The Latest News & Views

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

  • With the last holiday weekend of the summer rolling out today, National Park Service crews are trying to get as much open as possible at hurricane-ravaged Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras national seashores.

  • Sure, it's still August, and the hot, humid weather just won't stop in many sections of the country.

  • A mountain lion born in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a little more than a year ago was killed earlier this week when it was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Interstate 405.

    NRA officials say the lion, P-18, was killed Tuesday morning just south of the Getty Center southbond on-ramp.

    The 15-month-old mountain lion’s movement w

  • A Canadian man, reportedly hoping to impress his children 20 years from now, spray-painted part of his name on a famous rock outcrop at Grand Canyon National Park, according to the ranger who interviewed him.

    When asked by Ranger David Robinson why he had defaced the 'Duck on a Rock' outcrop on the South Rim, Lucien Lionel Chenier, of Ottawa, Ontario, "stated

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

  • With fire conditions increasing, and a wildfire already burning nearby, all trails in the Kolob Canyon area of Zion National Park have been closed to hikers.

    Kolob Canyons is the northern section of the park and is located just off Interstate 15 approximately 15 miles south of Cedar City, Utah.