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Forest Service churns up old logging roads

GREAT FALLS — Hard-packed roads that were identified for removal in 2007 are now being churned up and restored to a natural state across Lewis and Clark National Forest, with the aim being improved vegetation growth and water flow.

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Halloween attractions up the scare factor

NEW YORK — Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face.

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Oklahoma's Main Streets tell some unusual tales

Oklahoma's Main Streets tell some unusual tales

BOISE CITY, Okla. — Main Street is as American as baseball and apple pie. Classic Main Streets are a snapshot of traditional values, and they’ve kept communities across the United States alive, housing small businesses and institutions like schools, police stations, city halls, parks and new…

October 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Officials tour sage grouse protection areas

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is set to be in Wyoming on Wednesday to inspect ranchlands where landowners have taken steps to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.

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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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Gay marriages on hold after Supreme Court justice's order

Gay marriages on hold after Supreme Court justice's order

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Wednesday temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada, dashing plans in Las Vegas to start performing gay nuptials in the self-proclaimed marriage capital of the world.

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Jackson businesses report more summer crowds

JACKSON, Wyo. — Some business leaders and owners in the Wyoming tourist area of Jackson Hole report increased visitors this past summer.

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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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Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look

Nez Perce Trail siting gets another look

ENTERPRISE, Ore. — The Nez Perce Trail running from Wallowa Lake to 40 miles from the Canadian border in Montana commemorates the monthslong flight for freedom of Chief Joseph and his people. This fall, the U.S. Forest Service invites public comment on the siting of the 1,700-mile trail.

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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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Travel and Leisure: Follow these tips to pack the perfect carry-on bag

If you're a road warrior, you know that carry-on baggage restrictions have been in place for years. And, with the fees that airlines charge to check bags, it has become common for travelers to cram as much as possible in a carry-on. Then fellow travelers must wait in the aisle while passenge…

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

A waterfall flows over man-made caves at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

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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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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

A girl plays in a man-made cave at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Visitors to the center can stroll along paths featuring colorful blooms abuzz with butterflies, relax while swinging under towering oaks and let their children play in a new family garden. Founded in 1982 as a resear…

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Prickly pear grows above the gardens at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

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Wyoming's oil boom makes hotel rooms scarce

CASPER, Wyo. — Oilfield workers are packing Wyoming's hotels and staying there longer as the state's oil and gas development grows.

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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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