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local couple complete national park pilgrimage | Local News

Earlier this month, Fountain Hills residents Al and Nancy Lorenz returned from the gates of Arctic National Park in Alaska, the final destination of their lifelong pilgrimage to all 63 national parks. “It has been an incredible journey for Nancy and I to experience all 63 major national parks and experience an adventure in approximately […]

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4 Pretty Towns to Visit in Connecticut During the Fall Season

Wine from the vineyards of Priam. Leeanne Griffin / Hearst Connecticut Media Group The town of Colchester, which was founded in 1698, is home to farming communities and historic architecture and sits just on the border of “Quiet Corner”. Where to eat in Colchester? Cato Corner Farm specializes in various flavors of cheese, including Bloomsday, […]

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Oikawa Izumi: A Japanese university student on the front lines of helping refugees in Japan

The majority of asylum seekers in Japan have their applications rejected by the government, leaving them with nowhere to go and no way to earn a living. Many turn to refugee shelters run by humanitarian NGOs for help while their cases are resolved. We follow Oikawa Izumi, a Japanese university student who assists residents of […]

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Lake Superior Preserve Hosts Accessible Birding Event

SUPERIOR, WI – The Lake Superior Preserve hosted a free birding event this morning at the Barker Island Estuarium. The aim of the event was to make birdwatching accessible to people of all ages, knowledge and abilities. The tour was a short distance along wheelchair accessible trails and they also had wheelchair mounts for spotting […]

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Visit Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park

If you are ever in the northeastern region of Arizona, you should plan to stop at Petrified Forest National Park. I’ve been there several times, years ago, and highly recommend it. It looks like some kind of otherworldly alien landscape, dotted with beautiful multicolored pieces of petrified wood, large and small. It is also shrouded […]

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Steubenville officials debate support for trail access | News, Sports, Jobs

STEUBENVILLE — City Council made it clear Tuesday that it wants the Great American Trail to run through the heart of the city, signing a resolution to convince West Virginia officials to preserve the Market Street Bridge for recreational use. At the same time, the council filed an action on a draft resolution […]

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Inauguration of the site of the Virgin Mary – Heritage – Al-Ahram Weekly

Inauguration of the site of the Virgin Mary In Cairo’s densely populated Matariya district stands an ancient sycamore tree, named the Virgin Mary Tree, which now welcomes pilgrims and visitors after years of closure for restoration and development. For decades, the site attracted thousands of pilgrims as it is said to have offered shelter to […]

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Watch: A young Kobe Bryant wearing a Magic Johnson jersey in Italy

An image of a young Kobe Bryant wearing a Magic Johnson jersey in Italy is pure nostalgia. It’s been more than two years since Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash. As hoop fans continue to recover from its loss, the teachings of the Black Mamba continue to inspire millions around the […]

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Tremont to lead discussions on ‘regenerative community’ surrounding Great Smoky Mountains National Park | New

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Flathead Valley Singletrack expansions enthusiastically received

On the evening of September 14, several dozen recreation-goers converged on an undeveloped parking lot north of Columbia Falls. Cyclists, hikers and runners were on hand to explore a new three-mile section of trail recently completed by Gateway to Glacier Trails. The new non-motorized multi-use trail is the first phase of the Cedar Flats Trail […]

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Black bear spotted in Upper Miller Creek neighborhood

This reporter and his wife were driving up St. Francis Drive and heading towards the intersection of St. Thomas Drive in the Upper Miller Creek area around 3:00 p.m. Sunday when we spotted a small black bear crossing the road and into a large lot belonging to one of our neighbors. As we pulled off […]

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Adding more pasture so close to Yellowstone is bear-baiting – Daily Montanan

Montana’s Paradise Valley is aptly named, located between two towering mountain ranges, it cradles the mighty Yellowstone River which flows from its source in America’s first national park and provides critical habitat for native species still present 200 years after the Lewis and Clark expedition. Still, the Forest Service decided to expand cattle grazing on […]

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Woman rescued from hiking trail in Scottsdale with help of drone

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5) – A woman was rescued on a hiking trail near Scottsdale on Saturday. Scottsdale and Phoenix Fire rescue teams were able to rescue a woman in her 60s off Ringtail Trail in northeast Scottsdale early Saturday morning. Officials said she called 911, saying she had symptoms of heat exhaustion and needed […]

