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2011-08-10 00:00:30

The Grand Canyon Association is raising money for Virtual Field Trips to give kids the opportunity to experience historical places and wonders in the Grand Canyon and ask questions without spending an extraordinary amount on travel. Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon and other national parks every year, but what about those kids who don't get the opportunity to travel and experience the outdoors. The Grand Canyon Association has developed a...

2010-04-15 10:48:00

May 18th field trip supported by Eccles Foundation will highlight unique park through LIVE broadcasts, lesson plans and interactive Web site Teachers invited to register now for FREE program at www.brycecanyoneft.org WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation is inviting schools across the country to explore the unique geological and paleontological resources of Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park in an Electronic Field Trip (EFT) on Tuesday, May 18th,...

2008-09-07 03:00:10

A BEAR in Panguitch, Utah, raided a marijuana farm so often the growers ran away. County Sheriff Danny Perkins said: "We're so tough on drugs that even the wildlife are getting in on the action." (c) 2008 Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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,...

2008-07-12 06:00:00

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. Blowing sand covered his corpse for more than a century before a hiker stumbled across it last year. This is the likely scenario of how a nearly complete skeleton, dubbed "Escalante Man" in BLM documents, came to be buried a few hundred paces off Highway 12 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. What remains a mystery is...

2008-06-25 09:02:49

ESCALANTE, Garfield County -- A road has reopened and forest specialists have started restoring the ecosystem in the wake of the season's first wildfire near here. Forest managers are working to help stabilize and prevent further damage to natural and cultural resources in the area after the Corn Creek Fire charred 2,269 acres, Dixie National Forest officials said. Forest Highway 17, also known as Main Canyon Road, was reopened Monday, but Corn Creek Road remained closed. A car fire...

2008-06-24 09:02:46

ESCALANTE, Garfield County -- A road has reopened and forest specialists have started restoring the ecosystem in the wake of the season's first wildfire near here. Forest managers are working to help stabilize and prevent further damage to natural and cultural resources in the area after the Corn Creek Fire charred 2,269 acres, Dixie National Forest officials said. Forest Highway 17, also known as Main Canyon Road, was reopened Monday, but Corn Creek Road remained closed. A car fire...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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