The Latest News & Views

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

  • Ropes and pulleys have replaced helicopters as the preferred method to haul fireworks to top of Theodore Roosevelt's head for the annual Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

  • If you're heading to Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with your boat, better be certain there are no non-native mussels hitching a ride.

  • hoop•la (h p lä , h p -) n. Informal
    a. Boisterous, jovial commotion or excitement.
    b. Extravagant publicity
    2. Talk intended to mislead or confuse.

  • Reduced ice and snow conditions in Middle Echo Canyon in Zion National Park have prompted the superintendent to reopen the canyon to canyoneers.

  • Have you seen the National Park Service's new web portal? The redesigned site is cleaner and easier to navigate than the older version.