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4 years 10 hours ago

Tipton: community must rally to change monument

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Colorado congressman Scott Tipton says efforts to upgrade the Colorado National Monument to a national park should be driven by the community. The Republican represents the district that includes the monument next door to Grand Junction. Tipton tells The Daily Sentinel that it's an...

4 years 7 months ago

3 killed in national park plane crash

Investigators in Alaska say a cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park Sunday. The three people aboard are presumed dead. The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska. The plane crashed into the south-facing slope...

4 years 11 months ago

Salazar brothers promote Mesa Verde changes

The Salazar brothers are headed to Mesa Verde National Park to promote better campgrounds and roads coming from stimulus money. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Rep. John Salazar are headed to the park Sunday morning to visit the site of a future visitors' center. Mesa Verde is getting about $10.1...

4 years 11 months ago

Teacher discovers dinosaur skull

Federal authorities say a high school science teacher has discovered what appears to be part of a skull from an armadillo-like dinosaur on federal land in western Colorado. The Bureau of Land management announced this weekend that the fossilized skull part was found by Kent Hups of Westminster. Hups found...

5 years 4 months ago

British air force rescues 200 from floodwaters

Britain's air force has helped rescue around 200 people stranded by rising floodwaters caused by torrential rainfall in a tourist region of northern England. Worst hit have been the towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, in England's picturesque Lake District, where authorities say air force helicopters were being used to evacuate...

5 years 5 months ago

Delaware may be last state to get a national park

Delaware may finally join the other 49 states in getting a national park of its own. The state's congressional delegation plans to introduce legislation Tuesday to create a history-themed park with a center in New Castle and multiple satellite locations. Topics would include European settlement and Delaware's role as the...

5 years 5 months ago

Montana stops wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Montana wildlife commissioners shut down gray wolf hunting Tuesday in backcountry adjacent to Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed there in recent weeks. Commissioners, however, kept the statewide kill quota at 75, repeating their belief that the planned harvest would not hurt the overall population...

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