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Meet the oldest NPS ranger

At 93 years old, Lyle Ruterbories is the oldest National Park Service ranger.


Thursday - 10/03/2013, 01:40am EDT

House fails to pass bills to reopen parts of government

Lower chamber legislators could not get two-thirds approval for one bill to fund the National Park Service, and another bill to get the Veterans Affairs Department fiscal 2014 money. AFGE, NTEU and Democrat lawmakers rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to turn up the heat on Congress to reopen the government.

Tags: management , government shutdown , workforce , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Dutch Ruppersberger , AFGE , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , John Delaney , IRS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:32am EDT

National Park Service employee assaulted, critically injured

A 60-year-old National Park Service employee was critically injured in an apparent assault in southeastern Arizona, and her government-owned truck was later found in a border town about 40 miles away, authorities said Thursday.

Tags: Karen Gonzales , immigration

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 07:20pm EDT

Missing red panda from National Zoo found in DC

A Twitter photo and phone tip from a resident helped animal keepers track down a red panda in a Washington neighborhood Monday after it went missing from the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Tags: Smithsonian National Zoo , Interior Department

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 08:57am EDT

U.S. Park Police cancels furloughs

Furloughs for employees of the U.S. Park Police will end June 1, the head of the National Park Service announced Friday. The Park Police have already taken three furlough days since sequestration went into effect in March.

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , Park Police , Julia Ziegler

Monday - 05/27/2013, 03:13pm EDT

OMB employees begin furloughs

The White House tells "a majority" of career staff not to come to work. It's the first of 10 furlough days over the next six months. Labor, FAA and EPA also have or are furloughing employees.

Tags: workforce , OMB , sequestration , furloughs , EPA , FAA , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/22/2013, 04:36pm EDT

Crowds, vets recall deadly attack on Pearl Harbor

Tags: DoD , Navy , Pearl Harbor ,

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 04:02am EST

National Mall largely unaffected by Sandy

The National Park Service says its low-lying monuments and memorials along the National Mall came through superstorm Sandy largely unscathed. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson says there's a slight possibility that the World War II Memorial could have some minor flooding, but it's designed to withstand it and would not be damaged.

Tags: National Mall , Sandy

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 04:10pm EDT
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