The Latest News & Views

Friday, May 29th, 2009

  • This week's Mystery Photo, of the Stonewall Jackson Shrine, stumped quite a few people and was viewed by more than 1,000. Now let's take a look inside the building.

    Either before you view the video, or after, read the following brief history from the National Park Service.

  • What can you do during a visit to Yellowstone National Park? Answering that can run the gamut from watching Old Faithful to learning about Thomas Moran, but to give you a head-start here are 10 items that should be on your "to-do" list when you visit the park.

    1. Watch Old Faithful perform.

  • They're small, they're furry, and they're evidence that a predator long missing from the backcountry of Olympic National Park just might have a chance of regaining a permanent footing.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

  • A search is under way in Grand Canyon National Park for a 69-year-old man who is overdue from a hike in the canyon.

  • Efforts to convince a black bear in Glacier National Park that it shouldn't hang out around people have led to the bear's death, according to park officials.

    The bear died when a "cracker shell," which is fired from a shotgun and is designed to create a loud noise when it explodes, actually entered the bear's body before exploding.