The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

  • Is it just me, or is it really a sad sign of the times when the National Park Service is promoting "factory direct" body armor to its rangers, body armor that not only stops most bullets but which is "a great choice for active rangers"?

Monday, April 7th, 2008

  • Climate change is taking it on the chin in the Rockies this winter. So much snow has fallen in the Intermountain West that when it melts it's expected to raise the level of Lake Powell by some 50 feet, to the highest point it's been since 2002.

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

  • Condors have led Grand Canyon National Park rangers to a body about 300 feet below the South Rim.

    The body was spotted about noon today by a biologist from the Peregrine Fund who noticed "heavy condor activity concentrated in one area," a park release said.

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

  • A federal judge has agreed to give the two sides in the dispute over ORV use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore another week to find a solution. Short of that, he seems ready to ban the activity.