The Latest News & Views

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

  • An exhausted pygmy whale and her calf had to be euthanized after they washed ashore near Charleston, South Carolina last week. The female whale couldn’t eat because there was a large black plastic trash bag lodged in her stomach.

  • The National Park Service has never been compensated for the Grand Teton National Park land needed to build Jackson Hole Airport back in the 1980s. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) says it’s high time for this 25-year old debt to be paid, and suggests how the airport can raise the money.

  • On Friday, June 12, rangers on patrol at a large wakeboard competition in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area observed a helicopter hover near an assortment of beached houseboats, ski boats, jet skis, several dozen swimmers, and about 100 spectators along the shoreline. Several passengers jumped into the water from the helicopter.

  • Once a popular stopping spot in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Wonderland Hotel no longer exists. This video explains some of the hotel's history.

Friday, June 19th, 2009