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Wildfire Burns Almost 2,000 Acres in Big Bend National Park

This post is being updated continually with information as we receive it. A grassland wildfire that began in Big Bend National Park Monday afternoon has grown to almost 2,000 acres, the park said Wednesday afternoon. The fire began from a downed power … Continue reading

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It’s the Centennial Year for the National Parks

This year, 2016, is the centennial for the National Park Service. And Big Bend National Park is expecting a rise in visitors. It’s January 2nd and a rare desert rain is pouring off the roof at the Panther Junction Visitors … Continue reading

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Contractor Wanted Park Employee Removed From Reviewing Pipeline Plan

This summer, the contractor preparing an environmental report for the Trans-Pecos Pipeline company asked for a Big Bend National Park employee to be removed from his role in reviewing the pipeline plan. The request is outlined in public documents sent … Continue reading

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Friends No More! Big Bend Group Changes Name & Prepares For Dinosaurs

Friends no more! On Thursday, the Friends of Big Bend National Park announced a name change. The support group for the national park will now be called Big Bend Conservancy. This is the fundraising group for Big Bend National Park … Continue reading

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Boquillas Two Years On: Rebuilding A Border Economy

BOQUILLAS, Coahuila — A border crossing that’s seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary. The symbolic importance of the crossing that links Big Bend National Park in Texas to … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Continues Annual Trail Closure To Protect Peregrine Falcons

The peregrine falcons are returning to Big Bend National Park for their breeding season, and the Park, as they have done in previous years, has closed a small section of the South Rim trail of the Chisos Mountains to hikers, … Continue reading

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Boquillas: Tangled History Of Electricity’s Arrival

It’s been almost two years since the opening of the international border crossing into Boquillas, Mexico from Big Bend National Park. More change is set to come to the small Mexican town of about 45 families. As we’ve reported, the Mexican … Continue reading

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EPA Rejects Part of Texas Clean Air Plan, Proposes its Own

The EPA has rejected a Texas plan to cut emissions and improve air quality, in part because it doesn’t do enough to tackle visibility problems in the Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains. The federal Regional Haze Program requires states to periodically … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Bans Drones

This post has been updated. Big Bend National Park has placed an “interim” ban on unmanned aircraft on any lands or waters within the park’s boundaries, as part of a nationwide directive from the National Park Service (NPS.) The ordinance … Continue reading

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With Terlingua Still Reeling from a Tragic Death, New Owner of La Kiva Prepares for Re-Opening

A Wisconsin man named John Holroyd is the new owner of the La Kiva bar in Terlingua, a decades-old watering hole that’s been popular with generations of tourists and locals alike. Communities in Terlingua and across the Big Bend are still reeling from … Continue reading

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