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Friday, October 14th, 2011

  • Roughly four decades after Cesar Chavez led an uprising of farm workers to improve wages and benefits, the National Park Service is taking public comment on a plan to memorialize the union leader within the park system.

    At issue is how best to recognize the work of Chavez and the farm labor movement.

    "Cesar Chavez is one of the great civil rights icons of our country's history," said

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

  • The Obama Administration is touting the economic benefits of the great outdoors ...

  • With elk culling scheduled to resume in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit next week, park officials say some backcountry areas and hiking trails will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays into December.

    Too many elk and too little habitat led park officials a year ago to decide to use volunteers to cull the herd across the 46,159-acre So

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

  • A massive landslide, possibly 1,700 feet wide and as much as 100 feet deep in places, shoved a Utah highway 100-150 feet downhill, indefinitely closing off one route to Cedar Breaks National Monument.

    While Utah 14 also is a popular route to reach Bryce Canyon National Park from Cedar City and Interstate 15, there are other r

  • A 110-pound gray wolf that appeared to have become too familiar with human foods was put down by Yellowstone National Park staff recently.

    Since July, the male lobo had approached staff and visitors at close range at least seven times and had been unsuccessfully hazed each time from the Fishing Bridge developed area