| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:40 AM
The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Tourism officials plan to go big to promote the United States to foreign visitors. IMAX big.
Brand USA, the public-private partnership to promote the United States abroad, announced plans Monday to film an IMAX movie about the country's national parks...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:07 PM
TECOPA, Calif. — Under a canopy of gleaming stars, Janet Foley made her way across a dab of marshlands surrounded by harsh Mojave Desert terrain, her headlamp fixed on a live trap the size of a loaf of bread.
She peered inside, smiled and said,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:10 PM
LAS VEGAS – Wielding signs and slogans, several hundred demonstrators rallied Monday to support beleaguered cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his family in a turf battle against the federal government.
They had responded to an alert promising a...
| Mar 26, 2014
After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:18 AM
Get free entry to Everglades National Park at the Homestead entrance to celebrate the fourth annual "Vintage Day."
Turn-of-the-century South Florida history comes alive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as costumed Gladesmen, gator and plume hunters, park wardens,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:12 PM
LAS VEGAS — Nevada's governor and one of its U.S. senators have joined a chorus of criticism of a month-long federal government roundup of a recalcitrant rancher’s 900 cattle that for decades have grazed on hundreds of thousands of acres of...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:26 PM
LAS VEGAS — Federal authorities were on the defensive Tuesday during the fourth day of their planned monthlong offensive to remove an outspoken rancher’s cattle from lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
As dozens of...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:21 PM
For 27 straight summers, all that stood between runners and completion of the Badwater Ultramarathon was 135 miles of asphalt, a 13,000-foot elevation gain and late July temperatures that soared to 120 degrees and above.
They called it "the toughest...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
I could tell it was going to be an extra-special trip when driving from the Jackson Hole airport to Yellowstone National Park. More than 100 bison stampeded across the road in front of us. My husband, our 9-year-old triplets and I were enjoying the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:05 PM
WASHINGTON — She was called the "the most famous woman in Los Angeles."
That was how the wife of famed "Pathfinder" John C. Fremont was described in her Los Angeles Times obituary in 1902.
Though she is not as well known today, she could be on...