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Thursday, May 24th, 2012

  • 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.

  • A drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic delight any time of the year, but spring and early summer travel offers a bonus: blooming shrubs and wildflowers. Here are some tips for travelers on what to see and where to enjoy the show.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

  • Top Interior Department officials, with an eye toward restoring some semblance of natural rhythms to Grand Canyon National Park, on Wednesday announced plans to resume high-flow releases from Glen Canyon Dam into the Colorado River.

    In years past such releases, designed to transfer heavy sediment loads from Lake Powell into the Colorado to help rebuild beaches

  • With Memorial Day Weekend officially kicking off the summer travel season, and road construction ramping up in Rocky Mountain National Park, you just might have to ride a shuttle when you visit some areas of the park this summer.

    Much-needed repairs to the Bear Lake Road will create some traffic woes during the next two years as crews work to rebuild retaini