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2 national parks in SD to increase tour fees
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Visitors will have to pay more to tour the two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills starting April 30. The service on Wednesday announced fee increases for tours at Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park. Rates for Jewel Cave's scenic and historic lantern tours... Read More
City sells West Corinth School property
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The city of Corinth has sold the old West Corinth Elementary School property to the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission for $1,499. The commission was the only bidder. The vacant West Corinth school sits on battlefield property across from the interpretive center and the National Park... Read More
Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines
NEW YORK (AP) — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality. They've shown more discipline by offering fewer seats, which ensures... Read More
Homestead monument plans prairie burn
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Homestead National Monument of America will conduct a prescribed burn on more than 60 acres of its restored tallgrass prairie in southeast Nebraska. Officials say the burn will occur the first day in which favorable and safe conditions exist. Representatives from the National Park Service,... Read More
Oklahoma City cricket club expands with new field, increased membership
Douglass Park plays host to the Oklahoma City Strikers Cricket Club, an amateur cricket team that dreams of someday becoming a professional franchise. Read More
Belgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said. Three gunmen ambushed Emmanuel de Merode, chief warden of Virunga National Park, on Tuesday, according... Read More
Concession stand closures eyed for Chimayo walk
CHIMAYO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking law enforcement agencies to stop all concession and roadside stands along the annual Good Friday pilgrimage route to the El Santuario de Chimayo. The state agency said Tuesday to move to close concession stands is a safety measure aimed... Read More
Correction: Charleston-World Heritage story
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a story April 7 about Charleston seeking World Heritage status, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Charleston's application must be submitted to the National Park Service by January 2016. That date is only a target for completing the application, not a deadline. A corrected... Read More
Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods
ISTANBUL (AP) — Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city's... Read More
Utah Symphony to play for free in national parks
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Symphony has announced it will play against southern Utah's soaring red rocks and canyons this August. The 75-piece orchestra will tour five of the state's national parks in a series of free concerts at Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands. The list also includes Bryce Canyon and... Read More
Theodore Roosevelt National Park free this weekend
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Nature enthusiasts can get an early-season look at Theodore Roosevelt National Park this weekend for free. Admittance to the park this weekend will be free as part of National Park Week. The National Park Service is offering free entrance at all of its 401 parks nationwide for the weekend.... Read More
Longtime Illini gymnastics coach earns honor
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The former head of the Illini men's gymnastics team has been named to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The University of Illinois says Yoshi Haynasaki will be inducted into the hall on Aug. 22 in Pittsburgh. He was the school's head gymnastics coach for 33 seasons. During that time... Read More
Land Between The Lakes offering field trip grants
GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Grants are now available to educators interested in taking students on field trips to Land Between The Lakes, a 170,000-acre recreation area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The grants are available to public school districts within 100 miles of the recreation area between the Cumberland... Read More
Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface Transportation Board's decision Tuesday comes in response to a hearing it held... Read More
Water pump station unhooked amid Jackson slide
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have disconnected a water pumping station because of a slow-moving landslide in western Jackson. Town officials said Tuesday the pump was taken out of service because of significant new damage from the slide. The slide was discovered April 4 on a hill above Budge Drive near West... Read More
Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Former Harris Enterprises executive John Lee and former newspaper publisher and Wichita State University educator Les Anderson have been inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. Lee is a former chief executive officer of Harris Enterprises, a newspaper group headquartered in... Read More
Philly's 13th St. brings good luck to great food
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tourism officials will tell you the restaurant-rich area at the heart of downtown is called Midtown Village, but that moniker hasn't entirely caught on with the locals. The good news is that it doesn't matter what you call it. Philadelphia food-lovers just know 13th Street — which runs... Read More
T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton Tuesday, including... Read More
Edmond teenager named '89er Days princess
Kaylee Rampey, of Edmond, was recently crowned 2014 ’89er princess for Guthrie’s ’89er Days celebration. Read More
Coast Guard leader champions Connecticut museum
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. has made it a priority to develop a national museum dedicated to the maritime service. After years of discussion, developers have committed to a location in New London, but as Papp prepares to retire next month, the project... Read More


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Explore these six distinct regions for travel values and fun destinations in Oklahoma:
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