The Latest News & Views

Friday, June 10th, 2011

  • While the showcase of Grand Canyon National Park is a big hole in the ground, there are smaller holes that lead into the park's basement.

  • Having already pushed back the summer opening date once, Cedar Breaks National Monument officials are finding themselves having to due it again, this time until June 17.

    Last month officials said they would miss the traditional Memorial Day Weekend opening due to snow depth and have to wait until today, June 10, to open the monument.

  • A new exhibit at Saratoga National Historical Park explores an aspect of warfare from centuries past that seldom receives much attention: the often important roles played by animals in military campaigns.

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

  • With Arizona undergoing one of its worst fire seasons ever, officials at Saguaro National Park have instituted a closure of parts of the Rincon Mountain District as a precaution.

    The fire closures take effect at noon today, June 9, and affect:

    * All trails, washes, and land except as specified below, within the Rincon Mountain (East) District of Saguaro Nat

  • With hopes of bringing an end to the scalping of campsites, Yosemite National Park officials will require that visitors show some identification to claim their campsites, and won't allow reservations to be transferred to anyone else.

    Campsite scalping has been a growing problem in Yosemite in recent years, with reserved sites being offered for sale on Craigslist.