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Women's March On Washington Could Conflict With Trump Inauguration

Dec 10th - 23:39pm | Rick B.

So, are therre any groups you're not trying to alientate, Wild Places?

Dec 10th - 23:18pm | wild places

Interesting times we live in. Women and LBGT groups marching with and in support of Muslims and vice versa? If it weren't so sad the hypocrisy would be humorous.

Dec 10th - 14:41pm | Atascadero

The numbers, Mr. Dalton? Here's one article on the subject from the New York Times. . . http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/20/magazine/donald-trumps-ame...

Dec 10th - 09:15am | Lee Dalton

Someone really needs to check the numbers they are citing.

Dec 9th - 22:28pm | Rick B.

Your arguments are sort of lyrically circuituous, atascdero. I just have to ask at the end, however, are asserting that those who lose an election lose their right to assemble and speak and protest?

Dec 9th - 16:35pm | Atascadero

With all due respect to America's fairer sex, 54 percent of college-educated women voted for Donald Trump. Why not march on them and let the rest of us enjoy the inauguration?

Senate Passes National Park Service Centennial Act Before Adjourning

Dec 10th - 23:33pm | REG

I can live with the $80 lifetime fee. At least the current administration recorgnizes the need for increased funding in order to support our national parks. 

Dec 10th - 22:57pm | SusanS

When does this officially go into effect? My husband turns 62 on December 17.

Dec 10th - 20:32pm | Rick B.

I'm just uncomfortable when shades of xenophobia show their face.

Dec 10th - 20:20pm | Steve Sharp

Seniors have been paying taxes their entire life. Non-resident tourists pay the same rate as U.S. citizens, and pay no taxes.. A large percentage of visitors to our National Parks are forign visitors. Why not charge them a higher non-resident fee, much like you have to pay when visiting an out-of-state park? This is really unfair to Seniors.

Dec 10th - 19:33pm | Kurt Repanshek

Wild places, not sure why it makes NPS look life fools. Only Congress could increase that fee, not NPS.It'll take place once the president signs the legislation and the NPS/BLM/USFWS converts all its pricing information/programming, or whatever else is necessary from the mechanical side.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:24pm | wild places

Still a bargain but an 8x increase makes the NPS look like complete fools.

Dec 10th - 19:23pm | Al Teski

When does this take effect?

Dec 10th - 19:06pm | Rick B.

Just curious if those who badmouth foreign nationals spending their cash in our national parks aree the same as those who want to build that mythical southern border wall.

Dec 10th - 17:40pm | Megaera

I knew that was going to go away by the time I hit 65.  Just like Social Security and Medicare will be gutted by then, too.

Dec 10th - 17:31pm | David moliga

If the NPS  was really serious about increasing funding, why do they not increase the park fees for the foreign national Bus loads that visit each year.  Many bring their own lunches and the tour buses pay a same fee for entrances.  

Dec 10th - 17:28pm | Richard Eberhardt

First Congress steals funds from Social Secunity and then they raise the Senior Pass 4 times the previous amount. I wonder if Congressmen and women have to pay to get in the parks.  

Dec 10th - 16:08pm | Kurt Repanshek

Yes.

Dec 10th - 16:07pm | shelley

Those of us that already have the "pass" are grandfathered in,  right?

Dec 10th - 15:24pm | William Guy

I can live with an $80 lifetime fee. non seniors pay $80 per year. Now the need to force NF and BLM to accept pass at all locations and stop letting vendors ignor it.

Dec 10th - 14:58pm | Dennis

Again law makers refuse to fund our national parks adequately.  Instead let's place the burden on tax payers. We need to be vigilant against privatizing the national parks..it could happen.

Dec 10th - 14:54pm | Kurt Repanshek

Danner, you're channeling my editorial for tomorrow...

Dec 10th - 14:53pm | Danner

LETS INCREASE THE COST FOR THE SENIOR VISITORS, FUND THE PARKS ON MATCHING PUBLIC FUNDS AND WATCH THE POLITICANS  PAT EACH OTHER ON THE BACK FOR SUCH A GREAT PIECE OF LEGISLATION. LETS KEEP MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dec 10th - 14:44pm | Diana L Owens

Because retirees visit our Nation Parks so much, this small fee, will help the park service maintain . A small sacrifice on our part.

Dec 10th - 11:51am | Becki

There goes my volunteering at National Parks. I  don't want to explain this to our senior visitors who get a minimal increase to their SSI that doesn't even cover the cost of the Medicare increase. 

UPDATED: Latest Speculation On Trump Interior Secretary Points To Washington State Congresswoman

Dec 10th - 22:06pm | Megaera

Speaking as someone from Washington state, all I can say is oh, god, no.

Dec 10th - 10:33am | justinh

McMorris Rodgers also outraged public land and national parks advocates last summer with a bill she sponsored to sell land from the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service, to the highest bidder for shoreline homes. The area was created for public use and recreation following the building of Grand Coulee Dam and the creation of Lake Roosevelt

Dec 10th - 09:17am | Lee Dalton

Well . . . . she might be a little better than turning Rob Bishop loose in the office.

Dec 10th - 07:59am | hatrasfevr

Finally, someone who might understand the taxpayer can only support so many parks, monuments and do it well. Where is the common sense that we need to divest thefederal government of managing over 50% of the lands in the USA.

Dec 9th - 23:08pm | Norcalgirl

Exciting to see someone who will remember rural communities out west surrounded by millions of acres of mismanaged public lands. Maybe public lands will be productive again instead of a massive fire hazard. 

Dec 9th - 19:57pm | James

As one that lives in a County that is comprised of more than 50% National Forest lands, I can attest that PILT payments have been decreasing for years.  Just one Link.  http://www.hcn.org/articles/how-federal-land-payments-work-1   It's just another unfunded program, where the local folks pay the price.

Dec 9th - 18:37pm | ecbuck

would like to sell them off for development. Can you cite a single statement or action that indicates she wants to sell off the National Parks?

Dec 9th - 18:07pm | Anonymous

Sounds as if this person is not a supporter of NatioanlnParks in general and in specific would like to sell them off for development. She is another poor choice for the job. 

Swirling Above Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Dec 10th - 21:31pm | Ray Bane

I have done two winter dog team trips into Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, one along the Yukon River and the other into the headwaters of the Charley River with Dave Mahalik (supt.), the chief ranger and three local seasonal Rangers.  It is truly a magical land well worth the effort of seeing it in its winter garb.

National Park Basics For RVing Newbies

Dec 10th - 16:52pm | Rene Agredano

Ekim, I can't be certain but in the majority of national park campgrounds, a 35' RV would be pushing the limits in most campgrounds. It's best to check the park's individual websites to be certain. Usually the information provided regarding size limitations is pretty accurate.

Dec 10th - 16:49pm | Rene Agredano

I personally don't but maybe someone else can recommend a unit.

Dec 10th - 16:47pm | Rene Agredano

Bonnie, I'm pretty sure that public parks, at least those in the NPS, don't impose age restritions. I've never run into any.

Dec 10th - 13:21pm | Ekim

How large is too large? We travel with a 35 ft fiver.

Senate Holds Fate Of National Park Service Centennial Act

Dec 9th - 17:07pm | Deborah Schoon

The National Parks are an unparalleled treasure  I have spent many nights in them, cherishing the experience for my family and for me   Many of those nights were spent in a tent, open to all the natural world offered me beyond d a thin skin of nylon   Unfortunately, many of those nights were also spent the beside huge recreational vehicles plugged in and humming all night from a

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