The Latest News & Views

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

  • Depending on your perspective, the Endangered Species Act is either an incredible waste of money and effort, or a highly successful tool that protects species from extinction.

  • One way or another, Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season a week from today.

    As of Wednesday there wasn't enough snow cover throughout the park to allow for over-snow travel, but officials were ready to permit wheeled travel for commercial vehicles if need be, said park spokesman Dan Hottle.


Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

  • Nearly six years after a statue honoring the 4th New York Battery's role at Gettysburg was vandalized, it has been repaired and returned to its pedestal.

    Monument preservation staff at Gettysburg National Military Park reset the bronze figure of an artilleryman onto the pedestal of the 4th New York Battery monument, also known as

  • When I first started the Traveler back in '05, I never expected some stories about the National Park System to be so controversial.

    Who thought the snowmobile issue in Yellowstone National Park would still be slogging on, a decade and more than $10 million since it first arose back in 2000?

  • Costs, seasonality, and even climate change have planners at Everglades National Park revisiting how best to provide lodging for visitors to the Flamingo area of the park.

    It's been more than six years since a hurricane destroyed the old lodging facility, which was a collection of motel-like buildings dating to the early 1960s.