Latest National Park Service News

Yellowstone crews scale back search for Utah conservationist

Oct. 15, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

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. The national park that covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and...

Body found on Blue Ridge Parkway IDed as Rhode Island man

Oct. 15, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

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,...

National Park site vandalized with antisemitic language

Oct. 14, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

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...

Body found near Blue Ridge Parkway overlook

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

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. The park service said a park visitor reported the body below the Yadkin Valley Overlook, about 100 miles (161...

Crews working to improve popular trails at Big South Fork

Oct. 05, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

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...

79-year-old hiker reported missing at Utah park is rescued

Oct. 03, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

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. ...

Grant helps URI, Penn State researchers study sea-level rise

Oct. 03, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

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. ...

North Carolina man dies while swimming in Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 01, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

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...

Bear attacks couple picnicking at Blue Ridge Parkway site.

Oct. 01, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

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. The park service said in a news release that the...

FAA again delays final decision on Georgia spaceport permit

Sep. 29, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it's once again delaying a final decision on whether to permit construction of a launchpad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast. The Federal Aviation Administration now plans to issue a decision on Spaceport...