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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

  • So much for taking only pictures and leaving only footprints. Some climbers in Rocky Mountain National Park have been leaving behind crash pads so they don't have to haul them in and out of the park every time they want to go bouldering. Tsch, tsch.

  • The year was 1932, and America stood in the midst of the worst economic downturn in history. Unemployment stretched infinitely upwards, reaching 25 percent; homelessness was at two million. When Americans went to the polls, they overwhelmingly elevated Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the presidency.

    FDR immediately sought 'relief, recovery, and reform' to rebuild America's tattered economy.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

  • On Tuesday, September 2, Big Thicket National Preserve rangers Josh Clemons and Johnny Stafford were in a day use area conducting an assessment of possible hurricane damage (remember Hurricane Gustav?) when they came upon five men

  • Once a decision is made, it's left to the historians to decide how sound it was. After all, history can speak volumes. It can point to incredibly great decisions, as well as point out some horrendous ones.

  • There were some troublesome incidents, which are fairly common at Lake Mead, but nearly all of the more than 150,000 visitors who flocked to Lake Mead National Recreation Area Labor Day weekend had lots of