The Latest News & Views

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

  • Nic Fiore, an icon at Yosemite National Park's Badger Pass Ski area, has died at the age of 88. During his 57-year-career at Badger Pass he taught an estimated 137,500 people how to ski.

  • Not only is Father's Day this Sunday, but this weekend marks the first entrance-free weekend in the National Park System this summer, so celebrate by taking dad to a park.

  • A tragic death in an Oklahoma national park underscores the need to be extra careful with hazardous materials when camping with children.

  • Zion National Park is celebrating its centennial this year, and the state of Utah's gift is a commemorative license plate honoring Zion. But it pales in comparison to the state's license plate that depicts Delicate Arch in Arches National Park.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

  • An impressive nocturnal light display that began early this month at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park may be responsible for an uptick in travel to the Big Island and the park.