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Dinosaur center in Woodland Park is much more than just a roadside attraction

Life: Travel Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

The "chicken from hell" has looks only a fossil geek - possibly a mother hell chicken - could love...

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  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A member of Belgium's royal family who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has tried to defend endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging and charcoal production, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove in the area, officials said Wednesday. A...

  • Bill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience. When Nye agreed to the debate at The Creation Museum with its founder Ken Ham, he said he believed it would draw about as much attention as presentations he...

  • Homestead monument plans prairie burn

    BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Homestead National Monument of America will conduct a prescribed burn on more than 60 acres of its restored tallgrass prairie in southeast Nebraska. Officials say the burn will occur the first day in which favorable and safe conditions exist. Representatives from the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

  • Correction: Charleston-World Heritage story

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a story April 7 about Charleston seeking World Heritage status, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Charleston's application must be submitted to the National Park Service by January 2016. That date is only a target for completing the application, not a deadline. A corrected version of the story is...

  • Utah Symphony to play for free in national parks

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Symphony has announced it will play against southern Utah's soaring red rocks and canyons this August. The 75-piece orchestra will tour five of the state's national parks in a series of free concerts at Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands. The list also includes Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Music...

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park free this weekend

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  • Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor

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  • Land Between The Lakes offering field trip grants

    GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Grants are now available to educators interested in taking students on field trips to Land Between The Lakes, a 170,000-acre recreation area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The grants are available to public school districts within 100 miles of the recreation area between the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers. The...

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said the men were killed during a November...

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