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Amazing Earthfest provides an opportunity to explore and play on our wildlands 4.5.2021 The Wilderness Society
Image: I"ll let you in on a secret. There is a way for your family to experience the best of southern Utah and northern Arizona and all you have to do is get there. Yup, no need to develop a plan for how to spend your days, others have done that planning for you! Every year, the Amazing Earthfest takes place the third week in May and offers a sample of the rich cultural and natural world surrounding the area of Kanab, Utah. May 13 is the kickoff date for the 6th annual festival. Last year, I participated in a group hike within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that took us through the stunning Paria Canyon and to an incredible sea of color on a picture-perfect day. Contrast the oranges, yellows and whites of the Navajo sandstone with the deep red of Indian paintbrush in bloom, the unending blue in the sky and the greenish-grayish-brownish in the desert grasses and forbes all around. Afterward, I enjoyed a mouthwatering meal at the Rocking V Café and then walked ...
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National parks visitors should plan for ‘new normal’ 20.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Park openings in Utah are a sign of what's to come.
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When will national parks reopen? Grand Canyon and others have phased plans 14.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon will partly reopen. California parks like Yosemite and Joshua Tree remain shut.

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Aurora man accused of series of attacks on women 6.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An 18-year-old Aurora man is accused of at least four attacks on different women in Aurora over the past few weeks, officials said.
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When will national parks reopen? Some will start Monday 2.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Parks are opening the way they closed, each in its own way.

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Zion woman shot Sunday dies of injuries 29.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A 21-year-old Zion woman shot in the abdomen died Monday afternoon from her injuries, Zion police said.
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Zion woman in critical condition after Sunday shooting 28.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A 21-year-old Zion woman shot in the abdomen Sunday remains hospitalized in critical condition Monday, the chief police chief said.
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Joshua Tree National Park closes to all visitors over coronavirus 1.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The park closed indefinitely to all visitors Wednesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. It earlier had closed campgrounds and access roads into the park but allowed walkers and cyclists to enter.

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3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus — even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks.
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National parks have been closing across the country to avoid crowding during coronavirus outbreak 25.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
From Rocky Mountain National Park to Yosemite, parks have been closing.
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What Are the Trump Administration’s New Plans for Utah Monuments? 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Released in February, the Trump administration’s final management plans for Utah’s shrunken Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments caused a predictable amount of commotion. While monument foes like Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) praised the […]
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How McDonald’s Convinced Us That Civil Rights Was About Black-Owned Businesses 7.3.2020 Mother Jones
In August of 2014, all eyes were on Ferguson, Missouri. The city’s mostly Black residents flooded the streets in protest after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the middle of the chaos, the fluorescent golden arches of a local McDonald’s promised sanctuary: Protesters bought bottles […]
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PHOTOS: You wish you were as cool as these Colorado skiers from the ’80s 12.2.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
We dug through The Denver Post archives to find some of the coolest historical photos of Colorado skiers.
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Policy News: February 11, 2020 11.2.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: White House Seeks Cuts to NSF, Other Science and Environmental Programs NSF receives a seven percent cut. Trump Administration Formally Proposes Weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Proposed rule would prevent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from fining companies that accidentally kill birds. Graphic: Administration Narrows Definition of Protected Waters A graphic ...
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Wilderness designations proposed for 30,200 acres in the western San Gabriel Mountains 10.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The city of Los Angeles and conservation groups back a House bill that would expand wilderness areas in Southern California.

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Critics aghast at proposal to make classical America's 'default' architectural style 8.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

A proposed executive order would make Greek- and Roman-style buildings the default style for federal buildings. Trump hasn't signed it yet, but architecture groups are already outraged.

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Trump Has Finalized Industry Friendly Plans for Gutted Utah Monuments 7.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Interior Department on Wednesday adopted final management plans that allow for mining, drilling, and other development on lands that the administration recently removed from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. The move comes a little […]
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Trump team finalizes plans for drilling, mining in shrunken Utah national monuments 7.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Final drilling and mining plans are implemented for two national monuments in Utah downsized by President Trump despite objections of several groups.

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Trump administration finalizes plans to allow mining, drilling in 2 Utah national monuments 6.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. government implemented final management plans Thursday for two national monuments in Utah that President Donald Trump downsized. The plans ensure lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling despite pending lawsuits by conservation, tribal and paleontology groups challenging the constitutionality of the president's action.
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Hot Property: John Travolta gets $18 million for longtime Brentwood home 25.1.2020 LA Times: Business

Also: Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick have bought a home in Malibu, and Pauly Shore is selling his contemporary spot in the Hollywood Hills.

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