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#30533 - 08/16/10 06:30 PM Mon 8/16/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Service staff in Glacier doubled as performing troupe
In the later decades of the 20th century, waiters and waitresses in the dining room of the Many Glacier Hotel did double duty.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article...rforming-troupe
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park on alert for emerald ash borer
The small, metallic-green beetle that destroys ash trees has made its way toward the Smokies.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100816/NEWS/100815015/1009

Cast vote for Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Coca-Cola company is holding an online contest that makes it easy for people to win $100,000 for their favorite park.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100815/NEWS/308150069
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Olympic National Park News:
Rehabilitation work to close trail, road in national park
Olympic National Park's upper Hot Springs Road and Boulder Creek Trail in the Elwha Valley will be closed at the Glines Canyon Dam beginning today for a $1,037,000 trail rehabilitation project.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...n-national-park

Wildfire expands in Olympic National Park
A wildfire burning in the Olympic National Park suddenly expanded overnight from two acres to about 120 acres, but park officials said it still poses no danger to lives or property.
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/100693534.html

Check rules before fishing at national park
Anglers are reminded to check the fishing regulations before wetting a line at Olympic National Park. This comes after rangers in the Elwha Valley late last month cited a Port Angeles man for illegally keeping a bull trout he caught in Lake Mills.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/08/15/1302088/check-rules-before-fishing-at.html#ixzz0wnLyoP5B
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Anthrax kills 83 hippos in popular Uganda park
Anthrax has killed at least 83 hippopotamuses in a popular Ugandan game park that saw a similar outbreak six years ago, an official said Monday.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jYGLqgOTOcVoH7XgfE8j64l0DYJw
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
The comeback of the wolf (Editorial)
The wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains has flourished, topping even the most optimistic predictions made when the recovery project started. When will we be able to recognize success?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-strickland-wolves-20100816,0,3059586.story

Yellowstone National Park breaks historic record
Park officials say attendance at Yellowstone National Park in Northwest Wyoming has been incredible this summer.
http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=148296&catid=339
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#30534 - 08/17/10 06:12 PM Tues 8/17/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Hiker rescued after three-metre fall in Waterton Park
http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Hike...l#ixzz0wt7URTmi
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Historic Grand Canyon Depot Marks 100 Years of Welcoming Visitors
The Grand Canyon Depot turns 100 in 2010, marking a century of welcoming millions of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park.
http://www.oldwestnewwest.com/2010081643...g-visitors.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Can't find a job, college grad? National Park Service is hiring
There is at least one bright spot amid this otherwise wretched job market: The National Park Service is hiring!
http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/16/news/economy/park_ranger_jobs/
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Snow Mountain Ranch land now protected (Beware annoying roll over ad)
Almost 3,000 acres of the Snow Mountain Ranch south of Rocky Mountain National Park has been protected as a conservation easement in order to preserve the scenery there.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100816/NEWS01/8160328/Snow-Mountain-Ranch-land-now-protected
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Hiker rescued after three-metre fall in Waterton Park
http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Hike...l#ixzz0wt7URTmi
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#30535 - 08/18/10 07:17 PM Wed 8/18/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Cherokee Students Excavate Ancestral House at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A summer archeological field program at Great Smoky Mountains National Park offered more than science for a group of students from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI)—it also allowed them to connect with their ancestral past.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park6414

Monitoring air quality at Look Rock
Smokies station gets new facility to track pollutants
When it comes to measuring air pollution in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Look Rock is literally on the front lines.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/aug/18/monitoring-air-quality-at-look-rock/
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Haleakala National Park News:
Swarms of wasps plaguing Haleakala National Park
Enter Haleakala National Park at your own risk or you could be in for a lot of pain! Park officials warn they're seeing an extremely high number of western yellowjacket wasps.
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13000958
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Portuguese firefighters curb national park blaze
Portuguese firefighters on Tuesday brought under control a major wildfire in the Peneda-Geres national park that has raged for a week, the civil protection agency said.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ipJj-hHdmDBpBlls7MF8Io12Mksw
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
The Hidden Treasures of Yellowstone Park
Few tourists see Yellowstone beyond the Grand Loop
At the top of Avalanche Peak, a shale-scattered hill overlooking Lake Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park, it feels like the place where the Earth began. From 9,000-plus feet, you can see to the horizon, the lake stretching to the Absarokas, and the valley twisting below you.
http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/the-hidden-treasures-of-yellowstone-park/Content?oid=1734364

