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2014-09-10 23:01:28

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it has awarded three contracts totaling $7.46 million for work in the Lower Colorado Region at Hoover Dam and in Yuma, Arizona. Boulder City, Nev. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it has awarded three contracts totaling $7.46 million for work in the Lower Colorado Region at Hoover Dam and in Yuma, Arizona. The first contract is for $1.94 million to Precision Crane & Hoist Services, Inc., to replace the...

2014-09-04 08:28:17

Take the No Barriers Pledge MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature Valley has partnered with Erik Weihenmayer, a world-renowned adventurer and the only blind person to climb Mount Everest, to sponsor his quest to kayak the expanse of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Weihenmayer's ability to feel and experience energy from nature through his other senses has deepened his connection to nature and will help guide him through this journey. This expedition serves to...

2014-03-31 23:04:39

Naturalist Journeys announces a landscape, wildlife and birding tour to the Grand Canyon and four other Southwestern National Parks September 18-27, 2014. Tour participants enjoy a living classroom for studying geology, geography, birding, and nature as they travel with expert guides. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, and Grand Staircase-Escalante are national parks and monuments visited by top birding and wildlife company Naturalist...

Grand Canyon And Colorado River Now On Google Maps
2014-03-15 06:41:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having already added the Taj Mahal and the Base Camp at Mt. Everest – Google Maps has just made the Colorado River available to digital explorers. Using images captured on an 8-day rafting excursion down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, Google has made the “America’s Most Endangered River” available to see for anyone with internet access and a web browser. The nonprofit organization American Rivers, which has...

2014-03-13 12:22:16

Agency Creates Public Debate as Activation Mechanism SAUSALITO, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian Will Ferrell takes on American icon Robert Redford in a mock public debate created by BSSP on behalf of the Redford Center, one of the six organizations leading the Raise the River campaign aimed at reconnecting the Colorado River to the Gulf of California, by restoring its natural delta, and raising $10 million for the restoration. In a series of short films...

2014-02-21 20:21:13

National Beef was offered an additional $9 million to prevent plant closing BRAWLEY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Imperial Valley Cattle Feeders Group said today that it had been working with National Beef Packing Co. to prevent the closing of its Brawley processing facility on April 4. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140221/CG69919LOGO) The local feeders offered in excess of $9 million in additional cattle price discounts for years 2014 and 2015. The...

2014-02-10 23:24:25

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions, authorized Grand Canyon National Park Concessionaire, has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24 and the cost is $1295.00 per person. Grand Canyon, AZ (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24, 2014 and are all-inclusive...

2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

Grand Canyon May Not Be As Old As Once Thought
2014-01-27 08:50:13

[ Watch the Video: How Old Is The Grand Canyon? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous theories have pegged the age of the Grand Canyon at 70 million years ago, but a new study published by Nature Geoscience has found that the American icon was completely formed 5 to 6 million years ago when shorter segments of canyon united to form an expansive chasm. “I think we’ve resolved the 140-year-long debate about the age of the Grand Canyon,” Karl Karlstrom, a...

2013-12-18 23:21:25

The City of Glenwood Springs’ newly completed b-roll video footage features over 50 clips of the Colorado mountain town throughout the seasons, highlighting major attractions like Glenwood Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. With three convenient formats from which to choose, Glenwood Springs’ b-roll is media-ready and available to download now. Glenwood Springs, CO (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 As a favorite Colorado visitor destination, Glenwood Springs has found itself at...


Latest Colorado River Reference Libraries

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Colorado Squawfish, Ptychocheilus lucius
2013-01-12 06:47:45

Formally known as the Colorado squawfish, this freshwater species is now called the Colorado pikeminnow. This fish was native to Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as portions of Mexico, but with the natural habitat changed by the damming of rivers and streams, this fish is now restricted to the Colorado Basin. Limited numbers of the Colorado squawfish still remain in the following rivers: Green, Gunnison, White, San Juan and Yampa; additionally it...

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2009-01-13 19:58:20

The Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans) is a species of freshwater fish native to certain areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah in the United States. Bonytail chub prefer backwaters with rocky or muddy bottoms and flowing pools, although they have been reported in swiftly moving water. They are mostly restricted to rocky canyons today, but were historically abundant in the wide downstream sections of rivers. It is the rarest of the endemic big-river fishes of the Colorado River. It...

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2007-04-10 16:43:12

The Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) is a species of minnow endemic to the Virgin River of the southwestern United States. It is a slender, silvery minnow, with a flattened head and belly, long snout, leathery skin, and no scales. There are barbels on the corners of its lips, and its common name likely comes from the first spinous ray of its dorsal fin, which is sharp-pointed. Its maximum length is rarely more than 3 in (7.5 cm). Historically, the Woundfin occupied much of the lower...

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