National Park Service
After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country’s most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white.
Thursday’s ceremony will come with just over a year left before the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch.
The plot of land will be the focus of a meeting downtown that will open the bidding process to transform Smith Square as part of the Park over the Highway project.
The tax credits would be used to leverage private contributions for the renovation and expansion of a museum at the Arch.
Money for a possible state takeover of a southeastern Missouri park remains in next year’s proposed state operating budget, but funding for expanding the Medicaid health care program for the poor was left out.
The World Monuments Fund announced it will try to help refurbish 67 endangered monuments or sites in 41 countries and territories.
Spokeswoman Meghan Spork said Polli will reach speeds of 140 mph as he does stunts such as flips during the three-minute flight over downtown.
The National Park Service said Friday that Paul Nahon died Thursday after falling about 150 feet from the Narrows on the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak, which is more than 14,000 feet tall.
Geologists theorize that a long-buried tree trunk decomposed and created the void and possibly an air pocket that kept the boy alive in the dune known as Mt. Baldy
Restoration work at the historic Old Courthouse on hold after a positive test for lead.