The headlines from the last couple of days...

Acadia NP:
Grant Coming for Schoodic Byway Entryway/Exit in Prospect Harbor
GOULDSBORO The town will receive a $78,000 grant to create an entryway/exit to the Schoodic National Scenic Byway in the village of Prospect Harbor.
http://ellsworthmaine.com/site/index.php...ect-Harbor.html

Arches NP:
The view from Arches National Park on a system's uphill climb (reported earlier)
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah -- Kate Cannon gazed across the high red desert to the snowy La Sal Mountains rising in sharp relief at the horizon. That view of uninterrupted nature is what draws nearly 1 million yearly visitors to this remote part of southeast Utah.
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_11572468

Death Valley NP:
New superintendent named for Death Valley
DEATH VALLEY, Calif. -- Sarah L. Craighead, a 30-year veteran of the National Park Service has been named superintendent of Death Valley National Park, it was announced today by NPS Regional Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
http://www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com/2009/Jan-28-Wed-2009/news/26502818.html

Glacier NP:
Mountaineer achieves rare winter solo of Glacier's Mount Stimson
A Great Falls native who now lives in Whitefish has successfully climbed Mount Stimson in Glacier.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20090129/LIFESTYLE05/901290317

Good things from Going-to-the-Sun
Last July, Montana and America celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of the opening of Going-to-the-Sun Road. In many ways, the story of the building of Going-to-the-Sun road is the story of early Montana: hard-scrambling men and women who risked life and limb to achieve a vision for a tomorrow that would be better than the past.
http://bigforkeagle.com/articles/2009/01/28/editorials/letters/doc497f9c0457bbb650373976.txt

Foster named facility chief at Glacier Park
Glacier National Park has hired from within, naming Jim Foster its new chief of facilities management.
http://www.hungryhorsenews.com/articles/2009/01/28/news/doc4980cc129300f739621781.txt

Glacier Bay NP:
Park Service awards Glacier Bay contracts
KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- Four cruise lines have been awarded 10-year contracts to operate within Glacier Bay National Park.
http://newsminer.com/news/2009/jan/28/park-service-awards-glacier-bay-contracts/

Grand Canyon
Park official pans Interior
Memo: Grand Canyon rule ignored science, risked ecology
WASHINGTON Interior Department officials ignored scientific findings when they limited water flows in the Grand Canyon to optimize generation of electric power there, risking damage to the landmark's ecology, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_11569301

A legal battle set in stone
Lawsuit seeks to protect 'geologic wonder'
NEAR THE GRAND CANYON In the eternal debate of man versus nature, hundreds of biologists are turning up the volume by suing federal authorities over the management of two Arizona icons: the Grand Canyon-Parashant and Vermilion Cliffs national monuments.
http://zoniereport.com/2009/01/a-legal-battle-set-in-stone-66487/


Misc. Parks News:
KALISPELL - America's parks are being shortchanged in national economic stimulus talks, critics say, and they're urging a hesitant Senate to join House lawmakers in backing a larger parks investment.
http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2009/01/29/news/mtregional/news09.txt

EXCLUSIVE: Stimulus has plum for lawmaker's son
A top House Republican is demanding an investigation into whether the more than $2 billion for national parks in the House stimulus package is proper in light of the fact that the chief lobbyist for the National Parks Conservation Association is the son of House Appropriations Committee Chairman David R. Obey.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/29/stimulus-includes-plum-lawmakers-son/

Rocky Mountain NP:
Wildlife group wants cease-fire in elk culling
An environmental group is asking federal officials not to go through with plans to use sharpshooters to thin the elk herds in Rocky Mountain National Park.
http://www.examiner.com/a-1819844~Wildlife_group_wants_cease_fire_in_elk_culling.html


Yellowstone NP:
4 snowmobilers caught off Yellowstone trails (reported earlier)
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING - Four men from Indiana have been caught riding snowmobiles in backcountry areas of Yellowstone that are off limits to the machines.
http://www.kulr8.com/news/wyoming/38532147.html

Bison bill creates hope, buzz
HELENA - A bill that would give the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks sole responsibility for managing wild bison in Montana is creating a big buzz among bison advocates who hope it could be a step toward recognizing the species as a wild animal rather than a pest.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2009/01/29/news/000bison.txt

State sends six elk to slaughter
BOULDER -- Six cow elk from the Fall Creek elk feedground were sent to slaughter Wednesday after testing positive for exposure to brucellosis.
http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/01/28/news/wyoming/e83c5f6f9b07f05d8725754d00019526.txt