The Latest News & Views

Friday, June 27th, 2008

  • Sweltering in another heat wave on the East Coast? Tired of the rain in the Midwest? Fed-up with wildfires in California?

  • It's an engineering wonder, one that not only delights, but also perplexes and confounds, both motorists and road crews. And today the 75th birthday of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is being celebrated.

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

  • Barring a last-minute change of heart, the Interior Department on Monday will close the public comment period on a proposal to allow national park visitors to arm themselves.

  • Ever wonder what bears do when we're not watching them? This remote USGS footage obtained last June in Glacier National Park shows how bruins scratch some of their itches. Keep an eye on the bear, which is a black, not a grizzly, for a close-up cameo.

  • Prince William Forest Park became a national park unit in 1940 and acquired its present name 60 years ago on June 22. Situated about eight miles northwest of Triangle (and Quantico), Virginia, around 35 miles south of Washington, D.C., Prince William Forest is not a high-profile unit like many parks in the vicinity of our nation's capital.