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February 08, 2013
Public Comment Period Open for Road Maintenance and Modifications
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments to help identify issues associated with a proposed road maintenance and modifications project at Arches National Park.

December 14, 2012
Community Artist Applications Accepted
The National Park Service Southeastern Utah Group is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Community Artist in the Parks position.

December 11, 2012
2013 Fee Free Days Announced
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2013.

November 28, 2012
Arches National Park Announces Winter Visitor Center Hours
Arches National Park is open all year, but the park's visitor center's hours of operation change with the arrival of winter

November 28, 2012
2013 Southeast Utah Group of National Parks Annual Pass Available December 1st
The 2013 Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) Annual Pass will be available for purchase ($25) beginning December 1, 2012.

September 13, 2012
Fire Restrictions Lifted
Fire restrictions are no longer in effect in the park.

June 15, 2012
National Parks Widen Fire Restrictions
Due to the continued very high fire danger and current level of fire activity in the State of Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

June 01, 2012
Transit of Venus Viewing Events
Visitors at Arches NP and Natural Bridges NM may see a rare planetary phenomenon on June 5, 2012.

May 21, 2012
Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military the National Park Service is now offering an annual pass good for free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 01, 2012
Annular Solar Eclipse Celebration
On the evening of May 20, 2012, the skies over southeast Utah will host a rare celestial occurrence: a partial solar eclipse. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Natural Bridges National Monument will offer special ranger-led activities to help visitors enjoy this unique experience safely.

April 15, 2012
Junior Ranger Week Activities
Arches will offer special activities for Junior Rangers daily during National Parks Week (April 21-29, 2012).

March 23, 2012
National Trail Project for Lions Park Receives Funding
Grand County will receive funding from the “Connect Trails to Parks” (CTTP) program of the National Park Service (NPS) for projects to enhance the Lions Park Transit and Trail Hub, located at the intersection of Utah Highways 128 and 191 just north of Moab, Utah.

March 09, 2012
Friends Group Kick-off Event
The Friends of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks: Bates Wilson Legacy Fund is holding a kick-off event Saturday, March 10, at 4:00pm at LaSal Mountain Viewpoint.

February 14, 2012
Exotic Plant Control Efforts Begin in Courthouse Wash
National Park Service employees have begun work to remove exotic tamarisk and Russian olive trees in the lower Courthouse Wash area of Arches National Park.

January 23, 2012
Call for Artist in the Parks Applications
The Southeastern Utah Group of the National Park Service is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Community Artist in the Parks Program.

January 17, 2012
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Park officials will begin burning piles of dead vegetation in several locations throughout Arches and Canyonlands National Parks over the next several weeks as conditions allow.

November 10, 2011
Winter Visitor Center Hours and Closure
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks announce visitor center hours of operation for winter 2011-2012.

September 21, 2011
Public Scoping for Soundscape Management Planning
The Southeast Utah Group parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep, and Natural Bridges) are beginning a process to develop a soundscape management plan and associated environmental assessment.

April 18, 2011
Arches Establishes Resource Protection Closure
Arches National Park has established a visitor use closure of the area known as “Highway 191 Boulders” or “the Arches Boulders” for protection of park resources.

March 14, 2011
Entrance Fee-Free Days
No abstract supplied.

January 25, 2011
Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service is currently accepting applications for its 2011 Community Artist in the Parks Program.

November 23, 2010
Arches Welcomes One-Millionth Visitor
Victoria Carlson of Santa Fe, NM became the park's one-millionth visitor Saturday morning November 20th.

September 29, 2010
Park Celebrates Citizenship Day
Twenty-four Utah residents became new United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Arches National Park on Thursday, September 23rd.

July 26, 2010
Park Seeks Comments on Developing a Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan
No abstract supplied.

May 31, 2010
Admission to National Parks Free the Weekend of June 5 and 6
No abstract supplied.

April 23, 2010
Call for Artists
The National Park Service is currently accepting applications for the 2010 Community Artist in the Parks program.

April 14, 2010
Seeking Comments on Environmental Assessment for the Maintenance of the Williams Northwest Pipeline
The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public comment on an environmental assessment/assessment of effect (EA/AEF) that analyzes the effects of maintaining the natural gas pipeline in Arches National Park.

April 09, 2010
Local National Parks Entrance Fee-Free April 17-25
The four parks of the Southeast Utah Group; Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments will waive all entrance fees during National Park Week which runs from April 17 through April 25, 2010.

April 06, 2010
Pile Burning and Prescribed Fires
Several brush piles and one prescribed fire are planned in parks of the Southeast Utah Group this spring.

