The Latest News & Views

Friday, February 27th, 2009

  • Without historical records, how can we as a society know where we've come from, how we got to where we are today? When you consider the gold rush that descended on Alaska beginning in the late 1890s, you can distill some of that history through Jack London's wonderful novels, Call of the Wild and White Fang.

  • While the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth has passed us by, that doesn't mean you still can't help preserve not just his memory but places in the National Park System tied to Honest Abe.

    Through the end of 2009 the National Park Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the [

  • Bob Janiskee posted a recent story on the Traveler entitled, "Believe it or Not, Yosemite National Park Once had a Zoo." Some wags might suggest that title could also refer to campgrounds in Yosemite Valley in times past—and a old government report suggests they wouldn't be very f

  • Houchins Ferry, which shuttles cars across the Green River at Mammoth Cave National Park, is scheduled to open this Sunday.

    However, the Maple Springs Group Campground, which would normally open in March, remains closed due to hazardous fallen trees and damage from the January 27 ice storm.

  • Areas near Olympic National Park have been in the news in recent months for some pretty bizarre reasons. First it was those mythical vampires in nearby Forks, Washington, inspired by the best-selling Twilight books and movie. Now there's the following news headline: "Science Finds Swirling Vortex of Poison off Washington Coast."