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Friday, June 29th, 2012

  • You can add Wind Cave National Park to the growing number of parks that are instituting fire restrictions due to the extreme fire conditions that are popping up across the country.

    This marks the second time this year that the park in South Dakota has implemented fire restrictions due to the heightened potential for wildfires.

  • There's a long history to national park souvenirs, going all the way back to the 1870s when folks broke off pieces of travertine in Yellowstone National Park to take home.

  • The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation's African American Experience Fund, has launched Expressions of Freedom, a nationwide artistic competition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • A day-long celebration, complete with chuck wagon dinner and an appearance by President Theodore Roosevelt, is planned to celebrate the addition of more than 5,500 acres to Wind Cave National Park.

    The affair, on July 7, is to officially welcome the so-called "[url=

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

  • An approximately 200-acre fire in the north district of Shenandoah National Park has forced trail closures. Firefighters are on the ground working to contain the Neighbor Mountain Fire.

    Park spokesperson Karen Beck-Herzog said the fire is burning entirely within the park on Neighbor Mountain and was reported Tuesday morning at approximately 6:40 a.m.