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#38833 - 06/01/12 01:49 PM June National Park News
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06/01/2012

Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon waives entry fees on outdoors day
The Grand Canyon and other national parks are waiving entry fees on June 9 to promote outdoor activity.
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/18663910/grand-canyon-waives-entry-fees-on-outdoors-day
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
'Voice of the Smokies' retiring
The "Voice of the Smokies" celebrated the end of his remarkable career Thursday.
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/221495/2/Voice-of-the-Smokies-retiring
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Foundation Awards $220,000 to National Park Stewards Sponsored By University of Phoenix
Twenty Parks To Participate in Foundation's Park Stewards Youth-Focused Service-Learning Program
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/31/4529118/national-park-foundation-awards.html#storylink=cpy
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone plowing work covers 320 miles of mountain roads
Yellowstone National Park facilities manager Randy Baum was feeling pretty good a few weeks ago about how snow plowing was progressing along the park’s roads. That was before Mother Nature sent a potent spring storm through the area over Memorial Day weekend.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/06/yellowstone-plowing/

Warmer weather in the mix as fishing picks up this week
Memorial Day weekend was greeted by the opener of fishing in...
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_1a74ab92-abfe-11e1-8651-001a4bcf887a.html

Super-eruption 'may happen sooner'
Supervolcanoes with the power to destroy human civilisations may have much shorter fuses than was previously thought, scientists believe.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress...71338393978767A
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#38850 - 06/05/12 01:53 PM 6/5 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Acadia National Park officials hear about Trenton gateway facility, ask about deer on Mount Desert Island
Now that the first part of the Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton has been completed and opened, park officials are looking toward the next installment.
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/04/ne...and/?ref=latest
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Everglades National Park News:
12-year, $880M plan to restore Everglades unveiled
A 12-year, $880 million plan to clean up the Everglades was released Monday, the latest development in a nearly 25-year legal fight over water quality in the fragile ecosystem.
http://www.news-press.com/article/20120604/GREEN/120604031/12-year-880M-plan-restore-Everglades-unveiled-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home
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Glacier National Park News:
Spring storms stalling Glacier National Park plowing
Crews are still trying to clear Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park after storms brought more than 16 inches of new snow in the end of May.
http://www.kpax.com/news/spring-storms-stalling-glacier-national-park-plowing/
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Synchronous fireflies burning out early
The luminous mating display of fireflies appearing in sync brings thousands of visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's Elkmont area each June.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jun/04/synchronous-fireflies-burning-out-early/
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Misc. National Park News:
All Units Of National Park System Will Be Free To Enter On Saturday
To help mark National Get Outdoors Day, all units of the National Park System will be free to enter this Saturday.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...r-saturday10023
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone Foundation grant to Yellowstone National Park
The Yellowstone Park Foundation, the official fundraising partner of Yellowstone National Park, recently announced more than $200,000 in new grants to the Park. These funds will make possible a wide range of projects, including bat research, energy use reduction, and preservation of Yellowstone's rich heritage.
http://www.kxlf.com/news/yellowstone-foundation-grant-to-yellowstone-national-park/

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Will It Erupt During Our Lives?
A rough estimate based on geologic records indicates there's a 1-in-10,000 chance of a "supereruption" at Yellowstone during our lifetimes. However, given the erratic nature of volcanoes, that number doesn't mean much. The bulging pocket of magma swishing around beneath Old Faithful might never blow its lid again. Or, it might put on a surprise fireworks show next Independence Day. Scientists just don't know.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04....html?ref=green
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#38856 - 06/08/12 03:37 PM 6/8 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier plows dig through new snow
After being turned back by foul weather on Wednesday, Glacier National Park plow crews returned to Logan Pass Thursday to continue working on the Big Drift and clearing snow from the visitor center parking lot.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_b7919bf0-b118-11e1-a5a2-0019bb2963f4.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Blue Ridge Parkway mowing resumes with limitations
Parkway grass-cutting still not at full speed
Grass-cutting is getting under way again on area national park land following a fatal mowing accident, but mowing will remain limited on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120608/NEWS01/306080037/National-park-mowing-resumes?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|p
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Park rangers find camper dead in CA's Joshua Tree
Park rangers say they've found the body of a missing 41-year-old camper from Canada in California's Joshua Tree National Park.
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/07/4547115/park-rangers-find-camper-dead.html#storylink=cpy
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park News:
Planned mine threatens quiet of ND Roosevelt ranch
The site of the Elkhorn Ranch in the badlands of North Dakota looks and feels much as it did when Theodore Roosevelt retreated there to raise cattle following the deaths of his wife and mother in 1884.
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5e757bdc47524c9e824adc6833c06d87.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Grand Teton rangers use helicopter to rescue injured hiker on Albright Peak
An injured hiker climbing Albright Peak in Grand Teton National Park was flown out by a helicopter Wednesday after she received medical assistance from park rangers.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/06/g...-albright-peak/