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Trip to Hai Phong: what to explore, what to eat, how to get there…

The northern port city of Hai Phong is home to a well-preserved “French Quarter”, a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve, beaches, caves and exceptional cuisine. BEST TIME TO VISIT Hai Phong enjoys a subtropical climate typical of northern Vietnam: hot and humid with heavy rains in summer, dry and cold in winter. The best time to visit […]

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From a Natural Bridge to a Giant Swamp: Here Are 5 of Virginia’s Coolest Natural Wonders

With fall fast approaching, it’s time to venture outside and do some exploring. One of the best things about Virginia is that we experience all four seasons. With the scorching summer temperatures most behind us – you never know with climate change, right? – we thought it was the perfect time to highlight some of […]

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These national parks are eliminating reservation requirements for the fall

There is no doubt that our nation’s national parks continue to be hugely popular, welcoming avid travelers in search of wide open spaces and stunning scenery, whether it’s mountains, forests, canyons, coasts or other terrain. However, last summer many of the more popular parks had requirements or restrictions that made impromptu trips more difficult. To […]

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From the ashes of Wildfire, a local Malibu architect saw an opportunity – it’s now selling for $6 million

Mediterranean style gets a modern update in a newly built villa in Malibu, Calif., which went on the market Thursday for $6 million. Amit Apel, a well-known Malibu-based architect and builder, is behind the design of the 4,400 square foot home, which sits on 4 acres in the mountains. Nicknamed Maliview, the residence overlooks the […]

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Anglin’: B&B a family favorite | Peabody Gazette-Bulletin

By PHYLLIS ZORN Personal editor A rural Marion bed and breakfast brings guests back again and again to fish as close as a 19-acre lake behind the house. Country Dreams Bed and Breakfast, three miles north of K-150 on Clover Rd., is operated by Alice Richmond with her daughter, Brenda Be, and Brenda’s grandchildren, Devin […]

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From rails to trails take shape at Albert Lea – ABC 6 News

(ABC 6 News) – Traveling without a vehicle is about to get a little easier in Albert Lea, as an old railroad is becoming a new trail for the community. Albert Lea is one of 13 cities and counties in Minnesota to receive planning assistance from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city says […]

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This colonial city was voted the most beautiful in Mexico

Share the article Last update 32 minutes ago One of the colonial cities of Mexico has just been baptized ‘the most beautiful’ in the country, beating household names like Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and even the wider Riviera Maya to the top spot. The honor was bestowed by Mexico’s own Travel Awards, and it’s […]

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Betty K. (Toedt) Venice | The Gazette

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Betty K. (Toedt) Venice Betty K. (Toedt) Venice Cedar Rapids Betty Katherine Venis, 97, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died at her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family. A visitation will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, September 14 from 4-6 p.m. A funeral […]

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In the face of history, Congress studies adding lynching sites to national park system

The US House is considering a bill that would put lynching sites in West Tennessee on track to become part of the National Park Service, part of a trend this year of Congress using the agency to make advance discussions of the country’s troubled and often violent racial history. A invoice of U.S. Representative Steve […]

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Harness the power of the Monterey Bay waves

It was the American dream in the age of Edison, where the unknown tinkerer felt no limits to making an invention that met timely needs. At the height of the Industrial Revolution, mechanical devices ruled. Coal, oil and gas were the main fuels, blackening skies, buildings, water and lungs, to power the furnaces of industry. […]

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What does Sue represent to you? Seattle sports fans share their memories of Sue Bird

Sue Bird was in the storm like the drizzle is in Seattle. The legendary playmaker is synonymous with Seattle sports and after 21 years and four championships, she is ending her career as possibly the greatest athlete the city has ever had. Fans have grown up with Sue. They laughed with Sue, clapped with Sue […]

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Glacier Park bird monitoring part of continent-wide collaboration

Gear in hand, the group sets out through the eerily silent forest of Glacier National Park well before dawn. As the first rays of the sun make their way over the mountains to the east, more than a dozen biologists, volunteers and interns work hard to install a series of large nets along the shore […]

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Ruffed Grouse Society works on hunter habitat and hiking trails – Reuters

GREAT RAPIDS – Hunting trails aren’t much use unless they’re marked, cleared, accessible and mapped, and that’s where the Ruffed Grouse Society tries to make a difference. The Minnesota chapter of the national conservation group is making targeted efforts to rejuvenate the hunter trail system in the Chippewa National Forest, including mowing trails to allow […]

