The Latest News & Views

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

  • Spring blooms are gone in many areas of the National Park System, but they're really showing their true colors at Mount Rainier National Park, where the locals are rallying around "Wildflower Watch 2012."

    According to the folks at Visit Rainier, the Mount Rainier area was just voted "Best Wildflower Spot in The United States."

    "It is an exciting

  • Summer is a great time to star-gaze, thanks to the normally comfortable night-time temperatures. If you find yourself near Stanton, North Dakota, this week, stop by the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site and you can gain some insights into how Native Americans interpreted what they saw overhead.

    This Tuesday, July 24, Dr.

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

  • A special program next week in Ohio will look at how President James A. Garfield viewed African-Americans and his efforts to protect their civil and political rights.

    The program at the Mentor Public Library at noon on Wednesday will rely on materials from President Garfield’s diaries, letters, and speeches.

  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site will host the 31st annual Culture Fest on July 28-29 with a strong list of presenters after traditional skills such as flint knapping and beadwork.

    The festival will be held at the historic site near Stanton, North Dakota, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, July 20th, 2012

  • Authorities are seeking information on who was responsible for vandalizing two piping plovers nests at Gateway National Recreation Area, where eggs inside two nests were stolen earlier this month.

    Piping plovers are a threatened species along the Atlantic Coast under the U.S.