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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

  • Considering the sentence that a Gallatin County, Montana, court recently levied on Montana resident Stephen Slavinsky, it’s going to be harder to argue that the state courts are too lenient with poachers. We can’t know exactly what Slavinsky felt after the sentence was handed down on May 19th, but I’ll warrant that it was the psychological equivalent of being flattened by an 18-wheeler.

  • In a unit of the National Park System that preserves one of the "last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast" along with 6,000 years of human history, should the National Park Service be promoting the use of Segways to explore the park?

  • On July 4th, the Statue of Liberty’s crown will be reopened to the public for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The NPS will start taking reservations this Saturday.

  • The Flight 93 National Memorial now under development in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, won’t be ready for dedication on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks if land acquisition efforts remain stalled.

Monday, June 8th, 2009

  • A trail runner in Glacier National Park has survived an encounter with two young grizzly bears, although he's got some bite marks to show for it.