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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

  • A 43-year-old German just embarking on a multi-day trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park has died in a river accident.

    Park officials say Hans Uhl was in a kayak and capsized in Badger Rapids at river mile 8 Wednesday afternoon.

  • Using helicopters in search-and-rescue missions in the national parks can be tricky, particularly when the rescue involves flying close to towering granite walls. That was the case recently in Yosemite National Park, where a helicopter helped rescue a hiker who had fallen into a raging section of Upper Yosemite Fall.

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  • Railroad buffs will be gathering in eastern Pennsylvania in late August, when Railfest 2014 is held at Steamtown National Historic Site.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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