Lake Mead Boulevard and Pabco Road, near the entrance to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Metro Police said in a statement.


  16. Senator visits Florence SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Bitterroot Star

    By Michael Howell Senator Jon Tester visited with fourth graders at Florence-Carlton Elementary last week, reading a story to them and answering general questions.


  17. Ninth annual Sticks for Soldiers event SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Fairfield Citizen-News

    Marine Sgt. Aaron Alonso wheeled himself the entire route in a 5K road race in August, just seven months after he lost both legs and sustained severe abdominal injuries in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.


  18. Proposed EPA ozone rule could suffocate the economyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | World Magazine

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a reduction in the amount of allowable ozone in the air Americans breathe. The new limit is supposed to improve human health, but opponents say the benefits are exaggerated and the rule will create "massive and disruptive" economic challenges for businesses.


  19. More rain forecast for Thanksgiving in WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Forecasters say a break in the rain Wednesday is allowing rivers to crest as they carry off Tuesday's rain and melting snow. Flooding closed Mount Rainier National Park but it reopened Wednesday morning with roads cleared.


  20. Minor to moderate floods for several Wash. riversRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Flooding at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington has prompted park officials to temporarily close park access at the Nisqually entrance. Acting Superintendent Tracy Swartout said Tuesday that heavy rain falling on snowpack at high elevation has created dangerous conditions throughout the park.