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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

  • What do you do when you see a visitor doing something inappropriate or illegal in a national park?

    This is not a theoretical question, as I struggle with this a lot. I feel that it's different from breaking the rules on the street.

  • A two-hour seminar is scheduled for Saturday in Shenandoah National Park for parents who want to teach their kids all about hiking, but are just a little leery they might not be able to keep their kids focused.

    The program will be led by Jeff Alt, the author of A Walk for Sunshine, and is structured to help teach parents how to stay safe while hi

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

  • A late-night collision between a grizzly bear and a vehicle in Yellowstone National Park killed the bear, according to park officials.

    The bear, a male estimated to be between 15 and 25 years old and weighing 417 pounds, was hit about 2 a.m.

  • When Trail Ridge Road opened end-to-end on Monday in Rocky Mountain National Park, it marked the latest opening of the road in more than 20 years, according to park officials.

    It indeed has been a long, snowy year in the Rockies and the High Sierra, where deep snowpacks and lingering snows have challenged snowplow operators and disappointed park goers who had

  • Acadia National Park soon will grow by 39 acres thanks to federal Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars that will enable the Park Service to acquire the acreage near the Lower Hadlock Pond.

    The Friends of Acadia and Maine Coast Heritage Trust have been holding the land for the park; t