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Tucson woman rescued from cliff edge in Grand Canyon

Tucson woman rescued from cliff edge in Grand Canyon

Stranded for about eight hours on a slope above an 80-foot cliff.

November 07, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Is a gondola attraction in Grand Canyon's future?

Is a gondola attraction in Grand Canyon's future?

That's what one developer wants, but some Navajo Nation members have doubts.

July 21, 2014 2:51 pmLoading…
Visitors to Saguaro National Park boost local economy

Visitors to Saguaro National Park boost local economy

The impact was more than $41 million last year, new report says.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 bats in Grand Canyon positive for rabies

2 bats in Grand Canyon positive for rabies

One bat was captured days after it was exposed to a visitor.

July 20, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
Casa Grande Ruins drew $3.5M in spending in 2013

Casa Grande Ruins drew $3.5M in spending in 2013

Study shows visitors to tourist attraction helped support more than 51 jobs.

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State briefs

Ex-deputy found dead in home; suicide likely

May 08, 2014 6:41 pm

Missouri Lawmakers agree on funding plan for Fulton State Hospital, increases for public schools

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri legislators agreed to move forward with Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to fund a new, maximum security facility at Fulton State Hospital.

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In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

The stage is set for wildland fires, but they don't have to start, say land managers.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Missouri House endorses fiscal year 2015 budget

JEFFERSON CITY • An attempt to remove $6 million in the fiscal year 2015 budget, set aside for the state to take over operation of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, was stifled on the House floor today. 

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Law and order briefs

Law and order briefs

Officials seek info on national park thief

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Saguaro Park vandals' sentences include chopping wood

Two Tucson men have pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing cacti and a palo verde tree at Saguaro National Park East last May.

February 26, 2014 11:30 am Related
Riverfront before Arch, 1938

Riverfront before Arch, 1938

This photo shows cars parked on the cobblestone levee in front of the future Arch grounds in May 1938. At right, a switching locomotive hauls boxcars along the riverfront railroad trestle. Owned by the Terminal Railroad Association, the trestle wasn't removed until the early 1960s, when the …

February 14, 2014 1:24 pmLoading…
Fight over Ozark rivers isn't waiting for park service's decision

Fight over Ozark rivers isn't waiting for park service's decision

Some Missouri politicians are trying to take the decision-making out of federal hands.

February 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Arch planning, 1933

Arch planning, 1933

An aerial view of the St. Louis riverfront taken in 1933, when local leaders began discussing a major urban-renewal project to honor President Thomas Jefferson with a riverfront memorial. Local lawyer Luther Ely Smith suggested clearing a wide swath of the old riverfront commercial area for …

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Dry winter brings wildfire fears in S. Arizona

The warm, dry winter — with a lack of normal rain and snowfall — has primed Southeastern Arizona for potentially widespread wildfires this year, say national forest and parks officials.

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Free entrance to national parks

Free entrance to national parks

Get the kids and head to Saguaro National Park East or West, for a free day of hiking over Presidents Day weekend.  

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CURRENT RIVER

CURRENT RIVER

The Current River flows through the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in a Sept. 8, 2004, file photo. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

January 31, 2014 2:34 pmLoading…

Doubts about the future of a national park in the Ozarks

While some want oversight of popular Jacks Fork and Current rivers, others worry about effect of greater federal control.

January 26, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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