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Thursday, April 5th, 2012

  • While a big deal was made several years ago when the outgoing Bush administration moved to allow energy exploration on the doorstep of some national parks in Utah, relatively little has been heard about oil drilling on the Blackfoot Reservation next to Glacier National Park.

    In the Utah matter, a series of leases i

  • It's time for the annual pool: When will the snowplows open the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park end-to-end?

    Word from the park is that the road crews have started their spring plowing operations.

  • It may be “back to the drawing board” for off-road vehicle rules at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

    Back in February North Carolina Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. introduced a bill to void the latest “final rules” regarding pedestrian and ORV use on the seashore.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

  • Many writers have used national parks as settings for novels, but none have managed to do it more successfully or more durably than Nevada Barr.

  • There are raft trips, and then there are raft trips. Once upon a time the prime objective was to get wet and have fun while bucking rapids, but these days companies are getting more creative in the trips they offer.