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Scotts Bluff National Monument: Nebraska's Ancient Giant of Pioneer Legend

Scotts Bluff National Monument: Nebraska's Ancient Giant of Pioneer LegendScotts Bluff National Monument, part legend, part fact, is one of those natural wonders in America's West that must be experienced to be appreciated.

Rising up more than 800 feet above western Nebraska's North Platte River, between 1841 and 1869 more than 350,000 pioneers and emigrants (some historians say as many as half a million) used this natural landmark as a guidepost along the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails to point them westward to their own personal promised land.
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Wyoming

A Home in the West, If We Can Just Follow the Oregon Trail to Get There

A Home in the West, If We Can Just Follow the Oregon Trail to Get There Between 1840 and 1870 thousands-some experts say maybe as many as half a million-emigrants went West, following the Oregon, California, Mormon and Pony Express Trails that took them across the Grain Plains and to settlements in Oregon, Utah and Calif...
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Nevada

BLM Asks Drivers to Watch Out for Nevada’s Red Rock Burros

BLM Asks Drivers to Watch Out for Nevada’s Red Rock Burros The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office is asking motorists driving along state route 159 in the Red Rock area to be careful of wild burros.

In the past year, at least 11 burros have been hit and killed or sustained injurie...
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Rocky Mountain

Snow, Firefighters Hammer Fern Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park

Snow, Firefighters Hammer Fern Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park UPDATE: Snow, cold temperatures and plenty of hard work by fire crews have nearly knocked down the Fern Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

As of Dec. 10, 2012 , with the fire roughly 88 percent contained, officials opened the park on a l...
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Grand Teton

Snow Removal on Grand Teton Park Road Now Underway

Snow Removal on Grand Teton Park Road Now Underway Road crews at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming began their annual spring plowing of the Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake parking area to Signal Mountain Lodge on April 1, 2013.

"It was a lighter snow year for the valley, and our road crews had to...
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