OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — A 55-foot yacht has washed ashore on the North Carolina coast, the latest vessel to be victimized in shifting sands in recent months, officials said.
DETROIT (AP) — A Masonic lodge in Detroit has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, in part because of its contributions to the civil rights movement.
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego man was found dead in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Wednesday.
The body was found Monday morning at the base of Sentinel Wall, a short distance from the Hidden Valley Nature Trail, the National Park Service said.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a premier national park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly slumping amid changes in the climate.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI and the National Park Service are asking for the public's help in an investigation into the discovery of a body along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina last year.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — The body of a 75-year-old man was found after he apparently fell from a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park late Sunday night on Hawaii's Big Island, authorities said.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Beginning with the new year, visitors will no longer be allowed to harvest ramps within the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River in West Virginia.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Biologists discovered a cluster of rare mussels that could be more than 100 years old in the upper St. Croix River this past summer.
Wisconsin Public Radio reported Wednesday that biologists from the University of Minnesota, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service discovered eight spectaclecase mussels in the river in August.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale man who was hiking one of the most difficult trails in the Grand Canyon has been found dead.
The body of Ralph Stoll, 57, was found about 200 feet (61 meters) below Boucher Trail, Grand Canyon National Park said Wednesday.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A huge forest fire in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks has been fully contained more than three months after it broke out, officials said.
Fire managers declared the KNP Complex 100% contained on Dec.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Federal and state officials on Maui want to use bacteria to get rid of nonnative mosquitoes that carry avian malaria to help prevent the extinction of native forest birds found only in Hawaii.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's USS Arizona Memorial has problems again with its shoreside dock, which means that boat tours to the popular Pearl Harbor site are suspended.
The National Park Service said staff members at Pearl Harbor were alerted to an issue with the shoreside dock on Sunday.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A decline in ramps, or wild leeks, in West Virginia national parks has led the National Park Service to ban harvesting of the plants at three parks starting next year.
Ramp harvesting will not be allowed within New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic River as of Jan.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Federal agents are investigating voyeurism incidents at Grand Canyon National Park.
National Park Service special agents with the Investigative Services Branch said they were working to identify potential female victims of surreptitious recordings taken in bathroom facilities in the canyon's backcountry.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and authorities with the National Park Service are trying to find out who's responsible.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A towering sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Park has kept up its inland creep, covering up an access road and threatening to bury a parking lot in the coming years.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service announced Tuesday that it has awarded the largest single grant in the history of its American Battlefield Protection Program to help preserve one of the nation's lesser-known Civil War battlefields.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal agents in South Carolina are looking for someone who used a metal detector and dug 19 holes earlier this month looking for artifacts at a historic site which was once the Charleston area plantation of a signer of the U.S.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as National Park Service director, which will make him the first Native American to lead the agency.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A new National Park Service grant will help Mississippi State University assess human remains found at a historically significant late prehistoric Native American mound near campus and return them to their decedents.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Bar Harbor enjoyed a busy tourism season. And that contributed to $2.2 million in parking fees this summer.
The parking fees, permits and fines were nearly double the previous summer, when the COVID-19 pandemic stymied tourism in 2020, the Bangor Daily News reported.
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow is retiring from the National Park Service at the end of the year.
Mow has worked for the agency for 33 years, the last eight at Glacier National Park in northern Montana, while the park dealt with destructive wildfires, rebuilding the historic Sperry Chalet which was destroyed by fire in 2017, record visitation and a pandemic.
HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A man's body has washed ashore on a North Carolina beach, authorities said.
The National Park Service said in a news release that the body of Gregory L. Miller, 65, of Durham washed up on the north end of South Core Banks on Monday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are considering nominations for two locations to be included in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board is meeting Tuesday to review the nominations for Central Hazel Historic District in Calloway County and Dayton City Hall in Campbell County.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Park Service has partnered with a tourism association to ensure the contributions, cultures and traditions of Native Americans are incorporated into exhibits and programming at sites across the country.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rescuers have located and recovered the body of a 26-year-old Texas man in Grand Teton National Park after he was reported missing on Thursday.
The National Park Service said Sunday that Jared Hembree was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the park, or just southeast of the community of Moran.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The National Park Service has scaled back the search for Kim Crumbo, a conservationist from Utah who disappeared along with his brother during a Yellowstone backcountry trip in September.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A body found on the Blue Ridge Parkway was a homicide victim from Rhode Island, the National Park Service said.
Investigators on Thursday identified the victim as Josue Xavier Calderon, 33, and an obituary said he was from the town of Cumberland, which is 15 miles (24 km) north of Providence, news outlets reported.
CORNISH, N.H. (AP) — National Park Service rangers and New Hampshire state police are investigating antisemitic vandalism of The Temple monument at Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.
Vandals used paint and permanent markers on the monument where the family of famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens is interred, the Valley News reported.
BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (AP) — A man was found dead Saturday near an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, according to the National Park Service.
ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Crews have begun working on two projects in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area along the border of Tennessee and Kentucky.
In Tennessee, crews are working on Station Camp Creek Trail, a statement from the National Park Service said.
A 79-year-old hiker reported missing at Utah’s Zion National Park has been found alive, authorities said.
Nellis Air Force Base personnel in Nevada told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that John Fiske Burg was located Saturday afternoon above Lodge Canyon.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and their colleagues at Penn State have been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million grant to study the effects of sea level rise and how it may worsen the impact of extreme weather, URI said in a statement.
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man died Friday while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off the Outer Banks, the National Park Service said.
According to a news release, the man, who was from Horse Shoe in Henderson County but whose identity wasn't immediately released, was reported by a friend to be feeling tired in the ocean without a flotation device.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A couple having a picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina has survived multiple bear attacks which it says may have been triggered by their barking dog, the National Park Service said.
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.