The Latest News & Views

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

  • A 32-year-old Washington man missing in the backcountry of Olympic National Park since Sunday broke an ankle, but otherwise was OK when searchers found him.

    Tim Bailey, of Mountlake Terrace, had slipped about 150 feet down a drainage on Saturday and injured his left ankle, according to park officials.

  • You’ll get startlingly close to galaxies, nebulae, planets and more at three great September star-gazing events at the loftiest viewing locations in Eastern America, thanks to Southern Appalachian National Parks.

    Between events at Purchase Knob in the Smokies, near Craggy Dome on the [url=htt

  • Visit Grand Canyon National Park early in September and you'll be able to watch masters at work as they try to capture all the vibrancy and moodiness of the canyon during the 4th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.

    The event, sponsored by the Grand Canyon Association, features 26 artists from around the

  • Three years after they first formally proposed tearing down the Cyclorama building that once housed a Civil War diorama, Gettysburg National Military Park officials have again announced their preference to do just that.

    While the park's General Management Plan approved in 1999 called for the building to be razed, opposition put off a final decision.

  • [i]Editor's note: Ruffin Prevost, long a reporter who covered Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for newspapers, now oversees a blog dedicated to those parks: Yellowstone Gate.