The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

  • The Atlantic hurricane season officially got under way on June 1, so the National Park Service has begun keeping an especially wary eye on the weather. The hazard zones are huge.

  • Some might find it hard to believe, but the National Park Service actually runs its own cattle operation.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

  • Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park have recovered a body in the Hermit Basin area of the park and believe it's that of a hiker who went missing over the Memorial Day weekend.

    Search and rescue crews found the body, thought to be that of 69-year-old Robert A. Williams, Tuesday morning.

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says national parks that charge entrance fees will waive those fees for three weekends this summer in a bid to boost tourism. Wouldn't it be nice if the fees were waived for the entire summer!

  • When word got around that our Dumb and Dumber tour of southwestern Colorado would include a stop at Mesa Verde National Park, my buddy Jim Elder and I started getting park-related information and advice from relatives, friends, and acquaintances. The collective wisdom of the Been There, Done That contingent is a wonderful asset, is it not?