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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

  • A second fatality tied to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome possibly contracted in Yosemite National Park has been confirmed, leading to a search for visitors who stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" at Curry Village this summer.

    National Park Service officials have set up a phone number -- (209) 372-0822 -- visitors can call at Yosemite to seek information on hantavirus, a disease spread through

  • Birding has been in the headlines lately, and not always is a favorable light.

  • Take a hike and help out the Shenandoah National Park Trust. You can do that on September 22 when the annual Shenandoah Scramble takes off!

    The event, a fund-raiser for the trust, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

  • More than a quarter-million-dollars worth of grants have been distributed to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks from Washington's National Park Fund, which has contributed more than $1.4 million to the parks during the past five years.

  • Thanks to the arrival of wireless technology, an early 19th century setting on the plains of North Dakota can be transmitted to 21st century classrooms across the country.

    For the last three years, a 300-foot ethernet cable was the limiting factor for distance education beamed from [url=]Knife River Indi