Local

November 22, 2013

Cochise County National Park Service sites announce seasonal operations

Clouds blanket the Chiricahua Mountains and trees glow golden on an autumn day on the road to Chiricahua Monument. All three National Park Service-managed sites will be open on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day — Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site.

 
Superintendent H. Lane Baker has announced the seasonal operating hours of the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County — Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. New this year, all three park visitor centers will be open on Thanksgiving Day.

“We recognize the holidays are a popular time for many local residents to bring guests out to experience our national parks,” said Baker. “This year we’d like to make sure those visitors have the opportunity to fully enjoy our parks and visit with a ranger over the Thanksgiving holiday.”

At Chiricahua National Monument, all facilities are open for the winter including the scenic 8-mile Bonita Canyon Drive, the 25-site Bonita Canyon Campground (first-come, first-serve), visitor center, Faraway Ranch Historic District, picnic areas, and hiking trails. The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will be closed Christmas day. The monument is open 24 hours a day, although the scenic drive can be temporarily closed due to snow and ice. Tours of Faraway Ranch and other ranger-led programs are available during the winter season. Check with visitor center staff for a current schedule. Schools or other groups seeking a tour or talk are advised to call in advance to arrange a program.

For more information about visiting the monument, go to www.nps.gov/chir or call the visitor center staff, 1.520.824.3560, ext. 0.

At Coronado National Memorial, all facilities are open for the winter including the visitor center, picnic area, hiking trails and the 5-mile scenic drive to Montezuma Pass overlook. The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will be closed Christmas day. The memorial is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Ranger-led hikes to Coronado Cave and other ranger-led programs are available during the winter season. Check with visitor center staff for a current schedule. Schools or other groups seeking a guided walk or talk are advised to call the park ahead of time to arrange a program.

For more information about visiting the memorial, go to www.nps.gov/coro or call the visitor center staff, 1.520.366.5515, ext. 0.

At Fort Bowie National Historic Site, all facilities are open for the winter including the visitor center, ruins areas, hiking trails, and administrative access road. The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will be closed Christmas day. The fort is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Ranger-led hikes and tours are available during the winter season. Check with visitor center staff for a current schedule. Schools or other groups seeking a guided program are advised to call the park ahead of time to arrange a program. For more information about visiting the fort, go to www.nps.gov/fobo or call the visitor center staff at 1.520.847.2500, ext. 1.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Cyber-Security-Scout-Article-06OCT2014

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

U.S. Army graphic by Lawrence Boyd “You Are the First Line of Defense.” That is the message those who are responsible for the defense of the Army’s networks wants to get out to the rest of the Army during National Cyber S...
 
 

Depression awareness showcased during month of October

Stand To! In observance of October as National Depression Awareness Month, the U.S. Army will join several organizations across America to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression. The public will learn the importance of seeking treatment and will be provided information about the availability of free online anonymous behavioral health screenings....
 
 

Robin Williams — could someone have helped?

I haven’t been able to talk about it until now, but I was really angry that Robin Williams committed suicide. I have been a fan of Williams since the Mork and Mindy days and always admired how much he had going for him. I knew he had problems, but somehow never considered that suicide could...
 

 
DoD

DOD recognizes commitment to prevent sexual assault

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department Wednesday honored exceptional groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively impact sexual assault prevention and response programs. The Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award recognizes Service members and DOD Civilians whose work in support of service members has been particularly notew...
 
 

Trick-or-treat hours set for Fort Huachuca Oct. 31

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treating will take place Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Standard access requirements for the installation remain in effect. This includes the requirement that everyone 16 and over entering the installation provide a valid picture identification and...
 
 

VA processes more than 1.3 million veterans’ claims in FY14

WASHINGTON — More than 1.3 million veterans received decisions on their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation and pension claims in fiscal year 2014 — the highest number in VA’s history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking production by more than 150,000 claims. This second year of record-breaking production comes as VA continues to transform the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin