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A weekend escape to Colorado's deep, steep Black Canyon of the Gunnison 27.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison was considered deep, dark and impenetrable not only by white settlers but also by Utes native to western Colorado. The area was seldom seen until the 1930s, when Mark Warner, a conservationist and Presbyterian minister in Montrose, Colo., 15 miles away, successfully...

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Ever see a camel kiss? Now you can on a tour to India 25.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Explore the monuments and markets of Old and New Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the palaces and bazaars of the “pink city” of Jaipur on a 14-day tour of India offered by World Spree.

Highlights include two game drives in Ranthambore National Park in search of the royal Bengal tiger and the Pushkar...

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Mariah Carey will return to Vegas for handful of Christmastime concerts 25.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey finished her Las Vegas residency last week. But she’ll be back.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” the name of Carey’s 1994 holiday hit, is also the name of the show to be staged Dec. 14, 16, 17, 20 and 22 in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. That’s where the pop...

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Out with the old, in with the new: Disneyland’s ‘Fantasmic’ drops old favorites for new stars 25.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Disneyland faced a daunting challenge with the remake of the 25-year-old “Fantasmic” nighttime spectacular: How do you update a beloved modern classic without alienating its die-hard fans?

The Anaheim theme park has succeeded with a retooled show that largely hews to the original story line with...

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Al-Qaida in Syria close to snuffing out competition in north 25.7.2017 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend....
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Senate confirms David Bernhardt, controversial Trump pick, for No. 2 post at Interior 25.7.2017 LA Times: Science

The Senate on Monday confirmed David Bernhardt, who has a history of lobbying for oil, mining and western water interests, as deputy secretary of the Interior Department.

Both of California’s Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, voted against his appointment — which was approved,...

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If you're using a wheelchair while traveling, how to get help, resolve problems and keep your cool 24.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Brian Mattson’s mom is 93. The Agoura Hills resident wrote to On the Spot to talk about a less-than-satisfactory experience his mother had with getting special assistance at LAX.

She’s mobile, but she cannot walk the great distances often required by airline travel.

I’d say his mom’s experience...

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Trump and the Nafta Talks 24.7.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The administration’s objectives are largely constructive. But beware of land mines.
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Fire in south Croatia triggers explosions of war mines 23.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Emergency officials say a forest fire that has spread to southern Croatia from neighboring Montenegro has triggered 34 explosions, probably from mines left over from the region’s war in the 1990s.
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Citizens Begin Reclaiming Coal Country After Decades of Corporate Land Grabs 23.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Kayford Mountain, destroyed by mountaintop removal mining. West Virginia native Larry Gibson's family has owned the land since 1797, yet coal companies moved forward with ravaging it. (Photo: Brennan Cavanaugh / Flickr ) Across central Appalachia, once-thriving mining communities have been ravaged by the collapse of the coal industry and the flight of jobs from the region. For a region that remains rich in natural resources, Appalachia's local governments continue to struggle to fund basic services such as housing, education and roads. One significant factor in the region's decline is the land. Since the coal industry began its decline, and even beforehand, millions of acres have essentially been removed from the region's economic production and tax rolls, and nothing has replaced them. Part of the answer to a post-coal economy may lie with an old land ownership study. "Land is the most important thing to us, yet it's not clear at all who owns it," says Karen Rignall, assistant professor of community and ...
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Thru-hiking the John Muir Trail; trekking in Nepal 23.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

JOHN MUIR TRAIL

Slide show

Pamela Zoolalian will share stories and experiences from her solo thru-hike of the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205

NEPAL

Presentation

Guide...

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July 23 airfare chart: Hawaii's calling with lower fares from LAX and Orange County 23.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If you’re looking at Hawaii for a summer respite and you’re flying out of LAX or Orange County, rejoice: You’ll be saving $30 and $62, respectively.

If you’re flying out of Burbank, put that celebration on hold. That fare zoomed up more than $180 from last week.

Not surprisingly, airfares to Phoenix...

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The peril of mining the pristine headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay 22.7.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

The EPA is seeking to withdraw protections for Bristol Bay to clear the path for the development of large-scale mining on state and federal lands.
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He begs for money to make ends meet. Some people think he is lazy. 21.7.2017 Washington Post
Tyler McGlothlin knew that when he stood along the side of the road holding his sign, he would likely encounter acts of generosity as well as outbursts of resentment. He hoped he would get enough money to feed his family. He hoped the cops wouldn’t arrest him. But most of all, he hoped he wouldn’t run into a man named David Hess.
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Superfund site in Canon City, leaking uranium mine west of Denver could transfer to cleanup company 21.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Cotter Corp. told Colorado state health officials it wants to transfer its radioactive materials licenses in Canon City and Jefferson County to Colorado Legacy Land, which specializes in complex cleanups.
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Another sub-$600 bargain fare to Asia, this one to Osaka, Japan 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Here’s another great round-trip fare to Asia, this one from LAX to Osaka, Japan, on Air China for $525, including all taxes and fees.

Osaka, a city of about 2.7 million on Honshu roughly 300 miles southwest of Tokyo, is part of an industrial area that includes Kobe and Kyoto.

The fare to Osaka...

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Hike Italy's ancient pilgrims' route, from Siena to St. Peter's Square 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Discover the charm and soul of the Italian backcountry on an 80-mile trek on the Via Francigena, the medieval pilgrimage trail that once led from northern Europe to Rome.

The 10-day Wilderness Travel tour begins in Siena and takes guests to scenic portions of the 7th century Christian pilgrim’s...

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Last chance to buy tickets to Nevada's Burning Man, and 3 places to find burner bliss outside the festival 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Burning Man, the quirky metropolis-in-the-desert art-and-culture fest, arrives next month. Incredibly, you still have a chance to buy tickets for the event that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4.

Tickets went on sale in January for the festival dedicated to “community,...

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Colorado Divide: Seismic shifts create rural-urban chasm in the culture, economy and politics of the state 21.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
From the eastern plains to isolated mountain towns, from the Western Slope to the upper northeast hard by Nebraska, it's often said there are two Colorados. There is the Denver metropolis, and with it the string of cities along the Front Range corridor from Fort Collins to Pueblo. And then there is rural Colorado.
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The fight to save the gold-mining town of Mariposa from a monster fire 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As firetrucks rolled through the hazy, deserted streets of this historic gold-mining town, Brian Redding stood behind the cash register at the Grizzly Gas mini-market Thursday, waiting in his green uniform.

A few firefighters who had been hard at work protecting tiny Mariposa from the explosive...

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