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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It’s been an honor to be a federal employee

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It’s been an honor to be a federal employee

This is my last column for The Times as I end my time at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and retire from the National Park Service.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Thinking, acting regionally benefits everyone

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Thinking, acting regionally benefits everyone

The importance of thinking and acting regionally is critical to the future of Northwest Indiana and integral to the management of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The national park is spread across 32 miles of Northwest Indiana and includes portions of Porter, Lake and LaPorte counties and …

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

National Lakeshore grant will fund shuttle buses

PORTER | Two propane-powered buses could be shuttling visitors to and through the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore by this summer.

February 19, 2013 5:00 pm
JOHN DAVIES: Enough talk; let’s walk our national park

JOHN DAVIES: Enough talk; let’s walk our national park

Those of us who have been around a while think we know our national park.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am

CORRECTION: What's under proposed bridge

An editorial Friday should have said the pedestrian bridge proposed by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Costa Dillon would go over U.S. 12, Ind. 249 and Burns Ditch in Portage.

December 01, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Build a bridge and get over it

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Costa Dillon's vision for a hiking and biking suspension bridge in Portage is worth pursuing.

November 30, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Congress should end road rage within park

There are some things it would take an act of Congress to resolve, and straightening out the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore access issues is unfortunately one of them.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

National Park Service eyes Porter Beach access

Visitors to Porter Beach could be in for a treat in summers to come. The small but popular Lake Michigan waterfront is being eyed for possible future work to improve access to the beach and make visits a better experience.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Enjoy, support your local national treasure

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Enjoy, support your local national treasure

It has been said that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Yes, the park gets 2 million visitors a year, but many people do not realize there is a national park here or that the places they love to visit are part of the national park.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Play at beaches, but play it safe

GUEST COMMENTARY: Play at beaches, but play it safe

Lake Michigan can be a wonderful place to swim and surf, but it can also be a dangerous place. The National Park Service reminds visitors to use care when swimming in the lake. We do our best to inform the public of what they need to do to protect themselves, but we cannot make the park free…

July 26, 2012 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Visit Lake Michigan ... it's our greatest asset

WILLIAM NANGLE: Visit Lake Michigan ... it's our greatest asset

Have you visited the Lake Michigan shoreline lately? Well, I got to leave my office Tuesday to enjoy the lake at the Portage Lakefront Park and Riverwalk.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am

Clarification: No plan or goal for Dunes lodge

Jim Janesheski, board member of the newly formed Dunes National Park Association, was quoted in Wednesday editions saying some members of the association favor construction of a lodge with underground parking in the national park. Association officials said Wednesday there is no plan or goal…

May 23, 2012 5:23 pm
EDITORIAL: Save landmarks before they're history

EDITORIAL: Save landmarks before they're history

Even as new life is being breathed into the former Lake County Nurses' Home, the House of Tomorrow has been placed on the preservation group Indiana Landmarks' list of 10 most endangered places in Indiana. Gary's Union Station and other historical buildings similarly are threatened.

May 14, 2012 12:00 am

Porter County agrees to close some National Lakeshore roads

VALPARAISO | The Porter County commissioners approved a compromise Tuesday to allow several roads to close within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

May 01, 2012 7:10 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: National Park Service values diverse forms of diversity

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: National Park Service values diverse forms of diversity

Diversity continues to be a topic of much discussion in Northwest Indiana. The National Park Service has a strong history of diversity and is encouraged by regional efforts to recognize that differences can be strengths. At Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, diversity has multiple meanings.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
Costa Dillon

Costa Dillon

Costa Dillon is superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
Report calls for study of national lakeshore boundaries

Report calls for study of national lakeshore boundaries

Travelers to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore might be uncertain as to when they've entered or left the park.

December 01, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: An ethical, responsive government

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: An ethical, responsive government

It has been said that other than the U.S. Postal Service and the Transportation Security Administration, the National Park Service is the federal agency most Americans are likely to contact face to face.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Turn U.S. 12 into scenic drive

The National Park Service has been talking about turning a portion of U.S. 12 into a scenic drive ever since Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's early days. It's time for action on the plan.

October 21, 2011 12:00 am
Report recommends portion of U.S. 12 be managed by NPS

Report recommends portion of U.S. 12 be managed by NPS

PORTER | As U.S. 12 cuts through Porter County, the diversity along the way can't go unnoticed. The six-mile stretch of U.S. 12 from ArcelorMittal's east gate to Derby Street just west of Broadway in Beverly Shores would, some say, make a perfect scenic drive.

October 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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