Category Archives: Zion National Park

Citizen Receives Bravery Award for Saving Life in Zion National Parks’ Angels Landing


Angels Landing trail

WASHINGTON – Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently presented the prestigious Citizen’s Award for Bravery to a modest California police detective, David Bavencoff, for his actions to save the life of a hiker in Zion National Park who slipped off Angels Landing Trail. Continue reading Citizen Receives Bravery Award for Saving Life in Zion National Parks’ Angels Landing

Zion National Park 2011 Artist-in-Residence Announced


Zion Canyon at sunset in Zion National Park as...
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The National Park Service welcomes sculptor David Purcell as the new Artist-in-Residence at Zion National Park. Mr. Purcell, from Baltimore, Maryland, will spend a month using topographical maps, observations, drawings, and photographs to create a series of sculptures inspired by the landforms of Zion National Park.

On Friday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m., Mr. Purcell will present a lecture at the Zion Lodge about his experience as Artist-in-Residence in Zion National Park. He will also give a presentation for Art Insights, the Southern Utah University Department of Art and Design‘s weekly lecture series, onThursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. Continue reading Zion National Park 2011 Artist-in-Residence Announced