National Parks

9:54am

Thu February 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Want To Be In The Dark? Death Valley Is Among 20 Recommended Places

Originally published on Thu February 21, 2013 10:29 am

The Racetrack area in Death Valley National Park, which boasts one of the darkest night skies in the U.S.
Dan Duriscoe National Park Service

Hearing that the International Dark Sky Association has declared that Death Valley National Park is now the world's largest "international dark sky park" sent us in search of other places that the organization recommends if you really like "star-filled nights."

The association, which tries to "call attention to the hazards of light pollution," has recognized:

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2:11am

Tue December 4, 2012
Around the Nation

Manhattan Project Sites Part Of Proposed Park

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 4:55 am

The mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity test site in the southern New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945.
AP

Congress is considering whether to turn three top-secret sites involved with creating the atomic bomb into one of the country's most unusual national parks.

The Manhattan Project — the U.S. program to design and build the first atomic bomb during World War II — largely took place at three sites: Los Alamos, N.M.; Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and Hanford, Wash. On July 16, 1945, the first test of an atomic bomb took place at a site in the southern New Mexico desert. Hiroshima and then Nagasaki, Japan, were bombed less than a month after the test.

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9:30am

Sat November 10, 2012

10:05am

Fri June 8, 2012

5:30pm

Tue February 28, 2012
Business

Report: National Parks Good for Colorado Economy, Jobs

A new report from the National Park Service shows that visitors spent more than $306 million in and around Colorado’s national parks in 2010.

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