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Category: Land Management :: Recreation :: Non-Motorized Recreation
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Amazing Earthfest provides an opportunity to explore and play on our wildlands 4.5.2021 The Wilderness Society
Image: I"ll let you in on a secret. There is a way for your family to experience the best of southern Utah and northern Arizona and all you have to do is get there. Yup, no need to develop a plan for how to spend your days, others have done that planning for you! Every year, the Amazing Earthfest takes place the third week in May and offers a sample of the rich cultural and natural world surrounding the area of Kanab, Utah. May 13 is the kickoff date for the 6th annual festival. Last year, I participated in a group hike within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that took us through the stunning Paria Canyon and to an incredible sea of color on a picture-perfect day. Contrast the oranges, yellows and whites of the Navajo sandstone with the deep red of Indian paintbrush in bloom, the unending blue in the sky and the greenish-grayish-brownish in the desert grasses and forbes all around. Afterward, I enjoyed a mouthwatering meal at the Rocking V Café and then walked ...
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Discover dry Owens Lake on a weekend escape to Lone Pine 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For our family, Lone Pine was the road-trip stop with the fast-food-adjacent park where our toddlers could play. Later, it was where we got sweet treats at the reopened Frosty Chalet. And it remains a great spot to fill up the tank between our Death Valley days and Sierra skiing. But recently,...

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Jefferson County is temporarily closing a few public spaces — including parts of trails and climbing routes — to protect several animal species 20.2.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Nesting raptors and calving elk are a few of the animals protected by annual Jeffco Open Space closures that affect trails, climbing areas.
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Laos remakes itself as an adventure center, an evolution that serves the country and its visitors well 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Vangviang hugs the Nam Song River in front of craggy mountains that stand like sentries in a magic kingdom. In the morning and late afternoon, fog settles below the mountain peaks, turning the small town into an Oriental tapestry.

Vangviang is more than just a pretty face. It’s the center for adventure...

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Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties 17.2.2018 AP Business
HONOLULU (AP) -- Developers rebuilding a storied, hurricane-ravaged Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the Coco Palms' rebirth when two men showed up last year, claiming to own the property because they descend from King Kaumualii, the last ruler of Kauai....
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Pennsylvania, South Jersey ties emerge as Florida shooting victims are named 16.2.2018 Philly.com News
Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old orphan, was charged with murder Thursday after opening fire with an AR-15 on the faculty and students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkalnd, Florida, outside of Miami, killing 17 - many of whose lives were just beginning.
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The 99-Seat Beat: Dreamers, Van Gogh, 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' and more 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
In this week's small-theater guide: Open Fist's "One Year Later," Sacred Fools' "The Art Couple," Actors Co-op's "A Walk in the Woods" and Celebration's "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical."
Activists delay rebirth of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties 16.2.2018 AP Business
HONOLULU (AP) -- Developers rebuilding a storied, hurricane-ravaged Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the Coco Palms' rebirth when two men showed up last year, claiming to own the property because they descend from King Kaumualii, the last ruler of Kauai....
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O.C. leaders approve motel vouchers, food and other services for 400 homeless along Santa Ana River 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Orange County leaders Thursday approved a plan to provide motel vouchers, food and other services for about 400 homeless people living in encampments along the Santa Ana River trail.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously during a special meeting to fund the emergency aid package as part of...

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Federal judge visits homeless camps as he pushes for Orange County shelter solution 15.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The judge must have been a strange sight as he walked in the early morning darkness through the vast homeless camp.

People peeked out from ragged tents along the Santa Ana River trail next to Angel Stadium. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter whipped out his cellphone Wednesday just after...

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A Federal Judge Ordered Wealthy Orange County to Find Housing for its Homeless 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
A federal judge in California is fed up with how officials in affluent Orange County treat homeless people, and on Tuesday he demanded that they work to find shelter for dozens living in encampments along the Santa Ana River.   “I’m tired of the paperwork and the ‘we can’t get it done’ nonsense,” District Court Judge David […]
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Frustrated judge demands O.C. find shelter for homeless being evicted from camps 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Orange County’s decision to remove hundreds of homeless people from encampments along the Santa Ana River has turned into a legal showdown over how the affluent region treats some of its most needy citizens, a battle being watched by other areas struggling with growing transient populations.

U.S....

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11 hot offstage moments at GreenBiz 18 14.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Peek at these (mostly) behind-the-scenes memories from four days of sustainability knowledge-sharing and celebrating last week in Phoenix.
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Phillies spring training roster: A closer look at the players 14.2.2018 Philly.com News
Spring training workouts begin this week in Clearwater, Fla. Phillies beat writer Matt Breen takes a closer look at every player invited to camp.
Sunjuwan attack: Soldiers’ families wait in Valley for bodies as snowfall affects airlift 13.2.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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The #vanlife trend picks up speed 11.2.2018 Washington Post
Rental companies allow modern-day nomads to get a taste of life on the road — without the hassle of camping.
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Descenders Rides Into Xbox Game Preview This Summer 9.2.2018 Xbox Wire
Hey everyone! This is Mike Rose from publishing label No More Robots, and I’m rather excited to announce today that Descenders, the downhill mountain biking game from Action Henk studio RageSquid, is coming exclusively to console on Xbox One in Xbox Game Preview! We’ve spent the last two years building Descenders with one simple goal in mind: To create the most gorgeous, stylish and addictive freeriding game possible, filled with satisfyingly intense speed – and we can’t wait for you lovely Xbox people to get your hands on it. What the Heck is Descenders? Good question! Descenders is extreme downhill freeriding...
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Is it inspired or irresponsible to call Donald Trump's border wall prototypes ‘art’? 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s a warm weekday afternoon and I am in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, cruising through Tijuana’s industrial zone, past bustling machines shops and warehouse factories advertising $80 hiring bonuses. My companions are a handful of curious tourists and journalists, as well as one art historian.

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AP Exclusive: Rohingya say military cut off food in Myanmar 8.2.2018 AP Top News
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) -- Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time....
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Meet the Olympians from Minnesota 8.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota is a stronghold for winter Olympians, with the third largest delegation of athletes headed to compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea in the Winter Olympic games.
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