Bison back in Yellowstone after prolonged roundup
Montana livestock officials have finished hazing several hundred bison back into Yellowstone National Park to keep the wild animals from transmitting disease to cattle.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/state/158127575.html

Judge stops timber sale in lynx habitat near Yellowstone Park
A federal judge has halted a 7,000-acre eastern Idaho logging project in potential lynx habitat near Yellowstone National Park after finding the U.S. Forest Service failed to follow federal laws intended to safeguard the environment.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...1a4bcf887a.html
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#38864 - 06/11/12 11:25 AM 6/11/12 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Lightning Blamed For Denali Park Fire
Park Rangers are blaming lightning for a five acre fire inside Denali National Park. When a crew flew over the fire at noon Thursday, there was no visible smoke.
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/06/07/lightning-blamed-for-denali-park-fire/
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Glacier National Park News:
Going-to-Sun crews still at work, road opening still uncertain
Glacier National Park managers say the exact opening date for the Going to the Sun Road is still uncertain as plow crews slice through not only last winter's snow, but additional snow that's fallen in recent storms.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/going-to-sun-crews-still-at-work-road-opening-still-uncertain/

Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road could open Friday
Glacier National Park officials say they're hoping to open Going-to-the-Sun Road on Friday but much depends on the weather.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/dd8e0f333b33400f8405a268a3f7dc09/MT--Going-To-The-Sun-Road
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Geat Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Woman assaulted in Smoky Mountain National Park
Yesterday afternoon a woman was attacked with a knife and sexually assaulted in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park near Knoxville. Local news* outlets thus far have no information on the attacker, who remains at large as of this writing.
http://www.examiner.com/article/woman-stabbed-smoky-mountain-mountain-national-park
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Misc. National Park News:
Obama's wilderness legacy remains uncertain
For American presidents, protecting the country's last wild places has long been a matter of legacy. Theodore Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a national monument after failing to make it a national park. Jimmy Carter forced Congress to designate more than 66 million acres in Alaska as wilderness. George W. Bush preserved 140,000 square miles of ocean in Hawaii as a national monument.
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120611/NEWS02/706119932

Top Ten National Park Gifts For Dad This Father’s Day
It’s the age-old question: What gift do I give Dad for Father’s Day? Instead of buying Dad another tie or a big mouth bass talking wall decoration, why not get him something that he will really love and can really use?
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2012/06/top-ten-national-park-gifts-dad-father%E2%80%99s-day10050
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
18-Year-Old Falls to Her Death While Posing for Photograph at Yellowstone National Park
In what has to be one of the saddest stories I've heard in a long time -- an 18-year-old woman fell and plummeted 400 feet to her death while she was posing for a picture on a rocky ledge at Yellowstone National Park.
http://thestir.cafemom.com/teen/138794/18yearold_falls_to_her_death

Training Day Turns Into Rescue Day At Grand Teton National Park
A key ingredient for enjoying the national parks is being properly outfitted and trained for the adventure you're embarking on. Unfortunately, a young woman climbing in Grand Teton National Park was neither. Fortunately, trained rangers were nearby to rescue her from the steep slopes of Albright Peak.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-park10048
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#38872 - 06/13/12 02:16 PM 6/13/12 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Famed Glacier NP road may open next week
Late season snows have put a kink in the plowing taking place on Glacier National Park's Going to the Sun Road, but park officials say there's some light at the end of the tunnel.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/famed-glacier-np-road-may-open-next-week/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
New fire sparked near Grand Canyon
Fire crews are responding to the newly-sparked Grand Fire on the Kaibab National Forest.
http://ktar.com/22/1552784/New-fire-sparked-near-Grand-Canyon
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Tennessee Woman Sexually Assaulted, Stabbed At Most-Visited National Park
Authorities said today they are sorting through leads while stepping up patrols of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park following the sexual assault and stabbing of a hiker at the most visited national park.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/great-smoky-mou...ory?id=16550269
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Misc. National Park News:
Co-ops Keep National Parks Connected
Millions of people who normally get their electricity from investor-owned or municipal utilities could get a taste of electric cooperative service on their next summer road trip.
http://www.ect.coop/editors-pick/co-ops-keep-national-parks-connected/45283
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Popular Mount Rainier National Park trail closed because of washout, hazardous conditions
Mount Rainier National Park officials say the popular Comet Falls Trail has been temporarily closed because of a washout and hazardous conditions.
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/746d6e8a59714fe8a4155911a8a5539e/WA--Trail-Closed
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Great Himalayan National Park vies for World Heritage status
Shimla : The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, one of the richest biodiversity sites in the western Himalayas, has come closer to getting global recognition.
http://twocircles.net/2012jun13/great_himalayan_national_park_vies_world_heritage_status.html
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#38873 - 06/14/12 01:36 PM 6/14/12 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Registered: 02/10/05
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Everglades National Park News:
Gator Bites Off Airboat Captain Wallace Weatherholt's Hand In Everglades City (VIDEO)
Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is expected to open for the season Friday.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larim...n-national-park