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The globetrotter at your fingertips with Nadir On The Go

Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:53 AM Last updated on: Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:24 AM Photo courtesy: Nadir “> Photo courtesy: Nadir “Nadir On The Go” is a popular YouTube channel, run by Nadir – a Bangladeshi man documenting travelogues since 2016, as he visits different cities around the world. Recently, Nadir won the Best […]

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Ahoy, great gazebo from €285,000 East Cork Coastguard Cottage

GUARDING against the depredations of smugglers and foreign invaders was the raison d’être of the Coastguard during the height of the British Empire and as quick response times were required it made sense that they lived near the sea. For the most part, nothing separated them from the coastline they were charged with protecting (Ireland […]

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Trapping in Jasper National Park and Removing Bears from Townsite

After trying a number of hazing strategies, authorities will begin trapping and removing approximately 10 bears from the Jasper townsite in Jasper National Park. For several weeks now, at least 10 black bears have been – as Jasper National Parks officials say – “using” Jasper and the abundant fruit in green spaces and city […]

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Inside Jeff Garmire’s record-breaking hike on the John Muir Trail

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition and adventure lessons and over 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ >”,”name”:”in -content-cta”,”type”:”link”}}”>Join Outside+ today. Editor’s Note: On August 29, Jeff Garmire set a new fastest known […]

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‘The Boys’ Showrunner Doesn’t Want Erin Moriarty Trolls To Watch The Show

Following the way Erin Moriarty complained about being treated badly by fans of “misogynistic trolls”, The boys showrunner Eric Kripke responds. Kripke took to Twitter to tell them to fuck off. “Hi trolls! Number one, that’s literally the opposite of the show’s fucking message. Number two, you’re causing real people pain with real feelings. Be […]

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A sampler from Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The Skyline trail that leads to stunning views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is at the top of most Cape Breton Highlands/Parks Canada visitors’ to-do lists, Adam Cornick Located on an island surrounded by ocean, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is an island itself, made up of tumbled mountains, thick forests and vast, mostly […]

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Family member of 1987 Red Fork Falls victim wants trail closed | WJHL

UNICOI, Tenn. (WJHL) – After a man died in Red Fork Falls, a Johnson City woman who lost her nephew in a similar incident 35 years ago says something must be done to prevent another person from dying there -down. It took 20 people from eight different crews to recover the man’s body on Sunday. […]

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Reintroduction of cheetahs: helipads will be created in MP Kuno National Park

At least seven helipads are being built in and around Kuno National Park (KNP) in Sheopur district, Madhya Pradesh, where the cheetah reintroduction project will be carried out, officials said. A team from South Africa (SA) is due to arrive there on Tuesday, they said. Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Dean and Senior Professor Yadvendradev […]

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Woman, 39, dies after being hit on New Hampshire trail while hiking with fiancé

Local The hiker, whose name has not been released, was descending Mount Cabot when she began to suffer from a serious illness. By Associated Press September 5, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. KILKENNY, NH (AP) — A 39-year-old woman died after suffering a medical condition on a New Hampshire hiking trail, New Hampshire Fish & Game […]

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Taoiseach welcomes new £250m whiskey distillery for Midleton

Growing global demand for Irish whiskey will be met by a new state-of-the-art €250 million distillery in Cork. rish Distillers has confirmed that it will invest 250 million euros in a new distillery in Midleton, east Cork, which will complement its historic distillery on the same site and which now ranks among the main tourist […]

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“Children will remember this time for many years…so let’s make it as beautiful as possible” – FE News

Living on a farm means that my lively children have space to roam, look for worms and pick flowers for mom. I realize that I am honored. With this vulnerability, many of us will find what is happening disconcerting, despite myself. Yet I also know that in these difficult times, it is a higher priority […]

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Earthquakes hit near Pinnacles National Park in California

Four earthquakes struck near Pinnacles National Park in San Benito County on Sunday. The first occurred around 11:57 a.m. The United States Geological Survey first reported it as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake, but it was later revised to a magnitude of 3.5. Weak to light shaking was reported, the USGS said. The epicenter was just […]

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The Lowell Riverfront Walking Path will be closed for a month starting Monday

