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Thursday, December 1st, 2011

  • Utah's collection of national parks, monuments, and historic sites helped generate $6.5 billion in tourism spending for the state in 2010, an increase of nearly 5 percent, according to state calculations.

    "Tourism is a vital industry for Utah, and these increased revenue figures bode well for our state. They are evidence that Utah continues to gain worldwide recognition as a premier vacat

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

  • The combination of time off from work or school and an appealing destination will entice some Americans to spend at least part of the upcoming holidays in a park. For some it's an annual tradition; for others it's a special, one-time trip.

  • While the cave and its tours will remain open, many of the above-ground facilities at Mammoth Cave National Park are shutting down for the winter.
    The ferry boat at Houchin Ferry will operate through Saturday, December 3, closing at the end of shift at 6 p.m. The ferry service will resume in March 2012.

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  • House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, concerned that the Endangered Species Act is wasting more money on lawsuits than recovering species, has scheduled a full committee hearing on the act for next week.

    The hearing, set for next Tuesday, is titled, The Endangered Species Act: How Litigation is Costing Jobs and Impeding True Recovery Efforts.

    “This hearing is

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

  • A request by the Restore Hetch Hetchy organization that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission hold a public hearing on the question of restoring the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park has been denied.

    Anson Moran, president of the commission, rejected the group's request, saying it was