Canyons

June 07, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protect fall chinook salmon reproduce...
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FILE - This Sept. 4, 2017, file photo provided by KATU-TV shows a wildfire as seen from near Stevenson, Wash., across the Columbia River, burning in the Columbia River Gorge above Cascade Locks, Ore. A teenager who started the major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. (Tristan Fortsch/KATU-TV via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:56 pm
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, spectators gaze at El Capitan for a glimpse of climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks after widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 12, 2018 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks. A plan announced Thursday would...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:37 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Darren Nichols has been hired as executive director of the Great Lakes Commission. Nichols succeeds Tim Eder, who left last year to work for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The commission is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It represents the interests of the eight Great...
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FILE--In this June 7, 2013, fie photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists, from left, Christine Dowling, Adam Benthem, and David Naftz collect soil samples on the Canyon Mine property in Arizona. More than a quarter of the way into a 20-year ban on the filing of new mining claims around the Grand Canyon, scientists say they don't have the data they need to show whether uranium negatively is impacting plants, animals and a water source for more than 30 million people. (Katie Walton-Day/U.S. Geological Survey via AP, file)
March 08, 2018 - 2:15 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. scientists studying the effects of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon say President Donald Trump's budget proposal would halt their work. The U.S. Geological Survey is leading a multiyear study meant to determine whether the region needs protection from new uranium...
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This photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 urges people to vote against a building height increases in Tusayan, Arizona. A vote in favor would pave the way for development at an RV park in town. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
November 08, 2017 - 6:58 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of a small town outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim have rejected a building height increase, but it won't stop developers from pursuing an expanse of retail shops, open space and lodging at the edge of town. Voters in Tusayan turned down a ballot measure Tuesday...
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This artist rendering provided by Confluence Partners, LLC, depicts a proposed aerial tramway, at right, that would ferry tourists from the cliff tops of the east rim of the Grand Canyon to the water's edge of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers below. Navajo Nation lawmakers will consider a plan Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, to build an aerial tram to carry visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The special session in Window Rock, Arizona, will be the first time the full Tribal Council takes up the bill. (Confluence Partners, LLC via AP)
November 01, 2017 - 3:57 am
Legislation to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon has been voted down by the Navajo Nation Council. Members of the council voted 16-2 against the bill during a special session Tuesday in Window Rock, Arizona. It was the first time the full...
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This artist rendering provided by Confluence Partners, LLC, depicts a proposed aerial tramway, at right, that would ferry tourists from the cliff tops of the east rim of the Grand Canyon to the water's edge of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers below. Navajo Nation lawmakers will consider a plan Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, to build an aerial tram to carry visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The special session in Window Rock, Arizona, will be the first time the full Tribal Council takes up the bill. (Confluence Partners, LLC via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 9:10 pm
Tribal lawmakers reticent of developing sacred land at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World said no Tuesday to a multimillion-dollar project to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Nation Tribal Council voted 16-2 during a...
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An investigator emerges with evidence from a trailer in a park along Clear Creek in which the body of a 63-year-old man was found Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Golden, Colo. Police say that a man arrested in a fatal carjacking near the University of Utah is wanted for questioning in the death of the man in Golden. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 31, 2017 - 6:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man sought in the fatal attempted carjacking of a University of Utah student and the death of a Colorado man was arrested Tuesday after he surrendered to authorities at a Salt Lake City library, police said. Austin Boutain, 24, dodged a manhunt in the rugged foothills near...
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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2014, file photo shows one of the Native American homes at the Lone Pine fishing site near The Dalles, Ore. Members of Congressional delegations from Oregon and Washington state say the Trump administration has walked away from the federal government's obligation to build new homes and villages for Indians whose original abodes were submerged by the building of dams along the Columbia River decades ago. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, file)
October 30, 2017 - 9:22 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration is neglecting the U.S. government's obligation to build new homes for Indians whose original abodes were submerged by dams along the Columbia River, members of Congressional delegations from Oregon and Washington state said. The hundreds of tribal members...
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