The Latest News & Views

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

  • Digital mapping. This relatively new technology is a boon to archaeologists and preservationists.

  • Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park is best known for Skyline Drive, the picturesque 105-mile-long road that winds the length of the park along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

  • Who doesn't like an old-fashioned ice cream social? If you're in the vicinity of Oregon Caves National Monument in early July, stop by for a scoop or two to help celebrate the monument's centennial.

    Dishing out the frozen treat on July 11 and 12 will be none other than Oregon's First Lady, Mary Oberst.

  • There's been some discussion on this site in recent months about the need for parks to be more proactive in terms of safety and accident prevention. At least one park has done so in terms of vehicle safety, and another will try to reduce risks on the road for the July 4 weekend.

    An announcement from Rocky Mountain National Park earlier this week noted,

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

  • The Statue of Liberty’s crown reopens to the public on July 4. Soon somebody schlepping up those 354 steps will have the dubious distinction of being the first visitor to make a personal acquaintance with Lady Liberty’s RAT.