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Friday, August 12th, 2011

  • More than 50 people who signed up for a scenic cruise on Lake Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore got more than they bargained for when the vessel began to sink in high seas.

    Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, though the U.S. Coast Guard joined the National Park Service in rescuing the passengers.

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

  • It might seem to be an odd confluence, but Joshua Tree National Park is the backdrop for an exhibit of photographs and album cover art featuring such artists as America and the Eagles.

  • Rather than risk visitor and staff safety in the rockfall zone below Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park officials are proposing that 72 rental units closest to that zone be permanently removed from the area.

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  • Negotiating parts of Rocky Mountain National Park could get a bit tricky later this year and into next as officials are planning to rebuild a 5-mile section of the Bear Lake Road.

    Park Superintendent Vaughn Baker says funding has been secured for the secon

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

  • As any wizard will tell you, a wand is an essential tool for channeling magical powers. Alas; the light-up wands that Harry Potter fans buy for about 40 bucks make fine collectibles, but they're duds. Suppose, however, that you were able to get your hands on the real thing.