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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

  • [i]Editor's note: Just before Christmas Beth Pratt filed a report on the Tioga Road still being open through the high country of Yosemite National Park and the wonderful ice skating to be had on Tenaya Lake. She celebrated New Year's by driving the road on January 2, which, until today, marked a record for the latest date the road was open.

  • A Latino homestead in Colorado that dates to the mid-19th century has been designated a National Historic Landmark by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

    In doing so, Secretary Salazar pointed to efforts to conserve natural, historic, and cultural resources of the San Luis Valley.

    “Latino settlement in Colorado is an important chapter in the history of the West

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

  • Mount Rainier National Park will remain closed to the public until Saturday to allow for park staff to grieve in the wake of the murder of Ranger Margaret Anderson, officials said Tuesday evening.

    Ranger Anderson, a 34-year-old law enforcement ranger, was shot and killed in the line of duty on New Year's Day when she blocked the road to Paradise with her patro

  • An invitation-only conference designed to explore the future of the national parks movement in the United States is coming to Washington, D.C., later this month.

    Hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Park Foundation, and the National Park Hospitality Association, the two-day[url=] [b][i]America's Summit on National Parks: Taking

  • The country's fiscal fitness, or lack thereof, is forcing Everglades National Park officials to re-examine the direction of development at Flamingo and Everglades City, and that, in turn, is slowing work on the park's long-range general management plan.

    At this point, park officials anticipate release of the draft GMP for public review