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Thursday, December 11th, 2008

  • There are few things as bad as doing some work for someone and then not getting paid what you believe you're owed. Such a scenario has developed around the renovated Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park, and a roofing contractor says he might have to lay off 40 workers if he doesn't get paid soon.

  • Glacier National Park, thanks to its rivers of ice, is one of the perfect spots in the continental United States to watch climate change at work.

  • I wish that Fluffy could talk. Maybe then we could find out how in the world she managed to do it.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

  • Northern Virginia is a much more crowded place than it was during the Civil War. But Civil War historians, preservationists, and buffs, as well as National Park Service officials, are still flummoxed by Wal-Mart's wish to place a super center next to one of the most poignant battlefields of the Civil War.

  • If you didn't find time to drive up to Cedar Breaks National Monument this year, well, you have missed your opportunity for 2008. With winter closing in on Utah's high country, the roads leading to the colorful monument have been closed for the season.