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Alexander announces federal approval of Smokies archive

Alexander announces federal approval of Smokies archive

February 10th, 2014 5:56 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a $4.3 million archive of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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North Carolina admits to unsafe arsenic in river

North Carolina admits to unsafe arsenic in river

February 10th, 2014 8:17 am by By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The leak at a retired Duke Energy power plant dumped up to 82,000 tons of ash into the river in North Carolina and Virginia. It was reported Feb. 2.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Government to spend $30M on forest restoration

Government to spend $30M on forest restoration

February 9th, 2014 4:03 pm by MATT VOLZ, Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend $30 million this year on forest restoration projects in 12 states to reduce the threat of wildfires, protect water quality and improve wildlife habitat for at-risk species.

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Sports Outdoors
USA Cycling unveils mountain bike series

USA Cycling unveils mountain bike series

February 7th, 2014 7:22 pm by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

The sport of mountain biking was born and raised in the United States, which makes it all the more frustrating to American riders that they’ve been lapped by their European counterparts. USA Cycling is hoping to change that with a new domestic series.

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Community Outdoors
Wild game feast invites hunters, fishermen to compete for best dish

Wild game feast invites hunters, fishermen to compete for best dish

February 7th, 2014 1:07 pm by Staff Report

The annual Wild Game Feast is provides an opportunity for hunters and fishermen to bring their favorite prepared recipes and compete for a prize.

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Outdoors
Climate expert: New England ski resorts vulnerable

Climate expert: New England ski resorts vulnerable

February 6th, 2014 8:04 pm by Staff Report

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Ski resorts in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode island are not well poised to survive at the end of the century as the region is expected to see warmer winters, a climate scientist said Thursday.

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Duck Commander now NASCAR title sponsor at Texas

Duck Commander now NASCAR title sponsor at Texas

February 6th, 2014 2:36 pm by Associated Press

Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday announced a three-year title sponsorship agreement for its spring race with Duck Commander, the brand of best-selling duck calls and Robertson family-owned company featured on the A&E show "Duck Dynasty."

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Winter in the Park: Warriors' Path State Park provides plenty of cold-weather wonders

Winter in the Park: Warriors' Path State Park provides plenty of cold-weather wonders

February 3rd, 2014 9:52 am by Amanda J. Vicars

Outdoor enthusiasts willing to brave the colder climate for a trek through Warriors' Path State Park might be happily surprised by the opportunities presented in the winter months.

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Group launches two free apps for Smokies’ visitors

Group launches two free apps for Smokies’ visitors

February 2nd, 2014 9:35 pm by Associated Press

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — The Blount Partnership recently launched two free apps for visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Outdoors
TWRA prepares for eagle study

TWRA prepares for eagle study

January 29th, 2014 7:02 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “This is one of the largest birds in eastern North America, and we know almost nothing about them. We are finding a lot more golden eagles than we thought we had," said TWRA state ornithologist Scott Somershoe.

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