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With the somewhat slow season coming to Yosemite National Park, work is getting underway to improve some roads and campgrounds in the Yosemite Valley.
A young couple whose bodies were discovered last Sunday in a remote area of Joshua Tree National Park might have died as a result of a murder-suicide, according to the coroner who identified the bodies.
Not quite a year after announcing that it would enforce new regulations for managing dogs at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the National Park Service has reversed course and dropped the effort, a move that drew applause from dog groups in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Kaibab Suspension Bridge across the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, also called the Black Bridge, is getting some rehab work and will be closed on occasion to foot traffic.
Too much sediment and too many tamarisk trees are behind the frequent flooding that occurs in Salt Wash near the trailhead to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, according to park staff, who are proposing to cure the problem by removing nonnative tamarisk from a 115-acre tract and cleaning out sediment-clogged drainages.
A juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle has been returned to the Atlantic Ocean at Canaveral National Seashore nearly a year after being shocked by a cold blast in New England that sent it to The Florida Aquarium to be nursed back to full health.

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