National parks

September 14, 2018 - 2:00 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A bat collected from the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. Park officials said Friday that visitors have reported an uptick in bats along the Colorado River. No one is known to have come in contact with the rabid bat. It was taken...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2011 file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park. Opponents of grizzly bear hunts planned in Wyoming and Idaho are asking a judge to further delay hunting while he considers a request to restore federal protections for the animals. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)
September 13, 2018 - 2:23 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday delayed for two more weeks the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades, saying he needed more time to consider if federal protections for the animals should be restored. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2011 file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park. Opponents of grizzly bear hunts planned in Wyoming and Idaho are asking a judge to further delay hunting while he considers a request to restore federal protections for the animals. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File)
September 13, 2018 - 2:51 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge is due to decide Thursday if two Rocky Mountain states can move forward with the first public hunts for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 in almost three decades. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Missoula, Montana, last month put on hold for two weeks bear...
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FILE - This July 19, 2018, file photo, shows a sign on property near southwest Belfield, N.D, for the proposedfuture home of the Davis Refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. North Dakota regulators are enlisting an administrative law judge to help untangle some of the legal questions surrounding whether an oil refinery can be built near the park. Meridian Energy Group plans to build the refinery 3 miles from the park. Two environmental groups maintain that Meridian needs state approval for the site. Meridian disputes that. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 12:53 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are enlisting an administrative law judge to help untangle some of the legal questions surrounding whether an oil refinery can be built near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Public Service Commission on Wednesday voted 2-1 to have the state Office...
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September 07, 2018 - 12:49 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are enlisting an administrative law judge to help untangle some of the legal questions surrounding whether an oil refinery can be built near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The judge will make a non-binding recommendation to the Public Service...
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August 31, 2018 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday named the superintendent of Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park to head the National Park Service, a job that has been filled on an acting basis for nearly 20 months. If confirmed by the Senate, David Vela would become the first Hispanic to lead...
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August 31, 2018 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has named the superintendent of Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park to head the National Park Service, a job that has been filled on an acting basis since January 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, David Vela, a 28-year career veteran of the park service,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. A judge will decide whether the Lower 48 states' first grizzly bear hunting season in more than four decades will open as scheduled the weekend of Aug. 31, 2018. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file)
August 31, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Wyoming and Idaho say they've been contacting hunters licensed to kill grizzly bears to tell them their hunts are on hold following a judge's ruling. The two states on Saturday had been scheduled to hold their first grizzly hunts in more than 40 years in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. A judge will decide whether the Lower 48 states' first grizzly bear hunting season in more than four decades will open as scheduled the weekend of Aug. 31, 2018. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file)
August 30, 2018 - 8:55 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the animals. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. A judge will decide whether the Lower 48 states' first grizzly bear hunting season in more than four decades will open as scheduled the weekend of Aug. 31, 2018. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file)
August 30, 2018 - 4:46 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge said Thursday he would not make an immediate ruling on whether to restore federal protections for a group of about 700 grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains, forcing wildlife advocates to try to find another legal way to block bear hunting set to begin this...
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