Every National Park Map Now Digitized for Your Convenience

first_imgSummer is here and America’s national parks are brimming with visitors. If you’re currently one of them or plan to be soon, you’ll want to be aware of this awesome new resource.Matt Holly is a lifelong national park enthusiast and current NPS employee who resides in Colorado. During the 2013 government shutdown he found himself temporarily unemployed and decided to put his unexpected free time to good use by cataloging a bunch of NPS maps online.Despite his initial lack of knowledge about website development Holly managed to pull off the feat, and the end result is amazing.Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 11.56.50 AMIf you’ve ever been to a national park you probably know the drill. You arrive at the entrance booth, hand the ranger your money, and receive a brochure-like map that highlights hikes and other must-visit sites along the park’s main thoroughfares.Now, thanks to Holly, you no longer have to wait for the entrance gate experience to start mapping out your next NPS adventure.His site also helps those who may have misplaced a map during a previous national park experience and want to reclaim the souvenir.“Receiving that map means I am now in a crown jewel; I am experiencing the best of what America has to offer and what this nation most values,” Holly told National Parks Traveler. “There’s a sense of pride and ownership that goes with the map the ranger hands over.”glacier-mapHolly, who discovered his affinity for maps and national parks during childhood trips to Yellowstone, has currently digitized NPS maps of all 59 national parks—and several other NPS units—along with Google-based interactive maps of each.Check out his site here.Related Articles:last_img read more

Two arrested following drug bust on Walnut Street

first_imgPolice say investigators found amphetamine, crack cocaine and drug packaging materials in the residence. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Authorities say two people were arrested following the execution of a narcotics search warrant on Walnut Street in Binghamton Monday. Aisha Nixon has been charged with the following: Criminally possession of a controlled substance in the 5th degree, a class D felony2 counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor Abdul Nixon has been charged with the following: The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force says 25-year-old Abdul Nixon and 23-year-old Aisha Nixon were charged with drug related felonies. Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, (sub. 2) a class B felonyCriminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, (sub. 1) a class B felonyTampering with physical evidence, a class E felony2 counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanorlast_img read more

Ziemke honors Batesville church for milestone

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state representative from Batesville Cindy Ziemke recently recognized Batesville’s St. Louis Catholic Church with a resolution celebrating the church’s 150th anniversary.In 1867, the residents of Batesville pledged money for the construction of the St. Louis Catholic Church, originally named St. Ludwig’s. Reverend John Paul Gillig was appointed as the church’s first pastor in 1868, but the first service was not held until Sept. 18, 1870, with The Very Reverend Otto Jair. All sermons, prayers and announcements were spoken in German until 1887.“St. Louis Catholic serves as one of the original building blocks of our community,” Ziemke said. “It serves as a reminder of the hard work and dedication that went in to the town of Batesville.”According to Ziemke, St. Louis Catholic Church currently serves as both a church to the community and a school to approximately 420 students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.Events for the sesquicentennial celebration will be held throughout the year with an anniversary mass and reception on Oct. 28, 2018.last_img read more

Wenger aims to show title class

first_img “We will absolutely go for this game,” Wenger said. “We haven’t won the title for a few years and people question that now. “At the end of the day, the Premier League will reflect the quality of the performances of the team throughout the season and how well you do in the big games. This is a good opportunity for us to show we are ready.” Wenger is uncertain if the League Cup clash will have an impact on the Premier League and is unconcerned by the opinion of those who believe his side will be overhauled at the top of the standings. “I’m not sure it will affect the Premier League at all, but you know people will look at you, how you behave and whether you can win the big games like that,” Wenger said. “What is for sure is that you want to win these sort of games. “That has a certain psychological influence on the team. “What we want to do is to show that we want to be considered as a very strong team and that comes only with the way we play and with the results, so let’s just focus on that.” The match pits Wenger against old adversary Mourinho for the first time since the Portuguese returned to English football. Wenger endured a difficult relationship with Mourinho during his first spell and the pair last crossed swords in the League Cup in the 2007 final, when the Blues beat a youthful Arsenal. Wenger plans to utilise his squad players in the match. “The team will be a mixture, with some players who are at the moment not getting the games they need and deserve, and also one or two young players,” Wenger said. “I have to get that mixture right.” Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner could make his first Arsenal start since March 2011, but Mathieu Flamini (groin) and Mikel Arteta (suspended) are absent. The Gunners are searching for a first trophy since 2005 and enter the derby at the top of the Premier League standings with a two-point lead over Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. Some have attributed the Gunners’ lead to a favourable fixture list, with the opening day loss to Aston Villa followed by seven wins in an eight-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal will bid to show their Barclays Premier League title ambitions are serious in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup showdown with Chelsea. Press Associationlast_img read more

