The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

  • There's been another death in Yosemite National Park. Rangers say a 23-year-old concession company employee from Florida apparently fell to his death from a cliff above Mirror Lake in the Yosemite Valley.

  • In the early 1900s, some national parks existed, but getting to them was problematic. Then was born the idea -- with the help of Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service -- to develop a "National Park-to-Park Highway," one that would run through 11 states and connect 13 national parks.

  • Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two 37-foot cabin cruisers at the Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

  • Yellowstone National Park has its wolves, and perhaps Great Smoky Mountains National Park has its elk.

Monday, June 15th, 2009

  • Officials have released the identity of the man who was killed in a fall from Half Dome at Yosemite National Park on Saturday afternoon. He was 40-year Manoj Kumar, a resident of San Ramon, California.