- Czech Republic man dies while skiing on Alaska mountain Updated: May-29-16 8:57 pm
TALKEETNA, Alaska - A mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain.
- Crime scene declared after looting at Virginia battlefield Updated: May-28-16 10:04 pm
PETERSBURG, Virginia - Virginia's National Park Service says a portion of the Petersburg National Battlefield has been declared a crime scene after looting.
- Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds Updated: May-28-16 12:53 pm
HELENA, Montana - As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country's most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day.
- Petersburg National Battlefield looted Updated: May-27-16 8:15 pm
PETERSBURG, Virginia - The National Park Service says the Petersburg National Battlefield has apparently has been looted.
- Season's Mount Rushmore lighting ceremonies begin Friday Updated: May-27-16 3:14 pm
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, South Dakota - Mount Rushmore National Memorial is holding its first evening lighting ceremony of the season on Friday.
- Paducah seeks to have City Hall named as historic place Updated: May-27-16 5:58 am
PADUCAH, Kentucky - Paducah city leaders are seeking to have City Hall be on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, a designation that could enable the city to receive historic tax credits for costly repairs to the building.
- Trail to extend 67 miles through Santa Monica Mountains Updated: May-26-16 2:06 pm
LOS ANGELES - Hearty hikers will soon be able to travel an uninterrupted 67-mile path along the canyons and peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains.
- Groups move to protect historic moorings at Pearl Harbor Updated: May-25-16 9:26 pm
HONOLULU - The National Park Service and the nonprofit group Pacific Historic Parks on Wednesday launched an effort to win grant money to preserve historic Pearl Harbor battleship moorings.
- Man found dead in Delaware Water Gap creek identified Updated: May-25-16 2:58 pm
MILFORD, Pennsylvania - Authorities have identified the body of a man found in a creek in Pennsylvania's Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
- How to mark National Park Service centennial: Find your park Updated: May-25-16 9:03 am
Looking for that one big event where you can take part in the celebration of the National Park Service centennial?
- Correction: Yellowstone Anniversaries story Updated: May-24-16 3:30 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - In a story May 18 about Yellowstone anniversaries, The Associated Press reported erroneously the date of an event at Yellowstone National Park. The event was May 13, not March 13.
- Park Service identifies Texas woman killed in Yellowstone Updated: May-24-16 12:57 pm
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - The National Park Service has released the name of the Texas woman who died last week in Yellowstone National Park when she was hit by a vehicle.
- Saint-Gaudens event commemorates national park anniversary Updated: May-23-16 5:08 pm
CORNISH, New Hampshire - Several people have gathered at a New Hampshire farm for a Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
- Archaeologist: Site of Bear River Massacre pinpointed Updated: May-23-16 3:11 pm
POCATELLO, Idaho - The exact location of the Bear River Massacre in eastern Idaho has been determined, an archaeologist says.
- Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park Updated: May-23-16 2:58 pm
EAST GLACIER, Montana - Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren't driving, so yes, we'd have some wine. We then sat back and watched as 1,500 miles went by aboard the Empire Builder train bound for Glacier National Park.
- National Parks Service opens environmental education camp Updated: May-23-16 2:34 pm
HINTON, West Virginia - A camp for environmental education is now open to the public in Summers County, West Virginia.
- Smoky Mountains, partners give guide books to 4th-graders Updated: May-23-16 4:25 am
SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee - Fourth-grade students in Sevier County are receiving a guide book from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, LeConte Lodge and Great Smoky Mountains Association.
- Rangers out in full force at Lake Mead during holiday Updated: May-22-16 4:20 pm
LAS VEGAS - Law enforcement officials at Lake Mead are gearing up to keep visitors safe during what will be a busy holiday week.
- Michigan sites get national recognition for historical value Updated: May-21-16 5:16 pm
DETROIT - The National Park Service is adding five Michigan sites to the National Register of Historic Places, including a former Detroit TV studio.
- Nearly 70 countries at 1st World Ranger Congress in US Updated: May-21-16 4:29 pm
An American who oversees a National Park Service site at the northern tip of Wisconsin remembers listening to a colleague from Congo speaking in matter-of-fact tones and a slight French accent about protecting wildlife and wild lands in a war-torn swath of Africa.
- San Antonio food bank, federal parks join to provide produce Updated: May-21-16 4:17 pm
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Food Bank and the National Park Service are joining forces for a project that will provide up to about 500,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to feed the hungry.
- Wyoming Japanese-American internment camp site gets grant Updated: May-21-16 11:27 am
POWELL, Wyoming - Northwestern Wyoming's Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is getting $116,000 to create an archive on World War II-era Japanese-American draft protests.
- Wind Cave National Park set to hold bird blitz event Updated: May-20-16 8:07 pm
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, South Dakota - Wind Cave National Park is holding a bird blitz for experienced and novice bird watchers.
- Scientists, volunteers to tally species in national parks Updated: May-20-16 12:37 am
WASHINGTON - Scientists and volunteers will be heading out to national parks in the Washington area and around the country to discover and document the species that live inside them.
- Volunteers help find Kemp's ridley nests on Texas coast Updated: May-19-16 6:03 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - People on turtle patrol have counted dozens of Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests on Padre Island National Seashore in South Texas.