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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Monday, August 6th, 2012

  • A handful of fires burning in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, along with extremely dry conditions, have prompted park officials to close some trails and backcountry campsites and also reinstate fire restrictions.

    The largest fire currently burning in the park is the so-called Dewdrop Fire, which was sparked by lightning on July 27th and now covers about 25 acres to the east of Can

  • Parents of a 19-year-old Michigan man who vanished on a day hike in Glacier National Park expressed their struggle with accepting their loss Monday, but also extended thanks to the park staff for their efforts in finding him.

    Jakson Kreiser, who was spending his first summer in Glacier working for a park concessionaire, went for a day hike on July 27 and failed to return.

  • Editor's note: Sometimes better understanding past events is beneficial to charting future moves. In the second part of this series, Richard West Sellars, a long-time historian for the National Park Service, takes a look back at what precipitated the historic preservation movement in the National Park System.