October 16, 2012 |
It was Oct. 16, 1987, when a toddler who would become known as Baby Jessica was pulled from a Texas well and cheers erupted throughout the country. Events that unite a nation -- particularly those with a happy ending -- are rare, and the rescue of Jessica McClure, 18 months, was one of those. As the Los Angeles Times wrote at the time, hundreds of bone-weary rescuers and onlookers cheered in triumph when the girl was pulled out of an abandoned well after a 58 1/2-hour ordeal.
October 2, 2005
See autumn colors and get a good deal at the same time when you stay in Zion National Park in southwestern Utah. The special rates are available Nov. 1-21 at Zion Lodge. Guests who stay one night receive a second night for 50% off. Regular rates start at $131.95 a night for a standard room for two. From Dec. 1 through March 9, prices fall to $79 a night for a Sunday- through-Thursday stay and $89 for a weekend night. For information, call (888) 297-2757 or visit www.zionlodge.com.
July 20, 1997 |
These places offer exceptional quiet, according to the National Park Service: Arizona Chiricahua National Monument Fort Bowie National Monument Grand Canyon (off-season) Tonto National Monument California Death Valley Colorado Dinosaur National Monument Hawaii and Samoa Haleakala National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kalaupapa National Historical Park National Park of American Samoa, Tau and Tutuila Units Nevada Lake Mead National Recreation Area New Mexico Aztec Ruins Chaco Culture
September 20, 2005 |
ZION National Park officials are revamping the rules for backcountry use in the spectacular but heavily used Utah canyon park. Following a series of public hearings last week, National Park Service officials will continue to accept written comments through Oct. 7. Officials seek suggestions on topics to be considered in the Zion Backcountry Management Plan, which is in the early stages of development. "We only do this every 10 or 15 years. It's very significant.
June 3, 2001 |
Botched elections, tumbling stock markets, falling employment and soaring energy costs. America could use a little pick-me-up, and some of us would do well to get a taste of the wonders that made our ancestors love this land. When it comes to seeing your homeland anew, there's no better way than with the fresh eyes of a tourist. Even better, see it cheaply, in the company of foreigners. For that, you can't get much closer to the ground than a Green Tortoise tour.
August 5, 2001 |
Monumental stone cathedrals and spectacular cliffs in brilliant oranges and reds await hikers in the Kolob Canyons, the northwestern corner of Zion National Park in Utah, which offers the region's natural wonders minus the crowds. The Finger Canyons of the Kolob, as they're sometimes called, have some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southwest, but many visitors to Zion never see them because they're not accessible from Utah Highway 9 and the central part of the park.
February 13, 2002 |
While athletes at the 2002 Winter Olympics are going for the gold, their Utahan hosts will be going for the green. That is, green as in lime Jell-O--the nonsponsoring, unofficial food of choice in the home of the Winter Olympics. Salt Lake City is America's Jell-O-eating capital. Every man, woman and child in Salt Lake City buys two boxes of the stuff annually, or twice the national average, says Mary Jane Kinkade of Jell-O brand gelatin-maker Kraft Foods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1991
A North Hollywood couple and an Illinois woman were killed when their car plunged 150 feet from a scenic road near Zion National Park in southwestern Utah, the Utah Highway Patrol reported Monday. Authorities identified the victims of the accident Sunday as Charyl Padgett and her husband, Stephen Padgett, both 38, and Charyl Padgett's sister, Dawn Hamilton, 29, of Chicago. Charyl Padgett, the driver, was 22 weeks pregnant. The fetus did not survive, Sgt. Jim Lloyd said.