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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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  • If you live in the Tennessee-North Carolina area, tune in Thursday night to support Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    The telethon, now in its 20th year, is hosted by Friends of the Smokies. Over the years it has raised nearly $3 million for use in the park.

  • If you find yourself in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta this weekend, head to Cameron Lake on Friday night for a star show. Parks Canada and volunteer astronomers from Montana will be pointing out constellations, galaxies, nebulas and stars beginning at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Monday, August 11th, 2014

  • An Alaska man paddling down the Tana River in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska drowned after being thrown out of his packraft, according to park officials.

  • The South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park is the home of some of the best-known concessioner-operated visitor facilities and services in the National Park System, and the agency has announced the availability of a prospectus for future operation of those functions.