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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2018 


First Lady Melania Trump makes a statement against separating kids from parents. Also on the Monday rundown: Anti-hunger advocates applaud the newest Farm Bill; plus "diaper duty" is an economic burden for one in three families.

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Public News Service - CO: Public Lands/Wilderness

Critics warn the ouster of longtime Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk could have a chilling effect on other NPS staff. (Neal Herbert)

DENVER – Defenders of America's national parks are sounding the alarm after last week's dismissal of Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk, and they warn more dominoes are likely to fall as Secretary Ryan Zinke's Interior Department roots out staff members who are committed to cons

After World War II, 10th Mountain Division veterans helped found Vail Resorts and other ski areas, kickstarting the industry in Colorado. (Robinseed/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As Coloradans celebrate Memorial Day, 395 veterans in the state have signed a letter to Sen. Cory Gardner, urging him to co-sponsor the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness, and Camp Hale Legacy Act. The measure would designate Camp Hale, training camp for the iconic 10th Mount

The program that helped create Gettysburg National Military Park and other iconic historic sites is set to expire Sept. 30. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As Americans observe Memorial Day, more than eight thousand veterans from across the nation have signed a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that helps protect some of the nation's most historic battlefields, monuments and public land

Mountain bikers have joined with veterans, conservation groups, local elected officials and other outdoor recreationists in support of preserving lands in Summit and Eagle counties. (Pixabay)

DENVER – More than 90 Colorado businesses sent a letter Thursday urging U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to support the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act. The measure would protect nearly 100,000 acres of the White River National Forest in Summit and Eagle counties.

By the late 1970s, not a single Canada lynx was found in Colorado. Today, after two decades of work, more than 200 live in the state. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Up to a third of the nation's wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, according to a new report, "Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis." The National Wildlife Federation research says more than 150 species are already extinct, and 500 more haven't been sighted in decad

Low-snowfall years result in a loss of more 17,000 jobs, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Winter arrived late in Colorado, and resorts have struggled to make and keep enough snow to attract skiers and snowboarders and the money they bring to the state. According to a new report, warmer winters associated with a changing climate are here to stay, unless large-scale effort

Outdoor recreation supports more than 100,000 jobs and contributes more than $10 billion to Colorado's economy annually. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Conservationists, sports enthusiasts, hunters and anglers are gearing up for a battle over the Trump administration's proposed 2019 budget, which cuts the U.S. Department of Interior's funding by 17 percent. Public lands advocates also are concerned that Trump's infrastructure plan wo

Seventy-one percent of Coloradans participate in outdoor recreation every year, making it a good fit for this week's Outdoor Retailer show. (nature.org)

DENVER — The Outdoor Retailer trade show will exhibit its merchandise in Denver this week, after moving to Colorado from Utah. The trade show declined to sign a new contract with Utah over its perceived lack of commitment to federal- and public-land preservation, saying Colorado better align

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