The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

  • Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park have recovered a body in the Hermit Basin area of the park and believe it's that of a hiker who went missing over the Memorial Day weekend.

    Search and rescue crews found the body, thought to be that of 69-year-old Robert A. Williams, Tuesday morning.

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says national parks that charge entrance fees will waive those fees for three weekends this summer in a bid to boost tourism. Wouldn't it be nice if the fees were waived for the entire summer!

  • When word got around that our Dumb and Dumber tour of southwestern Colorado would include a stop at Mesa Verde National Park, my buddy Jim Elder and I started getting park-related information and advice from relatives, friends, and acquaintances. The collective wisdom of the Been There, Done That contingent is a wonderful asset, is it not?

  • The nearly 400 units of our National Park System include the names of some famous men and women, along with those of natural features and historical events, but the origin one of those monikers is a bit more obscure.

  • Let's hope the skies over Cape Hatteras National Seashore are cloud-free this weekend. That's because a full moon is scheduled and the national seashore plans to offer full moon tours of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse this Saturday night.