The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

  • On the morning of April 21, 2009, a local homeowner arrived at the visitor center at Fort Smith National Historic Site in Arkansas with the best of intentions but the worst of plans—he was carrying an old cannonball he'd dug up in his garden.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

  • It's purely personal opinion, but I believe May to be one of the best two or three months of the year to visit Arches National Park.

  • The staff and friends of Grand Canyon National Park will be celebrating their second annual Celebrate Wildlife Day on Saturday, May 2, 2009. The event will include special exhibits and programs, live animal demonstrations and fun for the entire family.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

  • Yellowstone National Park officials, in an effort to limit electronic intrusions in the park, are banning cellphone towers in campgrounds and recommended wilderness and limiting wireless access in some hotels.

  • While federal regulations seemingly prohibit bear spray in national parks outside of Alaska, park superintendents have the authority to override that ban within their parks, according to officials at Grand Teton National Park.