The Latest News & Views

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

  • With fire conditions increasing, and a wildfire already burning nearby, all trails in the Kolob Canyon area of Zion National Park have been closed to hikers.

    Kolob Canyons is the northern section of the park and is located just off Interstate 15 approximately 15 miles south of Cedar City, Utah.


  • An Indiana man was in court Thursday to face charges of endangering the health and safety of his three young grandsons by allegedly abusing them physically and verbally and denying them water and rests on a 19-mile hike into the Inner Gorge of Grand Canyon National Park during one of the hottest days of the summer, according to a sworn complaint f

  • Better drainage, reduced infrastructure, and better protection of giant sequoias are the end goals of a plan by Yosemite National Park officials to restore the Mariposa Grove in the southern end of the park.

    The Mariposa Grove is the largest of the three giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) groves in Yosemit

  • Restoring access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore via Highway 12, which was severed at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge by Hurricane Irene, will not be easily, or quickly, accomplished.

    The hurricane sliced through the highway in several places just north of Rodanthe, outside of the national seashore.

  • The crime is known as "car clouting," "car prowling" and other less polite names, but whatever you call it, thieves who break into cars and steal valuables can ruin a vacation.