U.S. Department of Interior http://www.kunc.org en From Yellowstone To Grand Canyon, WPA Posters Celebrate National Parks http://www.kunc.org/post/yellowstone-grand-canyon-wpa-posters-celebrate-national-parks If you've ever been to a national park and stopped off in the gift shop, you may have seen drawings of iconic park sights for sale as posters or post cards. The brightly colored print reproductions showcase the parks' impressive vistas, such as Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser and the Grand Canyon's overlooks.<p>The originals of some of those prints are currently on display in an exhibit called "<a href="http://www.doi.gov/interiormuseum/posterity.cfm">Posterity</a>" at the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. Mon, 26 May 2014 11:23:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 57001 at http://www.kunc.org From Yellowstone To Grand Canyon, WPA Posters Celebrate National Parks Thousands Visit RMNP After State Pays To Reopen It http://www.kunc.org/post/thousands-visit-rmnp-after-state-pays-reopen-it <p><a href="http://kunc.org/post/some-states-allowed-reopen-national-parks-and-foot-bill">Reopening with state dollars after the government shutdown</a>, Rocky Mountain National Park saw about 10,200 visitors this past weekend.</p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:35:10 +0000 Grace Hood 50753 at http://www.kunc.org Thousands Visit RMNP After State Pays To Reopen It Some States Allowed To Reopen National Parks — And Foot The Bill http://www.kunc.org/post/some-states-allowed-reopen-national-parks-and-foot-bill "This is a godsend!" exclaimed Utah Gov. Gary Herbert late Thursday night, as he signed an agreement with the Department of the Interior to use state funds to reopen eight national park areas in his state for at least 10 days.<p>The Republican governor wasted no time in wiring $1.67 million to Washington overnight so that some of the areas can open as early as today. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:56:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 50669 at http://www.kunc.org Some States Allowed To Reopen National Parks — And Foot The Bill Feds To Consider State Funding To Reopen National Parks http://www.kunc.org/post/feds-consider-state-funding-reopen-national-parks With <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/10/231440270/report-parks-shutdown-saps-750-million-in-visitor-spending">economic impacts mounting</a> and one Utah county <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/09/231086726/county-in-utah-threatens-takeover-of-national-park-areas">threatening to take over national parks</a>, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will "consider agreements with governors" to allow state funding of national parks so that some can reopen to visitors.<p>Details are sketchy, but the agency "will begin conversations about how to proceed as e Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:51:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 50644 at http://www.kunc.org Feds To Consider State Funding To Reopen National Parks Wildfire Forces Kick Into Highest Gear http://www.kunc.org/post/wildfire-forces-kick-highest-gear The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/15/212291317/2013-wildfire-season-proving-to-be-more-mild-than-wild">2013 wildfire season</a> hit a milestone Tuesday: Preparedness Level 5, an officious way of saying resources are stretched thin and it could quickly get worse.<p>Preparedness Level 5 is the highest on the national wildfire preparedness scale, which the National Interagency Fire Center uses to chart wildfire activity, the deployment and availability of firefighters and equipment and the likelihood that more big fires are coming.<p>"The decision to move to Preparedness Le Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:32:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 48592 at http://www.kunc.org