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The [Arizona] Strip
September 30th, 2014 | By:  Porter Haney | 1 Comment

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For my money, I'll take the band of desert known as the Arizona Strip.  It's beautiful, raw, really damn hard to get to, and generally unencumbered by tourists gallivanting from one National Park rest stop to the next. It's cleaved off from the rest of Arizona by the Colorado River ... ...Read more

¡Viva Winter!
October 10th, 2013 | By:  Porter Haney | 4 Comments

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The city of Las Vegas has starred in major catch phrases like "Viva Las Vegas" and "What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" and "Vegas, Baby, Vegas." "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" is the iconic sign that welcomes most visitors on their first arrival to Sin City.  The sign is reputed ... ...Read more

“We’re open, but don’t get out of your car,” NPS
October 6th, 2013 | By:  Porter Haney | 3 Comments

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It's been an interesting week since the National Park Service closed the National Parks due to the U.S. Government being unable to approve a budget for them to operate under. I wrote about this issue earlier this week - highlighting park mismanagement at Death Valley National Park a few weeks ... ...Read more

“Sorry, we’re closed,” says the National Park Service
October 1st, 2013 | By:  Porter Haney | 25 Comments

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House Republicans are in a never ending arm wrestling match with Senate Democrats and the President. The result of this battle is that they've failed to approve a budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2014. When the government fails to approve a budget, their non-essential personnel start getting to take ... ...Read more

September 25th, 2012 | By:  Porter Haney | 23 Comments

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Nothing can make a Famous Internet Skier smile quite like the first schuss of winter.  It's with big smiles and and hearty laughs that we welcome the 2012-2013 ski season! One of the great joys of fall skiing is occasionally you get blessed with a little snoliage. You know, like foliage, but with ... ...Read more

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