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Friday, May 18th, 2012

  • Like it hot? Then plan on visiting Death Valley National Park this summer. But don't forget your swimsuit, as you'll most definitely want to cool off in the pool, even if it is warm water.

    Judging by the number of people hanging out at the Ranch at Furnace Creek at lunchtime in July, then some folks truly do like it hot. Lots of people, in fact.

  • Four rivers that pour their flows into the Chesapeake Bay have been linked to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, tying the significance of the nation's first water trail to Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

    The connections were cemented earlier this week when Interior Secretary Ken

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

  • Floating the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park is a transformational expedition for many.

  • Every year since 1938, Freemasons have been getting together for the Great Smokies Summer Assembly of York Rite Masons.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

  • Poor conditions for a prescribed burn -- unsettled weather patterns, extensive fuels, and steep terrain -- have prompted officials to delay a burn planned for the Wawona area of Yosemite National Park.

    The 846-acre Wawona Northwest Prescribed Fire that was to be ignited Wednesday was cancelled by fire bosses due to c