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Saturday, August 6th, 2011

  • Search-and-rescue teams have recovered the body of one of three victims who were swept over 317-foot-tall Vernal Fall to their deaths in Yosemite National Park nearly three weeks ago.

    The body of Hormiz David, 22, of Modesto, California, was found about 240 feet from the base of Vernal Fall on Friday afternoon, park of

  • A hiker was injured by a grizzly bear in the Many Glacier area at Glacier National Park on Friday, but was able to walk out under his own power to seek help.

    According to information from the park, the 50-year male hiker from St.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

  • A German tourist has been killed and five others injured by a lightning strike on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

    Park officials say the lightning bolt struck near the visitors on the Rim Trail just about a quarter-mile west of Mohave Point on Thursday afternoon.

  • Concerns over how "fracking" for natural gas might impact Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River have led to a lawsuit seeking a full environmental review of the operations.

    The lawsuit maintains that the Army Corps of Engineers and the Delaware River Basin Commisson failed to follow the Nation

  • 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.