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#39902 - 09/12/13 09:40 PM September National Park News:
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Denali:
Sen. Murkowski Announces Passage of Denali Park Improvement Act
The bill includes three separate measures to reduce the use of diesel fuel, improve energy access in Denali National Park and Preserve, and honor Athabascan climber Walter Harper.
http://politicalnews.me/?id=24863&keys=DENALI-NATIONAL-PARK-LEGISLATION

Denali hydro project passed by Congress
Congress has passed a bill that will allow Doyon, Limited to build a small hydroelectric plant in Denali National Park and Preserve to power a remote lodge.
http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news...1a4bcf6878.html

How Chris McCandless Died
Twenty-one years ago this month, on September 6, 1992, the decomposed body of Christopher McCandless was discovered by moose hunters just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park. He had died inside a rusting bus that served as a makeshift shelter for trappers, dog mushers, and other backcountry visitors. Taped to the door was a note scrawled on a page torn from a novel by Nikolai Gogol:
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/09/how-chris-mccandless-died.html
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Glacier:
Glacier Park's new leader on budgets, community, and climate change
Glacier National Park’s new leader says the Park is facing many challenges, and opportunities. New Superintendent Jeff Mow is heading south, to Glacier National Park after more than 20-years working in Alaska.
http://mtpr.org/post/glacier-parks-new-leader-budgets-community-and-climate-change

Glacier Park Murder: Killer Confesses to Pushing Her Husband Face-First Off a Cliff (BEWARE ANNOYING AD)
A newlywed who had concerns about her eight-day marriage confessed to pushing her husband face-first off a cliff in Glacier National Park.
http://www.autoworldnews.com/articles/45...first-cliff.htm
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Grand Canyon:
Grand Canyon to celebrate National Public Lands Day with free entry
Grand Canyon National Park will join national parks across the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with fee free entry into the park on Sept. 28.
http://grandcanyonnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=717&ArticleID=10584
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Plane crash in Grand Teton National Park kills 2
A plane crash in Grand Teton National Park on Wednesday killed two people about half a mile from the only commercial airport located inside a national park.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...19bb2963f4.html
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Yellowstone:
Yellowstone needs volunteers
Enter all national parks for free Sept. 28, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.
http://trib.com/lifestyles/recreation/ye...c75999aa22.html

3 Yellowstone superintendents to speak at West Yellowstone event
Three Yellowstone National Park superintendents will talk about their tenures guiding the world’s first national park and take questions in West Yellowstone, Mont. later this month.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2013/09/3...lowstone-event/

Toddler Shot to Death at Yellowstone Raises Difficult Questions
Terribly sad news out of Yellowstone National Park this weekend. An unidentified 3-year-old girl from Idaho died on the shore of Yellowstone Lake at Grant Village campground on Saturday ... The cause? She was shot with her father's firearm. Disturbingly, the girl's mother called 911 and reported that her daughter had shot herself.
http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/160806/toddler_shot_to_death_at
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#39906 - 09/16/13 07:07 PM Re: September National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
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9/16/13

Everglades:
State Of Florida Pledges $90 Million To Help Fund A Bridge To Somewhere In Everglades National Park
In 1928 a highway known as the Tamiami Trail was built across the southern Florida peninsula, and while it was a boon for developers, the dam-like roadfill created serious problems for Everglades National Park.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-park23896
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Glacier (Video)
Los Angeles man survives 40-foot fall in Glacier National Park
A Los Angeles man nearly died after a 40-foot fall while hiking in Montana's Glacier National Park.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=9248772
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Maine Woods:
Roxanne Quimby's son offers new hope for national park plan
Lucas St. Clair, a fisherman and hunter, is working to gain the trust of people in the Katahdin region and to overcome the hostility that his mother engendered.
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/roxan...2013-09-15.html
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Rocky Mountain:
Estes Park Flooding: Rocky Mountain National Park Closed, Flood Threat Remains on Monday (+Videos)
n a Monday morning update, the National Weather service said that a flood threat still continues for a range of cities across the state, including Estes Park.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/287359-e...videos/?photo=2

2 hikers stranded by storm near top of Colorado peak make own way down mountain
A pair of hikers made it down one of Colorado’s highest peaks on their own Friday after being stranded by an ice storm for two days, the National Park Service said.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2...b45a_story.html
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Wind Cave:
Wind Cave National Park proposes fee increase
Wind Cave National Park is seeking public comments on a proposal to raise fees for camping and cave tours next spring.
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/wind-ca...be89f3abe0.html
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Yellowstone:
ONE MOTH AT A TIMEFATE OF YELLOWSTONE GRIZZLIES TIED TO KEY FOODS (BEWARE - Annoying Ad)
Fate of Yellowstone grizzlies tied to key foods
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...mment_form=true

Wolf, elk numbers don’t support ‘carnage’ idea (OP-Ed)
If a writer is going to quote “facts” of fantasy, consider bringing the accuracy of the numbers within a credible range.
http://azdailysun.com/news/opinion/mailb...1a4bcf887a.html
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Yosemite:
Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park Update for Saturday Evening, September 14, 2013
255,858 acres (400 square miles) - 81% Containment - 1,935 Personnel - Structures Threatened: 438 - Est. Cost to Date: $111.3 million - Estimated Containment: Friday, September 20th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM.
http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/in...ptember-14-2013

