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Make a reservation to visit Yosemite or Zion? It might become necessary 4.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Anybody who has visited Yosemite, Zion, or any of the other marquee national parks during peak tourism season knows what a frustrating experience it can be.

Over the past decade, visits to Yosemite grew from 3.2 million people a year to 4.3 million, and Zion went from 2.7 million to 4.3 million....

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San Diego prepares to fight back against Trump’s environmentally catastrophic border wall 3.8.2017 Think Progres
President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise — to build a sprawling, impenetrable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — might be months away from groundbreaking and billions short in funding, but some border communities are already grappling with the environmental destruction that the wall’s eventual construction could portend. “They are using our city as ground-zero for […]
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The true story of two fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife 3.8.2017 Washington Post
The true story of two fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife
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Seniors snap up U.S. national park passes before price hike 3.8.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers.
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There's a new go-to website to reserve campsites and tours at California State Parks 1.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Starting Tuesday, visitors will have to call up a new website to book a tour at Hearst Castle, a vintage cottage at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, or a campsite at Half Moon Bay. And each day brings an expanded booking window too for those who like to plan ahead.

California State Parks is rolling...

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The Interior Department has a new mission: to make money 29.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. agency that manages the national park system is tweaking its mission to include a new priority: Generating cash.
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Utah State student’s ‘Highpointers’ quest explored in documentary coming to PBS 29.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
People explore the United States in many ways. Some try to visit all 50 states. Others seek to travel to all of the national parks. A few seek to see a game at every Major League Baseball park. One of the more unusual and increasingly popular ways to “collect” experiences is to attempt to climb the highest point in each state, an effort known as Highpointers. A documentary on the phenomenon featuring two women, including Utah State student Fallon Rowe, will air on PBS on Sunday (1 p.m. on KUED C... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Zion among top national parks in new popularity poll 28.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s Zion ranked high a recent survey on the most popular national parks by Experticity, a company that uses experts to evaluate marketing solutions. Zion finished in the top four along with Glacier, Yellowstone and Hawaii’s Haleakala. Glacier won the competition. “It was hard to decide among so many amazing places, but I think that Glacier National Park won because of its scenery,” said Matt Gray, outdoor and shooting sports expert for Experticity. “It is one of the most photogenic parks due ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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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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Outdoor industry flexes political muscle as it leaves Utah 27.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City • Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren’t going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to Colorado. As they said goodbye and thank you Wednesday to Salt Lake City for hosting the expo for two decades, some industry leaders also criticized Utah’s Republican leaders for their hard-line opposition to a new national monument and for their efforts to seize control of federal lands. Those issues led the industry to move the twice-yearly expo that generat... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Outdoor Retailer reflects on Utah memories as it sets up for what could be its final SLC run 26.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
At a yellow kiosk on Gallivan Plaza, visitors scrawled their favorite Utah memories on postcards and stuck them to a large map of Utah. “It’s kind of sad,” one visitor said as he completed his card and added it to the “Letter to Utah” on Tuesday night at the final annual Outsiders Ball in Salt Lake City before the Outdoor Retail convention relocates to Denver after more than 20 years in Utah. The twice-yearly trade show has brought thousands of patrons, peddlers and pedallers to Salt Lake City’... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Top Colorado Republicans show off their dance moves — and socks — in Western Conservative Summit video 24.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado's top Republicans -- from U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck to state Sens. Larry Crowder, Kevin Lundberg and Tim Neville -- showed off their dance moves in a video made for the weekend's Western Conservative Summit in Denver. 
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Several hundred fliers grounded overnight in Denver after severe thunderstorms cause flight delays 23.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Some travelers spent more time in Denver than expected Friday when afternoon thunderstorms caused flight delays and diversions into the evening.
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Op-ed: National parks should be considered before oil and gas leasing 23.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Last year, we celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service and the amazing places across our country our national parks protect. Having grown up in four great western national parks — Zion, Mesa Verde, Petrified Forest and Grand Teton and serving as a National Park Superintendent for 29 years, completing my career at Bryce Canyon National Park, I know firsthand that our country’s most extraordinary natural, cultural and historical landmarks are places that should be celebrated every da...
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Tom Wharton: Outdoor Retailers get no respect from Utah’s leaders 23.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In 1996, Salt Lake City landed the Outdoor Retailer conventions. My editor sent me to Reno that winter to check out what Utah could expect when it came to our state in the summer. As a gear head, I wandered through the aisles like Alice walking through the looking glass. This was nirvana. The array of clothing, flashlights, water bottles, knives, tents, backpacks, climbing gear, stoves and odds and ends dazzled me. In the years that followed, I missed few of the biannual events held in Salt Lak... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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National Parks to receive $53 million in federal-private partner grant 23.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Department of Interior announced $53 million for high priority maintenance and infrastructure projects at 42 national parks – including $200,000 for Rocky Mountain National park.
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Interior to review rules against killing bear cubs and wolf pups with their mothers 21.7.2017 Washington Post
Interior to review rules against killing bear cubs and wolf pups with their mothers
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Utah forecast: Hot with a chance of showers and flooding 21.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A flash flood warning remained in effect through Friday evening for the southeastern reaches of Utah, including around Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms remained possible through Friday night in the western side of the state, according to the National Weather Service. In the Salt Lake City area, Friday was expected to reach a high of 93 degrees — but there could be some isolated showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., forecasters said. Saturday was ex...
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Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations 21.7.2017 AP National
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it&apos;s an option that Utah&apos;s Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons....
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A White House briefing with props — and no TV cameras to show them — annotated 21.7.2017 Washington Post
A White House briefing with props — and no TV cameras to show them — annotated
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