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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

  • A possible furnace malfunction at the St. Mary Visitor Center in Glacier National Park led to water damage when the center's sprinkler system was activated, forcing the temporary closure of the facility.

  • An interesting shell was found on one of Cape Cod National Seashore's beaches the other day, but it was not your typical seashell. Rather, it was a 14-inch, World War II military shell.

    A fisherman came upon the shell on Marconi Beach and alerted rangers to it, Cape Cod Superintendent George Price said Thursday.

  • A recent article in the Traveler highlighted a report that describes the economic impact of NPS areas on "local communities, states and the nation." While some will quibble about the methodology used or the accuracy of the numbers, there's no question t

  • Making sense out of National Park System visitation statistics can be tough due to faulty counters, late opening dates, and storms that close parks.

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    Rockfall hazard and risk in Yosemite Valley’s Curry Village. (a) Cabin damage resulting from an October 2008 rockfall. (b) The same area following removal of more than 200 cabins in