In Ukraine, power plant workers fight to save their ‘child’January 12, 2023 GMT
A POWER PLANT, Ukraine (AP) — Around some of their precious transformers — the ones that still work, buzzing with electricity — the power plant workers have built protective shields using giant concrete blocks, so they have a better chance of surviving the next Russian missile bombardment.
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EWU to launch professional certificate program in craft beerMay 21, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Eastern Washington University and No-Li Brewhouse of Spokane will create the school’s first professional certificate program for the craft beer industry.
Rainbow Gathering planned in Colorado sparks fire concernsApril 2, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — The Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes plans to return to Colorado this summer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The weeks-long confab that draws tens of thousands of hippie campers to public lands announced this week that the national gathering of possibly 30,000 would be returning to Colorado.
Traveling beer gardens return to Milwaukee parksMarch 20, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mobile beer gardens will be back in Milwaukee parks starting in May.
Two fire trucks serving beer, brats, hot dogs and pretzels will start making their rounds on May 11 in Juneau Park and on May 25 in Froemming Park.
TVA campgrounds reopening for spring seasonMarch 16, 2022 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says its seasonal campgrounds are reopening, just in time for spring.
The federally-owned electricity provider said that its camping season began Tuesday and runs through November 15.
Grand Canyon to raise fee for overnight backcountry campingFebruary 28, 2022 GMT
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The cost of backcountry camping overnight in Grand Canyon National Park will go up this summer.
Park officials announced Monday that the nightly fee for backcountry camping areas will increase from $8 to $12 per person starting July 1.
Brewer, college team up to try to diversify craft beer bizFebruary 13, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine beer business is working with a public university in the state to try to help diversify the craft brewing industry.
Maine Beer Company has given the University of Southern Maine a $100,000 gift to create an internship and scholarship fund program.
Big South Fork offering one free camping night on MondayJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area can enjoy a free night of camping to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday.
The park says it is authorizing one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground.
Pictured Rocks to begin charging 1st entrance fee in MarchDecember 14, 2021 GMT
MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will soon begin charging visitors entrance fees for the first time in the 55-year history of the tourist destination in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Chicago pastor camps outside to raise money for child centerDecember 8, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago pastor is camping outdoors for a planned three-month vigil that will take him through one of the city’s notorious winters to raise money for a child resource center in one of its toughest neighborhoods.
Camping, lodging fees go up at Michigan state parksNovember 17, 2021 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A night in a sleeping bag is costing more at Michigan campgrounds.
Rates have gone up between $2 and $8 a night, depending on the campground and the day, the Department of Natural Resources said.
Maine campers set another attendance record in 2021November 11, 2021 GMT
SACO, Maine (AP) — Maine's state park campers set another record this year.
Maine is home to 48 state parks and historic sites, and attendance and camping at the parks have soared during the coronavirus pandemic.
Report: Some Utah campgrounds full nearly all peak seasonOctober 31, 2021 GMT
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — No, you’re not imagining it. Camping has gone crazy on Utah’s public lands.
A new report from the advocacy organization Center for Western Priorities released Thursday said occupied reservations for campsites on public lands increased by 39% during peak season from 2014 to 2020.