The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

  • A heavy downpour Tuesday triggered some mud and rock slides along the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, trapping about 10 vehicles and requiring at least one visitor to be taken to a hospital.

    After the slides the road was closed between Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass, according to a park release.

  • A man who went for a hike Sunday morning and never returned was being searched for Tuesday in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit.

    The 48-year-old male was reported missing by his employer on Monday morning. Search parties were immediately formed to begin looking for him.

    The hiker’s vehicle was found at the park’s South Unit boundary.

  • Charges were raised today that the National Park Service is moving to OK a 100-foot-tall cellphone tower in the middle of Yellowstone National Park without having properly taken all the steps to OK the project, including informing the public along the way.

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  • Last week’s “State of Canada’s Parks” report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is making news across the country as budget cuts cleave 638 employees from Parks Canada.

    “Overall, the trend is extremely discouraging this year,” says CPAWS National Executive Director Éric Hébert-Daly.

  • Progress is being made on the latest phase of renovations to the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park, though it still will be some years before the entire hotel has been brought up to code.

    The first of seven stages of rehabilitation actually began more than a decade ago, in 2001 as work began on stabilizing t