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Manufacturer plans $45M Georgia factory, hiring 205 workers

Jan. 22, 2021 4:07 PM EST

WINDER, Ga. (AP) — A manufacturer of plumbing fixtures and outdoor furniture will open a factory and warehouse northeast of Atlanta, investing $45 million and hiring 205 people. Spring Mountain Center announced Friday that it would begin construction near Winder later this year. The company is affiliated...

Rocky Mountain National Park nixes timed reservation system

Jan. 21, 2021 5:42 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park is discontinuing a timed-entry reservation system that was put in place to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The reservation system last year limited vehicle entries to 60% of the park's maximum parking lot capacity, The Denver Post...

Skier who died after hitting tree at Eldora Mountain IDed

Jan. 20, 2021 5:20 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a skier who died after he fell and slid into a tree at Eldora Mountain in northern Colorado. The Boulder Daily Camera reports 51-year-old David Marquez, of Thornton, crashed on the expert Corona run the morning of Jan. 14, and ski patrollers took...

Regulators deadlock over Mountain Valley stream crossings

Jan. 20, 2021 10:07 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Mountain Valley Pipeline is dealing with what opponents of the project say is another serious setback. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission deadlocked 2-2 Tuesday on the project's request to bore under streams and wetlands along the pipeline’s first 77 miles in West...

Motorbike museum in Austrian Alps goes up in flames

Jan. 19, 2021 5:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Fire investigators picked their way through the charred remains of a motorbike museum in the Austrian Alps on Tuesday, searching for clues to the cause of the blaze that destroyed more than 200 exhibition pieces, many of them collectors' items. The fire early Monday at the Top Mountain...

Russian-American climber found dead on Pakistani mountain

Jan. 19, 2021 2:11 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Russian-American climber who went missing last week while trying to scale a mountain amid harsh winter weather in northern Pakistan has been found dead, the region's tourist police and the Alpine Club of Pakistan said Tuesday. The tourist police in the town of Gilgit made the...

This frame grab from video provided by WNEP-TV shows authorities at one of the scenes in a string of multiple shootings, late Monday, June 18, 2021, in Monroe County, Pa. Authorities say at least four people have been injured in the string of shootings that prompted a shelter-in-place order for some residents north of Mount Pocono. (Courtesy of WNEP TV via AP)

4 hurt in string of shootings in Pocono Mountains community

Jan. 19, 2021 1:42 AM EST

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP) — At least four people were injured Monday in a string of shootings that prompted an order to shelter in place for a Pennsylvania community in the Pocono Mountains, authorities said. Shots rang out not far from each other in at least four different areas of Monroe County,...

Nearly 1,200 acres protected in Vermont's Taconic Mountains

Jan. 18, 2021 3:35 PM EST

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Nearly 1,200 acres of land in the area of West Mountain in Shaftsbury is now protected with a deal arranged by the Vermont Land Trust. The trust said it worked with David and Cheryl Mance to conserve the land in Vermont’s Taconic Mountains in southern Vermont. Another nearly...

FILE- In this June 25, 2003, file photo, bison wander along a hillside at the National Bison Range near Moiese, Mont. Federal officials have transferred the range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. (AP Photo/Jack Sullivan, File)

Montana's National Bison Range transferred to tribes

Jan. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Red Sleep Mountain began its official return to the Flathead Indian Reservation on Friday as Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed papers transferring the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. “The CSKT have strong and deep historical,...

Strength restored, snowy owl flies north in Upper Peninsula

Jan. 18, 2021 1:01 AM EST

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — In 30-plus years as a wildlife rehabilitator, Phyllis Carlson has had only three snowy owls. One was in such rough shape it died before she got it to her Quinnesec home. Another, a male, was so emaciated she set it up in her office rather than one of the outdoor cages. It would...