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August National Park News #30523
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Acadia National Park News:
Letter: Where do candidates stand on new park? (Letter to the Editor)
The late lamented primary elections featured 11 candidates for governor of Maine singing pretty much in unison. They promised to keep the economy and jobs, jobs, jobs front and center if elected.
http://www.theforecaster.net/content/pnms-letterglover-080410
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Denali National Park News:
Plane crashes in national park in Alaska
Officials say a large cargo-type plane has crashed at Denali National Park in Alaska, bursting into a deadly fireball that sparked a forest fire.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iImeWBx3jNzOyQyuAiDaV67MSTXQD9HB42Q81
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Everglades National Park News:
Interior Sec Salazar Glad to See Everglades National Park Returned to "In Danger" List
While the Bush administration worked to see the United Nations remove Everglades National Park from its list of World Heritage Sites "in danger," the Obama administration applauded the UN's decision to again give the park that tag.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...danger-list6342
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Gulf Islands National Seashore News:
Gulf Rescuers Find Lesson, Hope in Oiled Birds, 89 Turtle Eggs
On a recent sweltering day in Theodore, Alabama, the Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center took in a single bird for a cleaning.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-02...commentary.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
National Park V.I.P Helps Crowds
Volunteer Helps Visitors Around The Park For 25 Years
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/24475888/detail.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Grizzly cubs from deadly mauling were malnourished (Note, Billings is actually a bit North East of the Park, but I thought it was of value to add).
Three grizzly bear cubs whose mother killed one person and mauled two others in a late-night attack at a Montana campground were malnourished and still in their winter coats.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h-zvKvHc7LVgGFN-WcG2niIDZNZwD9HAUDAG0

8/4/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30524
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Utah board upholds strip mine near national park
A coal company claimed victory Tuesday when a Utah state board rejected a legal challenge brought by environmental groups that say a proposed strip mine will pollute waterways and kick up dust at Bryce Canyon National Park.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i1e9GWw6alrPjFa18W2Q11vWrxAgD9HCALD00
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Glacier National Park News:
Hail Storm Slams Glacier With Tourists Unprepared
Glacier Park tourists learned a tough lesson: Don't go hiking unprepared. A hail storm slammed into Logan Pass hard Monday night.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/24503326/detail.html
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Misc. National Park News:
No fees at more than 100 U.S. national parks on weekend of Aug. 14-15
More than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees will be offering free admission the weekend of Aug. 14-15.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jjEXB98t1eJ86Mt8Rla5gQAM4Utw
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Possible wildlife-baiting explored in bear mauling
State wildlife officials investigating a fatal grizzly bear attack outside Yellowstone National Park are looking into allegations that a photographer might have been baiting wildlife in the area.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mt-bearmaulingdeath,0,4790107.story

8/5/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30525
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Denali National Park News:
Denali Nat'l Park plane crash victims identified
The National Park Service on Monday identified the three men who died when a large cargo plane crashed near the entrance of Denali National Park in Alaska.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9HC1IT00.htm
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
TRAVEL READING: Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ranks among the nation’s most popular with 10 million visitors a year. The nearby Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes 20 million motorists annually.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/49978144-80/blue-mountains-ridge-smoky.html.csp
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Mount Rainier's Sunrise is a wonderland for hikers
The problem with sunrises is they don't last long enough — and neither does the hiking season. The hiking season at the Sunrise area on Mount Rainier — August is peak time — is fleeting as a sunrise or a sunset. Fortunately any time of day at Sunrise is spectacular, with dazzling meadows and the mountain so close that with binoculars you can follow the progress of climbers heading for the summit.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2012530762_nwwsunrise05.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System
150-year-old British vessel found underwater in Aulavik National Park
A 150-year-old British vessel was found underwater in the Aulavik National Park, 600 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, CTV globe media reported on Wednesday.
http://wireupdate.com/local/150-year-old-british-vessel-found-underwater-in-aulavik-national-park/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Did photographer bait grizzly in Yellowstone attack?
A week after a rampaging grizzly mauled a Michigan man to death and injured two other campers near Yellowstone National Park - and amid news that a black bear has been euthanized in another part of the park - officials are investigating allegations that a photographer had been baiting wildlife with food.
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...wstone/104132/1

