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Friday, August 5th, 2011

  • The sweet smell of technology will force closure of the campground at Natural Bridges National Monument for 10 days later this month as crews install new toilet systems.

    Monument Superintendent Corky Hays says the 13-site campground will be closed beginning Wednesday morning, August 10, and not reopen until the afternoon of August 19th.

  • Glacier Bay National Park officials are proposed to hold the line on cruise ship quotas in 2012 at 2011 levels.

    The quotas, which can draw political heat from Alaska officials at times, date to 2003, when the Park Service completed a Vessel Quota and Operating Requirements Environmental Impact Statement that gave the park the authority to set annual cruise shi

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

  • No word yet if there's an app for it, but if you have a computer you can quickly check on the wave heights at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore if you're planning a paddling trip there.

    Lakeshore officials know well the popularity of kayaking in the Apostle Islands, but they also know it can be dangerous depending on the mood of Lake Superior.

  • An agreement reached by officials from the Interior Department and the state of Wyoming, if enacted, would make Yellowstone National Park a sanctuary for wolves.

  • With a need for $10 million to finish the Flight 93 National Memorial, the National Park Foundation is offering a match of up to $2 million with hopes of spurring private donations.

    Fewer than 40 days remain until the 10-year commemoration of the September 11 attacks, and with the large sum of money yet to be raised the foundation has gotten behi