The Latest News & Views

Friday, May 11th, 2012

  • Getting into Yellowstone National Park from the south gets easier Friday, when the park's South Entrance gate is scheduled to open to vehicles.

    That scheduled opening is just two days earlier than last year's opening of the South Entrance.

    According to park officials, the gate was to be open for business at 8 a.m

  • A national strategy for building travel and tourism in the United States, with a goal of enticing more foreign visitors to come to America, touches in no small part on the role national parks play in tourism.

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

  • Last summer, when floodwaters rushed through Bandelier National Monument’s Frijoles Canyon, demolishing much of the parking area, it looked like a complete disaster.

  • What do a tattered diary, a rusty bayonet and a stained and torn 140-year-old telegram have in common? They can all help bring new life to our understanding of compelling events connected with the Civil War, but the artifacts' poor condition put them at risk for continued deterioration—and therefore made them unsuitable for public display.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

  • A Florida man on one of the cave tours at Mammoth Cave National Park died during the tour Wednesday, according to park officials.

    William Larry Martin, 67, of Bronson, Florida, was on the 11 a.m. Historic cave tour when he became ill in River Hall, about 1.5 miles into the 2-mile tour, a park release said.