The Latest News & Views

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

  • Grand Teton National Park is one of the small number of NPS areas with "in-house" capabilities to respond to structural fires. That investment in training and equipment paid off recently when an early morning kitchen fire broke out at a restaurant in the Colter Bay area.

    At 5:45 a.m.

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

  • The National Park Service recently released a solicitation for bids on a boat rental/food service operation within Julian Price Memorial Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    This represents the fifth, and smallest, of the Blue Ridge Parkway concession proposals released within the last couple of months.

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

  • There soon could be 59 "national parks" in the National Park System.

    The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week approved legislation that would rename Pinnacles National Monument to Pinnacles National Park.

    The Pinnacles National Park Act, or H.R. 3641, was introduced last year by Rep.

  • Which state east of the Mississippi holds the most units of the National Park System within its borders?

  • River trips inherently involve getting wet. And then getting dry, and getting wet again. Throughout the day. So what you wear is critical to your comfort level throughout the day. And that's where DRY DUDZ come into play.

    My typical paddling wear involves either a swimsuit or a pair of shorts.