The Zuni, Hopi, and other Pueblo Indians in some 20 communities in New Mexico and northern Arizona can trace their ancestry to the very same Indians who so mysteriously abandoned the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings seven centuries ago.
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Managers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have closed all of the park's caves to public entry until further notice. The move is in response to a growing concern about white-nose syndrome, a new malady that has already killed an estimated 400,000 bats in the Northeast, a situation the U. S.
It was just about a year ago that a college professor headed into the remote backcountry of Canyonlands National Park to find his final resting place. His remains recently were discovered in the Needles District by another hiker.
For decades winter visitation to Yellowstone National Park has been a lifesaver for the December-March economies of gateway towns such as West Yellowstone, Gardiner, and Cooke City in Montana, and Jackson and even Cody in Wyoming.