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March 19, 2015
Southwest Utah Public Health Department and National Park Service Investigate Confirmed Case of Tuberculosis at Zion National Park
Southwest Utah Public Health Department and the National Park Service believe there is no risk to the public and encourage visits as usual to Zion National Park.

March 17, 2015
Updated Times for 3-D Laser Scanning of Zion Tunnel will Result in Short Intermittent Closures on Weekdays between March 12 and 27
Visitors through the tunnel should expect 20-30 minute delays due to tunnel closures on weekdays between March 12 and 27, 2015.

March 09, 2015
Zion Canyon Visitor Center Closes 3/9-14/15; Museum Opens 3/9/15; Shuttle System Starts 3/15/15
Due to unforeseen delays in construction, Zion National Park is closing the Visitor Center temporarily and moving most operations over to the Zion Human History Museum.

March 06, 2015
3-D Laser Scanning of Zion Tunnel will Result in Short Intermittent Closures on Weekdays between March 12 and 27, 2015
Three-dimensional laser scanning of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel will result in 20-30 minute closures on weekdays between March 12 and March 27, 2015.

March 02, 2015
Zion National Park Announces 2015 Schedule of Climbing Closures
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2015.

February 09, 2015
Kolob Terrace Road Construction Schedule
The portions of the Kolob Terrace Road that run through Zion National Park are undergoing major reconstruction. Three-hour blocks of closures will begin March 2, 2015.

February 04, 2015
President’s 2016 Budget Includes Innovative Centennial Initiative for National Parks
President Obama’s budget request for 2016 – the National Park Service’s centennial year – includes $3 billion to help national parks meet their critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission.

December 24, 2014
Semi-truck Gets Stuck in Zion Tunnel
Semi-trucks are not permitted to drive through the park because of the historic tunnel dimensions, tight turns to the tunnel’s approach, narrow lanes, and wildlife.

December 17, 2014
Two of Three Wild-Hatched Condors Have Fledged
Program biologists from The Peregrine Fund and Zion National Park have confirmed that two California condor chicks have left their nests and taken flight in northern Arizona, but hopes of a third chick successfully reaching the fledgling milestone in southern Utah have been dashed by a lack of visual observation. The third chick was Utah’s first wild-hatched condor chick.

December 08, 2014
Zion National Park Accepting Comments on Proposed Increase in Recreational Fees
Zion National Park and other National Park Service units that collect entrance fees and recreation fees from park visitors are beginning public engagement to seek comments on possible changes in park fees.

November 21, 2014
Pile Burning Planned in Zion National Park
Zion Fire Management is planning to burn debris piles in the Lava Point vicinity beginning Monday, November 24, if weather conditions allow.

September 27, 2014
Some Zion National Park Roads Reopen After Flooding
Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive and State Route 9 in the park remains closed due to flood damage.

September 27, 2014
Zion National Park Roads Temporarily Closed Due to Flooding
Zion National Park roads are currently closed due to flooding from heavy rains this morning.

September 26, 2014
Las Vegas Students Experience Zion National Park Thanks to Concrete to Canyons Program
Over the next five weeks, 110 elementary students from Las Vegas are participating in a three-day, two-night experience at Zion National Park called Concrete to Canyons.

June 30, 2014
Zion National Park Increases Drunk Driving Enforcement over the Holiday Weekend
Zion National Park will enhance the enforcement of impaired driving over the Fourth of July weekend through expanded DUI checkpoints and increased road patrols.

June 04, 2014
Utah’s First Condor Chick? Could Be the First in the State Since Reintroduction
Wildlife conservation and public land management agencies optimistically reports that a California condor has apparently hatched in the wild in the state of Utah for the first time since the population was released.

May 30, 2014
Zion National Park Received Record Visitation for Memorial Day Weekend
Zion National Park received a record number of visitors for the 2014 Memorial Day weekend. Over the four-day weekend, visitation was approximately 80,000, representing a 20 percent increase over 2013.

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