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US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors 13.12.2017 AP National
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks' plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year....
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A Century of Fire Suppression Is Why California Is in Flames 12.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The acrid smell of charred wood still permeates the air as Sasha Berleman, a fire ecologist, and I walk along a dirt path up through the middle of a canyon in the Bouverie nature preserve in […]
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Creeper’s Endorsement (Cartoon and Column) 7.12.2017 The Moderate Voice

Many Republicans couldn’t stand to see President Barack Obama in the White House and fly in Air Force One. It insulted their senses. I can relate somewhat because I am disgusted by Donald Trump occupying the Oval Office and using the first plane. The difference between my repulsion and theirs is that mine isn’t based [...]

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Trump's Attack on Bears Ears Could Alter the Course of American Land Conservation 6.12.2017 Truthout.com
In July, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's re-evaluated the national monuments created by the Obama administration. That interim report pegged Bears Ears National Monument in Utah as a sure bet for alteration. The monument as designated by Obama encompasses more than 2,000 square miles long argued over by environmentalists, Native tribes and energy, ranching and development interests. The Valley of the Gods in Bears Ears National Monument. (Photo: John Fowler ) Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! We reported in July on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's re-evalution of the national monuments created by the Obama administration. That interim report pegged Bears Ears National Monument in Utah as a sure bet for alteration. The monument as designated by Obama encompasses more than 2,000 square miles long argued over by environmentalists, native tribes and energy, ranching and development interests. ...
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The Bob Cesca Show: Cruel Whimsy 6.12.2017 Little Green Footballs
Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show : Cruel Whimsy: Not Safe For Work; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News & Comment is here; Russia barred from 2018 Winter Olympics; Mueller subpoenas Trump's Deutsche Bank records; Bombshell Mike Pence story in the Atlantic; The Intercept reports Trump considering private spy firm; Liddy and Watergate; Trump's historical ignorance; Trump goes to war against the National Parks; John Oliver hammers Dustin Hoffman; and much ...
Trump eviscerates two national monuments in the name of political back-scratching 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

More than two decades ago, President Clinton tried to end a long-running political battle over the future of 1.9 million acres of federal land in southern Utah by creating the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Last year, President Obama took a similar step and created the nearly 1.4-million-acre...

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Colorado Democrats criticize Trump’s Utah monuments decision as a threat to public lands elsewhere 5.12.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
Colorado's top Democrats were swift to blast President Donald Trump's decision on Monday to scale back two national monuments in neighboring Utah, calling it a move that puts public lands at risk.
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AP Explains: National monuments and why they're divisive 5.12.2017 AP National
President Donald Trump signed proclamations Monday to significantly shrink two large national monuments in Utah after his administration reviewed sites nationwide....
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Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park 5.12.2017 Washington Post
Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park
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Trump taking unprecedented action to revoke national monument designations in West 4.12.2017 LA Times: Nation

President Trump is expected to make a public lands declaration Monday unlike any ever made by a U.S. chief executive. The president will formally revoke two big national monuments in southern Utah and replace them with five much smaller monuments.

The president may also issue changes in the boundaries...

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National parks were my family’s door to America. Doubling the entry fees would limit access to immigrants like my father. 2.12.2017 Washington Post
National parks were my family’s door to America. Doubling the entry fees would limit access to immigrants like my father.
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Winter in Wyoming is perfect time to jump on a fat-tire bike and hit the snow 28.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Get a natural high this winter in Jackson Hole, Wyo., the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks as well as home to three ski areas.

If you'd like to try something new in this winter parks playground, jump on a fat-tire bike. Snow biking uses wider tires than dirt biking and is a...

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Racers, friends remember Longmont stabbing victim Makayla Grote at Colorado National Speedway 27.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
More than 70 race cars took five slow laps around the track Sunday at the Colorado National Speedway in Dacono as the tight-knit racing community paid tribute to one of their own.
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Arctic char caught in Dillon Reservoir breaks Colorado record 23.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
One of the largest reservoirs in Colorado has produced a new state record arctic char, caught by a vacationing physician from Virginia, Nov. 6, according to a news release from Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
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Boom heard in Lochbuie on Monday night likely caused by blown lid on empty oil tank 23.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
An empty oil storage tank in Weld County over-pressurized Monday night, blowing its lid and likely causing a boom heard around Lochbuie.
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State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees 23.11.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
A group of state attorneys general on Wednesday urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks.
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California attorney general bashes idea to raise entry fees for national parks like Yosemite 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The Energy 202: Internal watchdog says Interior should focus on climate change. It isn’t. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The department controls one-fifth of U.S. land area.
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Have an opinion on the big national parks fee hike? You have time to weigh in 22.11.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Free travel deals and discounts for members of the military for Veterans Day 8.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Hotels, restaurants, theme parks, ski areas and lots of other businesses offer discounts and deals to America's military members. Here are some worth checking out.
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