Across the country, conservationists battle the rapidly growing use of noisy, motorized water "thrillcraft," such as jet skis and power boats.
In separate attacks by mountain lions, a boy in Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park is wounded, and another boy, in Rocky Mountain National Park, is killed.
"Consumer Reports" rates its subscribers' experiences in American national parks and finds many complaints about parking, bad roads and overcrowding.
Utah lawmakers try to push bills thgrough Congress to limit the Antiquities Act and control management of the new Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Monument created with the Antiquities Act.
Vail Associates' plans for night skiing on Colorado's Vail Mountain are withdrawn after locals protest.
After a 25-year battle, developer Fred Kummer gives up his plan for the Adam's Rib Ski Resort in Colorado's Eagle County.
After half of Yellowstone's bison were slaughtered in Montana last winter over fears of brucellosis disease, the debate remains unresolved and the killing could easily continue next year.
Rosalie Little Thunder was arrested for physically confronting the bison slaughter outside Yellowstone, while other Native Americans, equally concerned, propose to re-establish bison herds on reservation land, using otherwise doomed animals.
An elegy for Yellowstone's "geyser guy," Rick Hutchinson, profiles a geologist who loved the park so deeply that his friends still feel his spirit there.