What Oregon outdoor recreation areas are closed due to wildfires?

As wildfires continue to rage across Oregon, outdoor recreation areas are beginning to temporarily shut down to the public.

Some land management agencies are instituting blanket closures to access and recreation, including the Mount Hood and Willamette national forests, while others are shutting down select parks that are either being evacuated or closed as a precaution.

Virtually all recreation areas in Oregon have also instituted fire restrictions to some extent,

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Lt. Gov. Nungesser says state’s tourism industry lost $2.5 billion, laid off 109k workers due to COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The tourism in Louisiana has taken a large hit from COVID-19.

Billy Nungesser standing in front of a brick building: Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

According to a report by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office, the impacts from the coronavirus were large. The state lost more than $2.5 billion just from tourism alone, which led to 109,000 jobs lost in the industry.

In Baton Rouge, this problem is compounded

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Palm Springs’ Virgin Hotel ‘postponed’ due to COVID-19, could be replaced with condos, city says


A sketch of the proposed Virgin Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. (Photo: Submitted: Wessman Development Company)

Citing economic setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, developers of the the proposed Virgin Hotel in downtown Palm Springs have “postponed” the project, city staff said during Thursday’s Palm Springs City Council meeting.

As a result, the hotel could be replaced with a 62-unit condominium complex, officials said.

“Grit Development and the Virgin

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StatsCan surveying tourism trends again after stopping due to COVID-19

a train crossing a bridge over a body of water: Statistics Canada is wondering how many people traveled to and from P.E.I. this summer.

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Statistics Canada is wondering how many people traveled to and from P.E.I. this summer.

Tourism surveying underway right now should give Prince Edward Island businesses that rely on visitors an idea whether Canadians are still travelling to the province and spending cash during the pandemic.

Statistic Canada’s national tourism survey usually collects information from 36,000 people each month about their domestic and international travels.

However, surveying from

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Increase In Outdoor Recreation In Idaho Could Increase Wildfire Risk Due To Abandoned Fires

From grabbing a drink to going to the theatre, COVID-19 means city activities are risky. Now, many people are going to the great outdoors for recreation, which could mean a potential increase in wildfire risk.


The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center in Idaho Falls has put out more than 60 unattended or abandoned campfires this summer. The term “abandoned campfire” means anything from fires producing flames to something that gives

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Tourism boomed in Tennessee in 2019, but 2020 will be another story due to coronavirus

Hamilton County banked its fifth consecutive billion-dollar tourism year in 2019, and that would normally be unambiguously good news — but this year hits a little different.

“It’s great news,” said Barry White, the CEO of the Chattanooga Tourism Company. “But we also have to talk about where we are right now.”

The year had a promising start, but by the time it’s over the 2020 data will likely show

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American Airlines to lay off 17,500 employees due to COVID-19 slump


Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.


American Airlines warned in July that it would have to lay off up to 25,000 flight attendants, pilots and other front-line workers this fall due to the steep decline in travel brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The final number came in lower thanks to voluntary employee

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