The Latest News & Views

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

  • Rock. In every direction you glance in Canyonlands National Park your eye confronts rock. And whether it's twisted, contorted, or shattered rock, it's also more likely than not incredibly colorful.

    Geology, and time, conspire to do that. And it's that incredible landscape that justifies the creation of Canyonlands as a national park.

  • Do you have a hankering to see the big lava flow that’s making its way into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? Better check with park officials first.

Friday, December 5th, 2008

  • Interior Department officials finally did what was expected Friday when they published a rule change that will allow national park visitors to arm themselves.

  • Conservation groups are cheering a federal judge's ruling that could provide more definite protection of the air over Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • It got cheaper this week to visit Glacier National Park. But not because the National Park Service is rolling back its entrance fees. Not exactly, that is. At Glacier, the fees automatically drop when the park moves into the winter season.