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Thursday, September 20th, 2012

  • A visitor to Zion National Park who was canyoneering in the popular "Subway" section died when his foot became trapped on a descent, according to a park release.

    Park officials say the unidentified victim and a partner had a permit to descend through the Subway on Tuesday.

  • There are bad apples in every barrel, whether you're talking about hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, or any recreational group.

  • In wandering around the National Park System, if you're observant enough and curious enough, you'll eventually come upon this.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

  • You can color Bandelier National Monument least a portion of it following an accident that dumped hundreds of gallons of yellow highway striping paint on a hillside in the monument.

    The wreck along Highway 4 on the northern side of the monument late Tuesday morning occurred when the truck failed to negotiate "a steep, sharp curve" and rolled down a

  • One of the minor joys of flying Southwest Airlines is the patented deadpan humor that the flight attendants use to get you to listen to the most routine housekeeping and safety messages:

    “We have a report of broken clouds at LAX, but we hope to have them fixed before arrival,” or, my favorite:

    “In the case of loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will descend; put yours on first and th