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US projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire

Sep. 22, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government released projections Wednesday that indicate an even more troubling outlook for a river that serves 40 million people in the American West. The Bureau of Reclamation recently declared the first-ever shortage on the Colorado...

Hidden History Weekend begins Friday in West Virginia

Sep. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Hidden history will be explored this weekend at free programs in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock and Pipestem Resort. Offerings include auto tours and self-guided walking tours throughout...

Body recovered, half-brother sought around Yellowstone lake

Sep. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Rescue crews in Yellowstone National Park recovered the body of a 67-year-old Washington state man and searched around a lake Tuesday for his half-brother after the pair failed to return from a backcountry canoe trip. A 10-person...

Maryland man backpacking at Grand Canyon is reported missing

Sep. 16, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities were searching Thursday for a Maryland man reported missing at Grand Canyon National Park. Park officials said they received a report around 9 p.m. Tuesday about an overdue backpacker in the vicinity of the Walhalla...

Organizers reject bid to cancel West Virginia's Bridge Day

Sep. 16, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of West Virginia’s largest outdoor festival have rejected a move to cancel the event for the second straight year after Gov. Jim Justice encouraged it to continue. The Bridge Day Commission rejected 4-2 a proposal from one of its...

Search at Grand Canyon turns up remains of another person

Sep. 16, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer. They found the remains of another person, believed to be Scott Walsh, who was last seen stepping off a shuttle bus at the park's South Rim...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 15, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept. 13, 2021. Editorial: Images, words and action Late last week, The Washington Post released a video compilation of Gov. Jim Justice saying more West Virginians need to get vaccinated against COVID-19, highlighting his...

Masks mandated for most at West Virginia's Bridge Day

Sep. 07, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's largest annual festival will require most people in attendance to wear masks when Bridge Day is held this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic in America's newest national park. Tens of thousands of people typically show up on the...

Orchard restoration project preserves history of apples

Sep. 06, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project can be described as many things: an agricultural project, an economic development project, a history project — even an apple scavenger hunt. Jude and Addie Schuenemeyer founded MORP in 2014. It has several...

First West Nile virus cases of year in Michigan found

Sep. 03, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The first West Nile virus cases of the year in Michigan have been found in residents in Oakland and Macomb counties, according to the state health department. Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Bay, Kent, and Midland counties, along with the city of Detroit...