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Mendenhall Glacier Park receives comments on expansion plan

Apr. 4, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has received more than 100 comments on an expansion project in the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in Juneau, revealing some residents have reservations about the plans. Expansion plans around Mendenhall Lake, the glacier and Dredge Lakes include additional...

FILE - In this May 8, 2011, file photo, hikers climb down the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park, in Utah. Zion National Park announced Monday, March 23, 2020, it is closing its campgrounds and part of a popular trail called Angel's Landing that is often crowded with people due to coronavirus. The top part of the hike that is being closed is bordered by steep drops and ascends some 1,500 feet (457 meters) above the southern Utah park's red-rock cliffs, offering sweeping views. (Jud Burkett/The Spectrum via AP, File)

Zion is latest national park to close amid virus spread

Apr. 3, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The red rock vistas at Zion National Park were closed to the public Friday as the Utah site became the latest national park to lock its gates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Local leaders had called for the closure, and Gov. Gary Herbert said he consulted with the Interior...

Browning man shot and killed during standoff with officers

Mar. 29, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Browning man was shot and killed during a standoff with law enforcement officers, Glacier County and Blackfeet tribal law enforcement officials said. Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services Lt. Howard Lee tells the Missoulian the shooting happened Wednesday, but declined to comment...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, snow covers the entrance sign to Glacier National Park in West Glacier, Mont. Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks. Glacier in Montana and Arches and Canyonlands in Utah announced their decisions to close Friday, March 27, 2020, just days after several other well-known parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Great Smoky Mountains did the same. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)

3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

Mar. 28, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks. ...

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Review: Rollins' Sigma Force returns in `The Last Odyssey'

Mar. 25, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

``The Last Odyssey,'' Morrow, by James Rollins In James Rollins' latest installment of the Sigma Force series, the force must solve a riddle going back centuries in order to save the modern world. The Sigma Force is made up of former special forces soldiers, including scientists, historians and weapons experts,...

Homicide investigation underway Blackfeet Reservation death

Mar. 6, 2020 12:10 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A homicide investigation is underway in the death of a Glacier County man whose body was found on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation northeast of Browning. The body of Alvin Dale Dog Taking Gun, 40, was found Tuesday in a rural area. The body showed “apparent and obvious...

Report: Underestimated weather led to Colorado wildfire

Mar. 3, 2020 5:46 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A controlled burn that became a wildfire in Colorado was the result of weather conditions that were underestimated by fire personnel, state officials said. The Colorado Department of Public Safety Compliance and Professional Standards Office issued the report Sunday about the...

2 Germans killed in avalanche on Norway's Arctic Svalbard

Feb. 21, 2020 3:16 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two German nationals have died in an avalanche near a glacier on Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago, which sits more than 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of the Norwegian mainland. The Governor of Svalbard was informed slightly before 3 p.m. Thursday that two people who...

FILE - In this file photo taken on Oct. 12, 2011, an alpinist heads down a ridge on the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 meters; 12 605 feet), towards the Vallee Blanche on the Mont Blanc massif, in the Alps, near Chamonix. French President Emmanuel Macron declared the battle against climate change and environmental destruction to be

Macron vows "fight of the century” against climate change

Feb. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s leader called the battle against climate change and environmental destruction “the fight of the century” Thursday after visiting a melting glacier in the French Alps. But President Emmanuel Macron’s tour of the Mer de Glace glacier and an ice cave carved...

Jury convicts Montana man in fatal drunk driving accident

Feb. 12, 2020 6:50 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal jury in Montana convicted a driver who had been drinking before a car crash that killed one of his passengers. Leo James Hagan, 19, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury Tuesday, The Great Falls Tribune reports. The...