Fire Burning In Tetons Forces Road Closure
Suppression efforts are continuing on a fire burning in Grand Teton National park.
http://www.localnews8.com/news/24525928/detail.html

Cool Yellowstone becoming hotter vacation spot
A record number of vacationers found a way to escape the sizzling heat in July: head to the cooler climates and natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/08/04/yellowstone.visitor.record/?hpt=Mid
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Fri 8/6/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30526
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
French man survives 75-foot fall at Grand Canyon
A French tourist has survived a 75-foot fall off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gNZupfzVUwHMxmxf4_5XH_hrvtaQD9HDOCLG1
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Little Bottoms route is a quieter - but longer - option to popular Abrams Falls
Abrams Falls is one of the top hiking destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, especially during the dog days of summer.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/aug/06/little-bottoms-route-is-quiter-but-longer-option/
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Misc. National Park News:
Pinnacles National Monument: California's new National Park?
Pinnacles National Monument, a 26,000-acre swath of spectacular volcanic rock formations outside Soledad, Calif., would be elevated to a National Park under legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/08/pinnacles-national-monument-california-parks.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Wyoming Considers Grand Teton Sale To Spur Feds
The governor of Wyoming is threatening to sell off state-owned land in Grand Teton National Park to private developers. He wants to pressure the federal government to come up with a good deal for the land.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129007236

Wildfire ignites near Pilgrim Creek in park
Fire crews are working to contain a new fire in Grand Teton National Park near Pilgrim Creek that has burned 13 acres and prompted the closure of Pilgrim Creek Road, officials announced Thursday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6314

Outdoors: Invasive lake trout are killing Yellowstone’s cutthroat fishery
Our recent camping trip to Yellowstone National Park was awesome. But a most distu
http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/sports/x1...tthroat-fishery

Mountain Man Rendezvous, Living history Encampment begin in West Yellowstone
Smoking Waters Mountain Man Rendezvous and 1800s Living History Encampment will run Friday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 15, in West Yellowstone on Montana Highway 20 and Iris Street.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/article_e0a4c8c6-a10e-11df-b67b-001cc4c03286.html

Judge: Wolves Are Again Protected as Endangered
U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy has ruled that a government plan to remove protection for the gray wolf from only part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem was unlawful and ordered the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to grant it full protection.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201008...-endangered.php
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite Overlooks To Get Makeover, Tree Trimming
Tourists will soon have the chance to help guide Yosemite rangers' plans to revamp viewing areas of the park's most famous granite icons.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/06/travel/main6749497.shtml
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Mon 8/9/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30527
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Acadia National Park News:
Senate bill would protect Acadia National Park
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would take a major step toward permanently protecting the nearly 1,000 acres of privately held land inside Acadia National Park, as well as other treasured places in Maine.
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/opinion/letters/Senate-bill-would-protect-Acadia-National-Park.html
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Misc. National Park News:
National Parks' photo contest open to all
The National Park Service’s 11th annual national historic landmark photo contest is under way and open to professional and amateur photographers.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/08/08...l#ixzz0w8NzzKMg
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Olympic National Park News:
Stimulus funds going to Olympic National Park projects
Facilities throughout Olympic National Park are getting improvements this summer, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...l-park-projects
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Ecuador's untapped oil
What is a barrel of oil worth? Generally, the answer depends on a number of factors, including the mood of the commodities markets, the grade of the oil and demand at the gas pump. The basic assumption, however, is that the oil has a value because it eventually will be available for use.
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/07/opinion/la-ed-ecuador-20100807
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Surf's Up in Wyoming (Note, you need to suffer a commercial, but this is an interesting video).
Land-locked surfers from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming gather at the Snake River to ride the river-driven waves.
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/living/2010/08/06/snake.river.surfing.cnn&hpt=C1

