The Latest News & Views

Monday, September 8th, 2008

  • Authorized 47 years ago on September 8, 1961, Fort Davis National Historic Site is one of the best remaining examples of an Indian Wars frontier military post.

  • After the shuttle buses cease operating at Denali National Park, motorists with lottery-distributed permits can take fall color tours on the 92-mile shuttle road. This year the four-day special event known as the "Denali Road Lottery" will take place September 12, 13, 14, and 15 (Friday through Monday, 6 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.) weather permitting.

  • Sweeping panoramas, fluted slot canyons and fossilized sand dunes are among the subjects that Jon Ortner brings into focus with Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest, an expansive coffee table book.

  • There already are splashes of fall color showing up in Grand Teton National Park. But the reds and rusts are not associated with the changing of the seasons. Rather, they're a dire harbinger of what climate change could exact from the park's forests.

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

  • Grand Teton National Park's art collection has grown by one. A landscape painting of the Tetons by the late Harrison R. Crandall, who made a career photographing and painting the Tetons, has been donated to the park by his daughter, Quita Crandall Pownall, and her husband, Herb Pownall.