SKAGWAY, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service has named 33-year veteran Mike Tranel the new superintendent of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Montana and Wyoming.
In addition, Tranel will serve as group superintendent of several park units in eastern Montana and Wyoming.
Tranel, who grew up on Wyoming and Montana ranches not far from Bighorn Canyon, will directly oversee the two-state recreation area and supervise the superintendents of three historically significant Park Service units in the region. Those units are the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, Devils Tower National Monument and Fort Laramie National Historic Site in Wyoming.
He has served for the past seven years as superintendent of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Iraq broils in dangerous 120-degree heat as power grid shuts down
- Clu Gulager, rugged character actor of film and TV, dies at 93
- Sports on TV & radio: Local listings for Seattle games and events
- Russian men, dying in war, leave many families sad, angry and silent
- Texas church criticized for its take on ‘Hamilton’
He will take over his new duties in late May.