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2011-08-12 11:44:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverLeaf Financial is the new owner of the 619-acre private golf course and residential community known as "Pine Canyon" in Flagstaff, Arizona.

2011-03-16 00:00:31

Essential info and updates for enjoying the park at your fingertips. Yarmouth, ME (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Chimani, LLC announced today it has released its newest app, a complete resource for exploring Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon app, an indispensable resource for anyone exploring our 2nd most visited national park, delivers constantly updated content, including ranger led activities, free shuttle bus schedules and much more.

2010-10-04 22:31:58

Geologists have found evidence that some 55 million years ago a river as big as the modern Colorado flowed through Arizona into Utah in the opposite direction from the present-day river.

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2010-06-21 07:15:00

Study of how canyon formed offers insight into ancient flood events on Earth and Mars.

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2010-06-04 09:25:00

The Yangtze River in China is 40 million years older than was previously thought, according to new research.

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2010-04-08 08:25:00

Underwater canyons have long been considered important habitats for marine life, but until recently, only canyons on continental margins had been intensively studied.

2009-06-01 15:44:22

The companies that run raft tours in the Grand Canyon say they're getting some impressive ideas from college students designing an electric outboard motor. Mark Grisham, executive director of the Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, tells The Arizona Republic it might still take five years to develop an electric outboard powerful enough to push the big rafts along the Colorado River. When you try to bring electric power to a white-water environment … well, it is not easy, Grisham...

2009-05-21 16:59:00

SANTA MONICA CANYON, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Up a curved road, just a stone's throw from the Pacific blue, lies a stand of towering sequoia redwoods. Only, this is not in the Sierra Nevadas.

2009-05-21 11:57:06

The U.S. Geological Survey says it will conduct scientific overflights at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona during the Memorial Day weekend. The overflights are designed to document the status of natural and cultural resources along the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, officials said.


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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
2013-04-17 23:31:23

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in the western portion of Colorado in the United States. The park holds 30,750 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans, including the Ute people. The first recorded American presence in the area occurred in 1881, when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad encountered the area, taking nearly two years to build a line through the canyon. This railroad moved from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City and was a main line...

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