The Latest News & Views

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

  • It was only a couple of weeks ago when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the investment of $15.2 million in the country's five volcano observatories.

  • Breeding populations of Burmese pythons have been established in extensive areas of Florida. In vulnerable places like Everglades National Park, limiting the growth and spread of this ecologically disruptive and potentially dangerous invader will be a very daunting task.

  • A temporary exhibit featuring work of Thomas Moran and 21 other nationally known artists is on display at Zion National Park through May 26, 2009.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

  • If you're driving between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, here's a new option for lunch that combines history with a short scenic respite from the interstate: After a nearly two-decade-long hiatus, the Kelso Depot lunch room—"The Beanery"—is back in business.

  • Grand Canyon National Park rangers recovered a young man's body Friday and were continuing efforts to find two other men missing since Thursday morning after the three jumped into the Colorado River near Phantom Ranch.