Pisgah National Forest will begin reopening trails and roads and lifting restrictions on dispersed camping

first_imgFor a complete list of trails, roads, and recreation areas that are reopening please visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/pisgahreopenings. The few roads that remain closed are only closed to motorized vehicles, non-motorized use is allowed.  Restrictions on dispersed camping will be lifted for the entire Appalachian Ranger District. Dispersed camping restrictions will also be lifted for the Grandfather Ranger District with the exception of overnight camping within the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area on the weekends, which requires a permit. For the month of May, the Forest Service will not be issuing these permits. Dispersed camping restrictions remain in place for the Pisgah Ranger District. These decisions were made in coordination with county and local partners to ensure the safety of the public and employees. Visitors can expect restrooms to remain closed and trash services to continue to be suspended. Please pack out what you pack in and remember to use Leave No Trace Principles. Forest Service staff will continue to perform risk assessments to determine which recreation areas can resume operations in accordance with county and local partners and current public health guidance. The Forest Service’s highest priority is ensuring the safety of the public and their employees while supporting mission-critical functions. Please review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local and state guidelines for social distancing and cloth face coverings. For additional information please contact the Appalachian Ranger District at (828) 689-9694; Grandfather Ranger District at (828) 652-2144; Pisgah Ranger District at (828) 877-3265; Supervisor’s Office at (828) 257-4200. The Pisgah National Forest began to reopen many trails and roads and partially lift restrictions for dispersed camping May 14, using a site-by-site approach, including assessment of facility cleanliness, maintenance status, and health and safety of recreation areas. Facilities and services may remain limited at some sites. Popular recreation areas that reopened include, but are not limited to: Follow the National Forests in North Carolina on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nfsnc) or Twitter (twitter.com/NFsNCarolina) for more news and features.center_img Catawba Falls, TR 225Brown Mountain Off Highway Vehicle AreaBlack Balsam Road, FSR 816, and associated trailsBent Creek Road, FSR 479 and most trails and trailheadslast_img read more

Peru Arrests Leading Shining Path Rebel

first_imgBy Dialogo March 06, 2012 Peruvian police said on March 4 they had arrested a suspected leader of a Maoist faction of the Shining Path rebel movement who was the apparent successor to “Comrade Artemio,” who was captured last month. National police director Raul Salazar told local media that Walter Diaz Vega, also known as “Freddy” or “Percy,” was snared in the mountainous jungle region of Alto Huallaga. Diaz Vega “was the successor of Artemio and responsible for organizing an armed column in Alto Huallaga,” Salazar said. “His capture took place on Saturday [March 3],” and Diaz Vega “had intended to annihilate the informants who infiltrated (the rebels) to allow the capture of Artemio in February.” Diaz Vega will face multiple terrorism charges, Salazar added. Comrade Artemio, whose real name is Florindo Eleuterio Flores, was captured on February 12 after a fierce gun battle against government forces in which he was wounded. He is to be tried on charges of terrorism and drug trafficking. The 47-year-old Artemio led one of two splinter groups of the Maoist insurgency that terrorized Peruvians in the 1980s and 1990s.last_img read more

Wojciech Szczesny sends message to Aaron Ramsey after Juventus move is confirmed

first_img Skip And the Polish goalkeeper has already sent a message to Ramsey ahead of his move to Italy.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Welcome to Juve family!’ Szczesny wrote on Instagram.‘Get yourself ready for hard work. The next few years is all about winning!‘PS. what’s my commission!’Ramsey, meanwhile, has thanked Arsenal fans for their support and has vowed to give his all before he leaves this summer.‘As you may have already heard, I have agreed a pre-contract with Juventus,’ Ramsey posted on Instagram.‘I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive.‘You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.‘It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you.‘I will continue to give the team 100% and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 PLAY SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro Full Screen Coming Next Video Settings Read More Read Morecenter_img Comment Top articles / Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1/1 Read More Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Feb 2019 9:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link 1 min. story Read More Skip Ad Wojciech Szczesny will link up with Aaron Ramsey at Juventus (Getty Images)Aaron Ramsey has received a message of support from former Arsenal teammate Wojciech Szczesny after confirming his move to Juventus.The Wales international has announced that he has signed a four-year deal with the Italian champions and will leave Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the season.Ramsey, who has spent 11 seasons at Arsenal, will reportedly earn just over £400,000 a week at Juve.The midfielder is also in line to link back up with Szczesny, who he played alongside at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Wojciech Szczesny sends message to Aaron Ramsey after Juventus move is confirmed Advertisementlast_img read more