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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,...

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. Aerial photographs will be taken from two fixed-wing aircraft flying at an altitude of approximately 7,000 feet. Scientific overflights have been conducted as part of ongoing monitoring efforts...

2009-04-22 18:23:00

LAS VEGAS, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathtaking seclusion allows one to take a moment from life to just appreciate and enjoy one of nature's majestic wonders... that is what awaits guests who embark upon Pink Jeep Tours' brand new Grand Canyon Classic Deluxe tour. The popular tour company is currently the only one to be granted access to Quartermaster Point, one of the most remote areas at Grand Canyon West. Guests travel in the Tour Trekker, Pink Jeep Tours' brand new first of its kind,...

2009-04-21 17:25:34

The U.S. National Geodetic Survey says the monument marking the spot where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet is 2 1/2 miles from where it belongs. The National Geodetic Survey said the location of the Four Corners was determined to be at 109 degrees west longitude and 37 degrees north latitude during the 1868 survey of Colorado's southern boundary line but due to surveying errors, the monument was installed at 109 02 42.62019 west longitude and 36 59 56.31532 north latitude, 2 1/2...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

With more than 9 million acres of potential protected wilderness in Utah on the line, the Utah Wilderness Coalition said Thursday that it has added the Natural Resources Defense Council to its executive committee. "They're going to be great partners working toward the goal of protecting America's red-rock wilderness," said Lawson Legate, senior regional representative of the Sierra Club's Utah chapter. The committee already includes the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Sierra Club,...

2008-09-11 18:00:27

International Ranger Corp. (PINK SHEETS: IRNG) is very pleased to announce it has amended the "letter of Agreement" to acquire 100% interest the Four Corners Project located east of the San Rafael Reef in the Green River (Four Corners) Mining District (the "District") of Emery County, Utah, which was announced May 14, 2007. The Project was acquired at arms length from Energy LLC and E. John McDonald & Associates, LLC, both of Moab, Utah. The amended terms are that Ranger will pay up to...

2008-08-23 15:00:22

Authorities say all eight persons aboard a twin-engine airplane were likely killed when it crashed near Utah's Canyonlands National Park. The Friday night crash came after a fire was reported to the Grand County Sheriff's Department about 6 p.m., Salt Lake City's KTVX-TV reported Saturday. A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter in the area at the time found the plane wreckage at the fire site. The owner of the plane and the victims had not yet identified. But authorities say all...

2008-08-18 18:00:07

By Amanda Lee Myers PHOENIX - Days of heavy rains around the Grand Canyon caused an earthen dam to fail Sunday and created flooding that forced helicopters to pluck hundreds of residents and campers from the gorge. No injuries were reported Sunday. The failure of the Redlands Dam caused some flooding in Supai, a village on the canyon floor where about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe live, said Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge. The flooding and the potential for...

2008-08-07 09:00:29

Officials are lifting some fire restrictions in southern Utah and northern Arizona after monsoon rainfall has reduced the threat of wildfires. As of Friday, visitors will be allowed to build campfires and use charcoal grills in the Color Country area. That area includes: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon and Zion National parks,...

2008-08-07 06:00:41

Vana Blue, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VBLU), has signed an agreement with Native Express, Inc. (an Oil and Gas Exploration Company located in Duchene County, Utah) to develop oil and gas resources in one of the largest oil producing areas of the prolific Uinta Basin. The agreement includes the rights to develop acres within the Altamont-Bluebell trend area. Altamont-Bluebell field is expected to produce 260 million barrels of oil and 378 billion cubic feet of gas from the Green River and...


Latest Colorado Plateau Reference Libraries

Ashley National Forest
2013-11-21 09:50:52

Ashley National Forest is a National Forest found in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. Within the boundaries of this forest are 1,382,346 acres in Utah and 96,223 acres in Wyoming of vast forests, lakes, and mountains with elevations ranging from 6,000 to 13,500 feet. It covers portions of Daggett, Summit, Uintah, Duchesne, and Utah counties in Utah and Sweetwater County in Wyoming. Some of the most popular landmarks in this forest include the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area...

Mogollon Monster
2013-09-27 09:52:25

The Mogollon Monster is a Bigfoot-type creature claimed to inhabit central and eastern Arizona along the Mogollon Rim. It is said to be nocturnal and omnivorous and very territorial. It walks with wide strides leaving 22-inch footprints. The creature has also been alleged to mimic birds, coyotes, and other wildlife, and will also make whistling sounds. It builds its nest out of pine needles, twigs, and leaves. It is also said that it will throw stones from a hidden location. Its feeding...

Bryce Canyon National Park
2013-04-17 23:38:39

Bryce Canyon National Park is located in the southwestern portion of Utah in the United States. The park holds 35,835 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Basketmaker Anasazi and the Paiute Indians. The first explorers of European and American ancestry visited the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many explorers searched the area for viable farming and ranching grounds. A scientific expedition traveled into the area in 1872, led by John Wesley Powell....

Zion National Park
2013-04-17 14:54:52

Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah in the southwestern United States. The park holds 146,597 acres of protect land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Parowan Fremont and Basketmaker Anasazi tribes. The Mormons were the first people of European ancestry to inhabit the area and in 1863, Isaac Behunin, the man who is credited with naming the area, moved into Zion Canyon. This canyon spans across 229 square miles and was used for farming and ranching by...

Canyonlands National Park
2013-04-17 14:13:50

Canyonlands National Park is located in southern Utah in the United Sates. It occurs near the city of Moab and is divided into four distinct areas. These areas are comprised of the Green River and Colorado Rivers and their tributaries, the Needles, the Island in the Sky, and the Maze. The park holds 337,598 acres of protected land and was established in 1964. The four areas of Canyonland National Park, sometimes considered only three areas, are all different although they hold a similar...

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