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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Push is on to make Deep Creek Wild and ScenicAfter 20 years in limbo, a stretch of canyon southeast of the Flat Tops Wildern
Push is on to make Deep Creek Wild and Scenic
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 16 hours ago
After 20 years in limbo, a stretch of canyon southeast of the Flat Tops Wilderness is getting a fresh chance for federal protection. In 1995 the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service deemed Deep Creek eligible to be designated a Wild and... Read more
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Deseret News
Utah House bill would make it crime to fly drones near wildfiresSALT LAKE CITY — Aerial drones delayed suppression efforts in at least two Utah
Utah House bill would make it crime to fly drones near wildfires
Deseret News / Posted 23 hours ago
SALT LAKE CITY — Aerial drones delayed suppression efforts in at least two Utah wildfires last year, and a proposal in the Legislature would make it a crime to fly them in the vicinity of a fire. HB126, sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City,... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Fire operations move to East ShoreThe U.S Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations beginning Feb. 8
Fire operations move to East Shore
Lake Tahoe News / Posted yesterday
The U.S Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations beginning Feb. 8. Operations may take place near the Logan Shoals Vista Point and Camp Galilee on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe. To view a map with project locations and details, go... Read more
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Payson Roundup
University by 2018Payson will have a university campus in operation by the fall of 2018, accordin
University by 2018
Payson Roundup / Posted yesterday
Payson will have a university campus in operation by the fall of 2018, according to Jon Cline, vice president of the Rim Country Educational Alliance (RCEA). “Although I have only been affiliated with this project for a year, I know how many times... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Five helicopters airlift multiple accident victims to hospitalsFive people were airlifted Tuesday night after two vehicles T-boned in the Stat
Five helicopters airlift multiple accident victims to hospitals
Payson Roundup / Posted yesterday
Five people were airlifted Tuesday night after two vehicles T-boned in the State Route 87 and 188 intersection south of Payson. One of those airlifted was Simone Lake of Payson. The other four airlifted were traveling together with a fifth person in... Read more
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CBS Denver
Arapahoe Basin One Step Closer To Expanding TerrainSUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively agreed to
Arapahoe Basin One Step Closer To Expanding Terrain
CBS Denver / Posted yesterday
SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively agreed to Arapahoe Basin’s 2012 development plan to expand their territory into backcountry terrain. A-Basin operates on a 2002 special permit from the Forest Service. The White... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Sedona tourism triples over the last decadeSnow begins to accumulate near Sedona Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in Sedona, AZ. Video
Sedona tourism triples over the last decade
The Arizona Republic / Posted yesterday
Snow begins to accumulate near Sedona Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in Sedona, AZ. Video by David Kadlubowski/The Republic Visitors to Arizona's famous red rock country in Sedona and the surrounding area have tripled in the last 10 years according to a new... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Heavenly chairlifts back in operationInvestigators determined that the chair that fell off the North Bowl chairlift
Heavenly chairlifts back in operation
Lake Tahoe News / Posted yesterday
Investigators determined that the chair that fell off the North Bowl chairlift at Heavenly Mountain Resort was the result of collar screws that attach the chair to the cable splitting and shearing in half. “There was nothing found that pointed to... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Brewing company invests in forestsSanTan Brewing Company and the National Forest Foundation have launched “Tap to
Brewing company invests in forests
Payson Roundup / Posted yesterday
SanTan Brewing Company and the National Forest Foundation have launched “Tap to Top,” a refreshing reminder of the importance of watershed health. As a business reliant on quality water from snow-capped mountains, SanTan Brewing Company is teaming... Read more
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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Sedona Tourism Triples Over The Last DecadeVisitors to Arizona's famous red rock country in Sedona and the surrounding are
