Family Sleepover at Tumacácori Sept 6th


For nearly 60 years the ruins of Tumacácori stood as a welcome waypoint for travelers.  Gold-seeking 49ers passed here on their way to California.  Military troops (including then Lieutenant John J. Pershing) left soot from their campfires on the walls of the sacristy.  Ranchers turned the cemetery, or campo santo, into a corral to keep […]


What Happened in September in Tombstone History


September 1, 1851 – John Philip Clum, future Apache agent, mayor of Tombstone and publisher of the Tombstone Epitaph, was born in the Hudson River Valley near Claverack, New York. September 6, 1884 – “Doc” Holliday was released after posting bail in Leadville, Colorado. He had been held in conjunction with shooting Billy Allen at […]


Drones Banned in Southeast Utah National Parks

Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft within Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, are now prohibited.The term “unmanned aircraft” is defined as: devices that are used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, […]


Fee Free Day Aug 25th – National Park’s 98th Birthday

It’s the National Park Service’s birthday, and they are hoping you’ll visit a national park and help everybody celebrate! On August 25, 2014 the National Park Service turns 98 years old. They are waiving entrance fees and inviting everyone to join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast. August 25 is a free-entrance day, so head to any of the country’s 401 national […]


Search Underway for Missing Californian Man at Lake Mohave

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – National Park Service rangers are searching for a missing 31-year-old Southern California man who was last seen in the water near Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave. At 12:07 p.m. Aug. 16, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call reporting that the man jumped off a boat into the water. […]


Burning Man 2014 – Caravansary

Design by Larry Harvey and Don Clarke, 
illustration by Andrew Johnstone and Jim Pire  

On August 24, 2014, the Black Rock City gate opens. The builders of this alternative metropolis have been busy laying out roads, securing the perimeter, and surviving the various windstorms and thunderstorms that have reportedly been hitting the Black Rock Desert’s playa this year. Playa, you ask? This playa is no beach, but a barren, […]


Monsoon Season Storms Cause Flash Flooding in Saguaro NP’s Tucson Mnt District


  August 12, 2014 – Tucson, AZ- Monsoon season storms have caused flash flooding in Saguaro National Park’s Tucson Mountain (West) District this afternoon. The flooding has damaged and washed out many segments of the Scenic Bajada Loop Drive. As a result, all of the dirt roads in the Tucson Mountain (West) District, except the […]


1 Dead in Possible Drowning at Lake Mohave

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – A 79-year-old Riverside, California, man was recovered from the waters of Lake Mohave near Paiute Cove Aug 10. At 2:29 p.m. Aug. 10, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a call reporting that the man went into the water, began to struggle and disappeared underwater. National Park […]


Body Discovered at Grand Canyon

August 6, 2014 – Grand Canyon, Ariz.– National Park Service personnel have located a body several hundred feet below the rim in the last known vicinity of missing Glendale, AZ resident Marc Buckhout. The family of Mr. Buckhout has been advised of the discovery. Due to the location and technical operation required to recover the […]


Cottonwood Visitor Center Joshua Tree NP

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California — Cottonwood Visitor Center, located at the southern end of Joshua Tree National Park, will temporarily close August 4, 2014 through August 15, 2014 due to road construction in the area. The closure will be Monday through Friday. The visitor center will be open the weekend of August […]

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