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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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Thanksgiving is a tradition. It's also a lie 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The first Thanksgiving I remember, I was in the second grade. I didn’t know my teacher had asked my dad to come talk to the class. When he walked in, I was embarrassed to see him there. He said that white people came and didn’t know how to survive on this land, so we helped them out, then celebrated...

6 places in Jefferson County to take the perfect family holiday photo 23.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
These spots in Jefferson County are beautiful places to take beautiful holiday photos.
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New backcountry skiing book from Colorado mountaineers offers guide to lines of all kinds 23.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Frank and Brittany Konsella's "Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado" guidebook details 102 easy to difficult routes in ranges across Colorado.
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A rare achievement: Earning all 139 Boy Scout badges 21.11.2017 News
Zach Rotzal, a senior at LaSalle College High School, recently joined a rarefied group when he earned all of Scouting's 139 merit badges. It's a feat achieved by fewer than 360 boys in the history of the organization, according to, an unofficial site that tracks the achievement.
Check out the heavy metal at this resilient roadhouse an hour outside L.A. 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Philly area students travel to Syria, visit Mars - virtually 19.11.2017 News
The use of virtual reality in schools has risen exponentially in the last couple of years. The introduction of Google Cardboard - with goggles as inexpensive as $6 that attach to a smartphone - have spread the use of VR, although more ambitious districts are spending tens of thousands of dollars on labs with state-of-the-art VR goggles and computer technology.
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Lyons “deeply concerned” about steep Rocky Mountain National Park fee hike 19.11.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
Lyons Mayor Connie Sullivan has asked the National Park Service to reconsider a proposed fee hike at Rocky Mountain National Park because, she argues, it will negatively impact the town's economy, which depends on park visitors.
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Hidden underground bunker, tunnel with 1,000 bikes found in homeless encampment 18.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As Orange County officials clear out homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River, they are making some unexpected discoveries,

In one area, they found an underground bunker accessible from a wooden hatch camouflaged with dirt.

In another, more than 1,000 bicycles tucked in a separate tunnel...

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They fled North Korea for a better life. Here are their stories of struggle under Kim Jong Un. 18.11.2017 Washington Post
In six months of interviews in South Korea and Thailand, The Washington Post talked with more than 25 North Koreans from different walks of life who escaped the brutal regime of the “Great Successor.”
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Get ready for Black Friday-Cyber Monday travel deals on Cuba, Greece and more 16.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If part of your Thanksgiving tradition involves Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping, consider your travel plans when scouting for deals. Lots of tour operators and outfitters will be offering flash sales on overseas trips for one day or longer — and you can do it all online too.

The deals:


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Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar 16.11.2017 AP Top News
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) -- Zahida Begum doesn't remember her home village, a tiny speck amid the mountains and forests of Myanmar. She was only 18 months old when her mother smuggled her across the Naf River on a fishing boat, carrying her into Bangladesh, among hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in their home country....
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Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar 16.11.2017 Washington Post: World
Zahida Begum doesn’t remember her home village, a tiny speck amid the mountains and forests of Myanmar. She was only 18 months old when her mother smuggled her across the Naf River on a fishing boat, carrying her into Bangladesh, among hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in their home country.
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A border wall rises in Oceanside — but this one is an art project, by Tijuana artist Marcos Ramirez 'ERRE' 15.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Tijuana artist Marcos Ramirez is covering the facade of the Oceanside Museum of Art in a massive metallic border wall as part of the PST: LA/LA exhibition "UnDocumenta."
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Films & programs: Times Travel Talk, camp cooking, tidepool walk in San Pedro and hiking in Joshua Tree 12.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary


Holiday travel

Learn holiday survival tips from the Travel staff, and see a demonstration on how to pack better by experts Elizabeth Harryman, travel editor of Westways magazine, and Paul Lasley, a Westways contributor and the executive producer of On Travel Media. Tom Spagnola...

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Retired Marine Col. Robert O. Tilley, a recipient of the Silver Star, to be honored in memorial service 11.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Marine Col. Robert O. Tilley, a hero of the Vietnam War who later directed Camp Pendleton’s morale programs for the troops, will be remembered at a December memorial service.

Tilley, 79, died on Oct. 18 following a long illness. A special graveside commemoration with full military honors for the...

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Manitou Incline set to reopen Dec. 1 after third round of repairs 11.11.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
Manitou Incline addicts: Mark your calendars for Dec. 1.
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'It's been a night from hell': Homeless pushed out of Santa Ana River face uncertain futures 11.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Orange County sheriff's deputies and county officials arrived at the Santa Ana riverbed in Fountain Valley about 9 a.m. and began telling homeless people it was time to leave.
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Linebacker Denzel Perryman is back and ready to help the Chargers tackle the Jaguars' vaunted rushing attack 11.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Denzel Perryman’s eyes light up and his grin widens as he sizes up Sunday’s challenge in Jacksonville, Fla., where the Chargers linebacker will be tasked with slowing the NFL’s leading rushing attack and bruising rookie Leonard Fournette.

“They’re the No. 1 team running the ball, and Fournette...

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Aspen nonprofit hopes to help heal sexual abuse trauma through mountain biking 10.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Sacred Cycle, an Aspen-area nonprofit dedicated to helping women who are survivors of sexual trauma, was founded by a woman who felt cycling played a key role in her recovery.
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