Sedona Tourism Triples Over The Last Decade
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted yesterday
Visitors to Arizona's famous red rock country in Sedona and the surrounding area have tripled in the last 10 years according to a new study from the Arizona division of the U.S. Forest Service. The forest service says nearly 3 million people visited... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Looking for a Christmas Tree...10 months earlyEven though we are still many months from Christmas, the season is already on t
Looking for a Christmas Tree...10 months early
KREM.com Spokane / Posted yesterday
Even though we are still many months from Christmas, the season is already on the minds of those around McCall. That's because the next Capitol Christmas tree will come from the Payette National Forest. It's not unusual to find smoke-jumpers in the... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Congress appropriates funds for earthquake warning systemAt a White House event Tuesday, Congress appropriated $8.2 million from the fed
Congress appropriates funds for earthquake warning system
The Daily Californian / Posted yesterday
At a White House event Tuesday, Congress appropriated $8.2 million from the federal budget to improve the earthquake warning system ShakeAlert, designed at UC Berkeley. ShakeAlert, still a prototype, aims to improve early earthquake detection in the... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Taken downFranklin M. Geiger, 46, of 625 Conewango Ave., Warren, was arrested and charged
Taken down
Warren Times Observer / Posted yesterday
Franklin M. Geiger, 46, of 625 Conewango Ave., Warren, was arrested and charged with four counts of possession with intent to deliver; one count of conspiracy - possession with intent to deliver; four counts of criminal use of a communication... Read more
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The Post-Journal
CheckmateFranklin M. Geiger, 46, of 625 Conewango Ave., Warren, was arrested and charged
Checkmate
The Post-Journal / Posted yesterday
Franklin M. Geiger, 46, of 625 Conewango Ave., Warren, was arrested and charged with four counts of possession with intent to deliver; one count of conspiracy - possession with intent to deliver; four counts of criminal use of a communication... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Lawmakers push to loosen restrictions on controlled burnsWashington lags far behind neighboring states in using controlled burns to thin
Lawmakers push to loosen restrictions on controlled burns
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
Washington lags far behind neighboring states in using controlled burns to thin out dangerously overgrown woodlands. After back-to-back years of catastrophic forest fires, some state lawmakers want that to change. “I’ve had it. I think it is time... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Mix of reduced budgets and swelling demands hurt forest service’s capabilitiesThe White River National Forest is the busiest forest in the country, seeing re
Mix of reduced budgets and swelling demands hurt forest service’s capabilities
Summit Daily News / Posted yesterday
The White River National Forest is the busiest forest in the country, seeing record numbers of visitors each year. And yet, like the rest of the U.S. Forest Service System, funding continues to decrease or be re-allocated annually. The combination... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Naturalist-guided snowshoe hikes explore Mount St. Helens backcountryIt’s a different side of Mount St. Helens. The typical adventure to the Northw
Naturalist-guided snowshoe hikes explore Mount St. Helens backcountry
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
It’s a different side of Mount St. Helens. The typical adventure to the Northwest’s most active volcano has visitors staring down the throat of the caldera from the Johnston Ridge Visitor Center. While impressive, it tells only part of the story. A... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Hoping to camp at The Enchantments? It just got harderIf camping at The Enchantments is on your bucket list, getting to the fabled hi
Hoping to camp at The Enchantments? It just got harder
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
If camping at The Enchantments is on your bucket list, getting to the fabled high-country lakes southwest of Leavenworth just got a little tougher. The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it is extending by six weeks the season for required,... Read more
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Deseret News
Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawfulSALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday ag
Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful
Deseret News / Posted yesterday
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Summit County manager Martinez reflects on 40 years in governmentIt’s been a long, fortuitous journey for Summit County manager Gary Martinez.
