Special Hikes and Tours in Mesa Verde National Park

Ranger-guided hikes and programs include a half-day hike into Upper Navajo Canyon, a 2-hour hike to Mug House, a half-day hike on Wetherill Mesa, and four tours of Yucca House National Monument. In addition, tickets for Twilight Tours of Cliff Palace, which feature a historical figure from the past, and a new Photography Tour at […]


Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Changes

Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Set to Change Closures this Fall The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that locations previously identified as closed for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use will change in the fall of 2014. A recent court decision paved the way for the BLM to implement the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area […]


Navajo Loom Weaving Workshop Held at Petrified Forest NP April 12th


Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Cultural Demonstrator Angeline Murphy from Houck, AZ will teach Navajo techniques in loom weaving at the Painted Desert Inn at the Petrified Forest National Park from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (there is an entrance fee into the park). For more information call (928)524-6228 Ext. 273. Source: NPS


Bundy vs BLM in Nevada Grazing Rights

CLARK COUNTY, Nevada — A man has been released after being arrested Sunday during an ongoing dispute over grazing rights between the Bureau of Land Management and a family in southern Nevada, and the family is calling for action. A federal judge in Las Vegas first ordered Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to remove his trespassing […]


National Park Week April 19-27 – Free Admission to Natl Parks

CELEBRATE NATIONAL PARK WEEK 2014 WITH FREE ADMISSION AND SPECIAL EVENTS   Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2014) The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, today announced that the nation’s 401 national parks will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27 with a free admission weekend and special events nationwide. The theme for this year’s National Park […]


What Happened in April in Tombstone

April 1881 – Bob Paul, former Wells Fargo agent, becomes Pima County Sheriff after a protracted challenge over the November 1880 election results. April 1881- Tombstone’s city council reorganized the City Marshal’s office as a police department, and established a Chief of Police for the city of 4,000. April 9, 1885 – The Tombstone Amateur […]


22nd Annual Joshua Tree NP Art Festival at the Oasis April 4-6

The 22nd Annual Art Festival will feature art inspired by the Joshua Tree National Park. Located at the park’s Oasis of Mara Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, the show takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4,5 and 6th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Twenty eight will be on-hand to exhibit and […]


Zion National Park BASE Jumper Recovered and Identified

March 25, 2014  – At approximately 11:00 am, March 25, 2014, a Search and Rescue (SAR) team consisting of members from Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and several volunteer climbers recovered a BASE jumper’s body from the West Temple area. He was identified as 38-year-old Sean Leary from Sacramento, California.  Leary was last heard […]


Virgin River Basin at Lake Mead NRA Closure March 27-May 12

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Virgin River Basin at Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be temporarily closed March 27 through May 12. The area closed includes the northern tip of Lake Mead National Recreation Area where the Virgin River meets Lake Mead, as well as surrounding lands. For a map of the closure area, visit www.nps.gov/lake/parknews/2014impoundment.htm. […]


Kayaker Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon NP

Grand Canyon, Ariz. — On Tuesday, March 18 at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call via satellite phone reporting a fatality on the Colorado River. The victim, a 31 year old male, was part of a private river trip of nine self-supported kayakers nearing the end of a 12 day […]

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