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  • Indiana Dunes parks aim to showcase diversity

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — Officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park want people to know they have much more than just sand. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spokesman Bruce Rowe says visitors think of just its beaches and the dunes but its 15,000 acres...

  • Minnesota town copes without commercial flights

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Heather Borgen's in limbo. After working 40-plus hours a week for five years at Hertz Car Rental in this northern Minnesota town, Borgen was laid off when the airport's only commercial airline was grounded in February. If and when the airline returns,...

  • Travel: Boston's red-brick path through American history

    by christian murdock christian.murdock@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    It also was the stage for the American Revolution, and visitors can relive that history on a 2.5-mile, red-bricked path dubbed the Freedom Trail. Last fall, I spent the better part of two days along the trail as part of a self-guided tour. Amazingly, I was elected tour guide by my...

  • Travel: 5 free things to do in historic Boston

    By Paige Sutherland The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The city of Boston is known for its "wicked" rich history, to use a term the locals love, going back to the Boston Tea Party and roots of the American Revolution. But pride is not limited to the past: The city is also home to the World Series champion Red Sox. Historic landmarks are...

  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced a competition to award an Emirati a free spot aboard Virgin Galactic's spaceship...

  • US Forest Service promotes summer fun at ski areas

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Three Vermont ski areas at least partially located in the Green Mountain National Forest could expand their summer recreational activities by taking part in a new national program designed to promote year-round recreation activities on the federal land....

  • Carlsbad among parks with free weekend admission

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Those looking to save some money Easter weekend and are near a national park may want to consider a trip. The National Park Service is waiving admission fees this weekend as part of National Park Week. The various parks are hosting special events such as...

  • Easter reflections from the Springs

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Coined by author J.R.R. Tolkien, a "eucatastrophe" is a sudden plot twist near a story's close that saves the characters from certain doom, making way for a happy ending. A devout Catholic, Tolkien saw the story of Jesus as a perfect example of a eucatastrophic tale, a story of good...

  • Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

    By Dan Elliott The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more...

  • Colorado Springs residents clean, play and celebrate at Earth Day festival

    by Jesse Byrnes jesse.byrnes@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Whether hiking rocky trails, skiing at snowy elevations or basking in spring sunshine, Coloradans are known for their outdoorsy tendencies. So when a bunch of down-to-earth, mountain-air breathing folks pitch in to clean up a park for an unofficial national environmental holiday, Earth...

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