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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

  • An Indiana man has been indicted on six counts alleging child abuse stemming from rim-to-river-to-rim hikes in Grand Canyon National Park with his three grandsons during some of the hottest days of the summer.

    The indictment was returned against Christopher Carlson, 45, on September 20 by a grand jury seated in Phoenix, according to agents who investigated the

  • As the fall color season winds down in the Arizona high country, there's another sure sign winter is on the way: Most facilities on the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park will close for the season on October 15.

  • Budget shortfalls are expected to result in the closure of up to 70 of the 278 California state parks, but thanks to help from the National Park Service, three of those sites will get at least a one-year reprieve.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

  • Got a great national park photo? Want it to be one of 10 used by Eastern National for its Passport To Your National Parks® stamps? You have until October 17 to get your candidate in.

    Each year Eastern National holds a contest for National Park Service employees and Volunteers In Parks to select ten new images for the collectible Passport To Your National Parks® stamp series.

  • A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing a mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains last month.

    The death of the male lion, P-15, was discovered September 11 when a hiker c