The Latest News & Views

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

  • Colorado's Front Range has already been hit by several snowstorms this fall, and Rocky Mountain National Park's rangers are ready to take advantage of that building snowpack by showing visitors a good time outdoors.

    Here's a look at the park's winter activities sheet:

    On the east side of the park:

    Winter Storytime – December 26 throu

  • Guns often are the main attraction at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, but there's a little something there for culinary fans, too, as the following from the site's staff indicates.

    You have already bought the kids their gifts at Wal-Mart, shopped for mom at Macy's, and hit Target for electronic toys.

  • With snow conditons improving, rangers at Mount Rainier National Park are ready to lead you into the area surrounding Paradise on snowshoe adventures.

    During the upcoming holiday break, the guided walks are being offered daily through January 1. From January 7 through March 25, conditions allowing, the walks will be conducted on weekends and holida

  • Call it a mix of good news and bad news. On the upside, contractors removing dams along the Elwha River at Olympic National Park are getting a two-week head start on the work.

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

  • The National Park Service recently announced that it would package the Blue Ridge Parkway concessions operation for lodging, retail, and food and beverage visitor services for Peaks of Otter Lodge, Bluffs Lodge, and Rocky Knob Cabins under a single prospectus expected to be released in April 2012.

    The award date is anticipated for sometime in November next year. Prospective concess