The Latest News & Views

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

  • A second day of searching has failed to turn up any sign of a missing climber on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve, and rangers plan to continue the search through the weekend.

  • Lake Mohave is one of two large reservoirs at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for the park, so you can't help but feel sympathy for businesses in the area. This year's holiday has an unwelcome wrinkle for visitors to Lake Mohave: dead carp.

  • What some call the planet’s most beautiful mating ritual takes place at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June when synchronous fireflies do their thing.

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

  • Don't go armed into a national park or wildlife refuge this weekend. New gun regulations for those federal properties won't take effect for nine months.

  • Rangers at Denali National Park and Preserve are looking for a Colorado man who was making a solo bid to reach the summit of Mount McKinley.