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Monday, November 14th, 2011

  • [i]Editor's note: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management earlier this month released a draft Environmental Impact Statement examining expansion of the Coal Hollow Mine near Bryce Canyon National Park to more than 3,500 acres. In this guest column, RL Miller, a California-based attorney who keeps watch on public lands issues, questions the wisdom of such an expansion.

  • A special program that recalls the Japanese invasion of Guam during World War II will be presented at War in the Pacific National Historical Park next month.

    On December 10, 1941, Japanese troops invaded the U.S.

  • A year after Utah's only coal strip mine opened near Bryce Canyon National Park, the U.S.

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

  • One of the popular backcountry winter treks in Yosemite National Park is the 10-mile ski to Ostrander Lake. If that interests you, and you'd like to spend some time near the lake, now's the time to enter the lottery for a night at the Ostrander Ski Hut.

    The Yosemite Conservancy is accepting lottery registration forms for the coming season -- December 16 through March 31 -- through 5 p.m.

  • It marked, in history, the last stand of the Spanish in present-day Georgia. Today Fort Frederica holds little more than ruins on St. Simons Island along the Georgia coast.