Colorado River

Zip line across the Grand Canyon in the thrill of a lifetime

Adventure seekers take note; this may be the ultimate new adrenaline-packed experience; a newly opened zip line that stretches across the Grand Canyon.<p>There are two new zip lines that adventurers can hop on to travel across Grand Canyon West at speeds of up to 50 miles an hour. The lines are nearly …

National Parks

Today in Arizona History

Sunday, Jan. 21<p>On this date in 1877, Allen's Camp, Ariz. changed its name to St. Joseph after the Prophet, Joseph Smith.<p>On this date in 1921, the …

Business

USDA set for round 2 of feral pig extermination at Havasu

U.S. Department of Agriculture aerial sharpshooters are returning to the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge for a second attempt to exterminate …

Business

Fender's River Road Resort launches neon-sign restoration campaign

Fender’s River Road Resort in Needles, California, recently launched a fundraising campaign to restore the neon lighting of its classic …

Colorado

Best Hikes in Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park<p>Grand Canyon National Park is one of America's most stunning natural sights, and ranks among its top outdoor destinations. …

National Parks

An Elusive Colorado River Drought Plan Fails To Materialize — For Now

When you’ve held on to something valuable for a long time, it can be hard to choose to give it up. When that something is water, it’s even harder — …

Colorado

Fishing report: Wednesday, January 10

<b>PICKS OF THE WEEK</b><br>1. While the bluefin tuna could probably stay in the top bite slot this week, there’s just too little fishing pressure to make that …

Fishing

5 Central Texas river trips to paddle through year-round

Central Texas rivers offer some outstanding paddling opportunities — all just a short car ride away from the state capital. And thanks to mild …

Texas

Grand Valley, Colorado

Worth exploring for its beauty and bounty, this high-altitude wine region is on the rise. Colorado isn’t just paradise for outdoor adventurers—it has …

Colorado

Snake Species Believed to Had Vanished Reappears in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — A snake historically found in most Arizona watersheds but not seen along the Colorado River for more than 100 years has turned up …

Biological Species

Flow of Colorado River in seven downstream states threatened by scant snowpack

Rocky Mountains snowpack that feeds Colorado River water supplies was 20 percent below average in December in some areas, prompting a prediction that …

Colorado

San Diego water managers say thin mountain snowpack no reason for concern

Water managers in San Diego County said residents shouldn’t worry too much about Southern California’s bone dry weather and the Sierra Nevada …

Water

Officials examine methods to control invasive fish species

The National Park Service is considering measures like electric shocks, fish barriers, genetic techniques and other means to reduce invasive fish …

Business

Climate Point: Cold weather in a warming world

Welcome to Climate Point, your weekly guide to climate change, energy and the environment. My name is Sammy Roth, and I'm a reporter for the USA TODAY Network in Southern California. If you were forwarded this newsletter (or if you're seeing it on our website), you can sign up to get Climate Point …

Climate Change

Visitors Will be Able to Zip Line at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is known for many things including its majestic beauty and awe-inspiring size.<p>Soon, however, it will also be a place where …

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An aluminum jet boat left a Moab dock last summer for a sunset excursion down the Colorado River with a full load of 28 mostly older passengers, …

Salt Lake City

Hiking the Stair Master Trail, Moab

<b>The Stairmaster Trail</b> in Moab, Utah is another short yet very rewarding hike that leads to an amazing overlook of the Moab valley and LaSal …

North America

In a little town called Mexicali, Mexican and Chinese food meet in a distinct, delicious way

“It means ‘welcome’ in Chinese,” a man said to me in Spanish, looking up at me from a grey velvet loveseat. He pointed to the wooden sign I was …

Food & Dining

Stunning rustic modern home nestled on beautiful Lake Austin, Texas

The rustic modern home was designed by Ryan Street & Associates along with interior design by Mark Ashby Design, located on Lake Austin, a water …

Houses

Hiking to Funnel Arch, Moab

<b>Funnel Arch</b> (aka Cable Arch) is a short, yet rewarding hike to a massive arch located only 15 minutes from Moab, UT. Compared to the nearby Corona …

North America

The 26,000 tons of radioactive waste under Lake Powell

Beneath the murky green waters on the north end of Lake Powell, entombed within the tons of silt that have been carried down the Colorado River over …

Water

San Diego Went From Worrying About Having Enough Water to What’s in it

Border Patrol agent Chris Harris stands next to signs warning of sewage runoff that crossed the border from Tijuana to San Diego. / Photo by David …

Water

Environment Report: Water Authority Extends Controversial Deal by a Decade

Photo by Sam Hodgson<p>The San Diego County Water Authority extended by 10 years a multibillion-dollar deal it has to buy water from the Imperial …

Water

Colorado Democrats right to speak out on national monuments

Francisco Kjolseth, The Salt Lake Tribune via APThe Colorado River flows past the northernmost boundary of the Bears Ears National Monument in …

Bears Ears National Monument

Meet the Photographer Who Hiked the Entire Colorado River

Photographer Pete McBride has traveled around the world with his camera for over 20 years, but one of his most incredible achievements has been …

Court upholds Obama-era ban on new Grand Canyon uranium mines

Celebration of the ruling by environmentalist has been tempered by expectations that the Trump administration will side with mining interests to end the ban<p>A powerful court ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era ban on new uranium mines around the Grand Canyon should stay in place, though celebration …

Environment

Crescendo of crisis on the Colorado

Wow, so this is what it looked like watching Rome burn? Or in our case, farmers’ fields and family taps running dry while Colorado River water …

Caesars Palace

Ex-federal official, Henderson accountant indicted in bribery, fraud scheme

Related news<p>Feds raid offices, U.S. reclamation bureau official’s home<p>Almost two years after federal investigators raided a U.S. Bureau of …

Corruption

Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over shrinking of national monuments

<b>By Matthew Daly</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i><p>WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans have escalated their feud with Patagonia after …

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Here Are the 10 Most Popular Strava Segments in the U.S. for 2017

Plus, the most active states in the country and the most vert gained per run.<p>As 2017 comes to a close, many runners will be going through their phones or journals to tally up all the miles they’ve been putting in this year. And one of the biggest social media hubs for runners and cyclists, Strava, …

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