National Parks

Washington Monument to Reopen Wednesday
National Parks
Washington Monument to Reopen Wednesday
2021-07-12 17:03:17
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 14 at 9 a.m. after a six-month closure, the National Parks Service announced Monday. The monument will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to... Read More

Visit By COVID-Infected Official Shutters Washington Monument
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Visit By COVID-Infected Official Shutters Washington Monument
2020-12-18 18:20:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The interior of the Washington Monument will be temporarily closed to visitors over exposure concerns from an earlier visit by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who tested positive this week for the coronavirus. The National Park Service initially said... Read More

Search and Rescue Teams, Already Stretched Thin, See Surge in Calls
National Parks
Search and Rescue Teams, Already Stretched Thin, See Surge in Calls

When search and rescue volunteers in Utah’s Washington County received three separate calls for help on a recent Sunday, every available member of the team was deployed in response. As they tended to injured hikers and mountain bikers, things quickly... Read More

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