March 26, 2010
National Park Service Will Host 2010 Summer Youth Crew
Ten students from Grand and San Juan Counties will have the opportunity to work in local national parks this summer as part of the Canyon Country Conservation Corps.

March 10, 2010
Art Display by Chad Niehaus
Local artist Chad Niehaus will be displaying some of the work he created during his tenure as 2009 Community Artist in the Parks at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

September 11, 2009
Trial Period for Online Fiery Furnace Reservations
From now until the end of October, Arches will be accepting online reservations for the popular Fiery Furnace tour.

July 13, 2009
Second Fee-Free Weekend for Local National Parks
The second of three "fee-free" weekends announced by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar as a way of encouraging Americans seeking affordable vacations to visit their national parks is quickly approaching.

June 13, 2009
Arches to Waive Entrance Fees for Father's Day Weekend
No abstract supplied.

June 02, 2009
2009 Artist-in-the-Parks Program
The Community Artist-in-the-Parks program highlights the connection between artist and his/her inspiration. During the 2009 season, Chad Niehaus, a Moab, Utah artist, will be in the Southeast Utah Group National Parks.

April 10, 2009
National Park Service Will Host Summer Youth Crew
Ten students from Grand and San Juan Counties will have the opportunity to work in local national parks this summer as part of the Canyon Country Conservation Corps.

March 09, 2009
National Trail Project for Lions Park Funded
The “Connect Trails to Parks” program of the National Park Service (NPS) has granted $100,000 for planning and coordination of the Lions Park Trail and Transportation Hub.

February 03, 2009
NPS Seeks Comments on Exotic Plant Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input for an environmental assessment on an Exotic Plant Management Plan that encompasses all four parks of the Southeast Utah Group of National Parks.

January 29, 2009
Delicate Arch Road Closure Feb. 2-12. 2009
No abstract supplied.

January 14, 2009
A Special Musical Program at Arches
Join musician Christopher Layer and others for a special free musical program this weekend!

September 22, 2008
Entrance Fee-Free National Public Lands Day
The four parks of the Southeast Utah Group; Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments will waive all entrance fees on Saturday, September 27, 2008 in observance of National Public Lands Day.

August 08, 2008
Wall Arch Collapses
Wall Arch, located along the popular Devils Garden Trail at Arches National Park collapsed sometime during the night of August 4, 2008.

July 29, 2008
Fire Ban in Effect Along River Corridor
A fire ban is in effect along the river corridors of the Colorado and Green Rivers within Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.

December 21, 2007
Bighorn Sheep Capture Plan Available for Review
The National Park Service is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment (EA) for its proposal to capture and radio collar 19 desert bighorn sheep in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

November 05, 2007
U.S. Veterans to be Admitted Free-of-Charge to Southeast Utah National Parks on Veterans Day
No abstract supplied.

September 17, 2007
Southeast Utah Parks to Waive Entrance Fees on National Public Lands Day
All National Park Service sites, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument and Hovenweep National Monument, will offer free visitor admission on September 29, 2007 for National Public Lands Day.

May 10, 2007
Delicate Arch Trail Plan Available for Review
The environmental assessment (EA) on the Salt Wash crossing of the Delicate Arch Trail in Arches National Park is available for public review and comment.

March 09, 2007
Arches Seeking Input for Climbing Management Plan
Arches National Park is soliciting public comments regarding the development of a Climbing Management Plan.

January 12, 2007
Proposed Fee Increases for National Park Service Southeast Utah Group
In accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), we are requesting comments from the public regarding proposed entrance fee increases for the National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Utah Group (SEUG).

November 22, 2006
Arches Seeking Input for Delicate Arch Trail Repair
Arches National Park is soliciting public comments on options for repair of the Salt Wash crossing on the trail to Delicate Arch.

October 18, 2006
Arches Transportation Plan Review Period Extended
Arches National Park has extended the public review period for the draft Transportation Implementation Plan and Environmental Assessment to November 1, 2006 due to intermittent website problems.

October 13, 2006
Delicate Arch Area Reopens After Flooding
Arches National Park Superintendent Laura Joss announced on Thursday morning, October 12th, that the trail to Delicate Arch and the road to the Delicate Arch Viewpoint have been reopened.

October 10, 2006
Flooding and Rescues at National Parks in Southeast Utah
Heavy rains over the past seven days at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep National Monument have saturated the ground and caused flash flooding, significant mud deposits and associated rescues and closures.

September 08, 2006
Arches Transportation Plan Available for Review
Arches National Park has released a draft Transportation Implementation Plan and Environmental Assessment for public review.

May 09, 2006
Arches announces climbing closures
No abstract supplied.

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