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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...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

Unique sound education program brings together students with mixed hearing abilities for the learning experience of a lifetime Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Today, seventeen teenagers with mixed hearing ability (most with varying degrees of hearing loss) embarked on a five-day river trip in the Grand Canyon National Park as part of the Hear the World Sound Academy: Amplifying the Grand Canyon. Global Explorers, a non-profit educational travel organization, and the Grand Canyon...

2011-06-20 21:44:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, U.S. public lands director for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in reaction to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's proposal to withdraw nearly 1 million acres of public land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from new mining claims. "We commend the Obama administration for making a clear commitment to give the Grand Canyon long-term protection from new uranium mining at its doorstep....

2011-06-06 15:36:00

Public servants, scholars, artists call for long-term uranium mining safeguards in New York Times ad WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An ad this week in the New York Times features an open letter from 50 statesmen, scholars and conservation leaders urging a 20-year extension of a one-million-acre mining buffer around Grand Canyon National Park. The list of signers includes Theodore Roosevelt IV, actors Edward Norton and Robert Redford, film director Ken Burns, World...

2011-06-02 16:19:00

National Park Foundation and Merrell also Launch "Trail Talk" featuring Interviews and Tips From National Park Rangers Around the Country at www.nationalparks.org/trailtalk. WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of National Trails Day, the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks, has teamed up with Merrell to invite Americans across the country to enjoy 10 can't miss trails in our national parks. (Logo:...

2011-05-27 13:09:00

DENVER, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanterra Parks & Resorts completed the purchase of Windstar Cruises on Wednesday, May 25, after the sale of the assets of Ambassadors International, Inc. was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 19, 2011. Windstar was Ambassadors' principal operating unit. Windstar Cruises, with headquarters based in Seattle, Wash., will sail all published 2011 and 2012 voyages, maintain its customer programs and policies and...

2011-05-19 20:35:00

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambassadors International, Inc. ("Ambassadors") today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has granted an order approving the sale of substantially all of Ambassadors' assets, including its principal operating unit, Windstar Cruises, to TAC Cruise LLC, an affiliate of Xanterra Holding Corporation. The sale is expected to close next week. All of Windstar's luxury yachts are sailing as scheduled, serving customers...

2011-04-15 10:00:00

Pew report maps 10 national treasures jeopardized by 1872 law WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Obama administration considers whether to put federal land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park off limits to future mining claims, a report by the Pew Environment Group shows many national parks and landmarks are in jeopardy due to a dramatic increase in gold, uranium and other hardrock claims. The report calls on the Obama administration on the eve of National...


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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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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