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National Park Service to commemorate 400 years of African American history

National parks will offer special programs on Sunday, Aug. 25 to commemorate the first landing of enslaved Africans 400 years ago in English-occupied North America at Virginia’s Point Comfort, now part of Fort Monroe National Monument.

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Star Party at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Aug. 24

Flagstaff Area National Monuments will host a star part at Sunset Crater beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 24.

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Castle Fire Crews Begin Mop Up and Suppression Repair

As the Castle Fire burns through the remaining pockets of unburned vegetation within its interior, smoke production from the wildfire is expected to diminish over the coming days.

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Williams monsoons: Where have all the storms gone?

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Northern Arizona residents looking forward to the cooling rains, mild temperatures and dramatic skies of the annual monsoon season have reason to be a little disappointed this year: the winds blowing in from the Pacific have kept the moisture to southeastern parts of the state.

Teen drowns on high school trip to Lake Powell

A 15-year-old boy drowned during a visit to Lake Powell with a group from his high school.

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Angels Landing trail in Zion temporarily closed for repairs

National Park Service officials say the popular Angels Landing trail at Zion National Park in southern Utah will be temporarily closed for repairs beginning Tuesday.

Drowning victim recovered at 249 feet from Wahweap Marina near Page

Rangers were dispatched to the Lake Powell Resort’s main marina in the Wahweap District of the park Aug. 18.

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Tusayan Fire Department gets funding for two years

Thanks to planning and money from a contingency account, the Tusayan Town Council has agreed to fund the Tusayan Fire Department a total of $402,000 to put toward payroll and expenses for the next two fiscal years.

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Black bear falls on California deputy's patrol car

They probably don’t train people for this at the sheriff’s academy.

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North Dakota town, governor want Roosevelt library in national park

Gov. Doug Burgum and other backers of the proposed presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt are pushing to build the facility within the boundaries of the former president’s namesake national park in North Dakota’s badlands.

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North Rim fires: Ikes Fire crews patrol, hold boundary; Castle Fire nears 19,368 acre planned burn area

Two lightning-caused wildfires burning on the North Rim are nearing their prescribed burn area.

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Officials: Arizona man drowns in Lake Powell

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area authorities say an Arizona man has apparently drowned in Lake Powell.

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2019 marks 150th anniversary of first Powell Expedition

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first expedition by Major John Wesley Powell through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River.

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Policing the parks: ISB cold cases remain open

It happens at least once every year in America’s 419 national parks and monuments — a hiker goes missing, a rafter gets swept away, or, even more terrifying, someone ends up the victim of a homicide.

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Free entrance at Grand Canyon Aug. 25

The National Park Service will waive all entrance fees Aug. 25 in celebration of the National Park Service anniversary.

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Fire rages out of control in Greek island nature reserve

More than a thousand firefighters battled wildfires Tuesday in Greece, with the largest burning out of control through a nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens causing four villages and a monastery to be evacuated.

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First Eurasian Lynx born in Pyrenees in almost a century

A Spanish nature conservation center says that the first baby lynx has been born in the Pyrenees in nearly a century.

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Bear breaks into house, leaves by pushing through a wall

A black bear broke into a Colorado house over the weekend and left by breaking through a wall “like the Kool-Aid Man.”

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Man sentenced for sexual abuse in decade-old case at Lake Powell

A U.S. District Judge handed down a 30-month prison sentence in July to a man who pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a minor. The judge and U.S. Attorney also commended the ISB Special Agent who investigated the case for her determined efforts in bringing justice to the victims.

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Officials propose killing elk for cattle in California park

The National Park Service has proposed shooting a few elk each year as a way to reduce conflict with livestock that graze a park north of San Francisco.

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‘Era of the active shooter’: NPS restricts Fort Sumter beach access

The National Park Service says people can no longer stop by a historic South Carolina fort for free, unregulated visits.

Feds: Moving BLM headquarters could save money, improve decisions

The Trump administration said it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a “top heavy” office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation’s biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West.

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Page's Powell Museum undergoes renovations after June flood, will reopen later this year

After extensive flooding in June caused by a blocked water main, Glen Canyon Conservancy executive director Martin Stamat said visitors and locals should see The Powell Museum open again before the end of the year.

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*Update* - UPDATE: Stranded motorist attacks good Samaritans; dies after falling off vehicle

Gray Mountain, AZ – A couple from Arkansas was attacked when they stopped to help a stranded motorist on Highway 89 near Gray Mountain August 5.

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Grand Canyon Deer Farm focuses on giving back with August fundraisers

As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the Grand Canyon Deer Farm is focusing on giving back to other organizations helping out in their communities.