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Thursday, July 19th, 2012

  • You can learn about the fur trading days of the 19th century, and pick the brains of some experts on the period, during an upcoming book signing at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site in North Dakota.

    Anthropologist and fur trade scholar W.

  • Is Shenandoah National Park your favorite national park? If so, start planning to attend the Second Annual Friends of Shenandoah Day that's coming up at the end of the month.

    The friends day is set for July 28.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

  • Editor's note: This adds the latest details on the rock and mudslides, along with two photos.

    Glacier National Park officials are predicting that the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road, which was buried in places by a number of mud-and-rock slides on Tuesday, will be open for end-to-end travel by Thursday evening.

    Officials estimated Wednesday that upwards of 900 cubic yards of mater

  • A temporary trail closure has been put in place on the Comet Falls Trail at Mount Rainier National Park to protect hikers from falling through a crust of snow and into the cold waters of Comet Falls.

    The closure runs from approximately a quarter-mile below Comet Falls to the river crossing above Comet Falls in Van Trump Park.

  • Pointing to the National Park Service's own testing as evidence, National Parks Conservation Association officials are criticizing a proposed winter-use plan for Yellowstone National Park, saying testing shows snowmobiles have gotten dirtier and noiser, not cleaner and quieter.

    In pointing to the park's [url=http://www.nps.gov/yell/parkmgmt/upload/pem_of_snowcoa