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Friday, January 13th, 2012

  • With the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War upon us, a firm understanding what was at the root of the war between the states is key, and the National Park Service has provided that primer in an award-winning publication, Slavery: Cause and Catalyst of the Civil War.

    Just 26 pages long, the booklet shouldn't be viewed as a thorough accounting of causes of the Civil War

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

  • You could look upon the small card as the 2012 annual pass for Glacier National Park, but you also could look upon it as a work of art.

    The card, which costs just $35 and gets you (and everyone in your car) into the park as many times as you want this year, features a mural that includes artwork from more than 700 visit

  • The upcoming three-day Martin Luther King, Jr., Day weekend offers a chance to not just celebrate the life of one of the country's foremost Civil Rights advocates but also an opportunity to reflect on the equality we enjoy in the United States.

  • The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks.

    The Discover Denali Research Fellowship is for research in or near Denali, and the Murie Science and Learning Center Fellows

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

  • A fire reported at Cumberland Island National Seashore a week ago is almost fully contained, park officials said Wednesday. The "Hickory Hill Fire" was 95 percent contained, although it continues to smolder, officials said.

    On Tuesday, fire crews transitioned from a large, 20-person crew focused on line construction and containment to a smaller three-pe