Summit County manager Martinez reflects on 40 years in government
Summit Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
It’s been a long, fortuitous journey for Summit County manager Gary Martinez. For most of the last four decades, Martinez, 68, has been an instrumental government leader. And even though he announced this week he will retire in June, it’s a role he... Read more
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Methow Valley News
Local coalition forms to oppose long-term industrial mining in the Methow ValleyBy Ann McCreary As the U.S. Forest Service nears a decision on permitting expl
Local coalition forms to oppose long-term industrial mining in the Methow Valley
Methow Valley News / Posted 2 days ago
By Ann McCreary As the U.S. Forest Service nears a decision on permitting exploratory drilling for copper in Mazama, the possibility of “full-scale mining” has prompted local business owners to come together in a campaign opposing any future... Read more
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Market Watch
Cheap rustic getaways, thanks to Uncle SamHave you ever dreamed of living in a little cabin in the woods? About 100 years
Cheap rustic getaways, thanks to Uncle Sam
Market Watch / Posted 2 days ago
Have you ever dreamed of living in a little cabin in the woods? About 100 years ago, Uncle Sam knew you would. The U.S. Forest Service, as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, runs something called the Recreational Residence Program, which... Read more
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Methow Valley News
County going over road list to clean up legal questionsStatus of many county roads remains uncertain Okanogan County’s 1955 list of a
County going over road list to clean up legal questions
Methow Valley News / Posted 2 days ago
Status of many county roads remains uncertain Okanogan County’s 1955 list of almost 500 roads looks predictably dated, produced on an old typewriter with neatly handwritten notations and starting to fray at the edges. Now the engineers and... Read more
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Methow Valley News
Beavers may be part of answer to climate changeCan a rodent species native to the Methow Valley help solve problems created by
Beavers may be part of answer to climate change
Methow Valley News / Posted 2 days ago
Can a rodent species native to the Methow Valley help solve problems created by climate change? Absolutely, according to a local biologist who leads the Methow Beaver Project. Beavers, the animal kingdom’s version of the Army Corps of Engineers,... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
US Forest Service hiring hundreds of seasonal employees in Rocky Mountain regionDURANGO, CO — Now hiring! Must love the outdoors. The U.S. Forest Service is re
US Forest Service hiring hundreds of seasonal employees in Rocky Mountain region
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 2 days ago
DURANGO, CO — Now hiring! Must love the outdoors. The U.S. Forest Service is recruiting for hundreds of temporary jobs around the southwest and across the country. "We are interested in any motivated potential employees that want to come work for... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Looking for a Christmas Tree...10 months earlyEven though we are still many months from Christmas, the season is already on t
Looking for a Christmas Tree...10 months early
KTVB Boise / Posted 2 days ago
Even though we are still many months from Christmas, the season is already on the minds of those around McCall. That's because the next Capitol Christmas tree will come from the Payette National Forest. It's not unusual to find smoke-jumpers in the... Read more
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Capital City Weekly
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online NewspaperWednesday, February 03, 2016 Story last updated at 2/3/2016 - 6:34 pm Innovat
CapitalCityWeekly.com - Southeast Alaska's Online Newspaper
Capital City Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Story last updated at 2/3/2016 - 6:34 pm Innovation Summit to be held Feb. 8-9 at Centennial Hall The Juneau Economic Development Council’s Innovation Summit will be held in Juneau Feb. 8-9 at Centennial Hall. Karen... Read more
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The Source Weekly
Speak Your PeaceIn January, Sisters City Council members, the mayor and community members atten
Speak Your Peace
The Source Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
In January, Sisters City Council members, the mayor and community members attended : The Civility Project sessions to discuss the breakdown in communication within the community. People participated in discussion groups in order to... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forestDURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 3 days ago
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forestDURHAM, N.H. (AP) � University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) � University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forestUniversity of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the woods with tape... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forestDURHAM, N.H. (AP) � University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 3 days ago
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) � University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forestDURHAM, N.H. (AP) � University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) � University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forestDURHAM, N.H. (AP) � University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data
Laser imaging helps UNH researchers see forest
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 3 days ago
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) � University of New Hampshire researchers are looking at data from laser imaging of forests with the goal of helping foresters and landowners track tree inventories to save them from the time-consuming practice of heading into the... Read more
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PhysOrg
New report assesses impacts of drought on US forestsA new U.S. Forest Service report, edited in partnership with Duke University, p
New report assesses impacts of drought on US forests
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
A new U.S. Forest Service report, edited in partnership with Duke University, projects that drought will have far-reaching impacts on U.S. forests and grasslands in coming decades. "While the effects have been most pronounced in the West, this new... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Deal to let development west of Bend proceed | News - Home Appeal dropped; low density on city's fringe, more in Bend's co
