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Big Bend National Park To Consider Increasing Fees And Changing Camping Reservations

By Carlos Morales Big Bend National Park officials have put forward a proposal that would significantly change the park’s camping reservation system and increase camping fees. When it comes to reservations, the changes would make a larger number of campings … Continue reading

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Texas Man Dies While Hiking During Extreme Heat In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales A visitor to Big Bend National Park died July 2 while hiking, as temperatures in the rugged Far West Texas park reached well above 100 degrees that afternoon. Richard Merrill, 54, of Friendswood, Texas was hiking on … Continue reading

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Chisos Basin Visitor Center Closes For Repairs

By Carlos Morales The Chisos Basin Visitor Center at Big Bend National Park will be closed for up to four months beginning June 24, while the facility receives repairs staff say are the first renovations to the center since it … Continue reading

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After 11 Days, Castolon Fire At Big Bend National Park Is 100 Percent Contained

By Carlos Morales The Castolon Fire, which first began in Mexico and soon jumped the Rio Grande into Big Bend National Park, has been contained after destroying historic structures and burning through mesquite thickets for 11 days. The fire was … Continue reading

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Fundraiser Underway To Help Cover Castolon Fire Destruction

By Carlos Morales An area-nonprofit is looking to raise funds to cover repair costs brought on by a wildland fire that burned through hundreds of acres in the southern pocket of Big Bend National Park.

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After Nearly A Week, Castolon Fire in Big Bend National Park Is 90 Percent Contained

By Carlos Morales A fire that started in Mexico last Tuesday and jumped the Rio Grande into Big Bend National park is now 90 percent contained, according to park officials. The West Texas blaze has burned for more than a … Continue reading

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Fort Bliss Soldier Died May 18 In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales A soldier stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso died May 18 while visiting Big Bend National Park after he slipped and fell into the Rio Grande, according to park and army officials. According to witness accounts, … Continue reading

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Fire In Big Bend National Park Destroys Historic Sites, Causes Closures

By Carlos Morales A fire that started in Mexico and jumped the Rio Grande soon after has ignited fires on the U.S. side of the river in Big Bend National Park, causing damage to historic buildings and forcing site closures … Continue reading

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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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