The Latest News & Views

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

  • A September 15th geology program at Shenandoah National Park’s Byrd Visitor Center offers proof that scientists may be objective about research—but very subjective about where they pursue their studies.

    “Geologists have sometimes been accused of finding a beautiful place to work and then finding a project to work on there,” says Dr.

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

  • The bodies of two climbers have been found on a glacier at Mount Rainier National Park, a month after melting snow uncovered the body of a climber missing since January.

    The bodies, that of a woman and a man, were recovered from the Paradise Glacier on Friday, park officials said Saturday.

  • Two landmark bridges in the North Carolina High Country near Boone celebrate anniversaries this month with major events and activities planned for Tuesday September 11, 2012.

    The Grandfather Mountain portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway sees the 25th anniversary of the iconic Linn Cove Viaduct, opened in 1987 as the final “missing link” of the road.

  • The National Park Service recently issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for boat tours and associated food services at the Hemenway Harbor area of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Friday, September 7th, 2012

  • A backcountry hiker in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was transported to a hospital Friday afternoon with two gunshot wounds in his leg.

    Park officials say a 911 call was made to Cocke County Dispatch just after 5 p.m.