A warning from the Everett Parks Department for those who like to use the Lowell Riverfront Trail. Tree roots and other issues need to be addressed to make the trail safe for everyone. A portion of the Lowell Riverfront Trail, which stretches 0.7 miles north of the new Lowell Riverfront Dog Park, will be completely […]

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The 15 Best Places To Visit In Mexico

Located on Mexico’s central Pacific coast and hugged by the towering Sierra Madre mountains, the rugged coast of Riviera Nayarit offers a surprising mix of small towns and luxury resorts. For a dose of the region’s laid-back, laid-back roots, opt to visit the beach towns of Sayulita and San Pancho, where a smoothie bar and […]

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Enjoying the Adirondack air with Baby Milly and watching the loons fight like penguins –

Last week’s rain certainly contributed to the wildfire situation. However, thunderstorms might have hit a dry end or two that could burn for a long time before being detected, and may even go unnoticed. Many times I have gone through the woods hunting and found where a fire has been burning for a while and […]

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The best lookout point in Rocky Mountain National Park is Forest Canyon

The idea for the walk came to me last weekend while I was taking care of some Sunday night obligations in downtown Estes Park. I had been in town for over a month and had just purchased an annual pass for Rocky Mountain National Park. So I figured there couldn’t be a more suitable first […]

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7 Maine Hiking Trails That Are No Dogs Allowed

There’s no shortage of hiking trails in Maine that you can conquer with your four-legged friend. Many of the state’s most popular parks, including Acadia National Park, welcome dogs as long as they are on a leash. Generally, the only limiting factor for hiking with your dog will simply be the type of terrain and […]

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Pinnacles National Park asks hikers to avoid trails in hot weather – KION546

PAICINES, Calif. (KION-TV) — Labor Day weekend is upon us, and escaping the heat won’t be easy. Some people might leave town or stay closer to home. Eric Petersen is an experienced hiker who comes to the park often. “I’ve hiked almost every trail here,” said Petersen of Salinas. “[Prewett Point Trail] is easy to […]

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Hospital’s Healing Field Project Receives Financial Boost

The North Lincoln Hospital Foundation recently received a $5,000 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund to help support the creation of walking trails for Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital’s Healing Grounds Project. “The hospital campus is in a wooded area by a lake, making it ideal for a peaceful and calming walk, which gave […]

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State plans $5 million restoration of former Lonz mansion on Middle Bass Island

MIDDLE BASS ISLAND, Ohio – The State of Ohio plans to spend up to $5 million to restore the former home of George Lonz, who ran a major winery on this Lake Erie island for nearly 50 year. The house, built in 1906, sits in Middle Bass Island State Park, which was established in 2001, […]

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Obituary: Carolyn M. (Gay) Dalling

Carolyn M. (gay) Dalling READFIELD – Carolyn M. (Gay) Dalling, 80, died on Thursday August 25, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She died after a year of declining health. That year, Carolyn enjoyed many outings with family and friends, including her monthly wine parities with fellow Winos, trips to the coast, shopping, […]

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200-year-old cactus dies after severe storms in Arizona National Park

Comment this story Comment The saguaro cactus towered over the hilltop outside Tucson like a massive hand sticking out of the ground. Generations of hikers posed for photos at the base of the towering tree plant, whose longest arms stretched nearly 30 feet in the air above Catalina State Park. Artists have painted it. Dozens […]

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Popular hiking trail in the San Bernardino Mountains with more wounds at Forest Falls

As a late summer heat wave sweeps through Southern California, many residents are heading to the lakes and streams of the San Bernardino Mountains for relief. But San Bernardino County Fire Department officials are reminding people to heed warnings issued by the US Forest Service to stay out of the area known as Big Falls […]

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Kasar Devi and its connection to Machu Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in the UK

Did you know that places like Machu Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in the UK might have ties to a small village in the Kumaon region of India? Well, if you thought there could be no connection, read on to find out more about this hidden gem. It is the Kasar Devi located in the […]

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Obituary – 08-31-2022 – Anna Maria Islander

Charles A. Fuller Charles A. Fuller, 74, of Anna Maria, died suddenly Aug. 17 at home. He was born July 12, 1948, in Bristol, Virginia, and raised in Bristol, Tennessee by his late parents, Dewey Wayne and Evelyn (Byrd). He graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology […]

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Saguaro Nat’l Park’s citizen-powered Gila Monster Project has been going on for over a decade

