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Thursday, August 30th, 2012

  • 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.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  • With black bears in Dinosaur National Monument working to put on pounds for the winter, monument officials have moved to close two backcountry campsites to prevent human encounters with the hungry bruins.

    Dinosaur Superintendent Mary Risser said the two campsites are at Ely Creek along the Jones Hole Trail.

    “In an effort to reduce interactions between peopl