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Saturday, July 21st, 2012

  • A special program next week in Ohio will look at how President James A. Garfield viewed African-Americans and his efforts to protect their civil and political rights.

    The program at the Mentor Public Library at noon on Wednesday will rely on materials from President Garfield’s diaries, letters, and speeches.

  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site will host the 31st annual Culture Fest on July 28-29 with a strong list of presenters after traditional skills such as flint knapping and beadwork.

    The festival will be held at the historic site near Stanton, North Dakota, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, July 20th, 2012

  • Authorities are seeking information on who was responsible for vandalizing two piping plovers nests at Gateway National Recreation Area, where eggs inside two nests were stolen earlier this month.

    Piping plovers are a threatened species along the Atlantic Coast under the U.S.

  • Right out of the box, the Firehole 300 cookstove from Primus looks pretty impressive: It has a handy handle, the powder-coated aluminum is shiny silver on top, bright red on the bottom, and the case conceals a flexible fuel line in its base.

    But sometimes looks can be deceiving.

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    The Ranger III has been outfitted with a ballast treatment system to thwart invasive species. NPS photo.