The Latest News & Views

Monday, March 31st, 2014

  • Trailwork in Zion National Park this summer will require the closure of some trails in the Weeping Rock area, according to park officials.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

  • A swarm of earthquakes, with one registering a 4.8 magnitude, shuddered parts of Yellowstone National Park on Sunday, with smaller quakes before and after that one reported by seismologists.

  • Kudos to the Grand Teton Association, which won a Media and Partnership Award at the Association of Partners for Public Lands' annual convention for a video series, From Valley to Peak, created in partnership with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

  • You wouldn't immediately think caves would be a sink for garbage, but quite a bit of junk collects in Lehman Cave at Great Basin National Park each year. Recently, volunteers hauled more than two tons of garbage out of the cave.

  • There are some units of the National Park System that allow oil and gas drilling, but very few. And that's wrong, believes a congressman from Texas.

    Republican Rep. Pete Olson said there are energy reserves scattered across the country that can't be tapped because they lie within the National Park System.