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  • Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit — a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona. The permit requirement...

  • Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers. Virunga National Park said in a statement Thursday that a rocket-propelled grenade exploded near Muhindo Kipasula a day earlier. Shrapnel...

  • Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

    Updated: 39 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room. Visitors can look at the 6,500-year-old remains beginning Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Museum. Archaeologists first...

  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Updated: 54 min ago

    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution...

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park is banning drones

    Updated: 55 min ago

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad Caverns National Park has adopted the ban on drones. Officials say anyone caught using model airplanes, quadcopters or other types of drones within the park's boundaries could face fines and possible jail time. National Park Service Director Jonathan...

  • Hawaii tourism officials expect slower growth

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tourism officials are tempering their expectations for the industry but vowing continued growth. Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President David Uchiyama said Thursday the state agency expects 8.2 million visitors to come to the islands this year, followed by 8.4...

  • Cannabis cuisine rises in wake of legalizations

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb. Yes, we're talking cannabis cuisine, a small niche in the culinary world but one that is drawing more interest as the legalization movement moves pot closer to the mainstream. "When I sell...

  • Grants awarded to protect battlefields in 3 states

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to help protect four Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The funding includes $267,164 to preserve about 107 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in...

  • 1.5M from Carolinas traveling this Labor Day

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Fueled by lower gas prices, an estimated 1.5 million residents from the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season, the highest number since the Great Recession. AAA Carolinas says in a release almost 90 percent of...

  • Think you know Pikes Peak region history? Meet Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    What: Summer Speaker Series, "Think You Know History," with Blanche Burton and Laura Belle McDaniel (portrayed by actors Dianne Hartshorn and Diana Hall) Blanche Burton Connection to Colorado Springs: A savvy businesswoman, Burton was the first madam to set up shop in the all-male...

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