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Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

Wyoming hired firms to market tourism

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Office of Tourism has hired an Ohio public relations agency to help promote the state's tourism industry.

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High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

SEATTLE — Visitors to Seattle’s Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Glacier National Park breaks attendance record

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park has broken its record for most visitors in a single year. 

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Ghost towns of the Southwest

Ghost towns of the Southwest

DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION, Calif. — The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

JACKSON, Wyo. — The National Park Service is considering raising entrance fees to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by $5.

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Photographers: Rut, obstacles caused moose death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife photographers say they aren't to blame for the death of a moose at a campground in Grand Teton National Park last week.

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Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

Lady Bird's legacy lives on at wildflower center

AUSTIN, Texas — Visitors to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks, let their children play in a new family garden, get ideas for using native plants in their …

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Blueberry-fueled biking on Quebec's Route Verte

Blueberry-fueled biking on Quebec's Route Verte

ALMA, Quebec — I had wondered whether Lac-Saint-Jean, a two-day drive from home in Virginia to the edge of the Quebec wilderness, might prove to be a trip too far as a bicycling destination. A sublime moment on the lake’s Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, put that question to rest.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NPS approves Lamar Ranch improvement plan

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park.

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2 Montana bison in exhibit at National Zoo

2 Montana bison in exhibit at National Zoo

GREAT FALLS — For 2,000 miles, two young cow bison rode in a horse trailer from near Malta to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., earlier this summer.

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Glacier sees record visitors in July, August

Glacier sees record visitors in July, August

WEST GLACIER — For the second month in a row, Glacier National Park has seen a record number of visitors.

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Wyoming considers restricting police use of drones

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.

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Senator's family bids farewell to cabin in Glacier

Senator's family bids farewell to cabin in Glacier

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – It’s been nearly a century since one of Montana’s most colorful political figures came to Glacier National Park and established a summer residence on Lake McDonald.

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Researchers track bighorn sheep in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bighorn sheep in and around Yellowstone National Park are wearing radio collars.

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Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako

Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako

HONOLULU — Honolulu is famous for golden sand beaches and big waves. But the city’s warehouse district, called Kakaako, is famous for a different sort of attraction. You won’t find kitschy Hawaiian souvenir shops or hordes of tourists here, but you will find a thriving urban arts scene, with…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Forest visitors asked to note wildlife, plants

Forest visitors asked to note wildlife, plants

HELENA — A wide diversity of plants and animals inhabit the nearly 1 million-acre Helena National Forest, and with such a massive area to cover, a new citizen science campaign asks the public to help document the many species calling it home.

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Study says national parks boost economy in West

Study says national parks boost economy in West

JACKSON, Wyo. — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.

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4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

NEW CASTLE, Colo. — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review …

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USGS: Glacier's glaciers melting slowly, for now

USGS: Glacier's glaciers melting slowly, for now

GREAT FALLS — Healthy snowpack and cooler summers over the past four years have slowed melting of remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park in Montana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hyatt Andaz, a boutique hotel, provides a new niche for business, leisure travel

When Hyatt hotels joined the ranks of boutique hotels they hit a home run with their lifestyle brand, Andaz. In 2007 the Andaz brand was added to Hyatt’s portfolio that includes Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Residence Club, Hyatt Zilara and H…

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