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Get tips on winter camping, learn about Anza-Borrego State Park and little-known tribes in Africa 15.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

CAMPING

Workshop

Experts offer tips on how to plan, stay warm and select appropriate gear for winter camping.

When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at REI stores in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., and Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St.

Admission, info: Free. (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach; (818)...

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Passions Flare Over Memory Of The Manhattan Project 14.1.2017 NPR News
The new Manhattan Project National Historical Park tells the story of how scientists created the world's first atomic bomb. But how fully the story will be told is intensely controversial.
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National Parks: Fund public lands 14.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Financial mobility is one of the obstacles that keeps many locals from visiting Washington’s national parks. To that end, I’m glad to see that the parks will offer free admission for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. However, we should also be wary of the crippling effects of a $12 billion repairs backlog that threatens to […]
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Obama names five new national monuments, including civil rights sites 13.1.2017 Washington Post
President Obama, who has named 34 national monuments, has used the Antiquities Act more than any other president in history.
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Obama names 3 national monuments honoring civil rights 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration designated three new national monuments Thursday honoring civil rights history as it commemorates next week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The monuments are the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument in Alabama, the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston, Alabama, and the Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina. “President […]
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17 destinations for 2017 12.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Here are 17 destinations that look especially fetching right now. The list includes cities, countries, islands and national parks on five continents; bohemians and Slovenians; spherical Canadian treehouses; vast Vietnamese caves; train tracks at 14,000 feet; and the mother of all Marimekko stores.

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Enjoy national parks for free on MLK Day 12.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah families looking for a quick weekend getaway to a National Park Service facility next Monday on Martin Luther King Day will get free admission. That might mean a day trip to Golden Spike National Historic Site near Brigham City or an overnight trip to Capitol Reef or Nevada’s Great Basin National Parks, both within about a 31/2 drive of Salt Lake City. Visitors to southern Utah’s St. George area may also want to go to Zion or Bryce to celebrate the day as well.
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Free admission to national parks on MLK Day. Here are 101 things to do when you get there 11.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. national parks and forests that charge admission will waive fees Monday to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That means you can skip the $25 entry fee to visit Joshua Tree or Death Valley.

What’s there to do? Plenty. L.A. Times Travel writer Christopher Reynolds and photographer Mark Boster...

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Canyonlands to require Needles campground reservations 9.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Those visiting national parks and popular national forest sites are discovering that planning ahead and making reservations to camp or stay near parks is almost a requirement these days. Add Canyonlands’ Needles Campground as among those facilities where a reservation will be required to camp during the busiest times of year. The National Park Service announced that starting March 15, a reservation will be required to camp in Loop A of the Needles Campground. Reservations will be required from M...
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Erasing Barack Obama’s legacy 9.1.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

The intent of Republicans, poised to push through the most far-reaching conservative agenda in nearly a hundred years, is to act as if Obama never existed — the George Bailey of presidents.
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Samoa makes a lasting impression on this traveler, even 40 years on 8.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I thoroughly enjoyed Christopher Reynolds' article about Samoa and the people there (“The Samoan Way,” Dec. 25).

About 40 years ago, I was on a game show and won a trip to Australia and New Zealand. The flight to Australia stopped in Samoa for perhaps 30 minutes. 

I got off the plane with a few...

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Letter: Monument process was not democratic 8.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Dear President Obama: You didn’t have to establish a monument to make southeastern Utah great. It already was great. And, you could have protected it as a national forest. The glory of Utah is public land that can be used for a great variety of purposes. The national forests and BLM land are of much greater worth to most Utahns than the national parks and monuments. That applies both for recreation and income-generating uses. People will lose their livelihoods due to Bears Ears. I guess you woul...
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Letter: Thanks for Obama's environmental actions 6.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s representatives do not speak for a majority of Americans. More of us desire an increase in public lands, like our new Bears Ears National Monument, to protect our natural resources and cultural treasures. Just look at the increase in visitation to Utah’s national parks as an example of Americans’ demand for access to the natural world. Inflammatory comments by Gov. Gary Herbert and the rest of the ol’ white guard who denounce Bears Ears National Monument only serve the special interests o...
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Park service makes e-cigarette policy more restrictive 6.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Like many public and private facilities, national parks are grappling with whether electronic cigarettes and other similar nicotine delivery systems pose a health threat. This week, the National Park Service proposed revisions to the regulations allowing a superintendent to close an area, building, structure or facility to smoking that includes the use of these devices. “Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and employees is one of the most critical duties of the National Park Service...
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Letter: Posterity will thank Obama 4.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Thank you, President Obama, for your courage in protecting the Bears Ears’ pristine landscape by creating our newest national monument. This is a truly appropriate use of the Antiquities Act because of the vast wealth of ancient art and dwellings that are in danger there. The Bears Ears area contains more pre-Columbian sites than all five Utah national parks combined. We understand that this landscape is unique and fragile, and so do the five tribes that have endorsed the monument designation. ...
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Utah national park overrun by visitors, defying usual winter lull 4.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Zion National Park sees crazy-busy offseason as visitor numbers continue to balloon in parks nationwide.
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Fill your new year with beaches, caves and treehouses: 17 destinations for 2017 2.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Fill your new year with beaches, caves and treehouses: 17 destinations for 2017 By Christopher Reynolds Jan 2, 2017 Clockwise from top left: Tulum, Mexico; Todos Santos, Baja California; Vancouver; Bordeaux (Getty; Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times (top right)) Here are 17 destinations that...
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Officials: National park in Utah bursting, even in winter 2.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials at southern Utah’s Zion National Park say they’re being overrun by visitors, even during the usual winter lull. Rangers have had to block tour buses and oversize vehicles from Zion Canyon to control the crowds during the holiday season and close the road, The Salt Lake Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2hHBV10 […]
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Op-ed: Bears Ears is a holiday gift Utahns should embrace 1.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah, and indeed all Americans, got a priceless gift for the holidays this year when President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument in the southeastern corner of the state. A decade ago I wrote the book on hiking in Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, but I have a confession to make: My favorite backpacking destination is in the newly designated monument. This area is a national treasure that has always had national-park-quality landscapes and world-class archeological sites. It ...
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Where to go in 2017: Best destinations around the world 31.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Where should you travel in 2017? Maybe you want to witness the U.S. solar eclipse, take advantage of great exchange rates abroad or get in on the hoopla for big anniversaries in places like Alaska, Germany, Canada or Finland. Perhaps you’re looking for a Zika-free beach or a destination unscathed by terrorism. The Associated Press looked at events, trends and recommendations from travel agents, magazines, publishers and others, to compile this list of where to go in 2017. Events and anniversari... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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