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Tag Archives: National Park Service

National parks endure rising visitation and less staff

National parks have been a centerpiece of America’s tourism culture since the late 19th century, after the colonialization and displacement of many of the Indigenous […]...

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June 3, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

The price of a national park fee hike

When Kitty Benzar bought her house in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest 30 years ago, federal law prohibited land-management agencies from charging people to use […]...

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January 9, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

National Park Service centennial shares limelight with scandals

This story first appeared in High Country News. Just weeks before the 2012 elections, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis settled into a cabin on […]...

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May 2, 2016 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Ken Salazar releases It Gets Better video

Inspired by the numerous videos that have already been created as a part of the anti-suicide and anti-bullying public awareness campaign “It Gets Better,” federal government employees from the National Parks Service, U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies have launched...

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September 7, 2011 Center Well

New York AG sues federal agencies for lax hydrofracking regulation

Eric Schneiderman, the Attorney General of New York, has filed a lawsuit against several federal agencies for failing to adequately review the dangers of hydrofracking, the controversial technique used to mine natural gas by injecting large amounts of water and...

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June 2, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics

Hickenlooper, Udall urge Park Service to rethink national monument in Armstrong race

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall sent a letter to the National Park Service this week asking the federal agency to reconsider its rejection of the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction as a stage venue for...

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February 16, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Ken Salazar underwriting your beautiful weekend away

Ken Salazar underwriting your beautiful weekend away

Friday readers, this weekend, whatever your politics, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is your friend. He announced last month that the National Parks Service would waive […]...

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July 17, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Why have we stopped talking about guns?

Why have we stopped talking about guns?

You know by now that in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, an elderly white supremacist and anti-Semite named James W. von Brunn allegedly walked into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with a .22-caliber rifle and killed a security guard before...

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June 14, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics
Salazar: No entrance fees at national parks three weekends this summer

Salazar: No entrance fees at national parks three weekends this summer

In an effort to boost the economy -- and give beleaguered tourists a break -- the National Parks Service is waiving admission fees for three weekends this summer, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced. Tourists can take advantage of the three...

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June 3, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Bennet, Udall back guns-in-parks rider to credit card reform bill

Bennet, Udall back guns-in-parks rider to credit card reform bill

A poison pill amendment to simultaneously weaken a consumer-friendly credit card reform bill and reverse a hold on a controversial Bush Administration rule to allow concealed guns in national parks won U.S. Senate approval late Tuesday. Colorado Democratic...

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May 12, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

News Literacy Project event: Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop! After […]

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Cash dropped so far in Colorado’s governor race blows away 2010 and 2014 spending records – combined

With one week to go until the primary, spending in Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race has shattered records – even for spending in general elections in […]

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