The Latest News & Views

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

  • Never before have, and probably never again will, so many national parks come into existence on the same date.

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

  • Holiday ornaments depicting scenes from the national parks are dangling from the White House Christmas tree, a nod to the National Park Service's upcoming centennial.

    The ornaments from across the park system were designed by artists -- some active-duty rangers, some retired, some professional artists.

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

  • A 68-year-old hiker in Rocky Mountain National Park was killed in a freak accident when a tree fell on him.

    William Hudson, of Boulder, Colorado, died Tuesday when he was hit by the falling tree and subsequently fell and hit his head on boulder on the side of the trail.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

  • Off to the west of Canyonlands National Park proper, Horseshoe Canyon offers a fascinating trip back into prehistory, a time when nomadic tribes would follow the washes through the Southwest's canyon country from camp to camp.