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Friday, May 25th, 2012

  • Memorial Day should be something much more personal than just a paid day off, backyard barbeque or a sale at a department store.

    Since 1775, over two million Americans have been killed or wounded in wars and military conflicts, and almost all Americans can look back into their family histories and find relatives who were wounded or killed while serving their country.

  • Summer seems to have reached the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park, where the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, general store, and grill, were to open for the season today, with the White Wolf Lodge following in two weeks if conditions allow.

    The Tuolumne Meadows Sport Shop and the Tuolumne-based Yosemite Mountaineering Schoo

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

  • A Finnish mountaineer descending Mount McKinley on skis became the second climber to die on the mountain this spring when he fell and tumbled 2,000 feet and became lodged in a crevasse, Denali National Park officials said Thursday.

    Last week another climber died when he fell 1,100 feet to his death after losing his balance when trying to stop a sliding backp

  • Want to get a feel for the sound and fury of cannon fire? Plan to stop by Fort Pulaski National Monument in Georgia on a weekend this summer when cannon firings will occur.

    Starting Sunday, June 10, the monument staff will offer cannon firings on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

  • Non-native trout, while prized by anglers who fish the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, threaten to wipe out native species in the river that can't compete with them.