The Latest News & Views

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

  • 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.

  • The Thursday segment of Kurt's rafting trip in Dinosaur National Park took him to the Yampa's confluence with the Green and thence downriver to Jones Hole on the Utah side of the park. Kurt's SPOT gizmo reported his overnight location, a gorgeous place on lower Jones Hole Creek. Check it out at

  • Visitors to the Grand Canyon will soon have another—and less crowded—option for visiting the park. Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is scheduled to open for the season on Friday, May 15.