US national park faces sale
Governor of Wyoming threatens to sell chunk of Grand Teton unless White House boosts state's education budget
Some might call it blackmail. The governor of Wyoming calls it desperation.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/06/wyoming-grand-teton-national-park

July is busiest month in Yellowstone Park's history
More people are visiting Yellowstone National Park than ever before.
http://www.post-trib.com/lifestyles/2573646,iqtravelyellowstone0808.article

Fugitives may be in Yellowstone Park
Police believe three people who escaped from an Arizona prison may be in Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.kidk.com/news/local/100232814.html
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite rangers propose makeovers for overlooks onto park's granite icons
Tourists will soon have the chance to help guide Yosemite rangers' plans to revamp viewing areas of the park's most famous granite icons.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jFwIcIXyQGq7JECbAeG4ALhok65A

Tues 8/10/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30528
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Acadia National Park News:
Man pushing globe ball to Mount Desert Island for diabetes awareness
A man from Kentucky has been trekking across parts of the state for diabetes prevention awareness, and he's doing it all while pushing around a little bit of extra baggage.
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=123661&catid=2
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
3 dead and 12 hurt in tourist bus crash in Utah
The Utah Highway Patrol says the driver of a small bus that crashed and killed three members of a group of Japanese tourists may have been drowsy when he lost control of the vehicle.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvBgNaKNWgGY-F9erxEe0J3eZU6QD9HGQ28O0
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Glacier National Park News:
A fugitive and his suspected female accomplice who have been tracked across the West — from Arizona to New Mexico to Wyoming — have apparently fled to an area near Montana's Glacier National Park, authorities said.
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/search-for-fugitive-fiancee-588080.html
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Olympic National Park News:
2.5 million in Olympic National Park projects
More than $2.5 million in federal stimulus money is being spent this summer on Olympic National Park projects.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012576335_apwaolympicprojects.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News;
Molloy’s Wolf Ruling: Just Another Chapter in the Neverending Story (Editorial)
No wonder the wolf debate has become the story that just keeps going, great for journalists but nobody else
http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/mol...g_stor/C37/L37/

Wed 8/11/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30529
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The big winner today is Glacier National Park, who apparently have a couple of outlaws that they are looking for.

-JM


Everglades National Park News:
Releasing pets is not an option
The majority of Floridians are aware that giant Burmese pythons are breeding in Everglades National Park, where biologists expect they will cause serious harm to the native ecosystem.
http://plantcity2.tbo.com/content/2010/aug/11/pc-releasing-pets-is-not-an-option/
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Glacier (Canada) National Park News:
Parks Canada celebrates 125 years since the Last Spike and of railways through Glacier National Park
I invite you to join Parks Canada, the Revelstoke Railway Days committee and Canadian Pacific as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Last Spike and 125 years of railway heritage in Glacier National Park.
http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/revelstoketimesreview/community/100369159.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Northern border fortified in search for AZ escapee
Border agents stopped vehicles leaving the U.S. and police beefed up their patrols in the small towns near Glacier National Park as authorities focused their search for an escaped convict and his suspected accomplice on both sides of the Montana-Canada border.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/11/AR2010081101098.html

Ariz. escapee, fiancee may have changed appearance
A dangerous inmate who escaped from a Kingman, Ariz., prison has likely changed his appearance.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hB0B5qIFEqMDeeaj_JGZgZMr6klQD9HHAVCO0

