The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

  • Editor's note: This updates with the latest news from the fire lines.

    A fast-moving wildlife that started on June 13 at Carlsbad Caverns National Park led to a closure and evacuation of the park.

  • One of the joys of veteran visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park, that of driving up Old Fall River Road, likely won't be possible by the Fourth of July.

    Park officials said Monday that in some places the old road is buried beneath an estimated 15 feet of snow, incredible mounds that, in places, make it impossible for snowplow operators to see guide poles.

  • When you first enter the imposing valley at Yosemite National Park, your eyes are drawn both to the towering walls of granite that frame the valley, as well as the wispy waterfalls.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

  • Winds gusting to 55 miles per hour hampered a search at Mount Rainier National Park for a 50-year-old Washington man felled by illness high on the mountain on one of its most technical approaches, Liberty Ridge.

    A search by helicopter Tuesday morning for Rob Plankers, of Olympia, failed to detect any si

  • To show their appreciation for the locals, officials at Shenandoah National Park will waive entrance fees this Saturday, June 18, for residents in counties surrounding the Virginia park.

    Counties covered by this offer are Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham and Warren. Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day is an annual