Latest National Park Service News

Woman dies on hike in Utah's Zion Park, husband rescued

Nov. 25, 2022 23:04 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after they were caught in extreme cold weather while hiking in Utah's Zion National Park, officials said. The married couple were on a permitted, 16-mile (25-kilometer) hike through the park area...

Grand Canyon park changes campground name that haunted tribe

Nov. 22, 2022 14:32 PM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — For years, the Indian Garden name assigned to a popular Grand Canyon campground has been a painful reminder for a Native American tribe that was displaced by the national park. Now, the name will finally be changed. The...

Hollywood Hills Chihuahua killed by LA's famous cougar, P-22

Nov. 21, 2022 19:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that killed a Chihuahua while the little dog was being walked on leash in the Hollywood Hills earlier this month is the famed cougar P-22, the National Park Service confirmed Monday. P-22 wears a tracking collar as part of a park service study and...

Mountain lion found dead along Los Angeles interstate

Nov. 10, 2022 20:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion was found dead early Thursday along Interstate 405 on the west side of Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol said. The cougar was removed from the southbound lanes near Mulholland Drive around 1 a.m. and will be examined by the state...

Feds resume study of restoring grizzlies to North Cascades

Nov. 10, 2022 15:48 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday hailed a decision by the Biden administration to resume studying whether grizzly bears should be restored to the remote North Cascades mountains in Washington state. The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 07, 2022 07:16 AM EST

Cincinnati Enquirer. November 6, 2022. Editorial: Ryan’s moderate approach might not be enough to stave off red wave One of the most watched Senate races in the country on Tuesday will be Ohio’s, featuring Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance. The two men...

Activists fight bid to remove Puerto Rico's 'colonial cats'

Nov. 03, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of cats have long slinked through the cobblestone streets of Puerto Rico’s historic district, stopping for the occasional pat on the head as delighted tourists and residents snap pictures and offer bits of food. The cats are so beloved they...

Hiker found alive after going missing on Arkansas trail

Nov. 02, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

HORSESHOE BEND, Ark. (AP) — A Louisiana man who was reported missing while hiking in the Ozark Mountains has been found alive after a four-day search, officials said. Clinton Preston Smith, 67, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was found “in good spirits” at about noon Tuesday,...

Man sentenced for shooting national park ranger in Colorado

Nov. 01, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to shooting a ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park last year. The ranger was wearing a bulletproof vest and wasn’t seriously injured. Daron Ellis, 29, of Aurora was...

Divers find bone believed to be human at receding Lake Mead

Oct. 27, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Divers have found more human remains at drought-stricken Lake Mead near Las Vegas, authorities said Thursday. A National Park Service dive team confirmed Oct. 18 that a bone found a day earlier at Callville Bay was part of “human skeletal remains” on the...