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August 18, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Man getting rabies treatment after bat scratch at Olympic Nat’l Park

A Port Angeles man is undergoing rabies-prevention treatment after being scratched by a bat at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park last Tuesday. A bat flew out of a tree and landed on a 59-year-old man while he was sitting on the shore of Lake Crescent around dusk, according to the National Park Service. The man…

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March 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Killing of entire Alaska wolf pack upsets National Park Service

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Fish and Game officials killed an Eastern Interior wolf pack last week, and the National Park Service — which had been studying the animals — is none too pleased. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that all 11 wolves in the Lost Creek pack near Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve…

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September 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Body of Seattle climber recovered in North Cascades National Park

The body of a 31-year-old Seattle man was recovered Sunday after he fell to his death in North Cascades National Park, according to the National Park Service. Tyler Barton had summitted Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and was descending when he was hit by a rock and fell about 300 feet, the park…

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April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

National Parks Week means free admission to Mount Rainier next week

Admission to national parks throughout the country is free from April 22 to April 26 in celebration of National Park Week. That means free admission to the open parts of Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire and Paradise, according to a National Park Service release. Those areas are accessed through the Nisqually entrance in the southwest area of…

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