The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

  • The Jan/Feb 2009 issue of the AARP Magazine has an interesting little article entitled “America the Economical.” It offers seven tips for seniors who want to save money on their trips to national parks.

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

  • Investigators looking into a fire that destroyed 15 boats at a remote marina in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area haven't identified a cause of the blaze that generated $3-$5 million in damage to boats and dock facilities.

    The fire erupted late Thursday night at the Halls Crossing Marina. It took firefighters until about 3 a.m. Friday to douse the blaze.

  • If you're a serious photographer—or just an average one who got lucky—you might want to consider entering some of your shots of national parks in one or more of the following photo contests.

  • If the elk herd at Great Smoky Mountains National Park keeps growing like this, perhaps a gray wolf recovery program will be needed to keep the ungulates from over-grazing the park.

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

  • Death Valley National Park hasn't been immune from the cold, snowy weather of late, as this photo of the Furnace Creek Inn shows.

    While snow didn't make it all the way down to the valley floor, it did leave a beautiful dusting on the surrounding mountains. This photo, by Jimmie Affholder, shows the Funeral Mountains following a recent snowfall.