The Latest News & Views

Friday, August 1st, 2008

  • What if?

    What if Bob and Cathleen Terczak had invested in a personal locater beacon before they began their week-long backcountry trek in North Cascades National Park? It's a haunting question in the wake of a climbing accident that killed the 50-year-old Maryland woman.

  • Better mapping has led Yellowstone National Park officials to scale back their estimate of the size of the "LeHardy Fire" to just about 500 acres. However, the Grand Loop Road north of Fishing Bridge remains closed because of the blaze.

  • Situated just southwest of the little community of Minnekahta, South Dakota, which is in turn roughly 20 miles northeast of Edgemont (pop. 867), there is a 320-acre tract that used to be a national park.

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

  • Situated near Springdale in southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is one of America’s most popular national parks (annual visitation 2.6 million).

  • How far will the National Rifle Association go to overthrow gun control measures? Apparently infiltrating groups who favor gun control isn't out of the question. Among the groups infiltrated? Apparently the National Parks Conservation Association.