The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

  • A 57-year-old Colorado man was hauled out of Rocky Mountain National Park's backcountry in a hand-carried litter Tuesday night in a grueling evacuation.

    Rescuers and the man, who was not immediately identified, reached the Bear Lake Trailhead about 10:30 pm. He was then transported by ambulance to an Estes Park hospital.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

  • The U.S. Senate, which struggles mightily with topics such as health care, education, and balanced budgets, had no troubles Tuesday amending a credit card bill of all things with a measure to allow concealed weapons to be toted about national parks and wildlife refuges.

  • Road access to Mount Rainier National Park continues to improve following the long winter, with crews scheduled to open State Routes 123 and 410 over Cayuse Pass today. However, Route 410 over Chinook Pass remains closed by snow.

  • Bald eagles are continuing to find Voyageurs National Park to their liking, with 69 nests sighted this spring. Thirty-eight of those nests had adults focused on incubating eggs, according to park officials.

  • A severe storm stuck Ozark National Scenic Riverways last Friday, knocking down thousands of trees, blocking roads and stranding visitors throughout the area.

    The storm hit about 9 a.m. on May 8, 2009 with driving rain and winds gusting from 70 to 90 mph. According to information from the park,