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South Rim Roads Improvement Project To Begin In January

Construction will begin as early as January 2 at the Hermit Road interchange in Grand Canyon National Park to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection. This is the first part of a 2018 Federal Highways Administration project to improve several intersections and about 15 miles of roads in the park.
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Maintenance Woes: Failed Septic System Forces Cancellation Of Film Festival At Effigy Mounds National Monument

Let's put a face on part of the National Park Service's maintenance backlog. At Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa, the annual Winter Film Festival had to be cancelled because the park's sewer system can't handle big crowds. And it might not be replaced before summer.
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Musings From Death Valley National Park

November sun sets at 4:35 p.m. in Death Valley. Early because we’re on the eastern edge of Pacific Standard Time. It’s only 6:30 p.m. and I’m already tired of reading. All around my campsite there are others sitting in the dark. Most are sitting beside campfires. Quiet talk fills the evening along with delicious odors of cooking food. Somewhere not too far away, someone quietly plunks on a guitar.
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