GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Hidden history will be explored this weekend at free programs in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock and Pipestem Resort.
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana auto museum has received a $500,000 grant for improvements that will include replacing a leaky roof that now requires more than 80 buckets to catch leaks throughout its third floor.
THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Two lightning-sparked wildfires in California merged and made a run to the edge of a grove of ancient sequoias, momentarily driving away firefighters as they try to protect the world's largest tree by wrapping its base in protective foil.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine foundation is slated to receive $750,000 through the National Park Service to revitalize and preserve downtowns in the state.
The park service's Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program is providing the money to the Maine Development Foundation.
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A land conservation group says 629 acres of forest land along the Appalachian Trail through the town of Killington have been protected.
The Conservation Fund made the announcement in late August that the land had been conserved in partnership with the National Park Service using money from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — A kayaker died and another paddler was missing Friday in Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, authorities said.
The kayakers were reported missing Thursday night in the Upper Peninsula.
COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A 39-year-old hunter was attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in southeastern Alaska, park officials said.
Jason Long from Eagle River, Alaska was alone when a mother bear with two cubs attacked him near the Chisana River, officials said in a statement Wednesday.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A 148-year-old Florida Keys lighthouse could get a new life now that a community organization is poised to take ownership and begin a massive preservation project.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service has identified a climber who died in northwestern Wyoming as a Japanese national who worked in California.
Hitoshi Onoe, 42, worked in San Jose, Grand Teton National Park officials said in a release Monday.
WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — The body of a Virginia hiker has been found in a steep and rocky area near the Continental Divide after she went missing in Glacier National Park, according to the National Park Service.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — City officials in Las Vegas say they’ll use a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service to fund research about five decades of segregation, civil rights activism and advocacy in the historic West Las Vegas neighborhood.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A storied New Orleans jazz site where a young Louis Armstrong once worked toppled when Ida blew through Louisiana as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the U.S.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The body of an Oregon man who fell inside Grand Canyon National Park has been recovered.
Park officials said 48-year-old David Colburn, of Tygh Valley, fell 50 feet (15 meters) Saturday afternoon while hiking in the Deer Creek Narrows.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man reported missing last weekend while on a hike in Grand Canyon National Park was found alive Tuesday.
National Park Service officials say 48-year-old Arturo Hernandez was located about 2 p.m.
ISLE ROYAL, Mich. (AP) — A wildfire that's burned about 200 acres on Michigan's remote Isle Royale has prompted the National Park Service to close some trails and campground areas on the wilderness island.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The chief medical examiner in North Carolina says a man visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last year was likely killed by a bear, the National Park Service said Thursday.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Oregon resident and tribal citizen Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III to head the National Park Service.
If confirmed by the Senate, Sams would be the first Native American to hold the position.
INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office of the Michigan Strategic Fund has received a $50,000 grant to document the history of Black housing in the city of Inkster from 1920-1970.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The National Park Service is pushing back after a U.S. government report recommended approval of a launch pad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast, saying a chance of explosive misfires over a federally protected island popular with tourists and campers poses an “unacceptable risk.”
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — The Big South Fork National Recreation Area along the Kentucky-Tennessee border is celebrating a national parks milestone by offering free camping later this month.
The National Park Service will mark its 105th year on Aug.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A California man drowned after rescuing his child who was struggling to swim in Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah state line.
The National Park Service said the family rented a ski boat, toured the lake and stopped in a cove near Warm Creek Bay on Thursday.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been killed in a motorcycle crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the second such death on the parkway within a week, the National Park Service said.
According to a statement from the park service, Shawn Emory, 39, of Weaverville died on July 31, news outlets reported.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Park Service has added some additional public land to a national reserve site in Idaho known for its rock climbing opportunities.
The agency added 22 acres of public land to the City of Rocks National Reserve south of Burley, thanks to an acquisition of private land that was already included in the reserve.
MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old man from the Detroit area lost his footing and fell to his death at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula, authorities said.
The man was identified as Dominic Rotondi of Lincoln Park.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Nevada man was found dead in Yosemite National Park after failing to return from a weekend hike, the National Park Service said.
The body of Fred Zalokar, 61, of Reno was found and recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark, a statement said.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a hiker in Grand Canyon National Park has died after suffering some kind of medical emergency.
Park officials say someone called the park's dispatch center Monday morning about a man on the Bright Angel Trail needing assistance.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Louisiana man has died while on a multi-day hiking trip at Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said Thursday.
