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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Monday, February 13th, 2012

  • [i]Editor's note: This provides additional details on the budget proposal, a look at previous funding, and adds Park Service Director Jarvis's reaction.

  • Two portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed to traffic between mid-February and mid-April to facilitate “tunnel safety projects.” An 11.2-mile stretch south of Asheville and a 13.4-mile section north of Cherokee will be interdicted “without implementation of a signed detour.”

    The closure near Asheville, between State Route 191

  • A wide diversity of photographs, from landscapes of Noatak National Preserve to sites at Shiloh National Military Park, were among the winners selected by Eastern National for its 2012 Passport to Your National Parks® Photo Contest.

    Eastern National holds the photo contest yearly for National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks.

  • Seventy-seven acres in Virginia that saw both a devastating loss to Union forces and a surprising rally against Rebel forces during the Civil War are the focus of a $1.3 million fund-raising campaign launched by the Civil War Trust.

    The parcels, in two tracts, would be added to the [url=