The Latest News & Views

Friday, June 27th, 2008

  • A 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been hospitalized after a Yellowstone National Park bison, evidently perturbed that he was part of a family photo shoot, tossed the boy about 10 feet into the air.

  • Best laid plans literally have gone up in flames in Grand Canyon National Park, where a prescribed fire proposed to burn 6,200 acres on the North Rim has blown out of control.

    As of this afternoon the Walla Valley Fire was burning across 225 acres and was just 15 percent contained. It's located about 9 miles west of the North Rim's developed area.

  • A friends group is forming to support Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The group, Friends of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, is holding an organizational meeting this coming Sunday, June 29.

  • Sweltering in another heat wave on the East Coast? Tired of the rain in the Midwest? Fed-up with wildfires in California?

  • It's an engineering wonder, one that not only delights, but also perplexes and confounds, both motorists and road crews. And today the 75th birthday of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is being celebrated.