The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

  • The good news is that Bandelier National Monument is back to welcoming visitors after dealing with wildfires.

  • Research at Kenai Fjords National Park this summer should provide a better understanding of how glaciers melt, move, and drain away their meltwater.

    The work, being performed by a team from the University of Iowa, is focused on the lower sections of Exit Glacier.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its fall colors...and it's also famous for its hundreds and hundreds of miles of backcountry trails. Which do you base a Great Smoky trip around?

    True, you can be diplomatic and say both -- that you plan your hiking excursions to coincide with fall colors.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

  • Editor's note: This updates with the identification of the hiker.

    The dangers of snowfields, perhaps unexpected at mid-summer, played out in Glacier National Park when a hiker died from injuries sustained in a slide down a snow-covered slope off the Grinnell Glacier Trail.

    Nicholas Ryan, 30, from Omaha,

  • In perhaps just the most recent example of legislative might, U.S. Rep.