Park officials said 44-year-old Rodney Hatfield of Washington, Louisiana, collapsed Wednesday on the Bright Angel Trail.
JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A park ranger in coastal South Carolina has been named the new executive director of the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission.
Victoria Smalls grew up in the Gullah Geechee community on St.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An effort is underway to make the larger Chesapeake Bay area part of the National Park Service.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Saturday that it would be called the Chesapeake National Recreation Area.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A 30-year veteran of the National Park Service will take over as leader of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
National Park Service acting Regional Director Pedro Ramos announced Thursday the appointment of Douglas “Doug” Neighbor as the new superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, beginning Aug.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The body of a longtime Northern California university professor was found last week in Yosemite National Park, and park officials are asking anyone who may have seen him at the park to call investigators.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore have died from starvation and dehydration in the last year because the animals couldn't get past a fence that the National Park Service placed to stop them from competing for food and water with cattle, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the federal government.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — An Illinois man has died during a hike in Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said Wednesday.
Park officials said 60-year-old William Smith of Oswego was hiking out of the canyon Tuesday after completing a day hike to Ooh Ahh Point about one mile down the South Kaibab Trail when he collapsed.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has a new superintendent.
Ann Honious will lead the park that’s made up of more than a dozen recreation areas in metro Atlanta, the National Park Service announced this week.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a women’s rights activist from Uganda sued the National Park Service this month after she was decapitated last year by a gate at Utah’s Arches National Park.
The gate had been left unlatched against federal policy for two weeks before it struck Esther Nakajjigo in June 2020, according to the lawsuit filed in Denver.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Public review has begun for a proposal to boost radio and cellphone service in Glacier National Park in Montana, park officials said. The deadline to comment is July 11.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are searching for a missing Texas man whose abandoned vehicle was found at the South Rim.
Park officials said Monday that 49-year-old Charles Lyon of Tyler was last seen at a hotel in Tusayan last Thursday.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia mansion where Robert E. Lee once lived that now overlooks Arlington National Cemetery is open to the public again, after a $12 million rehabilitation and reinterpretation that includes an increased emphasis on those who were enslaved there.
SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A 26-year-old woman has died after falling in a canyon at a U.S. national park in Utah, officials said.
The woman's body was recovered Sunday evening from Mystery Canyon at Zion National Park, the National Park Service said in a news release.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's efforts to force the National Park Service to grant the state permission to shoot fireworks from Mount Rushmore National Memorial to celebrate Independence Day this year.
COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — Two men have been rescued after five people involved in two separate incidents requested help at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska.
Early Monday, a helicopter reached 62-year-old pilot James Feola from Cassville, New York, and 62-year-old passenger Frederick Northup from Fairfield, New York, who had requested rescue Saturday afternoon near Mt.
Rangers who keep an eye on North America's highest mountain peak say impatient and inexperienced climbers are taking more risks and endangering themselves and other climbers after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Biologists studying Southern California bobcats found a mother and three kittens this spring in an unusual den in a cavity up in a tree in an area intensely burned by a huge 2018 wildfire west of Los Angeles, the National Park Service said.
PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Texas (AP) — A young alligator traced to the Louisiana bayous traded swamp scum for a sandy Padre Island beach in South Texas.
In an unusual spin from “Jaws,” the gator showed up Monday on Malaquite Beach, about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) southeast of Corpus Christi, Padre Island National Seashore officials said in a Facebook post.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's lawsuit against the federal government over a July Fourth fireworks display she wants to put on at Mount Rushmore has reignited legal tensions between her and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Serene, stark and seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service memorial to the people who died on United Airlines Flight 93 is hard to find on a map — as the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attack itself slips deeper into the nation's NANCY, Ky. (AP) — A permanent superintendent has been named to Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Kentucky following its addition to the National Park System. Dawn Davis was selected for the role and will begin in the position on June 20, the National Park Service said Wednesday in a statement...
NANCY, Ky. (AP) — A permanent superintendent has been named to Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Kentucky following its addition to the National Park System.
Dawn Davis was selected for the role and will begin in the position on June 20, the National Park Service said Wednesday in a statement...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — More than 45,000 people are vying for one of a dozen spots to help thin a herd of bison at Grand Canyon National Park.
The odds aren't as good as drawing a state tag to hunt the massive animals beyond the boundaries of the Grand Canyon, but they're far better than getting struck by lightning or winning the Powerball...
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A giant sequoia has been found smoldering and smoking in a part of Sequoia National Park that burned in one of California's huge wildfires last year, the National Park Service said Wednesday...