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Is it time to bring wireless services to the US national parks?

The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.
By |February 25th, 2013|Columns|21 Comments|

What we’re reading: Free entry at national parks, BA pilots almost passed out, AF-KLM buys Dreamliners

Free entry days at the national parks, British Airways pilots almost passed out, Air France-KLM reportedly buys Boeing Dreamliners

What we’re reading: Date for national tree lighting ceremony, Boeing increases 737 production, Bombardier upbeat on Q400

NPS & NPF announce date for national tree lighting ceremony, Boeing increases 737 production to meet demand, Bombardier upbeat on Q400

What we’re reading: NPS to help create standards, MGM Resorts wants to demolish tower, Boeing eyes 787 certification by end of August

NPS to help create international standards, MGM Resorts wants to demolish Harmon tower, Boeing eyes 787 certification by end of August

Guns in National Parks: What you need to know

Today, a change in the federal law allows people to carry handguns, rifles and other firearms into national parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon – provided that state’s law OKs it.
By |February 22nd, 2010|Today|25 Comments|

Smokey Bear turns 65: a look at birthday ads past and present

Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear! The Advertising Council, U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters are celebrating Smokey Bear's birthday with a new series of ads promoting forest fire safety. We feature other Smokey Bear ads from years past. Any visitor to our National Parks knows the importance of Forest Fire prevention.

Rock slides force Yosemite officials to close 233 rooms

Yosemite National Park administrators have announced they will permanently close 233 cabins at Curry Village, which until last month had 600 units. Since 1996, two people have been killed, and almost two dozen injured by rockfalls in that area of the park.
By |November 25th, 2008|Today|1 Comment|