Tag Archives: Big Bend National Park

Fundraiser Underway To Help Cover Castolon Fire Destruction

By Carlos Morales An area-nonprofit is looking to raise funds to cover repair costs brought on by a wildland fire that burned through hundreds of acres in the southern pocket of Big Bend National Park.

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After Nearly A Week, Castolon Fire in Big Bend National Park Is 90 Percent Contained

By Carlos Morales A fire that started in Mexico last Tuesday and jumped the Rio Grande into Big Bend National park is now 90 percent contained, according to park officials. The West Texas blaze has burned for more than a … Continue reading

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Fort Bliss Soldier Died May 18 In Big Bend National Park

By Carlos Morales A soldier stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso died May 18 while visiting Big Bend National Park after he slipped and fell into the Rio Grande, according to park and army officials. According to witness accounts, … Continue reading

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Fire In Big Bend National Park Destroys Historic Sites, Causes Closures

By Carlos Morales A fire that started in Mexico and jumped the Rio Grande soon after has ignited fires on the U.S. side of the river in Big Bend National Park, causing damage to historic buildings and forcing site closures … Continue reading

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After Temporary End To Shutdown, Big Bend National Park To Re-Open In Stages

By Carlos Morales After President Trump’s announcement Friday to temporarily end the partial government shutdown, federal workers across West Texas are returning to work. At Big Bend National Park that return will be gradual. The 35-day shutdown, which was the … Continue reading

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In The Big Bend, Government Shutdown Hit Both Sides Of The Rio Grande

By Carlos Morales Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced the federal government would reopen for three weeks while lawmakers continue negotiations over funding for a border wall continue. But before then, the partial government shutdown went on for 35 days. … Continue reading

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Despite Government Shutdown, Some Operations At Big Bend Return

By Mitch Borden and Carlos Morales As the partial government shutdown — now the longest in U.S. history — continues, employees at Big Bend National Park in far West Texas are in their fourth week of unemployment. While many bathrooms, trails, … Continue reading

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Plan On Going to Big Bend National Park During the Government Shutdown? Here’s What You Need To Know

By Carlos Morales The government shutdown won’t stop people from visiting any of the 16 sites managed by the National Park Service, but it might create some challenges. In West Texas,  the shutdown means Big Bend National Park is only … Continue reading

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Dallas Man Falls To His Death In Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park has confirmed the death of 69-year-old park visitor Edward Lowe, of Dallas. Park officials report Lowe sustained fatal injuries Wednesday morning while looking for a campsite about a mile from the mouth of Boquillas Canyon, when … Continue reading

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BBNP’s New Superintendent on Deferred Maintenance, Preservation and Park Safety

Soon, the sprawling 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park will have a new superintendent to guide it and oversee new projects.  Beginning next week that role will be filled by Bob Krumenaker, a veteran of the of the National Park system. … Continue reading

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