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Apr 2, 2020 1:05 AM CDT
Grand Canyon Closes Indefinitely
'It is a relief to a lot of the people in the park and community members'
- The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Staff at the Grand Canyon had been shutting down visitors services piecemeal as the federal government initially rebuffed its request to shutter completely. On Tuesday, visitors still had access to...
Early Morning Hike Ends in
Tragedy at National Park
Nov 30, 2019 6:30 AM CST
Early Morning Hike Ends in Tragedy at National Park
Authorities investigating how 2 tourists died, one got hurt at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
- An early morning hike near a world-famous arch ended in tragedy for a group of tourists on the day after Thanksgiving. An online post from the Grand County Sheriff's Office in Moab, Utah, says that at around 7:30am Friday, three people fell into the area below Delicate Arch...
Woman Falls to Her
Death From Half Dome
Sep 7, 2019 9:20 AM CDT
Woman Falls to Her Death From Half Dome
Danielle Burnett, 29, fell more than 500 feet while using mountain's cables, Yosemite officials say
- A 29-year-old Arizona woman tumbled to her death this week while ascending Yosemite National Park's Half Dome using the mountain's famous metal cables. Per CBS5 , park officials say Danielle Burnett was climbing the steepest part of the granite mound just before noon on Thursday when she fell down...
Mudslides Isolate 300
Tourists in National Park
Aug 17, 2019 10:16 AM CDT
Mudslides Isolate 300 Tourists in National Park
The vast Denali National Park and Preserve has only one road
- Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road, the AP reports. The superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve closed Denali Park Road to all traffic at mile 30 on Friday....
Helicopter Plucks Climbers
Near Mount Rainier Summit
Jun 6, 2019 5:46 PM CDT
Helicopter Plucks Climbers Near Mount Rainier Summit
Group was stranded for days
- A helicopter crew has rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak in Washington for several days. The National Park Service said in a statement that the climbers were suffering from exposure and were taken to hospitals, the...
Park Says Student
Fell 500 Feet to Death
Mar 18, 2019 2:50 AM CDT
Park Says Student Fell 500 Feet to Death
Jonathan Hogue found dead in Canyonlands
- The body of a missing University of Iowa student was found in Utah's Canyonlands National Park on Friday after three days of searching. Authorities say the body of 33-year-old Jonathan Hogue was found at the base of the Green River Outlook in the park's Islands of the Sky...
Senate Passes Sweeping
Feb 13, 2019 2:33 AM CST
Senate Passes Sweeping Conservation Package
Bipartisan effort to protect wilderness, national parks being called most wide-ranging in 10 years
calls it a "paradoxical win," but that's not stopping members of the US Senate from high-fiving on their latest bill: a bipartisan conservation effort that protects 1.3 million acres of wilderness, creates or expands 10 national parks (including Joshua Tree and Death Valley),...
'Park Protection Measures'
to Be Taken at Joshua Tree
Jan 8, 2019 6:07 PM CST
'Park Protection Measures' to Be Taken at Joshua Tree
People have been defacing trees, damaging roads
- Joshua Tree National Park is likely closing Thursday thanks to the partial government shutdown. The Southern California park, located near Twentynine Palms in the Mojave Desert, says that—with only about eight rangers patrolling due to the shutdown—visitors have recently defaced the park's namesake trees and done damage...
There's No Sign Outside, but
There's Starbucks at Yosemite
Mar 26, 2018 9:04 AM CDT
There's No Sign Outside, but There's Starbucks at Yosemite
It opened on March 16
- It seems 25,000 signatures weren't enough to keep a Starbucks out of Yosemite. That petition to halt its opening died a quiet death on March 16, when the coffee giant began operating at Yosemite Valley Lodge's Base Camp Eatery, which ABC7 reports underwent a $7 million remodel,...
Trump Nixes Obama-Era Bottled
Water 'Ban' in National Parks
Aug 21, 2017 5:27 PM CDT
Trump Nixes Obama-Era Bottled Water 'Ban' in National Parks
Critics say the bottled water industry's lobbying has won
- Environmentalists have a new bone to pick with the Trump administration, this time over bottled water. A six-year-old policy that encouraged national parks not to sell bottled water has been overturned by Trump, reports the
. Per NPR , the Obama-era policy put in place to reduce waste and pollution wasn’...
