Craters of the Moon National Monument

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Questions Persist After Missing Hiker Found Dead

Jo Elliott-Blakeslee found a mile from companion's body

(Newser) - Craters of the Moon National Monument got a special OK to search for missing hiker Jo Elliott-Blakeslee during the shutdown. And on Tuesday night, the 63-year-old's body was finally found during a helicopter search, about a mile from where that of her hiking companion was located on Sept. 25.... More »

Search for Missing Woman Stymied by Shutdown

And more unfortunate fallout...

(Newser) - One potentially tragic consequence of the government shutdown: With 16 employees of Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho now on furlough, the search for a missing woman last seen there has slowed dramatically. Jo Elliott-Blakeslee, 63, went hiking with Amy Linkert, 69, on Sept. 19; they were reported... More »

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