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  • Public comment period opens for Denali bridges

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — National Park Service officials say the agency is considering whether to replace two pedestrian bridges at Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. The agency is taking public comments through Sept. 17 for an environmental assessment for the possible...

  • Child, 8, falls to death in Yellowstone canyon

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service says the accident occurred Sunday morning in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. It identified the victim as Zahra...

  • Amusement park apologizes for gun shirt error

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 33-year-old disabled Marine who wasn't allowed into a New Jersey amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue assault rifle on it has been given an apology. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1v9YY2J) that Mario Alejandro received a phone...

  • Would drilling hurt Md. tourism? Report unclear

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — A Towson University study of the potential economic impact of shale gas drilling in far western Maryland fails to answer what some critics said Monday is their biggest question: How would hydraulic fracturing for natural gas affect the tourism that accounts for a...

  • Waterskiing park planned for Lake Tye

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    MONROE, Wash. (AP) — Plans to build a cable wakeboarding and waterskiing park on Lake Tye are moving forward. Sammamish-based H3o Development expects to break ground this fall. The company plans to erect seven towers, which will carry a moving cable loop, in the south end of Lake Tye....

  • Arches, Canyonlands national parks ban drones

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility. They have...

  • Teen hiker rescued from crevice in Colorado

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A hiker is recovering after falling and spending about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado. More than 40 people worked to pull the 16-year-old girl from the crevice on Horsetooth Rock on Monday. They then took turns...

  • Landing-gear alert forces flight back to Phoenix

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a possible hydraulic issue forced a Delta Air Lines flight carrying 160 travelers from Arizona to Minnesota to return to the Phoenix airport. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff says Flight 1492 was headed to Minneapolis-St. Paul on Monday morning when the...

  • Rail Runner damage settlements reach nearly $8M

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's commuter rail service has received a free ride while taxpayers have shelled out nearly $8 million to settle damage claims against the Rail Runner Express, according to state records. The Rail Runner, until last month, didn't pay premiums for the...

  • Spraying planned to kill Saguaro Park buffelgrass

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Saguaro National Park outside Tucson plans herbicide spraying this week on parts of the park where invasive buffelgrass has become established. A helicopter will be used to spray the non-native plants in parts of the park that are too dangerous or too remote to...

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