The Latest News & Views

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

  • Teams of scientists have headed into the Utah desert in years past to better understand life on other planets, so why not go underground to do the same?

  • Dramatic rescues employing helicopters and highly-trained crews have become almost commonplace from high mountains, deep canyons and other challenging terrain in parks across the country, but sometimes the solution to an emergency requires a return to the basics, including a trio of hardy park employees…and a mule.

    The Chisos Basin is a

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.