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2013-02-19 08:36:47

SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Windstar Cruises announced today that its owner, Xanterra Parks & Resorts(®), has reached an agreement with Seabourn, a cruise company that operates six luxury cruise ships, to purchase three of their ships: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit. Under the project name Global Windstar, the expansion will double the size of Windstar's recently renovated, three luxury sailing yacht fleet, making the company the market...

2013-02-19 08:22:51

DENVER, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanterra Parks & Resorts(®), the largest concessioner to the national parks, has completed a series of acquisitions that greatly expand the company's experiential leisure offerings. These acquisitions include three all-suite luxury cruise ships currently operated by Seabourn to become part of Windstar Cruises, VBT (Vermont) Bicycling and Walking Vacations and The Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., adjoining the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park...

2013-02-12 20:21:31

PHOENIX, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a stunning blow to the Hualapai Nation, U.S. District Court Judge, David Campbell has confirmed the $28.6 million arbitration award entered against the Tribe's wholly-owned corporation 'Sa' Nyu Wa, Inc. (SNW) in favor of Grand Canyon Skywalk Development (GCSD), builders of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The judgment relates to unpaid management fees of the Skywalk from 2008-2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/LA59253) According to...

2013-02-11 16:33:07

New Geosphere articles posted online 11 Jan. and 5 Feb. 2013 include additions to the "Origin and Evolution of the Sierra Nevada and Walker Lane" series, the "Neogene Tectonics and Climate-Tectonic Interactions in the Southern Alaskan Orogen" series, and the "Crevolution 2: Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System II" series. A new series is also introduced: "Results of IODP Exp313: The History and Impact of Sea-level Change Offshore New Jersey." Papers cover: 1. Fresh water and...

Grand Canyon Added To Google Maps Street View
2013-01-31 19:11:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you grown tired of virtually touring the gulags of North Korea? Why not take a cruise around the Grand Canyon for a while? Today, Google has announced that they´ve added some new imagery to their Google Maps Street View service. Now, users can take a virtual trip through more than 75 miles worth of trail in the Grand Canyon National Park, all from the comfort of their own home. Last summer, Google announced...

2013-01-30 04:20:44

LONDON, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shard opens its doors - and viewing platform - 1 February As The Shard opens to an eager public on 1 February, Londoners and visitors will have the chance to view the capital from a whopping 800ft (244m) above the skyline. As one of the newest and most exciting experiences to book through GoSeeDo.com, it's no wonder that tickets are selling fast, but there are other great views to be enjoyed by those with a head for...

Grand Canyon May Be As Old As The Dinosaurs
2012-11-30 06:48:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder and the California Institute of Technology has analyzed mineral grains from the bottom of the western Grand Canyon. The findings indicate that the canyon was largely carved out about 70 million years ago, putting it in a time when dinosaurs were around and might have peeked over the rim. CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Rebecca Flowers says that this new research, using a dating...

King Of Canyons - Mars Valles Marineris
2012-10-23 05:13:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most awe-inspiring sights on the planet Earth is the Grand Canyon. The Colorado River has cut through 2 billion years of geologic history, carving out a canyon that is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. However, next to Valles Marineris on Mars, the Grand Canyon is a mere scratch in the ground. Valles Marineris stretches over 4000 kilometers in length and is 200 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of 10 kilometers....

2012-10-02 06:24:51

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiowa Gordon, a Hualapai Tribal member and part of the Twilight series' "Wolf Pack," took the Tribe's one-day whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon this Saturday, September 29(th). Gordon has never lost the connection with his Hualapai roots, but had yet to enjoy the Hualapai River Runners adventure. "This trip showed me firsthand what a unique Grand Canyon experience our tribe offers," said Gordon. "The connection we have with...

2012-09-12 10:24:30

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiowa Gordon, a Hualapai Tribal member and part of the Twilight series' "Wolf Pack," has joined with Hualapai Tourism to offer his fans an up close and personal meeting while they enjoy the beauty of Grand Canyon West. Since playing Embry Call in New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, Gordon's celebrity has grown rapidly but he hasn't lost the connection to his Hualapai roots. "I love my fans, I love my heritage. I take great pride in being...


Latest Grand Canyon Reference Libraries

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2013-11-01 16:08:30

Kaibab National Forest is located in Arizona and borders the Grand Canyon in the north and south. It was established in 1909 and is separated into two areas known as the North Kaibab Ranger District and the South Kaibab Ranger District. The Grand Canyon forms a natural boundary between the two districts, which make up about 1.6 million acres of land. The elevations in the forest vary between 5,500 feet and 10,418 feet. This national forest holds four designated wilderness areas including...

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....

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...

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...

2012-06-14 09:54:16

Symbol: SIRE5 Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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