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Friday, March 23rd, 2012

  • Grizzly and black bears are starting to come out of hibernation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, prompting officials there to warn visitors about the hungry bruins.

    While the two parks routinely issue these warnings at this

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

  • A collection of artists' shacks set in the dunes of Cape Cod National Seashore has been added to the National Register of Historic Places following two years of study.

    The listing was officially made on March 15.

    To complete the nomination for the Peaked Hill Bars shacks, the National Park Service employed historical architects and historians fro

  • Sometimes what goes on in Las Vegas deserves to be spread beyond the casino halls and hotel walls.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

  • A second search-and-rescue mission in the past week has been initiated at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where a 23-year-old man is thought to have vanished in the park not far from the Sugarlands Visitor Center.

    Rangers have been searching since the weekend for 24-year-old Derek Leuking, of Louisville, Tennessee.

  • Among the many thousands of named places in America's National Park System are quite a few that could reasonably be given more appropriate names. Indeed, there are even some zingers among the unit designations of the 397 national parks.

    Two examples of inappropriate place names in our National Park System leap to my mind almost unbidden. If the Ohio Congressional delegation c