Yosemite highway reopened after long fire closure
A key highway into Yosemite National Park that has been closed amid a massive wildfire for nearly three weeks is finally open again.
http://www.modbee.com/2013/09/14/2921168/yosemite-highway-reopened-after.html
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Zion:
Hiker injured in Zion canyon during flood warning
An injured hiker was reported stranded in The Subway in Zion National Park on Saturday night as rains posed a risk of flash flooding in the slot canyon.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56871945-78/amp-hiker-37.340817-113.075898-flash.csp

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#39910 - 09/17/13 07:27 PM Re: September National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
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9/17/13

Everglades
Everglades National Park: Artists in Residence in Everglades
This program invites visual artists, composers and writers to seek both solitude and solidarity in the inspiring environment of Everglades National Park.
http://artopportunities.wordpress.com/20...-in-everglades/
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Glacier
Glacier National Park To Study Logan Pass Mountain Goats And How Humans Affect Them
Mountain goats on Logan Pass in Glacier National Park have become so used to human visitors that they practically pose for photographs.
So habituated to human visitors are mountain goats at Glacier National Park that they can seem as docile and innocent as sheep.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ffect-them23948
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Great Smoky
Fall harvest celebrated at Mountain Farm Museum
The annual Mountain Life Festival in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Mountain Farm Museum near Cherokee, NC. This event continues to preserve the legacy of Appalachian folkways and is a tribute to the many families who lived on lands that later became the national park.
http://www.knoxvilledailysun.com/lifestyle/2013/september/mountain-farm-museum.html
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Misc. NP News
Before You Grow Up: Be a Seasonal Service Worker
There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.
http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-t..._medium=xmlfeed
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Olympic
Olympic National Park bust an example of where state, federal pot laws collide
Karen Strand didn't think she'd get in trouble for having a small container of medical marijuana when she went hiking in Olympic National Park this summer.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...ate-federal-pot
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Yosemite
Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park Update for Monday Morning, September 16, 2013
Fire behavior during the night shift hours was limited to creeping and smoldering.
http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/in...ptember-16-2013
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#39914 - 09/23/13 09:35 PM Re: September National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York


Denali:
Denali Park Road opens to Mile 30
The busy summer season has ended at Denali National Park and Preserve, and visitors can now drive private vehicles on Denali Park Road as far as the Teklanika Rest Area at Mile 30, weather permitting. As the weather can change rapidly at this time of the year, visitors are advised to call ahead for current road information.
http://www.frontiersman.com/community_br...19bb2963f4.html


Great Smoky Mountain:
Smokies signs sister park agreement with Thai park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has established its first sister park with Khao Yai National Park in Thailand.
http://www.wdef.com/news/state/story/Smo...KeS9HLs3Kw.cspx

Best time for fall foliage in the Smokies
Visitors at Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) are getting a glimpse of what's to come this fall.
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/sev...mokies/2852419/




Yellowstone:
New study to track greater Yellowstone area elk migration
Hundreds of years ago, animals covered the West’s mountains and plains. Antelope, mule deer and elk moved back and forth across Wyoming’s landscape. They wandered into the mountains in the spring and summer for cooler temperatures and better forage and made their way down into valleys and basins during winter to escape deep snow and harsh conditions.
http://trib.com/lifestyles/home-and-gard...8dc49ec331.html

Swarm of earthquakes shakes Yellowstone
Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and around the Yellowstone Caldera.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56906349-78/swarms-yellowstone-smith-earthquake.html.csp
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#39919 - 09/25/13 10:01 PM Re: September National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
9/25/13

Acadia:
Acadia Corp. loses park concessions contract
After 80 years running concessions at Acadia National Park, the Acadia Corp. this week lost its contract with the National Park Service to a New Mexico-based firm.
http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20130924/NEWS06/130929977
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Bryce:
Bryce National Park captivates hikers in Utah
Utah calls them the Mighty 5. Five national parks that everyone should visit in their lifetime.
http://www.presstelegram.com/lifestyle/20130924/bryce-national-park-captivates-hikers-in-utah
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Denali:
Snow blamed for Parks Hwy. wrecks near Denali
Slick, snowy road conditions Sunday night led to two unrelated accidents near Denali National Park and Preserve on the Parks Highway.
http://www.adn.com/2013/09/24/3091932/snow-blamed-for-parks-hwy-wrecks.html
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Glacier:
Glacier National Park sees strong visitation numbers
It's still too soon to know if a new record will be set for the year, but the latest numbers show visits to Glacier National Park continue on a strong pace as the seasons change.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/glacier-national-park-sees-strong-visitation-numbers/
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Grand Teton:
Moose visitor center to close
Winter shutdown will save more than $100,000 during times of tight money.
Tourists and valley residents traveling through Grand Teton National Park this winter won’t have the option of dropping into a visitor center to warm up and study the maps.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=10319
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Great Smoky Mountain:
Meet new Smokies National Park deputy superintendent
Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to an open house 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, to welcome new Deputy Superintendent, Patricia Wissinger, to the Smokies.
http://blogs2.citizen-times.com/outdoors...superintendent/
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Yellowstone:
3 Yellowstone leaders say the park needs advocates
Three men who have served as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park say the park will always need advocates.
http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/ne...l#ixzz2fwcFcbVF
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