August 7, 2012 |
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Who hasn't peered into this brain-bending abyss and failed to conceptualize 6 million years of stream erosion through a vertical mile of primordial rock? "I'm sorry, but there's no way a river did that," huffs a voice among this evening's mesmerized herd of South Rim-at-sunset gawkers. The voice belongs to my buddy Mark Segal, 40, a food service account manager from Long Beach. Or maybe it's my other friend Vic Leyson, 34, a business manager from Studio City.
January 29, 1989
Plans are developing here for the construction of a major amusement and recreationaltheme park. The park coincides with the revival of the turn-of-the-century steam train that ran along old Route 66 in Williams, Ariz. north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Expected to cost about $80 million, the project will cover more than 1,000 acres of northern Arizona in the Williams/Grand Canyon area.
December 2, 2002
When federal officials proposed building a dam within the Grand Canyon 40 years ago, the Sierra Club and other environmentalists responded with outrage. Why not flood the Sistine Chapel, the club said, for a better view of Michelangelo's frescoes? That was maybe a bit of a stretch, but it's time to bring out the hyperbole again.
January 31, 1995 |
Cal State Northridge hit rock bottom Monday night, sent there by an NCAA Division II school with an appropriate name. Grand Canyon, from the same conference Northridge left five years ago, downed the Matadors, 88-82, before 329 at Northridge. Horacio Llamas scored 26 points and Tyrome Finney added 19 for Grand Canyon, which shot 58.9%. Eric Gray and Shane O'Doherty each scored 18 points for Northridge, which also got 17 points and 10 rebounds from Peter Micelli.
November 21, 1995 |
The Grand Canyon is open to visitors again. The tollbooths, scenic overlooks and souvenir shops opened first thing Monday morning, ending a shutdown that was the first in the park's 76-year history. Motels and cafeterias were back in business, and hikers were allowed onto a network of backcountry trails.
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September 13, 1989
One of the great environmental victories of the 1960s saved the Colorado River from the construction of two dams--one of which would have backed water into the Grand Canyon. Now in the late 1980s, one ironic, unintended consequence is unacceptable air pollution in the canyon. Bridge and Marble canyon dams were proposed on the Colorado to generate the electricity needed to pump Colorado River water to the new Central Arizona Project.
October 18, 2012 |
Researchers in Grand Canyon National Park have discovered a prehistoric-looking sucker fish once thought to be extinct from the area. The fish, known as the razorback sucker, is the first of its species to be caught in the Grand Canyon in more than 20 years. The fish is characterized by a long, high sharp-edged hump behind its head. The creature was snagged by Arizona fish and wildlife officials in the Colorado River last week, in the lower part of the canyon system. So is this find one of those river monsters featured on cable television?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1987
After several years of battle, environmentalists, the National Park Service and others have developed an aircraft-control program that should allow visitors to savor the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon without the constant background noise of airplanes and helicopters. At the same time, the plan developed at the direction of Congress will permit air-tour operators to continue, on a limited scale, their sightseeing flights over the canyon.
February 12, 2014 |
This weekend you will be able to step onto the rim of the Grand Canyon, hold onto the railing and look down -- without leaving Southern California. Chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum, who creates 3-D images that are crazy-realistic, will bring the natural wonder to life on a section of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The image will be arranged "so that when people are looking over the railing of the chalk art, it will feel like they are really leaning over the edge of the canyon ," Sherry Henry, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, said in a statement.