The Latest News & Views

Friday, May 8th, 2009

  • A 61-year-old New Yorker collapsed and died, apparently of natural causes, while being guided to the top of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve. William Hearne died Thursday after his team hauled gear to 13,500 feet.

  • A slice of the past will be preserved, and a larger slice removed, under Great Smoky Mountains National Park's plans for restoring the Elkmont Historic District.

  • Continuing on his whirlwind work schedule, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has cut through all the security red tape of the Bush administration and announced that the public once again will be able to climb all the way into the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Fans of trains and national parks have opportunities for special activities in a number of cities across the country on May 9 and 10, 2009.

    Railroad history fans can help celebrate the 140th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on Sunday, May 10 at Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah.

  • What better day to go on a ranger-led tour of birding sites in Grand Teton or Yellowstone national parks than on International Migratory Bird Day?