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Saturday, November 8th, 2008

  • The shuttle system that takes visitors into and out of Zion Canyon at Zion National Park long has been singled out for its success. But even a good thing can have problems.

    And with that possibility in mind, park officials will hold a public meeting later this month to discuss the operation of the shuttle and needs that have arisen.

Friday, November 7th, 2008

  • Work is under way on a proposal to give bison more room to roam outside of Yellowstone National Park this winter without being killed or hazed back into the park. Though still in the preliminary stages, the proposal would help expand safe winter range for the iconic animals.

  • At dawn on November 29, 1864, Colorado Territory Volunteers under the command of John M. Chivington (the “Hero of Glorietta Pass”) attacked an Indian encampment at Sand Creekabout 80 miles southeast of Denver.

  • With Barack Obama set to become the first American president of African-American descent, 3,000 or so of the 19th Century Army veterans who served at Fort Davis must be high-fiving each other somewhere in the beyond.

  • Don't use Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park as a climate-change gauge. While snows have now closed the road for the season, a check of past years shows this year's closure is neither particularly late nor early.