The Latest News & Views

Monday, August 6th, 2012

  • Editor's note: Sometimes better understanding past events is beneficial to charting future moves. In the second part of this series, Richard West Sellars, a long-time historian for the National Park Service, takes a look back at what precipitated the historic preservation movement in the National Park System.

  • Some 800 years after it was built within an alcove in southern Colorado, a section of Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park is being threatened by a fault that is damaging the iconic cliff ruin.

    Park officials say the fault line runs parallel to the back wall of Cliff Palace and is threatening Kiva F and the southern half of

  • A swimmer cooling off at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area was bitten by a beaver that later tested postivie for rabies, according to park officials.

    Few details were released by the park, other than that the swimmer was bitten Thursday afternoon in the Delaware River near the Eshback Access.

    According to

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

  • With no signs of a hiker missing in Glacier National Park for the past week, park officials are scaling back the search.

    Limited search efforts for Jakson Kreiser, 19, will continue until the probability of finding new information or clues leading to the location of the Michigan man are exhausted, Glacier officials said

  • Editor’s Note: [i]If you're a regular reader of this column, you know I emphasize park news. But since travel is a big focus at the Traveler, I’m going to start featuring selected articles in other media that offer coverage of travel opportunities at parks outside the United States.