Environmental Protection Agency Gives OK To $880 Million Everglades Clean-up Plan (VIDEO)
An $880 million plan to improve Everglades water quality was given federal approval Wednesday, setting the clock on a massive 12-year cleanup project.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13/epa-everglades-cleanup-880-million_n_1594079.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Kalispell wolf hunt meeting draws a crowd
Over 100 people showed up at a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks open house that was held in Kalispell on Wednesday night to voice their opinions on next year's proposed wolf hunting and trapping season.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/kalispell-wolf-hunt-meeting-draws-a-crowd/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Fire in Grand Canyon National Park is 70 percent contained
A fire burning in both the Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park is 70 percent contained.
http://www.azfamily.com/news/Fire-in-Gra...-158927115.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Starry, Starry Nights At Petrified Forest
Preparing for the next 100 years of existence, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has issued a 36-point call to action for all Park Service employees to preserve America’s special places. Titled “Starry, Starry Night,” call to action number 27 calls for the federal agency to “lead the way in protecting natural darkness as a precious resource,” and names the Colorado Plateau as the venue to create a national model for the initiative.
http://www.azjournal.com/2012/06/13/starry-starry-nights-at-petrified-forest/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Falling boulders are the single biggest force shaping Yosemite Valley, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the national park system. Now swaths of some popular haunts are closing for good after geologists confirmed that unsuspecting tourists and employees are being lodged in harm's way.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-06-14/rock-risk-forces-yosemite-closures/55590338/1
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#38880 - 06/15/12 02:55 PM 6/15/12 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Special postmark to honor Acadia National Park
On June 26, there will be a ceremony at Acadia National Park for the new quarter that pays tribute to Acadia National Park as part of the U.S. Mint's "America the Beautiful Quarters Program." But the post office in Bar Harbor will also be doing something special for the ceremony.
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/203721/2/Special-postmark-to-honor-Acadia-National-Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Utah Prairie Dog Day To Be Celebrated At Bryce Canyon National Park On June 22
For the third straight year the lowly Utah prairie dog will be elevated a bit in status at Bryce Canyon National Park with its own day.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...rk-june-2210031
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Glacier National Park News:
Going-to-the-Sun Road slated to open next week
Even though crews are making rapid progress clearing snow at Logan Pass, Glacier National Park officials still are planning to open Going-to-the-Sun Road over the pass by the middle of next week.
http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_e5ea485e-b69e-11e1-af14-0019bb2963f4.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Fire near South Rim 70% contained
A fire burning just south of the Grand Canyon grew little Wednesday and is now 70 percent contained at 481 acres.
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/fire-ne...l#ixzz1xtBIY9GL
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Park offers new family opportunities
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with support from the National Park Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Great Smoky Mountains Association, will be kicking off the summer with new programs designed specifically for families. The new programs are based on the park’s current Hike the Smokies and Adopt a Trail programs, both of which have been hugely successful.
http://theonefeather.com/2012/06/park-offers-new-family-opportunities/
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Misc. National Park News:
NPS Retirees to Senate: Don't Use the Farm Bill to Assault the National Park System (Editorial)
HR 4089 is being considered as an amendment to the Farm Bill on the U.S. Senate floor and should be opposed by anyone who cares about the special places that are part of the National Park System, according to a warning from the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR).
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nps-ret...stem-2012-06-14
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Logo contest for Rocky Mountain National Park celebrating its 100th anniversary
This anniversary will be promoted and celebrated throughout the park and surrounding communities starting in September 2014. In order to put celebration plans in motion, a professional logo is needed for educational, promotional, and marketing pieces.
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20120614/NEWS/120619967/1079&ParentProfile=1067
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Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park News:
Yellowstone Park officials will do vehicle checks thru summer
Yellowstone Park to Conduct Safety Checks on Commercial Vehicles
http://www.ktvq.com/news/yellowstone-park-officials-will-do-vehicle-checks-thru-summer/

