New superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park



ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) — The National Park Service has named Randy King as the new superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park.

King has been acting superintendent since July. He replaces Dave Uberuaga (oo-buh-RAH’-guh) who was named superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park.

King is a 34-year veteran of the service who has worked at six national parks.

Mount Rainier National Park covers 235,625 acres and has a staff of about 200 people. More than 1 million people a year visit the park and its 14,410-foot volcano, the tallest mountain in Washington.