The Latest News & Views

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

  • Abraham Lincoln said, "Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket." A new virtual exhibit on the siege of Vicksburg is now available on-line for the enjoyment of history buffs, and its also a useful tool for teachers.

  • If you'll be at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon between now and July 27 and you'd like to learn how to take better photos, here's a great opportunity. You don't even need a camera to participate.

Friday, July 10th, 2009

  • Well, it's official. President Obama has nominated Jon Jarvis to be the next director of the National Park Service.

  • Fire restrictions were put into place Friday in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks as officials try to cope with extremely dry conditions across the two parks.

  • The combination of highly skilled rescue personnel and modern technology made three recent rescues at Yosemite National Park amazingly quick and efficient operations. Not so many years ago, such situations would have required many hours or even days and a small army of rescuers.