More bison counted in Yellowstone this summer than last
An estimated 3,900 bison were counted in Yellowstone National Park this summer.
http://www.kbzk.com/news/more-bison-counted-in-yellowstone-this-summer-than-last/

Grizzly in maulings was stressed, had parasites
An investigation into a grizzly bear that mauled three campers outside Yellowstone National Park reveals the animal had parasites and was struggling to feed herself and three cubs.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h-zvKvHc7LVgGFN-WcG2niIDZNZwD9HKQ1800
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#30536 - 08/19/10 09:46 PM Thursday 8/19/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Let’s Move Program Touted
Acadia National Park is one of 36 national parks that offer Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger programs.
http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?op...&Itemid=189
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Denali National Park News:
Healy fire burns over 5 acres
Hot, dry weather on the north side of the Alaska Range provided for Red-Flag-Warning conditions over the weekend. A wildland fire was reported in Healy on Sunday. Both the Department of Forestry and volunteer fire departments responded to the fire. Denali National Park provided helicopter support as forestry aerial resources dropped water on the growing fire. A bulldozer worked at a fire line around the perimeter.
http://ktna.org/2010/08/17/healy-fire-burns-over-5-acres/
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Misc. National Park News:
Wilds bill may include national park expansion
While the proposed San Juan County Wilderness Bill is on hold because of the January 1, 2011 departure of Robert Bennett from the U.S. Senate, there remains a strong interest in maintaining the momentum to solve the longstanding wilderness debate.
http://www.sjrnews.com/view/full_story/9...=home_news_left
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain Coal Takes Lumps, But Not Many
Headlines in the last week trumpeted a decision by Xcel, Colorado's largest utility, to convert several old coal-fired power plants into natural gas plants.
http://unearthed.earthjustice.org/blog/2010-august/rocky-mountain-coal-takes-lumps-not-many
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Another Small Fire Emerges in Yellowstone
Fire-spotters noted another small fire in Yellowstone National Park, near the East Entrance, but efforts to scout it out were hampered by windy conditions yesterday, preventing the NPS from launching a helicopter to assess the situation.
http://www.yellowstoneinsider.com/201008...yellowstone.php
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#30537 - 08/20/10 03:04 PM Fri 8/20/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Park gives boost to economy
Glacier National Park appears to be on track for a big year for visitation, which should provide a welcome boost for the economies of the park’s gateway communities.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/opinion/editorials/article_4f616122-abf3-11df-bd78-001cc4c03286.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Teen experiences life without sight during excursion to Grand Canyon
It was an unusual experience for Nicole Jaffke to be guided through a pitch black cave without a flashlight.
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/libertyville/news/2593234,libertyville-jaffke-081910-s1.article
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Visits to Great Smoky Mountains National Park near last year's level
National Park Service officials say visits to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this year are strong, despite road construction projects.
http://www.wreg.com/news/sns-bc-tn--smokiesvisits,0,3612657.story
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Misc. National Park News:
Arizona fugitive and fiancee arrested at campsite
An unattended campfire and a suspicious forest ranger led to the arrest of two of the most wanted fugitives in the U.S., ending a three-week nationwide manhunt that drew hundreds of false sightings, authorities said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100820/ap_on_re_us/us_inmate_escape

Arizona police nab fugitives
Two fugitives police thought might try to sneak into Canada have been captured in Arizona after nearly three weeks on the run.
http://www.torontosun.com/news/world/2010/08/20/15083576.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Property Near Snow Mountain Ranch Now Protected
2,786 acres of land between Winter Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is now protected from development.
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kunc/n...h.Now.Protected
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
ND park chooses 240 people to shoot elk
The National Park Service has chosen 240 volunteers to help thin the bloated elk herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/aug/19/bc-nd-park-elk/?features&travel
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Yellowstone National Park News:
The comeback of the wolf (Editorial)
From the moment it was reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park nearly 15 years ago, the gray wolf has been the subject of continual litigation. Last week’s ruling by a federal district court requiring the United States to return gray wolves in Idaho and Montana to the federal list of threatened and endangered species is only the latest twist in the wolf’s strange legal journey.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/50138641-82/wolf-endangered-wolves-list.html.csp

