The Latest News & Views

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

  • When Mount Rainier National Park law enforcement Ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed on New Year's Day, she became the ninth ranger in the history of the National Park Service to be murdered in the line of duty, according to Park Service records.

    The following is a list of National Park Service rangers and U.S.

  • While most impacts of the diminished snowfall so far this winter across the Rockies have been negative, one positive is that the Harpers Corner Road at Dinosaur National Monument has remained open.

    Monument Superintendent Mary Risser says the road, which normally is shut off to vehicles on January 1, will remain open for traffic "until we have a forecast of a

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

  • A new fee structure is in place at Denali National Park and Preserve. Out is the old $20 per vehicle entrance fee. In is a $10 per person fee for visitors age 16 and older.

    The change, which takes effect today, was made because Denali does not collect the fees at an entrance station to the park as most national parks do.

  • Tourism traffic to Alaskan units of the National Park System grew by roughly 2 percent in 2011 to a total of 2.32 million visitors, according to preliminary National Park Service statistics.

    That total was up about 50,000 from the 2.27 million visitors who stopped in one of the units in 2010. Final numbers for this calendar year will be available in the spring.

  • It was big, potentially bad, and fell at the right time -- sometime in the night when there was no snowmobile or snowcoach traffic coming into Yellowstone National Park from the West Entrance.

    The blockish boulder, equal in size to a large SUV, but certainly much heavier, came down sometime in the night late Wednesd