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The Sperry Chalet on Oct. 3, 2018.
Amy Boring/ A Boring Photo

With snow dusting the peaks in Glacier National Park, crews are buttoning up their work rebuilding Sperry Chalet, the backcountry dormitory that burned in the Sprague Fire last summer. Phase 1 of the rebuilding plan is on schedule and on budget. 

Yellowstone National Park's Upper Geyser Basin in June of 2006.
Yellowstone National Park

Last week, Yellowstone National Park saw thermal activity that hasn't been recorded in the area in decades.

Trump Names Career Official To Lead National Park Service

Aug 31, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday named the superintendent of Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park to head the National Park Service, a job that has been filled on an acting basis for nearly 20 months.

If confirmed by the Senate, David Vela would become the first Hispanic to lead the agency.

Yellowstone Park Superintendent Dan Wenk on the front step of the superintendent's residence in Yellowstone.
Jacob W. Frank/NPS

Yellowstone National Park’s departing superintendent says he can’t quite shake the feeling that he is being punished for disagreeing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about bison management. He held a press conference about his departure Thursday.

Park Service Awards $4M Contract To Rebuild Glacier Chalet

Jun 12, 2018
Scaffolding at the scorched Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park Conservancy

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The National Park Service bypassed an open bidding process when it awarded a $4 million construction contract to a Montana company to begin rebuilding a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet that burned in a wildfire last year, officials said Tuesday.

Park service officials justified skipping an open competition for the Sperry Chalet project by saying there was "unusual and compelling urgency" to begin work in July to permanently stabilize the burned chalet's stone walls by autumn.

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