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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.
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.
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.
KIDNEY LAKE, Duchesne County -- A 14-year-old Boy Scout has been missing in the high Uinta Mountains since Tuesday. The teen was last seen around 5 p.m. Tuesday, but police were not notified until just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, said Duchesne County sheriff's deputy Aaron Chapman.
By Joyce Lobeck, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 14--Shape-shifters in the form of huge, lumbering earth movers have been busily at work on the dunes west of Yuma a year into a massive project on the All American Canal.
An aging American Indian with rotting teeth and arthritic joints sat down and died in the Utah desert outside Escalante with a musket, ammunition and a bucket.
Ute Energy LLC and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said Friday that they have formed a company to operate a gas processing and delivery hub for the Greater Natural Buttes area of Utah's Uinta Basin.
PAGE, Ariz., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, an ARAMARK-managed property, today announced that Castle Rock Cut ("Cut"), a well-known 12-mile shortcut on Lake Powell, has opened for the first time in more than five years.
Lake Powell's elevation reached 3,620 feet Wednesday and is expected to continue rising. At this elevation, boat passage on the Castle Rock Cut has been deemed safe. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area announced the official opening to boat travel Friday.
New geological evidence indicates the Grand Canyon may be so old that dinosaurs once lumbered along its rim, according to a new study.
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...
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 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 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 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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