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Monday, December 12th, 2011

  • Proponents of motorized and non-motorized recreation on public lands in the West will collaborate on a study to measure their combined economic impact, the Western Governor's Association has announced.

    Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire, who chairs the association, announced the project last week during the WGA's meeting in California.

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

  • Just in time for the holidays, the national parks are heading to the Big Apple to check out the bright lights!

    And if you're in Times Square sometime during the next 38 days, keep an eye out for the grizzly bear and the cannon.

  • Winter days are short and nights cold even in Utah's redrock country, but that's no reason not to visit Arches or Canyonlands national parks in the coming months.

  • While many head to Yellowstone National Park in winter to explore by snowmobile, many visitors also like to get out on foot -- either with snowshoes or cross-country skis -- to move about the park.

    Here's the rundown on how to safely enjoy those activities in the park this winter.

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

  • Candles will be flickering December 21 at Aztec Ruins National Monument when the park staff hosts a luminaria display with its Evening of Lights event.

    Glowing luminarias will line the entry into the park as visitors arrive to view the brilliantly bedecked Visitor Center. The luminaria display will last from 5 p.m.