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After Temporary End To Shutdown, Big Bend National Park To Re-Open In Stages

By Carlos Morales After President Trump’s announcement Friday to temporarily end the partial government shutdown, federal workers across West Texas are returning to work. At Big Bend National Park that return will be gradual. The 35-day shutdown, which was the … Continue reading

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In The Big Bend, Government Shutdown Hit Both Sides Of The Rio Grande

By Carlos Morales Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced the federal government would reopen for three weeks while lawmakers continue negotiations over funding for a border wall continue. But before then, the partial government shutdown went on for 35 days. … Continue reading

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Despite Government Shutdown, Some Operations At Big Bend Return

By Mitch Borden and Carlos Morales As the partial government shutdown — now the longest in U.S. history — continues, employees at Big Bend National Park in far West Texas are in their fourth week of unemployment. While many bathrooms, trails, … Continue reading

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Plan On Going to Big Bend National Park During the Government Shutdown? Here’s What You Need To Know

By Carlos Morales The government shutdown won’t stop people from visiting any of the 16 sites managed by the National Park Service, but it might create some challenges. In West Texas,  the shutdown means Big Bend National Park is only … Continue reading

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Dallas Man Falls To His Death In Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park has confirmed the death of 69-year-old park visitor Edward Lowe, of Dallas. Park officials report Lowe sustained fatal injuries Wednesday morning while looking for a campsite about a mile from the mouth of Boquillas Canyon, when … Continue reading

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BBNP’s New Superintendent on Deferred Maintenance, Preservation and Park Safety

Soon, the sprawling 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park will have a new superintendent to guide it and oversee new projects.  Beginning next week that role will be filled by Bob Krumenaker, a veteran of the of the National Park system. … Continue reading

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Texas’ National Parks

Texas is home to 16 sites managed by the National Parks Service. The government shut down won’t stop people from visiting these parks, but it could create some challenges.

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Big Bend National Park To Close Sites For Nesting Falcons

Big Bend National Park will close several areas of the park in the coming month in order to protect the nesting habitats of Peregrine Falcons, which are listed as an endangered species in the state.

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In Big Bend National Park, Grass is Greener for Trespassing Livestock

This summer we’ve been hitting the road and heading to the state and national parks in our area, taking a look at the stories behind these places right in our backyard. For our final stop, we head to Big Bend … Continue reading

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Trail Closure in Big Bend National Park Due to Increased Bear Activity

Big Bend National Park has temporarily closed the popular Lost Mine Trail in the park’s Chisos Mountains area due to “increased bear activity.” The park said in a press release the closure would begin Friday evening (October 14), and continue “until … Continue reading

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