Archive for January 2015

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in Los Angeles at 91 on the same day

Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen – the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II – died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91. Leaders of American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains have joined an effort to retain federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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New chief named for Everglades, Dry Tortugas parks

The National Park Service named a new superintendent for Everglades National Park this week, sticking with a local, well-versed in the complexities of the South Florida environment. Currently the superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve, Pedro Ramos will be the park’s first Hispanic chief when he takes over later this month.

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Blue Ridge Parkway visitation increases in 2014

The Blue Ridge Parkway drew more than 13.9 million visitors in 2014, an increase of about 1 million from the previous year. Despite the improvement, last year’s parkway visitation total was the second-lowest since 1981.

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Hiker Rescued From Old Rag Mountain In Madison County

A hiker has been rescued from a mountaintop in Shenandoah National Park. Park police say the 33-year-old male hiker was injured after he fell late Friday morning at the summit of Old Rag Mountain in Madison County.

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Spectacular travels in the West

We central Californians are blessed by close proximity to the American West’s incredible spaces, all within a several day drive or closer. With so many spectacular destinations at your back door and a new year, take the time to update your bucket list of western destinations.

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