Published on August 29, 2022 at 1:02 p.m. Jacob Owens TucsonSentinel.com At the entrance to the sandy Broadway trail in Saguaro National Park, there is a flyer that doesn’t quite fit. The white sheet, which hangs among the signs prohibiting pets and horses from dirt trails, contains an image of an orange and black Gila […]

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A short but beautiful waterfall trail in Unicoi Tennessee

Posted in Tennessee Nature August 29, 2022 by Chris Dodge Our state is filled with beautiful mountains and magnificent waterfalls. We could spend our lives exploring all the natural wonders you can find in each of our incredible forests. Tennessee is breathtaking, to say the least, and we love exploring […]

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DC Social Media Accounts to Follow – The GW Hatchet

Media Credit: Photo illustration by Krishna Rajpara I Assistant Photo Editor From local GW food influencers to local DC news outlets, follow these accounts to stay up to date with the latest District news this year. From the Smithsonian Institution to restaurants tucked away in unassuming alleyways, the district’s scope is endless when it comes […]

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Colorado Outdoor Equity Grant Distributes $1.3 Million

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Colorado Outdoor Equity Grant Program (OEGP) is awarding $1.3 million in outdoor equity grants to organizations that expand access to the Colorado outdoors for traditionally excluded youth . From August 22, 2022 to September 30, 2022, these organizations can apply for financial support. Colorado is well known for its […]

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Say goodbye to Lake Powell and hello to Glen Canyon National Park, writes the editorial board

When life gives us a prolonged drought, we can get something good and profitable out of it. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Museum of Natural History Anthropology Collections staff present and discuss several newly acquired cultural artifacts collected by John Wesley Powell, well known in Utah for his famous expeditions on the […]

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How a Vogue Editor Styles Nautical Fashion Week

Every summer for the past eight years, I’ve spent at least two glorious weeks on a small island off the coast of Maine called Northeast Harbor. Surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic Ocean and beautiful Acadia National Park, summer days are spent on the tennis courts, hiking trails or boat rides; nights are enjoyed on […]

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Ghodahada ecotourism project open to tourists – The New Indian Express

By Express press service BERHAMPUR: The Ghodahada ecotourism destination at Ghodahada Reservoir in Digapahandi block of Ganjam district was inaugurated on Friday by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Wildlife, Odisha Shashi Paul. Berhampur Forest Division’s first ecotourism project, the management of the spot has been entrusted to an SHG. On this day, the […]

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Plans for a gas station next to a birdwatching wetland in Huntingdon County spark opposition

August 26, 2022 | 2:34 p.m. Anne Danahy/StateImpact Pennsylvania Anne Danahy has been a WPSU reporter since the fall of 2017. She was a reporter for nearly 12 years at the Daily Times Center at State College, Pennsylvania, where she won numerous awards for her coverage […]

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9 Best National Parks on the East Coast

There are many things the East Coast is known for, like its mountainous regions in Appalachia that span 13 states, as well as the city that never sleeps, New York. If you’re looking for outdoor activities to do on this side of the country, then you’re in luck. The east coast has several national parks […]

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US and Australian F-35 stealth fighters perform stunts over tourist beach Down Under

A Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II flies over Mindil Beach in Darwin, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes) DARWIN, Australia — A fleet of warbirds, including US Marine Corps and Air Force fighters in Australia for a three-week air power exercise, wowed locals and vacationers during a flight over the […]

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Jim Oakland | Chief of Port Townsend

Jim Oakland died just after midnight on August 15, 2022, at the age of 87. Born in Miles City, Montana on May 4, 1935, Jim answered an early call to become a minister of the gospel. It wasn’t long before he realized the call came not from some deep inner revelation but from his family […]

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Missing Zion National Park hiker dies after flash flooding in Utah

Comment this story Comment A 29-year-old hiker died after being reported missing Friday night in Zion National Park, Utah, the park announced Tuesday. University of Arizona graduate student Jetal Agnihotri was discovered Monday in the Virgin River near a group of sandstone cliffs known as the Court of the Patriarchs, park officials said, ending a […]

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TikTok is testing a new ‘nearby’ content stream, which could become a major consideration for brands

after it was spotted during testing by several users, TikTok has confirmed that it is currently experimenting with a new “Nearby” content feed, in addition to the current “For You” and “Following” tabs. twitter user @sofeashra posted this image of “Nearby” stream in the app. At first glance, TikTok’s Nearby feed shows content posted by […]

