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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

  • CenturyLink, the phone company previously known as Qwest Communications, is seeking approval to erect a roughly 80-foot-tall telecommunications tower inside Glacier National Park at the park's St. Mary administrative area.

    According to a park release, the tower would service the greater St.

  • Father-daughter duos as National Park Service superintendents are a bit unusual, but Lisa Carrico will bring some uniquely personal connections to the job when she assumes her new post early next month at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

    The second-generation NPS superintendent is "coming home" to a park where she once lived as a teenager

Monday, January 9th, 2012

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar acted today to withdraw more than 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from hard-rock mining.

    The move, which was anticipated, has been described as critical to protect the canyon's watershed from potential adverse effects of additional uranium and other hardrock mining for the next 20 years.

  • The winter of 2011-2011 has gotten off to a veerryyyy slow start in Yosemite National Park, with the Tioga Road still open in early January and [url=http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2012/01/years-first-ascent-half-dome-shows-how-scarce-snow-yosemite-national-park9282]climbers reaching the t

  • Editor's note: One of the most trampled units of the National Park System is Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona, where drug runners, illegal immigrants, and pursuing Border Patrol agents have zigzagged through the monument's wilderness.