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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting National Park Career Day

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting National Park Career Day

May 9th, 2014 1:45 pm by Staff Report

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting National Park Career Day from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 10, and invites students, recent graduates and their families to get a behind-the-scenes look into National Park Service careers.

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Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs  below seasonal levels

Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs below seasonal levels

May 7th, 2014 8:59 pm by Hank Hayes

As of March 15, Norris was at 50 percent of normal water runoff, Cherokee was at 49 percent and South Holston was at 57 percent. That means lower-than-normal water levels, exposed banks and shallow areas as the summer recreation season begins.

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Hiking and learning on the Civil War battlefields

Hiking and learning on the Civil War battlefields

May 7th, 2014 6:45 pm by Associated Press

There are more than 300 miles of trails to explore in the 24 national parks designated as significant battlegrounds of the Civil War. The Manassas National Battlefield in Virginia, for example, has more than 40 miles of trails.

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Sportsmen push for constitutional hunting and fishing rights

Sportsmen push for constitutional hunting and fishing rights

May 7th, 2014 8:31 am by By Scott S. Greenberger, Stateline.org (MCT)

Eight states are considering constitutional amendments to protect hunting and fishing rights.

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Trail Life builds local boys' character

Trail Life builds local boys' character

May 5th, 2014 8:54 am by Leigh Ann Laube

On Jan. 1, Trail Life USA officially launched its outdoor adventure program for boys and young men, offering a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts of America.

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Whether nuisance or newborn, local bears sent packing

Whether nuisance or newborn, local bears sent packing

May 2nd, 2014 11:45 pm by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

This past week, state wildlife officers were able to "bear" witness to the discovery of three locals who were in need of a good home.

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Community Scrapbook: Trail Work on High Knob

April 29th, 2014 3:26 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Today's Community Scrapbook features photos of work along the Chief Benges Scout Trail on High Knob. The photos were submitted by The Clinch Coalition.

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy holding nationwide photo contest

Appalachian Trail Conservancy holding nationwide photo contest

April 26th, 2014 8:47 pm by Staff Report

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is accepting submissions for its "Zoom in to the Appalachian Trail" photo contest, a nationwide search for the best photos featuring close-up shots of the details that make up the Appalachian Trail.

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Sherpas leave Everest in wake of deadly avalanche

Sherpas leave Everest in wake of deadly avalanche

April 23rd, 2014 7:05 pm by Associated Press

With the entire climbing season increasingly thrown into doubt, the government quickly announced that top tourism officials would fly to base camp Thursday to negotiate with the Sherpas and encourage them to return to work.

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Global warming likely to make Everest even riskier

Global warming likely to make Everest even riskier

April 23rd, 2014 6:59 pm by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

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