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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

  • During their journey west and return east, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left numerous marks recording their presence in order to validate a claim to the land for the United States. In some locations they painted the bark of trees, while in other places they made inscriptions in stone.


Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

  • A second fatality tied to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome possibly contracted in Yosemite National Park has been confirmed, leading to a search for visitors who stayed in the "Signature Tent Cabins" at Curry Village this summer.

    National Park Service officials have set up a phone number -- (209) 372-0822 -- visitors can call at Yosemite to seek information on hantavirus, a disease spread through

  • Birding has been in the headlines lately, and not always is a favorable light.

  • Take a hike and help out the Shenandoah National Park Trust. You can do that on September 22 when the annual Shenandoah Scramble takes off!

    The event, a fund-raiser for the trust, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

  • More than a quarter-million-dollars worth of grants have been distributed to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks from Washington's National Park Fund, which has contributed more than $1.4 million to the parks during the past five years.