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Country’s largest national parks hit visitation records

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Jud Burkett /The Spectrum & Daily News via AP, File
Hikers climb down the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park in Utah in this 2011 file photo. Crowds flocked in record numbers to Zion National Park in 2015, with visitation up 28 percent in the first quarter of 2015. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 and has urged Americans to rediscover the country's scenic wonders or find new parks to visit through marketing campaigns that include giving free passes to every fourth-grader and their families.

 By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Many of the country’s most prominent national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion, set visitation records in 2015 and are bracing for what could be an even busier new year. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 and has been urging Americans
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National parks waiving admissions fees for weekend

Feb 13th, 2015 | By

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks are waiving admission for visitors from Feb. 14 to 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The fee waiver applies to people entering the parks in by car, RV, bus, snowmobile or other means. The parks will offer five other free days in 2015: April
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Military members can visit national parts free of charge on Veterans Day Weekend

Nov 9th, 2013 | By

MOOSE, WYO. — Members of the military are invited to visit a national park, free of charge, on Veterans Day weekend Nov. 9 to 11. National Park Service officials began this tradition in 2006 as a way to celebrate Veterans Day. It’s their way of honoring members of the U.S. Armed Forces who currently serve,
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Yellowstone, Grand Teton reopen

Oct 19th, 2013 | By

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the national parks after the 16-day federal government shutdown — just in time to have to close them up again for winter season in a couple weeks. Most lodges and many facilities in the parks already had closed for the
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People fined for going on shuttered U.S. parks

Oct 9th, 2013 | By
   Hikers pause to talk on the Taggert Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park. National Park Service rangers have been citing trespassers into both Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks while the federal government remains shutdown.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — National Park Service rangers in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have been issuing trespassing citations to people found in the parks, which have been shuttered amid the budget impasse in Washington.   “We have issued nine citations,” Grand Teton park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles said Monday. The citations have primarily been over
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Cuts may hit INL & Poky, I.F. airports

Feb 25th, 2013 | By

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Air travelers, those who visit national parks and cleanup efforts at the Idaho National Laboratory may be in for a rough ride this spring. Air traffic control towers at the regional airports in Pocatello and Idaho Falls are among 200 sites where 100 will be selected for closure if the
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