The Latest News & Views

Monday, June 6th, 2011

  • A visit to Yosemite National Park in 2011 will certainly be a much different experience than a similar trip in decades past, and a new exhibit in the park will offer a wide-ranging and thought-provoking look at a Yosemite that's gone but perhaps not totally forgotten.

    The early 1900s brought major changes that redefined both the park itself and the nature of a

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

  • A Jackson, Wyoming, man managed to survive a tumbling 2,000-foot fall in Grand Teton National Park, where he and two partners planned to summit Teewinot Mountain and then ski down its east face.

    Park officials say Jesse Stover, 39, and his friends set out about 4 a.m. Saturday for the summit.

  • Is your young-un too young to get involved in the National Park Service's Junior Ranger program?

  • When you look at the difficulties crews at Glacier National Park have each year opening the Going-to-the-Sun Road for summer traveler, you really have to appreciate the skills and tenacity of the men who built the road back in the 1920s and 1930s.

    The latest effort to open the 50-mile road across Glacier has been dealt some setbacks by avalanches and heavy sno

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

  • Nearly 650 miles have been added to the National Trails System thanks to the designation this week of 41 trails as National Recreation Trails.

    The additions span 17 states and offer both land and water trails that "provide opportunities for communities to connect with nature and enjoy the great