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Friends No More! Big Bend Group Changes Name & Prepares For Dinosaurs

Friends no more! On Thursday, the Friends of Big Bend National Park announced a name change. The support group for the national park will now be called Big Bend Conservancy. This is the fundraising group for Big Bend National Park … Continue reading

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Boquillas Two Years On: Rebuilding A Border Economy

BOQUILLAS, Coahuila — A border crossing that’s seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary. The symbolic importance of the crossing that links Big Bend National Park in Texas to … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Continues Annual Trail Closure To Protect Peregrine Falcons

The peregrine falcons are returning to Big Bend National Park for their breeding season, and the Park, as they have done in previous years, has closed a small section of the South Rim trail of the Chisos Mountains to hikers, … Continue reading

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Boquillas: Tangled History Of Electricity’s Arrival

It’s been almost two years since the opening of the international border crossing into Boquillas, Mexico from Big Bend National Park. More change is set to come to the small Mexican town of about 45 families. As we’ve reported, the Mexican … Continue reading

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EPA Rejects Part of Texas Clean Air Plan, Proposes its Own

The EPA has rejected a Texas plan to cut emissions and improve air quality, in part because it doesn’t do enough to tackle visibility problems in the Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains. The federal Regional Haze Program requires states to periodically … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Bans Drones

This post has been updated. Big Bend National Park has placed an “interim” ban on unmanned aircraft on any lands or waters within the park’s boundaries, as part of a nationwide directive from the National Park Service (NPS.) The ordinance … Continue reading

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With Terlingua Still Reeling from a Tragic Death, New Owner of La Kiva Prepares for Re-Opening

A Wisconsin man named John Holroyd is the new owner of the La Kiva bar in Terlingua, a decades-old watering hole that’s been popular with generations of tourists and locals alike. Communities in Terlingua and across the Big Bend are still reeling from … Continue reading

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Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park Re-opened Sunday

UPDATE (Sunday, June 15): The Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park re-opens on Sunday at noon. Sunday morning, park officials reported that the wildfire that began on Thursday is 75% contained. On Sunday, a small group of park rangers and full-time … Continue reading

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With Border Crossing Open for a Year, Hopes are High in Boquillas del Carmen

It’s been a year since a formal border crossing linking Big Bend National Park and the tiny Mexican village of Boquillas del Carmen was opened. For generations, Boquillas was a popular tourist stop for visitors to the national park, but … Continue reading

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Gallego Denounces Call to Ease Drilling Regulations in National Parks

At a recent meeting of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association in Fort Worth, US Congressman Pete Olson of Sugarland advocated for easing drilling regulations in national parks. According to the energy industry insight service Platts, Olson said the small … Continue reading

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