Yellowstone National Park fire burns 75 acres
Strong winds near the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park brought to life a fire that ignited from a series of lightning storms that passed through the area more than a week ago.
http://www.kbzk.com/news/yellowstone-national-park-fire-burns-75-acres/
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Zion National Park News:
Flash flood warning extended for river in Zion National Park
The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood warning in Utah’s Washington County, citing reports of dangerously high water on the North Fork of the Virgin River through Zion National Park.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50138175-76/warning-extended-flood-flash.html.csp
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#30538 - 08/23/10 02:17 AM Sun 8/22/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Smokies doing its part to advance Great Outdoors Initiative
National parks play key role in creating nature enthusiasts
It's been four months since President Barack Obama signed a memorandum establishing the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation and recreation agenda for the 21st century.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/aug/22/smokies-helping-lead-the-way/
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Drought forces Additional closures in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Extreme fire danger conditions continue in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park due to a prolonged dry spell.
http://www.hawaii247.com/2010/08/21/drou...-national-park/
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Misc. National Park News:
Lesser Known, Gorgeous National Parks
Peter Greenberg on the Hidden Treasures, and Less-Traveled Spots in Well-Known Parks; Great for Family Getaways; Often Free
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/21/earlyshow/living/travel/main6792667.shtml

Technology Leads More Park Visitors into Trouble
Cathy Hayes was cracking jokes as she recorded a close encounter with a buffalo on her camera in a recent visit to Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_15853552?source=rss&nclick_check=1

Yellowstone, Glacier building work making Valier's Swank a national park player
Construction is different when the nearest hardware store is a 2 1/2-hour snowmobile ride away, home is a "man camp" and any worker who looks the least bit official can expect a barrage of tourist questions.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article...nal-park-player
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
On a mission to track and save the elusive jaguar
GUATOPO NATIONAL PARK, Venezuela -- The search begins where a dirt road ends, in a forest festooned with vines and filled with the chatter of trilling birds. This is the realm of jaguars, and a young biologist has made it her mission to find them.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/21/AR2010082101818.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Wharton: What’s all the howling over wolves about? It’s complicated. (Editorial)
Some outdoor scenes produce such drama that they become etched in a person’s mind.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/50102041-117/elk-wolves-state-wharton.html.csp?page=1

Returning Predators to the Wild
From the standpoint of species and ecosystem health, limited attempts at predator reintroduction in the United States have for the most part proven very successful. The gray wolf, extirpated by hunters in the Yellowstone region some 90 years ago, is now thriving there in the wake of a controversial reintroduction program initiated in 1995, when the National Park Service released 31 gray wolves into the park’s expansive backcountry.
http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Environment_380/Returning_Predators_to_the_Wild.shtml

Lightning-ignited fire at Yellowstone National Park still growing
A fire at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming continues to spread in the same area where a 2001 fire burned at the park.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/21/yellowstone.fire/
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#30539 - 08/23/10 08:57 PM Mon 8/23/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Hawk watch season begins at Acadia National Park
Thousands of migratory birds are already making their way south for the winter by traveling through Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park is inviting park visitors and locals to join their hawk watch and track what species and how many birds pass through Cadillac Mountain.
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=125088&catid=2
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Canyon needs support to maintain grandeur
David Nimkin of the National Parks Conservation Association talks about threats to the Grand Canyon.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic...l#ixzz0xSsQu6Gi

Report warns of man-made threats to Grand Canyon National Park
The majestic views overlooking the Grand Canyon make it one of America's favorite destinations, but a new report finds several man-made threats are contributing to the deterioration of Grand Canyon National Park.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/08/23/grand.canyon.threats/index.html?hpt=C2
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Looking For Volunteers To ID Ash Trees
Looking for an excuse to take a hike? Then head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and help rangers identify the locations of ash trees in the park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...d-ash-trees6438
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Misc. National Park News:
Small plane with 4 on board missing in Alaska
Airborne searchers were looking Sunday for a small plane carrying a pilot and three National Park Service workers, including two brothers, after it disappeared in southwest Alaska during bad weather.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hwcRY7kTvcIj_aybh82D4s0BEkrwD9HP04L00
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Wild places, wild faces: Planning ahead key to capturing elk rut (Not really news per say, but some interesting tidbits worth reading)
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100822/XPLORE/8220302
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone Club guard to be charged for killing black bear sow
Charges are pending against a security officer at the ritzy Yellowstone Club who allegedly killed a black bear sow earlier this month.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_d23ef714-ad63-11df-b04a-001cc4c03286.html

