Grand Canyon NP:
Earthen dam bursts in Grand Canyon, hundreds are evacuated

Kenai Fjords NP/St. Elias NP and Preserve:
Alaska -- home to more national park land than the rest of the country combined -- is slated to get $300,000 of the $27 million the National Park Service plans to spend next year on "Centennial Challenge" construction projects in preparation for the celebration of the agency's 100th anniversary in 2016. According to a press release from the agency, $200,000 is earmarked for a new Exit Glacier visitor facility at Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, and $100,000 is going to build exhibits and a bus shelter near the historic Kennecott Mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Outside the US/Canadian Parks System:
Firefighters warn Sydney bushfire threat remains
Residents on Sydney's north shore, where a bushfire came within metres of homes yesterday, are being urged to prepare their houses ahead of scorching temperatures predicted for tomorrow.

National park closure scare at deepwater
FEARS Deepwater National Park will close to the public are unfounded according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Rocky Mountain NP:
Wild Basin Wilderness
Rocky Mountain National Park’s journey toward wilderness designation has taken another step toward realization following a rare Sunday vote in the U.S. Senate. By a 66-12 margin, the Senate voted to remove hurdles that had been holding back wilderness designation on more than 2 million acres in nine states, including Rocky Mountain National Park.

Yellowstone NP:
Yellowstone: Ready to Blow?
The park’s recent earthquakes raise concerns that its volcano could erupt. But don’t fret, says CSU researcher.
Like camping in Yellowstone?
More to the point, do you like living on the west half of our continent?

Yellowstone tangled up by new rule on guns
Park is in 3 states, each with different laws, so enforcement is tricky.
Yellowstone National Park officials say disentangling disparate concealed-weapons laws of three states has left unanswered questions about implementing a Bush administration rule that began allowing guns in the park last week.

Yosemite NP:
Yosemite ski resort needs repairs, public input
National Park Service officials are asking the public for suggestions that could be incorporated into renovation of the state's first lodge-based ski resort at Badger Pass.