The Latest News & Views

Friday, November 7th, 2008

  • Work is under way on a proposal to give bison more room to roam outside of Yellowstone National Park this winter without being killed or hazed back into the park. Though still in the preliminary stages, the proposal would help expand safe winter range for the iconic animals.

  • At dawn on November 29, 1864, Colorado Territory Volunteers under the command of John M. Chivington (the “Hero of Glorietta Pass”) attacked an Indian encampment at Sand Creekabout 80 miles southeast of Denver.

  • With Barack Obama set to become the first American president of African-American descent, 3,000 or so of the 19th Century Army veterans who served at Fort Davis must be high-fiving each other somewhere in the beyond.

  • Don't use Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park as a climate-change gauge. While snows have now closed the road for the season, a check of past years shows this year's closure is neither particularly late nor early.

  • It ain't gonna be pretty, but it's gotta be done. And with that in mind, Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will hold a public meeting next week to discuss alternatives for paving the 11-mile loop road around Cades Cove.