The Latest News & Views

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

  • Should a state historic district that protects the birthplace of the Pullman sleeping car that once was a hallmark of rail travel be added to the National Park System? A congressional subcommittee is considering that possibility.

    The state of Illinois already operates the Pullman State Historic Site not far from downtown Chicago.

  • If you plan to be anywhere along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, keep an eye out for road cyclists.

  • Looking for a way to save some money on a national park vacation this summer?

  • The eclipse is past us, as is the transit of Venus, but that doesn't mean astronomy shows in the national parks are over.

Monday, June 11th, 2012

  • Miles and miles of lost or blocked streams. Thousands of acres of lost wetlands. Biological shudders through the underlying ecosystem.