In Praise of Montana’s Gov., Senators for Protecting Glacier and North Fork
Representatives of organizations in the Flathead Valley say the work of Schweitzer, Baucus, Tester and B.C. Premier Campbell will help protect national wonders.
http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/in_...h_fork/C35/L35/
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Mesa Verde National Park News:
Help protect the archeological treasures at Mesa Verde
Established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado is one of the premier archeological parks in the world. The park encompasses more than 52,000 acres, and protects nearly 5,000 archeological sites, including 600 historic Native American cliff dwellings.
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/11/2142722/help-protect-the-archeological.html#ixzz0wJgpEdUQ
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service goes back to college to build ranks, diversity
Like a good manager, Jill Hawk could see staffing problems looming.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/10/AR2010081006058.html
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Thurs 8/12/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30530
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Not a ton of news today, however, some of it is interesting. Sadly, I have somehow been pulled into this whole Arizona Fugitive thing. It really is quite bizaar.


Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Utah HP: Tour bus had no mechanical problems
The Utah Highway Patrol says inspectors found no mechanical problems that would have caused a bus crash that killed three members of a Japanese tour group.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvBgNaKNWgGY-F9erxEe0J3eZU6QD9HHH0180
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Glacier National Park News:
Sun Road's face-lift in full swing
Zac Stanhope of Kalispell stood behind a mason wall Wednesday, slathering a mortar mix with his trough, with nothing but the canyon from Glacier National Park's Logan Creek behind him.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100812/NEWS01/8120302/Sun-Road-s-face-lift-in-full-swing
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Misc. National Park News:
Arizona Fugitives Possibly in Arkansas, Near Another National Park
First it was Yellowstone. Then it was Glacier National Park. Now, the incestuous "Bonnie and Clyde" fugitive couple from Arizona are thought to be near the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas. Are they on some sort of National Parks tour?
http://gawker.com/5610986/arizona-fugitives-possibly-in-arkansas-near-another-national-park

Fugitive search moves to US-Canada border
Security on both sides of the US-Canada border has tightened as police continue their hunt for an escaped prisoner and his alleged accomplice.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10934065

Park Service Has Students Guard Historic Sites
Growing up in the city, Tia Solomon's friends from her hometown of Philadelphia didn't really know what park rangers do, so there were more than a few snickers when the 20-year-old sophomore said she had become one.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/12/park-service-students-guard-historic-sites/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Work Wrapping up on Yellowstone Visitor Ed Center
Work wrapping up on visitor education center in Yellowstone National Park
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=11383790

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Attack: Reflecting on the Root of the Problem (Editorial)
A couple weeks ago, a very tragic event occurred in Yellowstone National Park. At a campground in the early morning, a grizzly bear injured two and killed a third person while they were sleeping in their tents.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/casey-anderson/yellowstone-grizzly-bear_b_679249.html

Reaction to Wolf Legal Decision: It Depends on Your Point of View
The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy to extend full protection to gray wolves in the the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem under the Endangered Species Act has generated a slew of responses -- some thoughtful, some passionate, some profane. Here's a sampling of the responses.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201008...int-of-view.php

Friday 8/13/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30531
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Today's big winner is the State of Wyoming, which appears to have successfully held up the Federal Government with their threat to sell a small chunk of Grand Teton National Park. I guess that everyone gets their bail-out...no matter what they call it.

-JM



Acadia National Park News:
Boyden Gray and Martha Stewart for Acadia
Georgetowner C. Boyden Gray, Bush family confidante, joined media superstar Martha Stewart at her understated, mystical Northeast Harbor castle -- built by Edsel Ford -- for a landmark pre-fundraiser party for Friends of Acadia, the organization that supports Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine.
http://www.thegeorgetowndish.com/thescene/boyden-gray-and-martha-stewart-acadia
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Nurse recalls carnage after Utah tour bus crash
A nurse who stopped at a deadly tourist bus crash in Utah described the scene as eerily quiet, with Japanese tourists — dead, dying or badly injured — scattered across a highway median.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvBgNaKNWgGY-F9erxEe0J3eZU6QD9HHK5J00
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Big Bend National Park News:
Plan floated to give Christmas Mountains to school
Control of the state-owned Christmas Mountains, property that at one time drew the attention of the National Park Service, could end up with a university.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7151917.html
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Everglades National Park News:
For the Everglades, a Dream Loses Much of Its Grandeur
In the end, Gov. Charlie Crist’s effort to buy huge swaths of sugar company land for the Everglades restoration was just too much: too much money, too much land to handle, and too much of a fight with critics and the courts.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/us/13everglades.html

