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  • Leaders unsure of infrastructure impact on Valley

    02/15/2018 10:08:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Waynesboro News Virginian ^ | February 12, 2018 | Bob Stuart
    WAYNESBORO — President Trump's national infrastructure plan announced Monday that calls for a $1.5 trillion investment in roads, bridges and the rest of America's crumbling infrastructure, provides for about $200 billion in federal funds. The remainder of dollars would have to come from state, local and private sources. For the Shenandoah Valley, the good infrastructure plan news includes funding to help with the maintenance backlog in the national parks, including Shenandoah National Park, where there is a $56 million maintenance backlog. However, a couple of local government officials and one of Virginia's U.S. senators interviewed expressed doubt about the trickle...
  • Obama Shut WW2 Park Last G'vnt Shutdown, Trump's Cabinet Sec. Works Park HIMSELF

    01/21/2018 7:57:53 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    Politics Liberty ^ | 1-21-2018
    The federal government shut down at midnight Saturday. As you may have noticed, there’s been chaos in the streets, looting from sea to shining sea, electricity outages, all sorts of — oh wait, no, we’re still all fine. That likely has something to do with the fact that the federal government shutting down isn't going to have too much of an impact on most people’s lives. The last time this happened, back in 2013, President Barack Obama realized this. That's why he decided to dramatize the whole affair by shutting down national parks, including the World War II Memorial in...
  • Sec. Zinke Will Spend Government Shutdown Ensuring WWII Memorial, National Parks, Stay Open

    01/21/2018 11:32:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 01/20/2018 | BENNY JOHNSON
    The government might be shut down Saturday morning, but that did not stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from doing his job. Early in the morning, Zinke could be found cleaning up trash on the National Mall and welcoming tours of schoolchildren to the World War II memorial with a smile. “We’re not putting up barricades,” Zinke told The Daily Caller in an interview. “Absolutely not. We’re passing out brochures until we run out of brochures. I’ll be out here everyday.” Zinke, and much of the federal government, has had the vast majority of staff furloughed due to the government shutdown....
  • Yellowstone Volcano-Related Earthquake Swarm?

    09/03/2017 12:30:37 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 71 replies
    USGS ^ | unpublished | Self
    37 quakes -one was 5.3 on the Richter scale- NE of Soda Springs, Idaho (southwest of Yellowstone) in the past 7 hours. Close enough to be of possible concern?) Suspicious action from a fairly quiet area.
  • Yellowstone earthquake swarm becomes one of the biggest on record with 2,300 quakes since June 2017

    09/03/2017 9:56:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Strange Sounds - ^ | Sep 3, 2017
    The ongoing swarm at Yellowstone National Park is now one of the longest and largest on record. The largest swarm ever recorded was in October 1985; it lasted for three months and included more than 3,000 earthquakes. There was another large swarm in 2010, when more than 2,000 events were recorded over a month. ... As of August 30, 2,357 earthquakes had been recorded. The most powerful in recent weeks was magnitude 3.3; it took place on August 21. The most powerful in the current swarm was a magnitude 4.4, which was recorded on June 15. Yellowstone has had dozens...
  • Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm Hits Entire Park, More Than 60 On Friday Alone

    06/17/2017 9:01:58 PM PDT · by blam · 163 replies
    Intellihub ^ | 6-17-2017 | Shephard Ambellas
    YELLOWSTONE REGION (INTELLIHUB) — U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seismology reports conclude that a massive swarm of earthquakes swept through the park triggering more than 60 separate events in which seismographs spiked to magnitudes of up to 5.0. Friday. Experts fear that the supervolcano is long overdue for an eruption capable of wiping out a vast amount of human, animal, and plant life in the Continental United States. Scientists currently believe that there’s a 10% chance that a “supervolcanic Category 7 eruption” could take place this century, as pointed out by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku who appeared on a segment for...
  • Trump donates first quarter salary to National Park Service

    04/03/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/03/17 | LISA HAGEN
    President Trump will donate his first quarter salary to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday. "The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first quarter salary to a government entity," Spicer said at Monday's briefing. Spicer handed a check for $78,333.32 for the National Park Service to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Spicer said the paycheck starts from Jan. 20, when Trump took office, until now.
  • Legal analysis argues Trump could revoke Bears Ears

    03/30/2017 10:08:12 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    UtahPolicy.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Brian Schott
    A new legal analysis concludes that President Trump could undo the Bears Ears National Monument. The analysis from the Pacific Legal Foundation finds that a president can revoke a national monument if they determine the areas under protection are "illegally large." The analysis was conducted by Todd Gaziano and John Yoo. From E&E News: Yoo and Gaziano argue, however, that even if a president does not have a "general discretionary revocation power," Trump could seek to revoke monuments by declaring them overly large. "The Congress that enacted the Antiquities Act did not intend monuments of that size to be established...
  • The best place to commit a crime in America? Yellowstone National Park

