• California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.

  • College students to work on trails at Carlsbad Caverns park

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A group of college students will be working over the next three months to improve trails at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

  • No boundary changes for New Mexico’s 2 national monuments

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The boundaries of two national monuments in New Mexico that were part of an expansive federal review would remain unchanged under recommendations made by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, providing some relief to the groups that had come out in support of the designations.

  • New Illinois law lifts restrictions on crossbow hunting

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new state law means that hunters in Illinois can use crossbows during archery hunting seasons.

  • Street festival returns to Corktown, southwest Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) route heading southwest out of downtown Detroit will feature arts and cultural programs, folk dancing, street hockey and even soccer clinics as part of the annual Open Streets Detroit celebration.