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Rio Rancho man dies while snowboarding at resort near Taos

Nov. 29, 2021 13:49 PM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man has died while snowboarding at a popular northern New Mexico ski resort. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe confirmed Monday that 28-year-old Jario Hernandez died over the weekend at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. ...

Indiana Dunes' Mount Baldy keeps slowly blowing inland

Nov. 29, 2021 12:44 PM EST

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A towering sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Park has kept up its inland creep, covering up an access road and threatening to bury a parking lot in the coming years. The park’s landmark Mount Baldy has largely been closed to public...

Land Between the Lakes offers free Christmas trees

Nov. 29, 2021 07:07 AM EST

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering permits for free cedar Christmas trees. Permits must be obtained online and allow each family to cut one tree through Dec. 24, a statement from the National Forest Service said. Trees...

Body of missing 2-year-old girl found in Indiana river

Nov. 28, 2021 17:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A diver on Sunday found the body of a 2-year-old girl reported missing after her father was pulled from his partially submerged truck in a southern Indiana river. Her body was discovered in the White River more than 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) from...

Maine wardens rescue woman hurt in Aroostook State Park

Nov. 28, 2021 09:16 AM EST

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A 37-year-old Maine woman has been rescued by game wardens after falling in Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, officials say. Wardens say the Caribou woman was hiking with three relatives Saturday when she slipped on a snowy area on the...

Maine's fall hunting seasons ending for the year

Nov. 28, 2021 08:56 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's big fall hunting seasons ended for the year on Saturday. The state's “big four” game animals are black bears, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and moose. The seasons for bears, deer and moose all ended on Saturday, and the turkey season...

Vermont's rifle deer hunting season ends on Sunday

Nov. 28, 2021 08:11 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's 16-day rifle deer hunting season is wind downing. The season started on Nov. 13 and ends Sunday. Deer hunters still have other opportunities this year. A second archery season starts Monday and...

Utah again proposes hunting-season ban on trail cameras

Nov. 28, 2021 08:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State wildlife biologists are again proposing a ban on the use of trail cameras in hunting a few months after they pulled the proposal to further survey hunters after some initial backlash. The plan, proposed by the Utah Division of Wildlife...

Little North Hunt Club celebrates 100 years at Hubbard Lake

Nov. 28, 2021 01:03 AM EST

HUBBARD LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A century of stories, memories and camaraderie lies between the walls of the Little North Hunt Club lodge. Nestled nine miles back in the woods on Hubbard Lake’s north end, Little North Hunt Club is part of the Consolidated Hunting League,...

New head of SC historic site seeks stronger community ties

Nov. 28, 2021 00:06 AM EST

NINETY SIX, S.C. (AP) — Rolling mounds of earth spread out before Joshua Manley on his first day as the Ninety Six National Historic Site’s superintendent — 245 years worth of American history baked into the soil. Only grassed-over earthworks remain of the Star Fort...