The Latest News & Views

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

  • The family of a man gored to death by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park a year ago has sued the National Park Service for wrongful death, arguing the park staff knew the animal was a danger to hikers but failed to do anything about it.

    Bob Boardman, of Port Angeles, Washington, was gored Oct.

  • Planning to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway in the months to come? Be sure to bring your roadmap, as construction work along three stretches in North Carolina will impede your progress.

    Beginning November 14 and lasting into next summer three sections of the parkway will be closed to all traffic, including cyclists and pedestrians.

  • Running with the big dogs means something in Denali National Park and Preserve, where Ranger Jess Toubman has been training her sled dogs in a park campground for the coming winter.

    Leading the way is "Fin," a veteran in the park who is being counted on to train some of the younger dogs on the finer nuances of pulling a sled.

  • A plan to redesign traffic flows into Yellowstone National Park through its North Entrance has been given the green light by regional officials, although a firm timetable for the work to proceed is somewhat open-ended at this time.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

  • The National Park System grew by one unit Tuesday as President Obama used his powers under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia. With that declaration the president preserved a site integral to the history of slavery, the Civil War, and the U.S.