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Sunday, January 29th, 2012

  • Not quite a year after restoration of the Bodie Island Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras National Seashore was halted due to unforeseen problems, nearly $2 million has been obtained to finish the project.

    The lighthouse had been undergoing an extensive restoration last year when the contractor came upon something unexpected: "...significant str

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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  • If you're lucky enough to be in Hawaii next week, swing by Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Tuesday to learn about "natural" air pollution, the volcanic gases and other volcanic air pollution (aka "vog") spewed from Kīlauea.

    The program begins at 7 p.m. at the park’s Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium. Park entrance fees apply.


Friday, January 27th, 2012

  • Can you ever have enough restrooms in a national campground? If your answer is "no," then you'll be happy to hear that three new "comfort stations" are being built to replace old facilities at the Watchman Campground in Zion National Park.

    Park crews this week started construction on the new restrooms.

  • With winter breaks arriving for many school systems in February, it's not too early to begin mapping out ways to keep your kids occupied.