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Friday, June 8th, 2012

  • A 44-year-old woman was attacked and stabbed several times Friday while hiking the Gatlinburg Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to park officials.

    The unidentified woman managed to make her way to Highway 441 shortly before 3 p.m.

  • An 18-year-old woman, on the first day of her summer job with a Yellowstone National Park concessionaire, fell about 400 feet to her death into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

    Park officials said the woman, out hiking Thursday evening with three colleagues along the North Rim Trail, fell into the canyon near Inspiration Point.

  • Editor's note: This updates the story with additional details on the size of the pasture, how many horses and mules were there total, who was responsible for checking on them.

    Seven mules and two horses owned by the National Park Service for use in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks recently were discovered dead in their winter pasture, poss

  • You can add Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., to the slowly growing list of parks that have turned to lethal means to tamp down burgeoning populations of ungulates, whether they are elk or deer.

    The National Park Service last week OKed a plan to cull the park's deer herd so as to protect the forests and shrubs from being browsed out of existence.


  • If you missed celebrating International Migratory Bird Day last month, you can make it up by heading to Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday for a bird walk in the park.

    While many parks celebrated International Migratory Bird Day in May, Rocky Mountain is marking the day this weekend with a walk with experienced bird watchers.