The Latest News & Views

Friday, August 31st, 2012

  • Late-August's weather conditions -- hot, dry weather with gusting winds -- have allowed wildfires and their smoke to increase in Yellowstone National Park, but the weather forecast holds some promise for help from above.

    So smoky have conditions been around the Cygnet Fire that the road between Norris and Canyon was at times closed Thursday evening, and closures were possible into the weekend d

  • Most visitors to Yosemite National Park come to enjoy the waterfalls and the walls of granite, but there's another dimension that deserves your attention: the dazzling night skies overhead.

    Videographer Steven M. Bumgardner took his cameras out after dark to capture some of those skies.

  • Early spring runoff, and low precipitation this summer, has Grand Teton National Park officials planning to halt commercial boating operations on Jenny Lake on Tuesday.

    Park officials say the decision was made to prevent boat motors and trailers from being damaged by the lake's low level.

    Jenny Lake Boating is an

  • The call of the wild greeted a group of big city teens who were treated to four days in Voyageurs National Park, a trip that included the sighting of a lone wolf.

    The adventure, with support from Wilderness Inquiry, the Voyageurs National Park Association, and Voyageurs National Park, brought teens from the Twin Cities and International Falls for an outdoor le

  • There's a new campsite for you to choose from when you make plans to visit Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

    Park crews have created a new site on Long Island approximately one-half mile southeast of the light station on the northeast, or Lake Superior side, of Long Island.