The Latest News & Views

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

  • Technology (sadly, perhaps) means you no longer need to climb Mount Rainier to get a good view from near the roof of Mount Rainier National Park.

    The other day they flipped the switch in the park and a webcam came to life at Camp Muir on the mountain's flanks.

  • A sizable marijuana farming operation has been found in Santa Monica National Recreation Area, one that has yielded more than 3,500 pot plants, according to NRA officials.

    The operation was found in late June, and rangers and assisting agencies have been working the past two weeks to remove debris and marijuana plants from the site and rehabilitate it to natur

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

  • Editor's note: This update identifies the missing individuals and provides additional details on how they entered the river.

    Yosemite National Park officials were presuming Wednesday that three visitors who were swept over Vernal Fall were killed in the incident, though a search continued for their remain

  • A young North Carolina girl was recovering Wednesday from a shark attack sustained in the surf at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

    "We had an unidentified witness on the beach who reported it as a shark attack, and from the evidence that has been drawn from the investigation the rangers are willing to confirm it as a shark attack, but we don’t know the species

  • Bountiful snowmelt this spring and summer has led to a dazzling display of wildflowers at Cedar Breaks National Monument, where officials have extended their Wildflower Festival through month's end.

    “There’s more to come,” said Nyssa Landres, a resource management volunteer at the Utah monument. “Every day brings new color to the park.”

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