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2 die of cardiac arrest in Glacier Park; rangers respond to other emergencies

2 die of cardiac arrest in Glacier Park; rangers respond to other emergencies

WEST GLACIER – A rash of medical emergencies in the past two days – including the deaths of two visitors due to cardiac arrest – prompted Glacier National Park officials Tuesday to encourage people to “hike smart.”

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NPS taking more comment on Lamar Ranch plan

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

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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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Oregon congressman wants buffer for wolves around Yellowstone

Oregon congressman wants buffer for wolves around Yellowstone

An Oregon congressman is asking the Interior Department to work with states to curb gray wolf hunting around Yellowstone National Park.

July 08, 2014 1:45 pmLoading…
Park Service to ban drones in national parks

Park Service to ban drones in national parks

WASHINGTON — 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.

June 20, 2014 4:50 pm Photos

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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 …

June 14, 2014 11:01 pm Photos

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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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Sen. Mike Enzi wants closer look at National Park spending

Sen. Mike Enzi wants closer look at National Park spending

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi and two of his Republican colleagues want to put the National Park Service’s budget under a microscope.

April 03, 2014 7:43 pmLoading…
Parks to Congress: We bring jobs and money to Wyoming

Parks to Congress: We bring jobs and money to Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming’s national parks and monuments create thousands of jobs and generate more than $700 million in tourism spending in Wyoming, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.

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Government shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

Government shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

WASHINGTON — The government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending, the Interior Department said Monday.

March 03, 2014 3:58 pmLoading…
Final rule for winter travel in Yellowstone gains widespread approval

Final rule for winter travel in Yellowstone gains widespread approval

CODY, Wyo. — After more than 15 years of contentious debate over snowmobile travel in Yellowstone National Park, the National Park Service on Tuesday released a final winter-use plan that appears to have a solid chance of avoiding legal challenges.

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Utah’s national parks begin to reopen after state strikes deal

It didn’t take long for the National Park Service to begin opening closed gates and taking down barricades in Utah Friday morning.

October 11, 2013 4:17 pmLoading…

Do your research before booking a historic inn

The website used words like "rustic" and "old-world style accommodations" for the lodge, but somehow I read that as "charming" and "romantic."

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Entry to national parks free on Aug. 25

The National Park Service turns 97 years old on Aug. 25, and to celebrate admission to all national parks will be free.

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Badlands offer otherworldly park experience

Badlands offer otherworldly park experience

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, S.D. — The Badlands feel like they haven’t been spoiled by human hands.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Glacier officials ID man who died in park fall

WEST GLACIER — Officials with Glacier National Park have released the name of a Washington state man who died in a fall on a closed trail.

June 28, 2013 12:45 pmLoading…
Gettysburg battlefield attempts to turn back the clock

Gettysburg battlefield attempts to turn back the clock

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — For more than a decade, Gettysburg National Military Park has undergone a facelift.

June 01, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Pioneering grizzly bear researcher retiring

Pioneering grizzly bear researcher retiring

KALISPELL — One could say that Kate Kendall is retiring at the end of this month as something of a scientific trailblazer for her work in modern grizzly bear population studies in Northwest Montana.

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St. George area offers Hiking in Zion, golfing in the sunshine

St. George area offers Hiking in Zion, golfing in the sunshine

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Pick your pleasure: Scrambling up a steep ridge, 1,000 feet above a canyon floor? Or gliding in a golf cart down a manicured fairway, where a carpet of emerald green offers a striking contrast to the red-rock desert?

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Locals say they had no choice but to pick up tab for Yellowstone snowplowing

Locals say they had no choice but to pick up tab for Yellowstone snowplowing

CODY, Wyo. — For many, the federal budget ax that fell last month has meant a few nicks here and there. For Joe Kondelis, it’s sliced a lot deeper.

April 07, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

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