The Latest News & Views

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

  • More than two dozen personnel were searching an area near Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday for a missing snowshoer who failed to return from an afternoon outing the day before.

    Blizzard conditions hampered the effort Saturday afternoon and evening to find Yong Chun Kim, a 66-year-old Tacoma man said to be familiar with snowshoeing at the park.

  • The winter months are some of the best for visiting Death Valley National Park thanks to the cooler temperatures and the wildflower bloom that arrives as early as February.

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

  • For a century now researchers have been studying volcanic activity from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, a facility that has provided many insights into volcanoes and earthquakes in the Pacific.

    The observatory's story will be told on January 17th at 7 p.m. at the After Dark in the Park program at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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Friday, January 13th, 2012

  • Contending that the state of Alaska has "declared a quiet war" on bears, National Parks Conservation Association officials on Friday urged the Alaska Board of Game to curtail bear baiting, snaring, and spotlighting of bears in national preserves in the state.

    During a board meeting in Anchorage to collect public testimony in various wildlife management issues, Jim

  • Whiskey Bend Road, the 4.5-mile road that connects Olympic Hot Springs Road
    to the Whiskey Bend trailhead in Olympic National Park, has reopened to public vehicle access.

    “We are pleased to invite the public back to the Whiskey Bend Road and trailhead,” said Olympic Superintendent Karen Gustin. “While the road is open again to dri