The Latest News & Views

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

  • One way or another, Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season a week from today.

    As of Wednesday there wasn't enough snow cover throughout the park to allow for over-snow travel, but officials were ready to permit wheeled travel for commercial vehicles if need be, said park spokesman Dan Hottle.


Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

  • Nearly six years after a statue honoring the 4th New York Battery's role at Gettysburg was vandalized, it has been repaired and returned to its pedestal.

    Monument preservation staff at Gettysburg National Military Park reset the bronze figure of an artilleryman onto the pedestal of the 4th New York Battery monument, also known as

  • When I first started the Traveler back in '05, I never expected some stories about the National Park System to be so controversial.

    Who thought the snowmobile issue in Yellowstone National Park would still be slogging on, a decade and more than $10 million since it first arose back in 2000?

  • Costs, seasonality, and even climate change have planners at Everglades National Park revisiting how best to provide lodging for visitors to the Flamingo area of the park.

    It's been more than six years since a hurricane destroyed the old lodging facility, which was a collection of motel-like buildings dating to the early 1960s.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

  • Authorities have identified the last victim of an accident back in July in which three people were swept over Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park.

    On Tuesday officials said a body found this past Saturday in the Merced River roughly 120 yards downstream of a footbridge below Vernal Fall was that of Ramina Badal, 21, of Manteca, California.