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2008-08-26 12:00:28

CUTLINES Two men have been fined and banned from national parks after vandalizing this historic sign at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. AP Photo/Grand Canyon National ParkPHOENIX (AP) -- When it comes to marking up historic signs, good grammar is a bad defense. Two self-styled vigilantes against typos who defaced a more than 60-year-old, hand-painted sign at Grand Canyon National Park were sentenced to probation and banned from national parks for a year. Jeff Deck and Benjamin...

2008-08-26 00:00:11

PHOENIX - When it comes to marking up historic signs, good grammar is a bad defense. Two self-styled vigilantes against typos who defaced a more than 60-year-old, hand-painted sign at Grand Canyon National Park were sentenced to probation and banned from national parks for a year. Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson pleaded guilty Aug. 11 for the damage done March 28 at the park's Desert View Watchtower. The sign was made by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, the architect who designed the rustic...

2008-08-18 21:00:07

By Amanda Lee Myers PHOENIX - Days of heavy rains around the Grand Canyon created flooding that breached an earthen dam Sunday and forced helicopters to pluck scores of residents and campers from the gorge. No injuries were immediately reported. The weather and dam breach caused flooding in a side canyon containing a village where about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe live and where some of the evacuations occurred, said Gerry Blair, a spokesman for the Coconino County Sheriff's...

2008-08-18 18:00:07

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. The failure of the Redlands Dam caused some flooding in Supai, a village on the canyon floor where about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe live, said Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge. The flooding and the potential for...

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,...

2008-07-28 03:00:24

By Williams, Walt DANVILLE - Drivers Making their way along Corridor G (U.S. 119) may notice a new building near the Kanawha County-Boone County border, marking the beginning of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails system. The new Boone County Trailhead Center is a 2,000-square-foot building that will serve as a main hub for ATV and dirt bike riders planning to use the trails. Built a scenic overlook area along Corridor G, the new building will likely open to the public Aug. 1. "This will be a...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By John Trumbo, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jun. 25--Hikers and bikers have a new path to explore on the Franklin County side of the Snake River. A 15-mile section of the Columbia Plateau Trail, beginning at Ice Harbor Dam, leads through several wildlife areas and day use facilities as far as the Snake River Junction Trailhead. State officials dedicated the reworked trail segment Tuesday, noting it's an important part of state efforts to complete several cross-state trails in...

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2008-04-10 13:20:00

New geological evidence indicates the Grand Canyon may be so old that dinosaurs once lumbered along its rim, according to a study by researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the California Institute of Technology.The team used a technique known as radiometric dating to show the Grand Canyon may have formed more than 55 million years ago, pushing back its assumed origins by 40 million to 50 million years. The researchers gathered evidence from rocks in the canyon and on...

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2008-03-07 00:00:00

Scientists from the University of Mexico reported Thursday that the Grand Canyon began being formed 17 million years ago, nearly three times longer than previous scientific consensus dating the canyon's formation to only 6 million years ago. The researchers based their conclusions on new findings obtained through a dating technique called uranium-lead isotope, which they used to date mineral deposits in the canyon's walls over a 9-state area.  The deposits came from cave formations in...

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2008-02-26 13:35:00

Government officials plan to stage the third artificial flood in the Grand Canyon next month with hopes of reversing some of the negative effects experienced by the local ecosystem which were caused by the construction of a nearby dam.In 1963, the Glen Canyon Dam was built, and it completely changed the composition of the Colorado River and abruptly caused the extinction of four fish species, leaving two others currently in danger as the nearby beaches are eroding because sediment is 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

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