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Killer whales kill ninth great white shark in South Africa – SAPeople

Killer whales kill ninth great white shark in South Africa A pair of killer whales are thought to have claimed their ninth victim (at least) after a brutally killed great white shark washed up on a beach in the Western Cape, South Africa. The jaws of a 9ft great white shark that was killed after […]

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Feeding frenzy in an Oregon coastal town could mean the arrival of humpback whales

Feeding frenzy in an Oregon coastal town could mean the arrival of humpback whales Posted 8/22/22 6:39 PM PST By the staff of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection (Seaside, Ore.) — Pelicans in the northern Oregon coastal town of Seaside are playing at the mouth of the Necanicum River and estuaries, according to local residents. […]

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Quartz Fire in Glacier National Park Expands to 1,678 Acres

WEST GLACIER – The Quartz Fire in Glacier National Park has increased from 1,163 acres to 1,678 acres. Fire managers report that the Quartz Fire has continued to spread primarily south and west, moving further up the shore of Quartz Lake. There has been additional growth in an elevated basin on the northwest side of […]

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Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort Review | Japan

Palcall Tsumaoi isn’t particularly well-known internationally, but make no mistake: Japanese skiers and snowboarders know and love this resort, and for good reason. It is the largest in the Karuizawa region of Japan and a major attraction for skiers who appreciate long, wide and perfectly groomed runs. Palcall is also rapidly developing a reputation for […]

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10 Free Things to Enjoy in San Antonio

The Lone Star State is huge and home to amazing cities like Dallas, Houston, and Austin. There’s no shortage of activities and sights to see in Texas, from the underrated destination of Georgetown to the quirky Cadillac Ranch! Specifically, those traveling to historic San Antonio won’t be disappointed either. This bustling Texas city is packed […]

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Flash floods force national park closure

Damage was seen in Namtok Chat Trakan National Park in Chat Trakan District, Phitsanulok Province on Sunday after flash floods swept through the park area overnight. (Photo: Chinnawat Singha) PHITSANULOK: Namtok Chat Trakan National Park in the Chat Trakan district of this north-central province has been temporarily closed following flash floods that swept through the […]

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Murals help spur interest in Route 66 towns

A motorist watches as owner Daniel Ricketts, left, and muralist Jerome Lamke with St. Louis Sign & Mural, hand-paint a Route 66 mural on a building at the southeast corner of East Vandalia and South streets Main on July 25, 2022, in Edwardsville, Illinois. The mural is one of 11 murals highlighting Route 66 in […]

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Search and rescue operation underway in Zion National Park after flash flood – St George News

ST. GEORGE- A search and rescue operation is underway on the Virgin River in Zion National Park following a flash flood on Friday afternoon. Flood waters in Zion National Park, Utah, August 19, 2022 | Still from video courtesy of Tina Moussally Mspac, St. George News The National Park Service announced the operation on Twitter […]

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What to do, where to stay and what to eat in Wilmington, North Carolina

With a bustling foodie scene and beautiful beaches just two hours from Raleigh, Wilmington is worth a road trip. To note : Since Wilmington is my hometown, I may just be a little biased. Here’s where to stay and what to eat, drink and do once there. To eat 1. Benny’s Big Moment celebrity chef […]

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First week of high school football preview

Versailles running back Max Gehret can’t get past Greenville defensive back Casey Willis. Drew Terhall | The Daily Lawyer Drew Terhall DailyAdvocate.com The first week of high school football has arrived. The camps, the two days and all the conditioning periods led to this moment for the schools. County teams will be on the road […]

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Reopening of eruption trails, hiking with dogs

Posted August 18, 2022 The Meradalir eruption trails, which were closed yesterday due to a yellow weather warning, reopened to visitors this morning, RÚV reports. To celebrate reaching 200 episodes of RVK Newscast on Youtube, as well as the new Meradalir eruption, we’re hosting a volcano-themed giveaway! Follow our Instagram page for more information. And […]

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Please welcome Rita Ora, New Zealand’s new unruly tourist

Tina Tiller / The spin-off A visitor to New Zealand hasn’t generated so many headlines in years. Finally, nature heals. This story comes from the team of thespinoff.co.nz. Unruly tourists have been rampant around Aotearoa for more than three years, stealing Christmas trees from gas stations, throwing toast on the ground, crossing drive-throughs and pouring […]