Get free entry to all US National Park sites on Thursday

Get free entry to all US National Park sites on Thursday

(CNN) — National parks have been called “America’s best idea,” and on Thursday, they could end up being America’s best bargain. August 4 marks another free entry day to all National Park Service sites that usually charge an entrance fee. It passed in 2020 and “improves infrastructure and expanding recreation opportunities in national parks and … Read more

New Study Shows Just How Badly People Want To Leave Illinois

New Study Shows Just How Badly People Want To Leave Illinois

At one point in our state’s history, Illinois was a big growth spot in the country. During the 19th century up to just past the midpoint of the 20th century, people from all over the country and the world poured into Illinois. Then, as we approached the millennium, those numbers really started going the other … Read more

New Boutique Hotel Opens in Newport

New Boutique Hotel Opens in Newport

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 GoLocalProv Business Team View Larger + The Chart House Inn is now open. PHOTOS: Colby Raposa for Stoneacre Hospitality Stoneacre Hospitality Group, which owns Stoneacre Brasserie and Stoneacre Garden in Newport, has announced it has expanded its suite of offerings with the grand opening of the completely remodeled Chart House Inn. … Read more

Seeing Komodo dragons now costs $250 and tourism workers are striking over it

Seeing Komodo dragons now costs $250 and tourism workers are striking over it

(CNN) — Hundreds of Indonesian tourism workers were on strike on Tuesday over a hefty hike in ticket prices to see the country’s famous Komodo dragons, a move the government insists is to preserve the habitat of one of the world’s largest lizards. The fee to access two of the main islands of the Komodo … Read more

Tennessee Titans: Work Ethic has D-Lineman Sailing Through Camp

Tennessee Titans: Work Ethic has D-Lineman Sailing Through Camp

NASHVILLE – DeMarcus Walker says he gets his work ethics from his father, a longshoreman in Jacksonville, Fla., Dale Walker is what’s known as a ship-chaser, according to his son, someone who helps load and unload the huge boats carrying cargo – like cars and military equipment — to and from the busy port city … Read more

Poison Not Touring Until 2025; Bret Michaels Planning for His Own 2023 Tour

Bret Michaels

Poison is currently traveling across the United States for their “The Stadium Tour” in collaboration with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts, and Classless Act, but frontman Bret Michaels confirmed that this would be their last for now. In an interview with Eddie Trunk of SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation,” the vocalist revealed that … Read more

Cincinnati Public Schools finalizes this year’s bus plan

A student gets on board a Metro bus in downtown Cincinnati. (Photo courtesy of Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority)

CINCINNATI — With less than three weeks before classes start, Cincinnati Public Schools finished its student bus plan for the upcoming year. What You Need To Know Cincinnati Public Schools finished its student bus plan for the upcoming year The biggest change is CPS plans to transport most bus-eligible seventh- and eighth-graders to school on … Read more

Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield traded to Toronto Blue Jays

Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield traded to Toronto Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals sent utility man Whit Merrifield to the Blue Jays just minutes before Tuesday’s trade deadline, even though the two-time All-Star was unvaccinated against COVID-19 and had to miss Kansas City’s trip to Toronto last month. It’s unclear whether Merrifield, who has primarily played second base but is capable of … Read more

Purgatory Resort Set To Begin Wage Negotiations With Ski Patrol Union

Purgatory Resort Set To Begin Wage Negotiations With Ski Patrol Union

Ski patrollers at Purgatory Resort are set to begin wage negotiations with company management mid-August, following the unionization of the group last winter. According to The Durango Herald, 93% of the ski patrol staff voted in favor of unionizing. The privately owned resort reportedly pays average patrollers $15/hr and blast certified patroller-paramedics $19/hr. The wage … Read more