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  • Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish

    Updated: 49 min ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says climate change and warming waters — and its lack of mobility — are threatening its existence and decreasing its numbers. Scientists studying...

  • 'Dolphin Tale' aquarium plans to drop animal shows

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — No animal performances will be held at a redesigned aquatic center planned by the Florida aquarium featured in the "Dolphin Tale" movies. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was the location of the 2011 "Dolphin Tale" movie, inspired by the real-life rescue and...

  • Royal Gorge rises from the ashes with 'soft' reopening this weekend

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Nearly 15 months after a wildfire destroyed all but four of its 52 structures, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will reopen Saturday with a new visitors center, a miniature one-mile railroad and expectations that a second reconstructon phase will be ready in November. The...

  • Gazette Travels: Take a dip at Grand Cayman Island

    By bill vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND - After pulling on my snorkel mask and fins, I plunged face-first into the Caribbean Sea. Immediately, a few feet from shore, I was surrounded by an array of colorful tropical fish. I felt like I'd dropped into a scene from "Finding Nemo." I swam to a nearby...

  • Norwich U museum affiliated with Smithsonian

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Officials at Norwich University say a museum on its Northfield campus has been designated the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Vermont. The school is planning an event Tuesday to celebrate the designation that will include guided tours of the...

  • Lincoln exhibition on stitched signatures to open

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln will shed light on the role stitched signatures can play in depicting people's lives. "Signature Cloths" will open on Friday at Quilt House, 1523 N. 33rd St. The exhibition focuses on...

  • Scale will matter for success of New York casinos

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Racino revenue is down. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts. Yet New York is just now getting into the game, with more than a dozen groups lining up to open upstate casinos. The state's late arrival at the...

  • Olympic National Park bans drones amid US order

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones. Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum last week approved rules barring unmanned aircraft within park boundaries. Earlier this summer,...

  • Company plans entertainment resort near Ga. coast

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Kingsland City Council recently approved an agreement that could lead to the groundbreaking of a $350 million, 495-acre amusement resort on Interstate 95 in the spring of 2015. "I'm optimistic," City Manager Lee Spell said. "We have taken a huge step forward....

  • 43 to become US citizens in Yellowstone ceremony

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    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park sees plenty of foreign visitors who come to see its unique natural features. But this week, 43 foreigners will be coming to the park to become U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Mammoth Hot Springs. The...

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