CLOSE Campers looking to vacation in Vermont’s state parks this summer will have a much easier time this year than the last. Vermont State Parks has released updated guidance for travel and overnight stays as the state moves through the Vermont Forward plan, Gov. Phil Scott’s multi-phase blueprint for reopening. […]

Lake McConaughy is now requiring camping reservations during the peak summer months. KEITH COUNTY, Neb. — A popular recreation area in Nebraska is now requiring reservations for people wanting to camp overnight. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said overcrowding was the most critical issue that came from the Lake McConaughy/Lake […]

Have you been let go during the coronavirus pandemic? If you’ve been laid off unexpectedly, you may have serious financial concerns and be worried about how to make money. You’re likely wondering how you’re going to pay your bills and feed your family if you can’t find a new job quickly.  You’re not […]

TALLAHASSEE If Tallahassee gets its way, there would be no need for any candidate for local office to campaign to influence the following: police budgets, public health crises, vacation rentals, design and construction of new buildings, regulating home-based businesses, restricting crowds of cruise-ship tourists, and local consumption of fossil fuels. […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials say they are setting fires at about a dozen state parks to reduce the possibility of out-of-control wildfires in the future. The prescribed burns started earlier this month and will go through the end of spring, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism […]

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University sophomore Jasminh Randall, a finance major from Rockford, was planning to spend her spring break in Cancun with her three roommates. But instead of catching some sun in Mexico, the four of them were playing games on the second floor of the Bone […]

McCall, Idaho This story was originally published at High Country News (hcn.org). “That sign is wrong,” David Simmonds said as we snowshoed past the warning: “Danger Thin Ice.” Out on the frozen lake, a few hundred feet from shore, a layer of slush had formed between the 3 inches of […]

The Daily Beast Anti-Putin Campaigners: It’s Time to Sanction the Large Adult Sons of Oligarchs and Cronies ATTILA KISBENEDEKBack when he was still running Russia’s FSB, Nikolai Patrushev, a longtime Putin crony who now heads the Russian Security Council, famously referred to himself and his colleagues as representatives of the […]