Despite similar results, Wheddon sees improvement from last year

first_img Published on October 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm For the Syracuse women’s soccer team, on the surface, everything looks the same. In the preseason, the squad was picked to finish seventh in the Big East. It finished tied for sixth. Last year, the team won five games. This year, six. In 2009, SU rode a five-game unbeaten streak on its way into conference play. And in 2010, SU put together back-to-back wins, heading into conference play with some momentum. And all that ‘same’ did not take the Orange to its season-long goal: making the Big East tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘While our record in 2010 is better than it was last year, it doesn’t ease the pain of not making the (Big East) tournament,’ SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. ‘I am disappointed for the players because I believe they deserve to be there. I’m proud of the players and their work rate. They didn’t give up at all. … We’re a very young team that is only going to get better and better.’ To the naked eye, much of the play remained the same for the Orange. But for Wheddon and his players, there were several indications of improvement before the season ended Sunday afternoon following a 2-1 loss at South Florida. Rosina Callisto emerged as a legitimate scoring option behind the usual two at the top. The usual two at the top, Megan Bellingham and Tina Romagnuolo, were just that, with Bellingham’s composed presence in the first half of the season and Romagnuolo’s late-game heroics in the second. Alyscha Mottershead emerged as co-captain. One of only four to play in all 20 games this season, the former Iowa transfer found a home in the Orange midfield. ‘I knew a couple of the players here already, so I didn’t necessarily look at the record of the past,’ Mottershead said. ‘I kind of just looked at where it was going, and this program is definitely moving in the right direction, and I wanted to be a part of it.’ Reserves emerged as threats. Six players scored at least two goals this season, and two netted the first of their career. Crunch time emerged as payday. The Orange scored four goals in the first half to 14 in the second, seven of which won or tied games in the last 10 minutes. Underclassmen emerged as game-changers. Brittany Anghel’s 91 saves were the sixth-highest single-season total in school history. Brielle Heitman scored two goals, and the game-winner, in the team’s first win of the season. And the backfield presence of Kayla Afonso and Cecilia Borgstrom alone played a key role in SU’s six shutouts. So what does all that mean for next year’s outlook? ‘It means that we are going to be better the next couple of years,’ SU defender Taylor Chamberlain said. SU only won one more game than it did last year. But the transformation of the Syracuse women’s soccer program is not complete. Next year, the Orange will welcome back 15 upperclassmen compared to this year’s five. Wheddon will be entering his fourth season with the program, and perhaps Syracuse will build upon being the team that’s difficult to put away. Pittsburgh head coach Sue-Moy Chin had high praise for the Orange following a 1-1 overtime draw on Oct. 10, a game in which SU came from behind late to tie. Syracuse did not qualify for the Big East tournament this season, but to even others outside the program, things have changed. And with a near-full roster coming back next year, Chamberlain thinks there can be even more change. ‘With a lot of younger girls, we are going to have experience and be better for the next couple of years,’ Chamberlain said. ‘It will be nice to have some veterans that can lead the team, but at the same time, younger girls who bring a lot of hope for the future.’ [email protected] — Staff Writer Andrew Tredinnick contributed reporting to this story Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more