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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

  • They'll turn the calendar back to 1943 at Gateway National Recreation Area this weekend when volunteers demonstrate how Fort Hancock's battery's were manned and operated during World War II.

    The demonstrations, by Army Ground Forces Association members, are part of the annual Fort Hancock Days Celebration in the NRA's Sandy Hook unit.

  • The Statue of Liberty celebrates a significant anniversary on October 28 with a day-long special event that acknowledges Lady Liberty's history…and launches some high-technology additions to the site.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials on Wednesday announced their preference to extend a moratorium on uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park for 20 years. After a 30-day waiting period, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be able to sign off on the plan.

  • Latest visitation figures show that tourism to the National Park System dipped somewhat in 2010, dropping from 285.5 million in 2009 to 281.3 million last year.

  • With the calendar about to run out of days for October, the folks at Acadia National Park are getting ready to transition out of their summer mode and into winter mode.

    Come Monday, Halloween, the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Sand Beach Entrance Station will close for the season.