National Park Service

Record heat in Alaska fuels wildfires
Record heat in Alaska fuels wildfires
Anchorage sees 90 F as nearly 120 fires blaze across the state.
National parks provide an unsettling view of patriotism
National parks provide an unsettling view of patriotism
Our nation’s darker past and bright ideas can both be found in the parks.
Potato living; safe landings; swarms at the bend
Potato living; safe landings; swarms at the bend
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Devils Tower may get a second name
Some Wyoming residents object to Superintendent Deborah Liggett's talk of renaming Devils Tower to something less offensive to Native Americans who regard the site as sacred.
Yellowstone cutbacks bring out the politicians
Yellowstone Park Superintendent Mike Finley's closure of campgrounds and museums because of budget problems leads to irate responses from Wyoming politicians.
Strapped parks look for money
National parks feeling the budget squeeze look for corporate financial help.
A park boss goes to bat for the land
Yellowstone National Park Supervisor Michael V. Finley stirs controversy and conflict as he fights to save America's oldest national park.
Utah's Burr Trail still leads to court
The Park Service sues Garfield County, Utah, after a road crew repairing the Burr Trail bulldozes a hillside inside the boundaries at Capitol Reef National Park.
Fund raising in parks takes a collection box, and a lawyer
Fund-raising and free speech regulations in the national parks affect both secular and religious groups.
Does Religion belong in national parks?
Proselytizing and fund-raising religious groups, as well as Park Service Director Roger Kennedy's occasional religious remarks, create controversy in national parks.
Parks may get control of their air
A bill introduced in Congress would give the Park Service more power to regulate overflights.
Xerox copiers and black helicopters
A tongue-in-cheek consideration of Colorado Republican Scott McInnis' search for waste at the Department of Interior, the closing of national parks and the Christian Coalition's involvement in both.
A bitter rancher and a failed compromise
Nevada's Great Basin National Park was founded on an uneasy compromise between grazing and preservation.
Mount Usher-in-More
Mount Rushmore plans a huge new parking lot to handle increased visitation.
Who will run the new Park Service?
Reorganization of the Park Service will change the management of individual parks.
A trial run at Glacier
During Gil Lusk's tenure as Glacier's superintendent, he worked hard at communitiy planning.
Shrink to fit
National Park Service faces mammoth reorganization.
Say what?
Park Service considers procedural changes and asks advice about de-jargonizing.
Parks give free rides
Park Service loses $100 million a year in fees it fails to collect.
Life after Barbee
Michael Finley replaces Robert Barbee as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.
Strangelove Park
Park Service considers historic preservation of Minuteman silos in South Dakota.
Could a treaty block a mine?
Yellowstone's status as a "world heritage site" could affect mining near the park.
Is "natural regulation' leading to unnatural results?
Rocky Times in Rocky Mountain National Park - An Unnatural History by Karl Hess Jr. reviewed.
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