The Latest News & Views

Friday, October 21st, 2011

  • The Bechler River Trail approaching Douglas Knob in Yellowstone National Park crosses a wide expanse of grasslands, one that in mid-September we were surprised to find was nearly ankle-deep in water.

  • If you've enjoyed the fireworks displays that have been part of the Fourth of July celebrations at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the past, take a long look at the accompanying photo, for officials there have decided to do away with the fireworks.

    Superintendent Cheryl Schreier says planning already is under way for next year's Independence Day Celebratio

  • True, the entrance fees at national parks are a tiny part of the overall cost of visiting a park. But if you can schedule your 2012 trip to get in free during one of National Park Service's fee-free days, why not?

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar the other day announced that there will be 17 entrance-fee-free days next year in the National Park System.

  • If you've got a penchant for horse-drawn buggies, you might want to figure in a trip to Homestead National Monument of America in the coming months, as there's a collection of horse-drawn buggies on display there.

    The monument, located near Beatrice, Nebraska, has the collection on loan from Dean Thornburg.

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

  • A substantial, three-year renovation project will involve much of Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's home on Long Island, New York, beginning next spring.