Category: News

  • Early Summer is an Active Time for Bear Cubs and Yearlings

    Early Summer is an Active Time for Bear Cubs and Yearlings

    Keep Tahoe Bears Wild! Summer is here at Lake Tahoe and that means more visitors recreating in bear habitat, which increases the chance of encountering a bear – or a family of bears. Increased visitation also brings more temptations for bears to discover human food and garbage sources. For Tahoe bears, summer is a time […]

  • UPDATE: Yellowstone National Park’s south loop will reopen to the public on June 22

    UPDATE: Yellowstone National Park’s south loop will reopen to the public on June 22

    Visitors traveling to park in coming weeks must stay informed about the new interim visitor entry system Yellowstone National Park’s south loop will reopen to the public on June 22 Visitors traveling to park in coming weeks must stay informed about the new interim visitor entry system  At 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, Yellowstone National […]

  • National Park Service announces $50 million in emergency funding; expedited plans to reopen 80 percent of Yellowstone

    National Park Service announces $50 million in emergency funding; expedited plans to reopen 80 percent of Yellowstone

    Park also making progress to identify expedient temporary options to restore access to Gardiner and Cooke City, Montana MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — During a visit to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, Montana, on Sunday, June 19, National Park Service Director Chuck Sams with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly announced $50 million to kick-start recovery […]

  • Drowning at South Cove on Lake Mead over Father’s Day Weekend

    Drowning at South Cove on Lake Mead over Father’s Day Weekend

    High winds and rough water were factors BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Lake Mead National Recreation Area can confirm that an adult male has drowned at South Cove on Lake Mead over Father’s Day Weekend. National Park Service rangers received reports of a tri-hull vessel approximately 15 feet long taking on water over the bow due […]

  • Profile of a Desert Prospector

    Profile of a Desert Prospector

    Jay W. Sharp The prospector – a composite of many from across the eastern half of the United States – had heard the stories from the gold fields of California early in that year of 1849. Young men, with little future in impoverished rural communities and fields in the East and the Old South, spoke […]

  • Terlingua Ghost Town

    Terlingua Ghost Town

    by Ara Gureghian We (my buddy Spirit – my dog and my best friend – and I) have been in Terlingua, in the Big Bend area of western Texas, for about a month now, and when asked me to write a feature on its ghost town, too many paths presented themselves.  The history?  The residents?  […]

  • Exploring Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings

    Exploring Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings

    By Joe Zentner Mesa Verde National Park, the site of some of the most spectacular and mysterious prehistoric ruins in all of the United States, lies about 35 miles west of Durango, Colorado, south of U. S. Highway 160, in the southwestern corner of the Centennial State.  Heavily dissected, Mesa Verde ranges from 6000 to […]

  • Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park

    Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park

    The mystical shapes inspire imagination and intrigue. It appears impossible that the destructive forces of water carved these fragile landforms. Instead many believe the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon were formed by wind. This is a mistaken idea. Wind is an effective form of erosion for many locations. However, for Bryce Canyon wind has little effect […]

  • Deceased person found near Zabriskie Point

    Deceased person found near Zabriskie Point

    DEATH VALLEY, CA – Park visitors found the body of David Kelleher on June 14, 2022 in Death Valley National Park. Kelleher appears to have been walking from Zabriskie Point toward Furnace Creek after running out of gas. On the morning of June 8, a park ranger noticed that there was only one vehicle in […]

  • California State Park and Recreation Commission Takes First Step to Rename Negro Bar

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Park and Recreation Commission today voted unanimously on a temporary name change of a day-use area, identified as Negro Bar within Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, to Black Miners Bar. This name change is part of a multistep recommendation.  View the official news release here.