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Gulf Islands National Seashore modifies operations

Gulf Islands National Seashore modifies operations

Gulf Islands National Seashore has modified its operations to do its part to promote social distancing. It is making modifications in accordance with guidelines from the White House., Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and local and state authorities. Starting today (March 19), park beaches and water areas remain open as well as the Okaloosa, […]

Garry Jr. looks to build on strides made last season

Garry Jr. looks to build on strides made last season

It wasn’t a call-up in the sense that a player finds out he is headed to the next level of minor league baseball. Or for those most fortunate, the Majors. But Minnesota Twins prospect Willie Joe Garry Jr. received an unexpected early-morning phone call on a Thursday two weeks ago. He was asked if he […]

Park service fine-tuning rules on personal watercraft

Park service fine-tuning rules on personal watercraft

The National Park Service released the final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for personal watercraft use at Gulf Islands National Seashore on Friday. The public can view the statement online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/guis-PWC-EIS.   As seen in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to […]

Elevated dolphin deaths prompt NOAA investigation

Elevated dolphin deaths prompt NOAA investigation

Hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths in the northern Gulf of Mexico have prompted NOAA to declare an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for the region. The declaration includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida in response to dolphins washing up dead on shorelines across the region.   Read the full article in the June […]

Gulf Islands seashore working to revise Jet Ski regulations

Gulf Islands seashore working to revise Jet Ski regulations

Back in 2000, the National Park Service limited personal watercraft use in all but 22 parks, including Gulf Islands National Seashore. That exception meant those parks had to come up with their own special regulations for continued use of jet skis. Read the full article in the Aug. 30 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Dearman’s memories serve as a trip back in time

Dearman’s memories serve as a trip back in time

Caroline Dearman sits in a rocking chair on a picture-perfect February afternoon and takes a reporter on a journey back in time. She talks about growing up in Mississippi in the early part of the 20th century and recalls some of her favorite memories as if they happened just the other day. Read the full […]

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

When equipment failures on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico went from leaks to a full-blown explosion, many living along the coastline felt the impact. Navarre Beach was no exception. Steve Herring owned several rental properties along Navarre Beach, and he said the cancellations started rolling in even before the oil […]

Ferry service aims to provide more than transit

Ferry service aims to provide more than transit

West Ship Island in Mississippi was used as a model when plans went into motion to bring a ferry service to Pensacola to transport people to and from Fort Pickens and Pensacola Beach. “We relied an awful lot on the history and knowledge of their successful ferry service in designing the service here,” said Dan […]

Microburst leaves path of damage

Microburst leaves path of damage

At around 6:15 p.m. Monday evening a line of severe thunderstorms steamrolled through Navarre leaving power outages, trees down and other damage in its wake. The storm began in southeast Mississippi and traveled through Alabama and into the Florida panhandle. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]