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Illegal Tour Operators a Problem for National Parks, Visitors

Illegal Tour Operators a Problem for National Parks, VisitorsThey may not look like crooks, and their motivations even may be well intentioned, but illegal tour operators are a problem for the National Park Service, and when things go bad it is usually the park visitor who ends up impacted.

"It is an ongoing issue for us," Jo A. Pendry, chief of the National Park Service Concession Program, told OldWestNewWest.Com. "And it is really a difficult thing for our parks to oversee or discover."
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OnTravel in the West / Paul Lasley

The Old West Is Still Very Much Alive

The Old West Is Still Very Much Alive The year was 1979, and one hundred years earlier the Wawona Hotel had opened for business near California's Yosemite Valley. Back in those days, the place was known as Big Tree Station and accounts vary about just what buildings were where, but most ...
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Trails

California Trail Receives National Recognition

California Trail Receives National Recognition Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has named the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail as the eighth inductee to the group's Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.

The California trail is featured in Rails to Trails magazine and on RTC's Web site, complete with photos and ...
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Adventure Seekers

“Winter Signs” Weekend Snowshoe Programs Begin Jan. 11

“Winter Signs” Weekend Snowshoe Programs Begin Jan. 11 Glacier National Park in Montana is offering a unique adventure opportunity for visitors beginning Jan. 11, 2009, that gives the public a close-up view of how the park's plants and animals survive the challenges of the winter season.

The "Winter Signs...
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Western Travel Buzz

United Airlines Readies New Terminal B South Concourse at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport

United Airlines Readies New Terminal B South Concourse at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport United Airlines said it expects its first 15 gates at the new Terminal B south concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport at Houston, Texas to be fully operational by May 1, 2013, and the airline will add 15 more gates by the end of the year.

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