Park service unveils $78M plan for Flamingo Area
Everglades National Park on Thursday announced an official new master plan for the Flamingo Area Visitors Center, lodging and campgrounds.
http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2010/08/09/daily36.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Visitors flocking to Glacier Park
Traffic increases by 8 percent overall since 2009
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_18a403d2-a677-11df-a576-001cc4c002e0.html
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service Permit Requirement is Unconstitutional
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the National Parks Service’s requirement for a permit to conduct any type of expressive activities within the 391 national parks is “overbroad and therefore unconstitutional on its face.” (Boardley v U.S. Department of the Interior, C.A.D.C. No. 09-5176, 8/6/10, p. 2)
http://www.fedsmith.com/article/2527/national-park-service-permit-requirement-unconstitutional.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
RMNP’s furry locals
Marmots and pikas among fascinating park residents
Marmots know how to “do” summer, spending the majority of the season basking in the sun and gorging themselves. It’s not exactly a swimsuit diet, though.
http://www.reporterherald.com/features/Feature-Story.asp?section=Outpost&ID=29094
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Gov expects contract for state land in park
The most likely proposal for the sale of state land in Grand Teton National Park would be a contract allowing the federal government to buy the land over time, Gov. Dave Freudenthal said Wednesday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6337

August and September are good months for seeing bison, elk at Yellowstone
It's been a summer of headlines for Yellowstone, though the news has not all been good: Three people were mauled (one fatally) by a grizzly at a campground near the park, authorities briefly staged a manhunt for fugitives in the area, and a buffalo charged a tourist earlier in the summer, flipping her.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iGKi5pXov6ajF4s3sLhfc24r3S-g

Sat 8/14/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey] #30532
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Acadia National Park News:
Maine Groups Urge Action On Air Pollution
Maine physicians, public health advocates and environmental groups have urged Maine’s U.S. senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, to take action on legislation for clean energy and climate change this year. The group an announcement in Acadia National Park last week.
http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?op...l&Itemid=77
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Everglades National Park News:
Flamingo Master Plan For Everglades National Park Proposes New Lodge, Cottages, Upgraded Marina
A vision for rebuilding the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park calls for an "eco-friendly" destination, one with a 30-unit lodge, two dozen cottages, "eco-tents," and a new marina.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...aded-marina6399
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Misc. National Park News:
Free admission: National Park Service waives fees this weekend
On Saturday and Sunday, the National Park Service will not charge entrance fees at 146 national-park sites where visitors normally pay $3 to $25 for admission.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0814/Free-admission-National-Park-Service-waives-fees-this-weekend

Officials urge vigilance, safety as AZ fugitive search continues
The manhunt for two Arizona fugitives has some Montana residents on edge, as federal, state, and local officials have been searching areas from Billings to Glacier National Park over the last several days both on the ground and in the air.
http://www.kxlh.com/news/officials-urge-vigilance-safety-as-az-fugitive-search-continues/
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Olympic National Park News:
Wildfire burns in Olympic National Park
A wildfire started by lightning is burning in the Mount Hopper area on the east side of Washington's Olympic National Park.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012618497_apwaolympicparkwildfire.html
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Zion National Park News:
Zion National Park suspends tunnel fees
Zion National Park superintendent Jock Whitworth is temporarily suspending usage fees for oversized vehicles using the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/50105412-117/zion-tunnel-fee-fees.html.csp
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