    11/22/2016 12:59:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Ken Jennings
    More than 3.5 million people visit Yellowstone—the jewel in the United States's national park crown—every year. They gawk at the geysers, crisscross the canyons, bond with the bison, and take selfies with the scenery. So far no one, as far as I know, has ever gone to Yellowstone to commit murder, murder most foul. But it's not a bad spot for it! (If you're a murderer—and we don't advocate that you become one.) The park actually contains a narrow corridor less than two miles wide where evildoers could do literally anything, and the law couldn't touch them. Beware when you...
  • Oregon Man’s Body Dissolved After Fall Into Yellowstone Hot Spring

    11/17/2016 11:28:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    KTLA ^ | , Updated at 06:37am, November 17, 2016 | Anthony Kurzweil
    The body of an Oregon man who slipped and fell into a scalding hot spring while he was trying to “hot-spot” at Yellowstone National Park earlier this year dissolved before rescue crews could finish their recovery, according to a recent report. A view of a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park on May 12, 2016. (Credit: Mladen Amtonov/AFP/Getty Images) Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, was with his younger sister when he walked more than 200 yards away from the boardwalk on June 7 to a hot spring called Pork Chop Geyser. Scott was planning to “hot-spot,”...
  • National Park Service: Discharging Firearms for Self Defense Illegal

    10/27/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from nbc29.com The National Park Service is giving bad legal advice to people who visit their web page and attempt to find out about firearms policy at various national parks.  For Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, they claim that firearms "cannot be used as a wildlife protection strategy". From nps.gov: Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park (such as visitor centers, government offices, etc.); those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Firearms may not be discharged in this national park (except during legal hunting seasons) and can not be used as...
  • As national parks mark milestone, visitor misbehavior abounds

    08/29/2016 4:45:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 100 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8-28-16
    <p>YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.</p> <p>“They’re going to give me a heart attack,” said Gleason’s mother-in-law, Barbara Henry, as the group came within about a dozen yards of the massive animal.</p>
  • Celebrate 100 years of National Parks this weekend (Free admission thru tomorrow, 8/28)

    08/27/2016 6:27:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Harriey Edleson
    They’re having a birthday-- and it's a big one. The National Park Service turns 100 on Aug. 25 and parks around the country are celebrating the milestone. Starting Thursday, entrance to the 124 parks that usually charge admission is free through Sunday (Aug. 28). Throughout the nation, special events at over 400 parks will celebrate the centennial. From birthday cakes and cupcakes to special classes and programs, most parks have something special planned. National parks may be synonymous with camping and hiking today but Americans haven't always been able to enjoy these protected lands. The story of the national...
  • 100 Years of the National Parks Service | TIME

    08/26/2016 9:39:33 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | n/a | Time Staff
    They're yours you know? The National Park Service is 100 years old on August 25, 2016. This video will take you from 0-100.
  • Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them

    08/22/2016 4:16:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    After a century of shooing away hunters, tending to trails and helping visitors enjoy the wonder of the natural world, the guardians of America’s most treasured places have been handed an almost unimaginable new job – slowing the all-out assault climate change is waging against national parks across the nation. As the National Parks Service (NPS) has charted the loss of glaciers, sea level rise and increase in wildfires spurred by rising temperatures in recent years, the scale of the threat to US heritage across the 412 national parks and monuments has become starkly apparent. As the National Parks Service...
  • Obama Saving Lady Liberty from Imaginary Global Warming

    06/23/2016 9:29:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile it’s not safe for anybody now that Barry’s come out of the school bathroom and into the parkland The Pirate in the Oval Office is not only fleecing American citizens out of more than 265 million acres of public lands and waters, he’s rubbing their noses in his park acquisition on his way out of the door. Barack ‘Captain-Kidd-you-not” Obama spent Father’s Day weekend hanging out in the park.
  • Obama's family trip intended to put focus on national parks

    06/18/2016 11:46:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2016 1:27 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama wants more people to appreciate and visit America’s national parks as the park system nears its 100th birthday. […] The president plans a speech at Yosemite on Saturday, and he’s expected to highlight the economic benefits of the 400-plus sites managed by the National Park Service. Obama also is expected to discuss climate change and other threats to the park system, and highlight programs to encourage more people to visit parks. …
  • NY Times Author: Whites Prevent Minorities from Going to National Parks

    07/13/2015 1:52:55 PM PDT · by rightistight · 80 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/13/15 | Aurelius
    Glenn Nelson of the New York Times asked last week, "Why Are Our Parks So White?" Mr. Nelson believes that race plays a role in visiting national parks and not enough minorities are going to parks. According to Nelson, "The national parks attracted a record 292.8 million visitors in 2014, but a vast majority were white and aging. The most recent survey commissioned by the park service on visitation, released in 2011, found that 22 percent of visitors were minorities, though they make up some 37 percent of the population. "This suggests an alarming disconnect," he writes. Nelson believes that...
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ to Latinos for Absurd Reason

    05/15/2016 12:58:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/6/16 | Mike Miller
    A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that is going to be really tough.” The coalition made multiple recommendations to the Park Service, including: Assess...
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ To Latinos For ABSURD Reason

    05/02/2016 5:37:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Jeff Rainforth
    Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangers’ Uniforms Are ‘Threatening’ To Latinos For ABSURD Reason By Jeff Rainforth A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are “very threatening” to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the “really tough” message during a press conference on Thursday: “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and it’s similarity to the border patrol’s uniform — in the coloring — could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that...