National Park Service

L.A. courthouse named historic landmark

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Depression-era federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles was named a historic landmark today because of its importance in the annals of post-war civil rights history, the U.S. Department of the […]

10/17/2012

Blood from Yosemite workers could advance research

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Health officials are set to draw blood from hundreds of Yosemite National Park employees as part of a research project that aims to help scientists better understand a potentially deadly virus […]

10/16/2012

Contractor chosen for Washington Monument repair

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument’s earthquake damage, though it may take two more months before work begins at the National Mall site. Perini […]

09/26/2012

Yosemite workers may be surveyed for mouse virus

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – California public health officials want to survey workers at Yosemite National Park to determine whether they were exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, a park spokesman said Thursday. The […]

09/20/2012

Yosemite Park officials confirm 9th virus case

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) – Officials say a visitor to Yosemite National Park has recovered after becoming the ninth person diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne illness blamed for three deaths linked to the park. […]

09/13/2012

Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool reopens in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) – The reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall reopened Friday after a two-year, $34 million reconstruction, completing the largest National Park Service project funded by President Barack […]

08/31/2012

MLK Memorial inscription to be revised in September or October

WASHINGTON (AP) – A year after the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened to visitors on the National Mall, the group behind the monument is still working with the National Park Service to change an […]

08/28/2012

Mountain lion sighting in Griffith Park

(AP) – A mountain lion has been prowling Griffith Park, the first definitive proof that a cougar lives in the Los Angeles park surrounded by urbanization. There have long been rumors that mountain lions inhabit […]

08/14/2012

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