The Latest News & Views

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

  • In our continuing series of how to, and how not to, run rivers in the National Park System we bring you this selection from Canyonlands National Park. As you can probably surmise, the chocolaty Colorado River is best enjoyed from atop, not underneath, the raft.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

  • [i]Editor's note: During his National Park Service career, historian Richard West Sellars examined in-depth many facets of the National Park System and National Park Service. One of those projects focused on Civil War battlefields and how they've been preserved over the years.

Friday, August 1st, 2008

  • Roy Sullivan (1912-1983) was a park ranger at Shenandoah National Park for 36 years beginning in 1940. On seven occasions between 1942 and 1977, six of them in the park, Ranger Sullivan was struck by lightning and lived to tell about it.

  • 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.