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Chicago pastor camps outside to raise money for child center

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago pastor is camping outdoors for a planned three-month vigil that will take him through one of the city’s notorious winters to raise money for a child resource center in one of its toughest neighborhoods. The Rev. Corey Brooks embarked in late November on a...

Russian River campground, road to close for improvement work

Nov. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A popular Kenai Peninsula recreation spot near Cooper Landing will be closed for nearly a year to partially rebuild a road and reinforce parts of the hillside along the Kenai River, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The...

Vermont Army National Guard offers tour of training site

Nov. 21, 2021 12:30 PM EST

JERICHO, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Army National Guard is holding a public tour of the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho early next month. The event will include an overview of the Vermont Army National Guard organization and capabilities, a visit to the biathlon...

Camping, lodging fees go up at Michigan state parks

Nov. 17, 2021 10:56 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A night in a sleeping bag is costing more at Michigan campgrounds. Rates have gone up between $2 and $8 a night, depending on the campground and the day, the Department of Natural Resources said. The DNR said it's the first...

Maine campers set another attendance record in 2021

Nov. 11, 2021 10:19 AM EST

SACO, Maine (AP) — Maine's state park campers set another record this year. Maine is home to 48 state parks and historic sites, and attendance and camping at the parks have soared during the coronavirus pandemic. Preliminary state figures showed Maine state camp ground...

York County approves new $52 million Catawba River park

Nov. 06, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Officials in York County have approved a plan or a $52 million park along the Catawba River. The Catawba Bend Preserve will run along 5 miles (8 kilometers) of the river east of Rock Hill. Over 15 years, the York County plans...

Marion County first girl Eagle Scout knows how to set goals

Nov. 06, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

RIVESVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Growing up, Tiara Long didn’t know her name was another word for a royal headdress, a most feminine accessory. She lived up to the nuances suggested by such a name by playing with other girls and doing all the cute things little girls do. But...

Report: Some Utah campgrounds full nearly all peak season

Oct. 31, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — No, you’re not imagining it. Camping has gone crazy on Utah’s public lands. A new report from the advocacy organization Center for Western Priorities released Thursday said occupied reservations for campsites on public lands increased by 39%...

Boy Scouts ready to sell campground to state for $2 million

Oct. 11, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America is set to sell a campground to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department for $2 million. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Monday that department officials confirmed at their October...

Crews working to improve popular trails at Big South Fork

Oct. 05, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Crews have begun working on two projects in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area along the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. In Tennessee, crews are working on Station Camp Creek Trail, a statement from the National Park Service...