The Latest News & Views

Monday, May 19th, 2008

  • As summer slowly approaches, more and more of Glacier National Park's landscape is becoming snow-free and accessible. Still, not all of the park's campgrounds will be open for the coming Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, May 16th, 2008

  • Some sort of explosives, believed to date to the 1930s, have been found in Sequoia National Park's Crystal Cave. The discovery prompted the cave's closure and evacuation while the National Park Service's regional chief blaster devises a plan to remove them.

  • The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, saying a development proposed on land surrounded on three sides by Valley Forge National Historical Park would "desecrate" the park, wants Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to intervene.

  • A gray wolf has been illegally shot and killed just outside Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming wildlife officials have posted a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the poacher.

  • On a clear day, you often can see for miles and miles.