Deal to let development west of Bend proceed
KTVZ Bend / Posted 3 days ago
| News - Home Appeal dropped; low density on city's fringe, more in Bend's core Map of planned Tree Farm development on Bend's Westside The Tree Farm LLC... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Deep Creek info meeting on ThursdayAmerican Rivers and the Middle Colorado River Watershed Council will host an in
Deep Creek info meeting on Thursday
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 3 days ago
American Rivers and the Middle Colorado River Watershed Council will host an informational community meeting Thursday regarding potential Wild & Scenic River designation for Deep Creek. The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs... Read more
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Deseret News
Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfiresSALT LAKE CITY — When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, fir
Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires
Deseret News / Posted 3 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby. Fire crews can't risk the unmanned aerial devices colliding with their planes... Read more
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Orange County Register
Groups look to use more controlled fires to limit wildfire damageSAN FRANCISCO – Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed
Groups look to use more controlled fires to limit wildfire damage
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO – Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California’s forests and watersheds and minimize the effects of increasingly devastating... Read more
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Deseret News
Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelandsSALT LAKE CITY — In the 2nd century, data shows a drought lasted 51 years in th
Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands
Deseret News / Posted 3 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — In the 2nd century, data shows a drought lasted 51 years in the West, stretching from southern New Mexico up through Utah and on into Idaho. More enduring than that was the drought that happened in the Great Basin region extending... Read more
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The Maui News
‘Grim’ wildfire season expected in county"This year, it's looking kind of grim as far as fire danger," said Clay Trauern
‘Grim’ wildfire season expected in county
The Maui News / Posted 4 days ago
"This year, it's looking kind of grim as far as fire danger," said Clay Trauernicht, a wildland fire specialist at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. "We have pretty significant drought... Read more
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Orange County Register
Drought could worsen fires, feed insects, spur plant die-offsSAN FRANCISO – Worsening drought conditions may be doing more damage to forests
Drought could worsen fires, feed insects, spur plant die-offs
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
SAN FRANCISO – Worsening drought conditions may be doing more damage to forests in California and throughout the West than their ecosystems can handle, causing a spiral of death that could have a devastating impact on land managers, a U.S. Forest... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif.SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have f
Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif.
KTVN Reno / Posted 4 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California's forests and watersheds and minimize the effects of increasingly... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif.SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have f
Partnership formed to increase controlled fires in Calif.
The Record Searchlight / Posted 4 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California's forests and watersheds and minimize the effects of increasingly... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Armed Oregon standoff suspends work in ReddingAs a standoff between armed activists and law enforcement continues at a wildli
Armed Oregon standoff suspends work in Redding
The Record Searchlight / Posted 4 days ago
As a standoff between armed activists and law enforcement continues at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, one federal agency in the North State is not letting employees work in the field and others remain on heightened alert. Employees in the U.S.... Read more
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PhysOrg
US Forest Service releases findings on the effects of drought for forests and rangelandsThe U.S. Forest Service today released a new report, Effects of Drought on Fore
US Forest Service releases findings on the effects of drought for forests and rangelands
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
The U.S. Forest Service today released a new report, Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis, that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas hiker dies in 60-foot fallA Fort Smith man died Saturday in a fall from the Ozark Highlands Trail in rura
Arkansas hiker dies in 60-foot fall
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
A Fort Smith man died Saturday in a fall from the Ozark Highlands Trail in rural southwestern Searcy County, Sheriff Joey Pruitt said. Pruitt said 60-year-old Harry E. Smith was hiking when he slipped and fell about 60 feet in the area of Punch Bowl... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupationBURNS, Ore. (AP) - A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wil
Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 5 days ago
BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control... Read more
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WTHR Indianapolis
Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupationBURNS, Ore. (AP) - A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wil
Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation
WTHR Indianapolis / Posted 5 days ago
BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupationBURNS, Ore. (AP) - A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wil
Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 5 days ago
BURNS, Ore. (AP) - A monthlong occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control... Read more
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