The Latest News & Views

Friday, October 19th, 2012

  • Two late-19th century lighthouses with rich histories have changed hands, with one going from the U.S.

  • Badlands sprawl out in every direction I look.

    East, west, south, or north, from the Ridgeline Nature Trail in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park it is easy to understand how the "badlands" term was coined.

    Located 10.8 miles from the park's Medora entrance, the trail makes a short dash uphill through Rocky M

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

  • A rock slide on Highway 101 near Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park is forcing visitors to take a roughly 50-mile detour while crews clean up the rubble and stablize the cliffside.

    Parts of the cliff side gave way just before noon Wednesday as crews were working on a rock bolting and scaling project at Milepost 228, roughly 15 miles

  • Predictions on how colorful the fall foliage will be for any given year are always a bit of a dice roll, but the forecasts for the current season in eastern national parks were generally promising. So...how accurate were those educated guesses?

  • After more than 15 years, and $19 million, the 184-mile-long towpath along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal has been restored to its original alignment along the Potomac River.

    Dubbed the "Big Slackwater" project after the last section of towpath needing repairs, the restoration work "not only eliminates the hazardous detour along narrow country roads, but it restores the magnificent views and his