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GCPBA RiverNews 1/15/17 – Stow Away Motors For Diamond Down Allowed Again!

GCPBA has just received excellent news from Grand Canyon National Park regarding the use of a motor on the flat water of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon from below Diamond Creek to the Pearce Ferry takeout.  Here is our … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 9/25/16 – Grand Canyon’s New Granite Springs Rapid

Boaters beware! GCPBA has learned of a change in Granite Springs Rapid at about mile 220.5, just after the popular mile 220 camps.  This stretch of the river with “minor” rapids between mile 220 and Diamond Creek is often taken … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 6/29/16 – Grand Canyon Night Skies To Become More Spectacular

The article below is from TECHLY. Maybe we’ll be able to see many more stars at night from our river camps. The Grand Canyon’s magnificent skies are set to become even more incredible by Ronan O’Connell June 28, 2016 It … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 11/6/15 – Unused Grand Canyon Noncommercial Launch Dates Are Rescheduled, Not Lost

The Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association would like to extend our thanks to Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga for an important adaptive management change he made early this year to the Colorado River Management Plan.  This change is very … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 1/23/15 – Grand Canyon to Replace Portion of Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch

GCPBA RiverNews 1/23/15 – Grand Canyon to Replace Portion of Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park will begin replacing a portion of the Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch beginning on Monday, January 26, … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 12/10/14 – GCPBA Signs On To Letter Regarding Overflights In Grand Canyon

GCPBA Signs On To Letter Regarding Overflights In Grand Canyon December 10, 2014 Docket Operations, M-30 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor Washington, DC 20590-0001 RE: Docket number FAA-2014-0782 Grand … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 12/2/14 – Martin Litton, February 13, 1917 – November 30, 2014

GCPBA RiverNews 12/2/14 – Martin Litton, February 13, 1917 – November 30, 2014 John Blaustein sent out the sad news about Martin Litton’s passing, quietly in his sleep with his wife, Esther, at his side.  Some of us directly had … Continue reading

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GCPBA President’s Report – October, 2014

PRESIDENT’S REPORT by Wally Rist, GCPBA President October 30, 2014 I like to try to keep things short, but this report is going to be longer than usual. That’s because a lot has taken place in the last month. In … Continue reading

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GCPBA Adaptive Management Considerations Meeting Follow Up

GCPBA Adaptive Management Considerations Meeting Follow Up October 24, 2014 Permits Manager, Steve Sullivan River District Ranger, Brian Bloom Wilderness Planner, Linda Jalbert CC: Superintendent, Dave Uberuaga Grand Canyon National Park P.O. Box 129 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 Re: GCPBA … Continue reading

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The Perfect Private Trip

The Perfect Private Trip by Mari Carlos Prelude When GCPBA reached out to Grand Canyon River Runners Association during the heady days of the FEIS and all the related politics (just a couple of years ago), an unlikely friendship sprang … Continue reading

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