Watch out for Yellowstone bears _ they're hungry
Yellowstone's grizzlies are going to be particularly hungry this fall, and that means more dangerous meetings with humans in a year that is already the area's deadliest on record.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hi6w7cMb8TUBBsdqmH3Rcq2MU8TwD9HOKFBO0

Young Griz Moved From Jackson Ranch To Park County
A young grizzly bear that was spending a lot of time on a ranch near Jackson has been moved to Park County.
http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Game.and.Fish.2.1873812.html
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#30540 - 08/25/10 05:14 PM Wed 8/25/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Big Bend National Park News:
Man dies at park
A 69-year-old South Carolina man died from a medical condition Sunday after hiking in the Grapevine Hills at Big Bend National Park, a release issued by National Parks Service stated.
http://www.oaoa.com/news/park-51923-class-span.html
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Denali National Park News:
Georgia hiker missing in Denali National Park
Searchers in Denali National Park and Preserve on Monday found no sign of a Georgia hiker reported missing after being dropped off at visitor center in the heart of the 6 million acre park.
http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/926...ndow_left_top_2
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Report warns of long-term threats to Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park faces a series of internal and external threats, ranging from air and noise pollution to the risk of uranium or mining waste seeping into the Colorado River, which could permanently alter its nature, a conservation group reports.
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/...national-park/1
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park considers more hands-off approach to elk management
The attempt to reintroduce elk into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been successful enough that Park managers are considering a more hands-off approach to managing the herd.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/article/20100825/NEWS/308259980
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Katmai National Park News:
Search expanded for floatplane missing since Saturday
Water and land scanned for Beaver missing in Southwest Alaska.
http://www.adn.com/2010/08/23/1421158/search-continues-for-four-on-floatplane.html#ixzz0xdbQNJaP

Katmai National Park plane search continues
Tuesday was the fourth day of a massive search in Southwest Alaska for a missing plane with four men on board. The single-engine float plane, a DeHavilland Beaver, operated by Branch River Air Service, was reporting missing Saturday.
http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-katmai-plane-crash-search-continues-082410,0,714215.story
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Misc. National Park News:
Psst! The National Park Service is hiring
Aspiring park rangers, listen up: The Park Service has a job for you
Here’s a hot job tip for lovers of the great outdoors. In an otherwise stagnant job market, the U.S. National Park Service is hiring, reports CNNMoney.com.http://www.mnn.com/eco-biz/money-green-jobs/stories/psst-the-national-park-service-is-hiring
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone grizzly bear food shortage causes conflicts, dangerous encounters
A permanent shortage of natural bear food in the "Primary Conservation Area" for Yellowstone grizzlies causes conflicts and leads to dangerous encounters as bears roam widely in search of natural food, garbage, livestock,--anything to survive. In response to the crisis, Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team leader Chuck Schwartz told the Associated Press that people should "Pack your bear spray: there's going to be run-ins."
http://www.examiner.com/bear-spray-in-na...rous-encounters

Hot stuff! Yellowstone's new center explores the park's explosive nature
With several maulings in Yellowstone National Park this summer, bears have garnered even more than their usual share of attention. But geysers are taking center stage today with the official opening of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...nature/109373/1
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#30541 - 08/26/10 01:00 AM Re: Wed 8/25/2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Misc. National Park News:
Psst! The National Park Service is hiring
Aspiring park rangers, listen up: The Park Service has a job for you. Here’s a hot job tip for lovers of the great outdoors. In an otherwise stagnant job market, the U.S. National Park Service is hiring, reports CNNMoney.com.http://www.mnn.com/eco-biz/money-green-jobs/stories/psst-the-national-park-service-is-hiring




James,
in an otherwise dismal review from Park Services, this was a beam of light. So, want to apply? You and me? I could use a break from people and would love to deal with animals solely for a change .

Jim
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#30542 - 08/27/10 03:33 AM Re: Wed 8/25/2010 National Park News [Re: Jim Garvie]
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LOL, Jim, I would love to. It seems like they are only hiring in the urban environs. I would really be excited to get a commission in a place like Yellowstone. Are you wedded to Florida? I suppose we could wrassle some pythons...

James
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