- Washington flummoxed over federal Confederate flag displays Updated: Jul-01-16 4:13 am
WASHINGTON - A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag's display on federal property, including the U.S. Capitol complex.
- CBS reporter traveling to 59 parks in a year Updated: Jun-30-16 4:49 pm
NEW YORK - Conor Knighton didn't take the easy route when he proposed a "CBS Sunday Morning" story on the National Park Service's centennial.
- In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second look Updated: Jun-30-16 3:02 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Amid the misery of the Great Depression, Rupert Lopez gratefully worked for $1 a day for the Civilian Conservation Corps, making adobe-block walls for a new regional National Park Service administration building in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Site of Powhatan village to become national park Updated: Jun-29-16 1:07 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The site of the village occupied by Powhatan and his daughter Pocahontas is set to become a national park.
- Hikers rescued on trip to 'Into the Wild' bus Updated: Jun-28-16 12:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Officials say two hikers rescued after failing to return on time from a trip into the Alaska wilderness are the latest to be saved after trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild."
- NY gets $250K from US to study, protect upstate battle sites Updated: Jun-28-16 12:24 am
ALBANY, New York - Two municipalities, a veterans' group, a college and an Indian tribe are splitting more than $250,000 in federal grants to study and protect battlefields in upstate New York.
- Idexx Laboratories founder gives $1M for Acadia initiative Updated: Jun-28-16 12:16 am
BAR HARBOR, Maine - The founder of Idexx Laboratories is giving $1 million to pay for a science initiative involving Acadia National Park.
- Hot Springs National Park using goats to eat invasive plants Updated: Jun-27-16 12:16 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - The National Park Service is turning to goats to help rid Hot Springs National Park of invasive plants that are growing in areas where herbicides can't be used.
- Communities struggle with tourist influx at Pictured Rocks Updated: Jun-26-16 3:29 pm
MARQUETTE, Michigan - Communities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are struggling to deal with a growing influx of tourists visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
- Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes Updated: Jun-25-16 1:31 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees that left cavities behind as they decayed over the years, researchers have found.
- Museum talk, new book focus on 1777 Battles of Saratoga Updated: Jun-25-16 10:19 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - The Revolutionary War battles at Saratoga are the subject of a presentation by a National Park Service ranger and a new book by an archaeologist who has conducted excavations at the upstate New York battlefield.
- Arizona Memorial dock replacement to take 2 extra days Updated: Jun-24-16 8:08 pm
HONOLULU - The National Park Service says the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor will be closed to visitors for an extra two days while its dock is replaced.
- Catoctin Mountain Park lifts restrictions on bouldering Updated: Jun-24-16 1:35 am
THURMONT, Maryland - The National Park Service is lifting restrictions on boulder-climbing at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont.
- Park Service project shares stories of women along Route 66 Updated: Jun-23-16 3:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It was a man's world nearly a century ago when one of America's most famous highways got its start, opening up vast expanses of the West as it created an automobile artery that stretched roughly 2,400 miles from Chicago to the West Coast.
- Oil canals in national preserve in Louisiana to be filled Updated: Jun-21-16 4:54 pm
BARATARIA PRESERVE, Louisiana - In the heyday of oil exploration on Louisiana's coast after World War II, companies dug about 10,000 miles of canals as straight as Kansas highways through a natural world that's unraveling today - due, in part, to those canals.
- Officials push for funds to repair DC's Memorial Bridge Updated: Jun-20-16 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Virginia and Washington officials are pushing for more funding to repair the crumbling Arlington Memorial Bridge.
- Groups seek to protect rare butterfly on San Juan Island Updated: Jun-19-16 3:02 am
FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington - In the grasslands on south San Juan Island, several patches of bright yellow flowers are fenced off from the rest of the landscape.
- Report finds Grand Canyon bison are native to region Updated: Jun-17-16 7:46 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time - thousands of years - to determine the massive animals' roots.
- LePage uses out-of-state contractor to build logging bridge Updated: Jun-17-16 5:54 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - An out-of-state company hired by Republican Gov. Paul LePage has installed a bridge across land owned by a family that wants to donate 87,500 acres to the National Park Service.
- Nation's oldest lighthouse celebrates 300th anniversary Updated: Jun-17-16 12:40 pm
BOSTON - Boston Light, the nation's first and oldest lighthouse station, is marking 300 years of warning mariners as they navigate the tricky waters of Boston Harbor.
- Arts commission OKs plan for higher White House fence Updated: Jun-16-16 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - A plan to increase the overall height of the fence surrounding the White House by approximately 6 feet, about doubling its current height, won preliminary approval from a Washington arts commission Thursday.
- The Latest: Japanese climber dies on Alaska mountain Updated: Jun-15-16 4:54 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on the death of a climber on Alaska's Denali, North America's tallest mountain:
- Climber dies of unknown illness on Alaska mountain Updated: Jun-15-16 4:45 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The National Park Service says a climber on Alaska's Denali mountain died Tuesday of an unknown illness.
- Colo. Springs hiker apparently fell to death in Black Canyon Updated: Jun-15-16 2:27 pm
GUNNISON, Colorado - Investigators are trying to determine how a 24-year-old backpacker apparently fell to his death while hiking in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
- Native history, Bakken pipeline clash in Iowa Blood Run area Updated: Jun-11-16 10:33 am
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - The planned route of the Bakken oil pipeline in northwest Iowa would lie near an area in Lyon County that archaeologists say was essentially the state capital for native populations from 1500 to 1700.