The Latest News & Views

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

  • Paul Swanstrom typically flies over Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve daily during the summer, but poor weather kept him grounded for a time in June.

  • Norway’s First National Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    The half century mark for Rondane National Park (roughly pronounced Ron-dawn-uh) isn’t until December 21st, but the savvy Norwegians know that’s a dreadfully dark, cold part of the Scandinavian winter.

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

  • Denali National Park and Preserve is hosting a special free string orchestra concert on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Denali Visitor Center.

    The concert features Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival’s 16-piece string orchestra playing “Denali,” a piece inspired by composer Stephen Lias’ visit to the park last year.

Friday, July 13th, 2012

  • A Colorado man descending a glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park with friends was killed when he slipped and slid about 100 feet down a glacier.

    According to park officials, the 47-year-old man from Castle Rock was heading down Andrews Glacier on Thursday afternoon when he fell and slid into some rocks.

  • Sometimes you can't always find a room inside a national park, either because there are none (see Arches or Canyonlands national parks), or because there simply aren't enough rooms to go around, which often is the case.

    When you encounter t