What role did the nation's rail industry play in the national park movement? Dr. Alfred Runte, in response to those who believe it was minimal, maintains the railroads not only helped substantially push the movement along, but opened the Western landscape to many who might not otherwise have seen it.
Grand Canyon National Park
A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.
It took a quarter-century, but the composing toilet at the Cottonwood Campground in Grand Canyon National Park has reached its expiration date, and park crews are replacing it.
More work to maintain the Transcanyon Pipeline that carries drinking water across the Inner Gorge of Grand Canyon National Park has led to the shutoff of water in some areas.
An effort is under way to see bison hunted within Grand Canyon National Park. Arizona politicians who are pushing that proposal say the bison in the park are bison-cow hybrids that are "wreaking havoc" on the park.
A multi-million-dollar lawsuit has been filed against the federal government by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, which claims the National Park Service breached its contract with the concessionaire.
Road construction along the southern entry to Grand Canyon National Park could create some traffic snarls for the next three or four weeks.
An Australian visitor to Grand Canyon National Park possibly was struck and killed by a lightning bolt, though it will be up to a medical examiner to say for sure.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts on Thursday was announced the winner of bidding for the bulk of lodging and dining operations on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.