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Navajo Nation keeping parks, recreation areas closed to new year

Noel Lyn Smith, Farmington Daily Times
Published 1:28 p.m. MT Oct. 5, 2020

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List of sites includes Four Corners Monument, Antelope Canyon

Barricades sit in the parking lot at the Veterans Memorial Park on March 29, 2020 in Window Rock, Arizona. The Navajo Parks and Recreation Department is keeping the park and other locations closed until 2021. (Photo: Daily Times file photo)

GALLUP — The Navajo Parks and Recreation

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FDI pledges from China in Nepal’s tourism sector amounts Rs 5.35 billion in the first two months of the current fiscal year

KATHMANDU, Sept. 24 — Foreign direct investments (FDI) worth around Rs 5.50 billion has been pledged in tourism businesses of Nepal in the first two months of the current fiscal year. This positive development comes even as this sector is hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic effect.

According to the Department of Industry, the FDI commitment in the tourism sector that Nepal received during mid-July and mid-September is almost

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Stats paint a bleak picture of Yukon tourism this year



a snow covered mountain: International border crossings into Yukon between April and June were down 97 per cent compared to the same time last year.


© Philippe Morin/CBC
International border crossings into Yukon between April and June were down 97 per cent compared to the same time last year.

The latest numbers are in and show few surprises — the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on tourism in Yukon.

“There’s virtually no sector of tourism or segment of the tourism industry that hasn’t been impacted by COVID,” said Pierre Germain, director of tourism

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The CEO of secretive data analysis startup Palantir made over $12 million last year, and will get $800,000 in travel stipends in 2020



a man wearing a suit and tie: Palantir CEO Alex Karp Photo by Julien Mattia/NurPhoto via Getty Images


© Photo by Julien Mattia/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Palantir CEO Alex Karp Photo by Julien Mattia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

  • In SEC paperwork to go public, secretive data company Palantir revealed its CEO Alexander Karp made $12 million last year and had a travel stipend of $600,000.
  • Karp also was compensated for nearly $1 million for “the person use of chartered aircraft.”
  • Palantir filed IPO paperwork the day after a slew
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Ankeny Parks & Recreation isn’t mailing out a fall program this year

Special to the Register
Published 8:01 a.m. CT Aug. 22, 2020

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The city of Ankeny Parks & Recreation Department is not mailing out a fall and winter program guide this year due to the impacts of COVID-19. However, the department is still offering programs in September and October.

Below is a condensed schedule for the fall. Registration for all programs is available at www.ankenyiowa.gov/register.

Martial Arts: For the

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