April 3, 2005 |
From Glen Canyon Bridge on U.S. Highway 89, you can see both sides of an argument. To the north is placid Lake Powell, a big, blue tropical cocktail in the arid no man's land of southeastern Utah. It's Exhibit A in the case for letting 42-year-old Glen Canyon Dam stand. To the south is the Colorado River, testily emerging from impoundment, cutting through sheer rock walls on its way to the Grand Canyon, wild and free, the way nature made it.
May 25, 2004 |
Drought is slowly emptying Lake Powell and reversing the flooding in scenic Glen Canyon, achieving a goal sought by environmentalists and creating new recreational opportunities for hikers, photographers and anglers. The Colorado River began filling Lake Powell when Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1963 on the Utah-Arizona border, creating the second largest reservoir in the West. "[It] ruined a very beautiful place," says Kyle Walker, owner of Glen Canyon Kayak Guides.
July 11, 1986 |
A 22-year-old Brigham City, Utah, man who disappeared while trying to retrieve an inner tube that had drifted from shore in Lake Powell was the third drowning victim during the past week at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area near the Utah-Arizona state line, officials said Thursday.
July 20, 1997 |
These places offer exceptional quiet, according to the National Park Service: Arizona Chiricahua National Monument Fort Bowie National Monument Grand Canyon (off-season) Tonto National Monument California Death Valley Colorado Dinosaur National Monument Hawaii and Samoa Haleakala National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kalaupapa National Historical Park National Park of American Samoa, Tau and Tutuila Units Nevada Lake Mead National Recreation Area New Mexico Aztec Ruins Chaco Culture
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July 25, 1989 |
A 26-year-old Huntington Beach woman was killed when the vehicle she was riding in went off a scenic southern Utah road and crashed, National Park Service authorities said Monday. Michelle Eckroth died of injuries suffered in the one-vehicle accident Sunday on the Burr Trail, about 40 miles north of the Utah-Arizona state line, said Karen Whitney, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area spokeswoman.
September 9, 2007 |
Float into autumn on the blue waters of Arizona's Lake Powell with a lodging-and-boating package that starts at $175 a night. The deal: The Bed-and-Breakfast package includes overnight accommodations at Lake Powell Resort, breakfast for two in the hotel's Rainbow Room and a three-hour scenic boat tour of Navajo Canyon.