Gardiner Gateway launches Yellowstone North Gate project with fanfare
Most visitors to Yellowstone National Park take for granted that they can stop at a nearby gateway community for a meal, a room or an authentic local experience in a unique and engaging place. But it wasn’t always that way.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2012/06/gardiner-gateway-launches/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite park closes more cabins due to rock-fall risk
Eighteen cabins in the popular Curry Village area of California's Yosemite National Park have been closed after they were identified as being in danger of getting struck by falling rock. Also in the hazard area: some employee housing and eight walk-in campsites, which have been relocated.
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/...l-risk/716434/1
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#38882 - 06/18/12 01:56 PM 6/16/12 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Bryce Canyon National Park News:
Night skies under threat from ever-brighter lights
Stargazers from around the world come to Bryce Canyon National Park to experience one of the most spectacular night skies in the United States.
http://www.eenews.net/public/Greenwire/2012/06/11/4
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Denali National Park News:
Search suspended for 4 Japanese climbers killed in Mount McKinley avalanche
The search for four Japanese climbers who were caught in an avalanche on Alaska’s Mount McKinley has been halted, with authorities calling the site their final resting place.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/u...C9jV_story.html
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Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park News:
Yellowstone conducts vehicle safety checks
Commercial buses and trucks traveling through Yellowstone National Park this summer may be subjected to safety checks.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/new...1a4bcf887a.html

Yellowstone Tourists Warned To Watch For Bears
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/18/155263982/yellowstone-tourists-warned-to-watch-for-bears
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#38885 - 06/19/12 03:19 PM 6/19/12 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Deaths on Alaska’s Mount McKinley show challenges of searching North America’s tallest peak
Four Japanese climbers swept into a crevasse by an avalanche are among 120 people who have perished on Alaska’s Mount McKinley, and their deaths bring to 44 the number of bodies remaining on North America’s tallest mountain.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/d...0BnV_story.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Logan Pass due to open Tuesday (NOTE: Confirmation from Tony Bynum today that it is actually open)
The full 50-mile length of Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is anticipated to open to vehicle travel Tuesday, allowing access to Logan Pass.
http://www.kpax.com/news/2-hurt-in-accidents-at-glacier-national-park/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Arizona Trail to reopen at Grandview Lookout Tower on Monday
The Arizona Trail near the Grandview Lookout Tower will reopen on Monday morning. The trail has been closed due to the Grand Fire burning on both the Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park since last Tuesday.
http://www.examiner.com/article/arizona-trail-to-reopen-at-grandview-lookout-tower-on-monday
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park issues total fire ban
The national park has banned all fires within its boundaries because of the extreme fire danger.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news/larim...-total-fire-ban
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#38890 - 06/20/12 04:00 PM 6/20/12 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to traffic
All 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park are open to vehicle traffic, said Denise Germann, a spokeswoman with the National Park Service.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120619/NEWS01/120619016?odyssey=mod|mostcom&nclick_check=1
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Campfires prohibited at Grand Canyon due to extreme fire danger
Grand Canyon National Park officials are increasing fire restrictions due to extreme fire danger.
http://www.azfamily.com/news/Campfires-p...-159617355.html
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park under complete fire ban
Rocky Mountain National Park is banning all fires and limiting where visitors can smoke cigarettes over concerns of drought and fire potential.
http://www.9news.com/news/article/273276/188/Rocky-Mountain-National-Park-under-complete-fire-ba
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
What's behind the grizzly bear attacks in Yellowstone?
Grizzly bears killed two people last year in Yellowstone National Park. After 24 years of no deadly encounters, many people were left wondering what caused the fatal attacks. Some said global warming had depleted the bears' normal food sources. Others say the answer is much simpler.
http://www.pri.org/stories/science/envir...tone-10336.html

Sierra Club calls for elk hunt review
Park officials say annual reduction is still necessary to maintain healthy herd balance.
Sierra Club has asked Grand Teton National Park to do an environmental review of its annual elk hunt, citing “changing conditions” since the park last completed a study in 2007.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=8684
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