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2013-11-07 12:26:46

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To prepare for Take a Hike Day on Nov. 17, 2013, outdoor enthusiasts can explore what nature has to offer with expert insights and gear from specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet. Prior to making the trek, Sport Chalet Hiking Expert and Senior Apparel Buyer Paul Smedley provides gear and trail recommendations to help both novice and expert hikers blaze the trails in confidence. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130509/LA11443LOGO)...

2013-06-17 08:23:49

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The main entrance hikers use to get to the Zion Narrows Trail, one of the West's most popular hiking routes, has been permanently protected from development into homes, The Trust for Public Land announced today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130617/DC32381) Erik Weihenmayer, the famed blind adventurer, who led a hike of the Zion Narrows as part of the effort to save the trailhead, said, "The Narrows is easily...

2013-05-23 16:20:29

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard today wrote to Fernando Ferrer, Acting Chairman, and Thomas F. Prendergast, Interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), questioning its decision to use 15,000 tons of steel, all sourced from China, to rebuild the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) In the letter, Mr. Gerard points out...

2009-12-08 07:40:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PhotoBin.com today announces David Lenhert of Escondido, Calif., as the winner of its 2009 Summer Photo Contest. Lenhert's photo was selected as best overall image from hundreds of photographs submitted to PhotoBin.com, a website and resource for photo enthusiasts and photography professionals. The 2009 Summer Photo Contest entry guidelines included that digital files be submitted as visual reference. Additionally, digital submissions were required to be...

2009-04-10 15:34:58

The U.S. Coast Guard said a humpback whale was seen swimming in New York Harbor for several hours Thursday. Coast Guard officers said the first sighting of the whale was reported at about 8 a.m. Thursday near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the giant water mammal didn't appear to be injured or distressed, The New York Times reported Friday. It's going out toward the ocean, said Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer David Schulein. We just established a security safety zone. The Coast Guard...

2009-03-09 14:50:00

Company poised for growth with a continuing focus on high quality projects and increased distribution opportunities SANTA MONICA, Calif. and MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Leslie Urdang has been named President of Santa Monica based Olympus Pictures, LLC, a motion picture company formed in 2007 to both develop and produce feature films. Leslie was formerly Senior Vice President - Producer. Under Ms. Urdang's leadership, Olympus has had a strong start completing two feature...

2008-09-16 00:00:09

By BEAVERCREEK R&R DIANA BLOWERS Whatever the season or weather, there are people on the trails and in the nature center at the Narrows Nature Reserve at 2575 Indian Ripple Road. Greene County Parks' 162-acre reserve, which includes more than four miles of trails, is the venue for a variety of special programs and hikes, most of which are free. One such free hike is the upcoming Monarch Butterfly Intro & Tagging at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Monarchs, one of...

2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Tim Thornton, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jul. 16--NARROWS -- Danny Melvin was playing pool in Blacksburg on Sunday night when he got the call. Riverview Campground was flooding. There was a smell like diesel fuel in the air. Melvin, who helps his brother-in-law take care of the campground, jumped in his truck and headed back to Narrows. He called Giles County's emergency dispatchers and told them what was going on. The Narrows Fire Department had already been called out. Riverview...

2008-06-14 12:00:12

Lake Powell's elevation reached 3,620 feet Wednesday and is expected to continue rising. At this elevation, boat passage on the Castle Rock Cut has been deemed safe. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area announced the official opening to boat travel Friday. Castle Rock Cut has been closed since 2003 due to low water levels. However, with the reopening, boaters will be able to travel between Wahweap and Warm Creek bays to reach popular upper-lake destinations, saving a 12-mile trip through...