Couple Has Been Missing
for 6 Days in Sweltering Park
Aug 2, 2017 7:54 AM CDT
Couple Has Been Missing for 6 Days in Sweltering Park
Their car was found in Joshua Tree National Park on Friday
- Long-term survival in Joshua Tree National Park is "not impossible but highly improbable," a spokesperson is warning six days after a couple vanished inside the park's boundaries. Joseph Orbeso, 21, and Rachel Nguyen, 20, of Orange County, Calif., haven't been seen or heard from since setting...
Hundreds Enter US National
Parks Never to Return
in case you missed it
Mar 18, 2017 12:54 PM CDT
Hundreds Enter US National Parks Never to Return
Government doesn't keep track of people who disappear on federal land
- David Paulides believes the American public would be spooked if it knew how many people were mysteriously disappearing every year in the country's national parks. People have gone missing while poking around near a gift shop, running with a friend, and wearing professional survival gear. And while Paulides could...
Gay Rights Could Get First National Monument
May 4, 2016 7:03 AM CDT
Gay Rights Could Get First National Monument
Obama expected to approve Stonewall Inn as national park
- The first national monument to the gay rights movement could be on its way. For years, advocates have been calling for the creation of a national park in the vicinity of Manhattan's Stonewall Inn, where a 1969 police raid sparked a protest by gay men, now considered the start...
Famous Rock Arch
Apr 29, 2016 12:20 AM CDT
Graffiti Ruins Famous Rock Arch
Rangers in Utah say it could be too big to remove
- Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park are investigating large graffiti carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials say. The carvings discovered earlier this month measure about 4 feet across and 3 feet high, park Superintendent Kate Cannon says. The...
for a Week
Apr 14, 2016 8:19 AM CDT
Admission to National Parks Free for a Week
No cash needed April 16-24 to celebrate NPS' 100th anniversary
- The National Park Service turns 100 this year, and to celebrate, the NPS is waiving entry fees to its national parks all of next week,
reports. National Park Week runs April 16 through April 24, thanks to a joint effort by the NPS and National Park Foundation. "We...
Couple Who Died
in NM Desert Used
Water to Save Son
Aug 10, 2015 2:51 AM CDT
Couple Who Died in NM Desert Used Water to Save Son
French family wasn't prepared for the White Sands heat
- Tragedy at White Sands: A French couple who disastrously underestimated the power of the New Mexico desert died in the heat but used what little water they had to keep their son alive, the
reports. From what investigators can piece together, Ornella and David Steiner and their 9-year-old son,...
Drone at Park
Apr 29, 2015 3:44 PM CDT
Dad Tased After Flying Drone at Park
Travis Sanders says he didn't know flying tiny 'aircraft' was illegal
- Travis Sanders expected a fun night when he took his family to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Saturday. But things took an unexpected turn when the 35-year-old Pahoa resident was Tased by a park ranger and arrested after sending up a 3-inch quadcopter drone to take video of the...
Rifle Found in
Jan 15, 2015 7:24 AM CST
Mysterious 132-Year-Old Rifle Found in National Park
Who left the Winchester Model 1873 in Great Basin National Park?
- It was "the gun that won the West"—and it may have been leaning against a tree for more than a century. While surveying Nevada's Great Basin National Park in November, an archaeological crew spotted a Winchester Model 1873 in the woods. It was a lucky sighting:...
Experts Hunt for
Oct 21, 2014 10:33 AM CDT
Experts Hunt for Prehistoric Culture Under Everglades Boardwalk
Search follows on 1968 discovery
- Researchers are searching for an ancient culture in Everglades National Park, following up on work done decades ago. In 1968, after a pond in the park was dredged, a park ranger spotted a vast collection of what may have been tools and weapons, as well as remnants of marine life...
2 Ancient Villages
Emerge in Arizona
Oct 6, 2014 2:20 PM CDT
2 Ancient Villages Emerge in Arizona National Park
Dwellings built into sand dunes
- An ancient village has come to light in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park—and it's the second such find in as many years. The villages are some 1,300 years old, dating from between 200 AD and 700 AD, ABC News reports. Archaeologists discovered homes dug into the...
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