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GCPBA RiverNews 4/20/2020 – An Update To The Throw Cushion/Throw Bag Regulation Revision

The GCPBA Board thought we would provide a little more background on the recent change in the Noncommercial River Trip Regulations issued by the Grand Canyon National Park River Permits Office, which made optional the throw cushion requirement.  (April 8, … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 4/8/2020 – Grand Canyon Noncommercial River Trip Regulations Are Updated

While we have all been coping with the effects of the corona virus spreading across the country, including suspension of private river trips in Grand Canyon, GCPBA has delayed informing you about an important update to the Noncommercial River Trip … Continue reading

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GCPBA River News 3/21/2020 – Grand Canyon National Park Suspends River Trips

Grand Canyon National Park has suspended all river rafting trips, including administrative, research, private and commercial trips, from March 24 through May 21.  The full text of the announcement is below. Permit holders of canceled trips received the following email … Continue reading

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GCPBA River News 2/23/2020 – Docks Proposed By The Navajo Nation

Greetings to all of you.  We have a report for you regarding new docks proposed by the Navajo Nation. Martin Begaye, Department Director at Navajo Parks and Recreation, Window Rock, Arizona, applied for a permit with the Army Corps of … Continue reading

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GCPBA River News 2/22/2020 – Proposed Dams On The Little Colorado River

Greetings to all of you.  GCPBA has two major topics to share with you, as separate emails, that we have been following and working on.  The first is a proposal by a company to build two dams on the Little … Continue reading

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GCPBA President’s Letter – December 2019

GCPBA held our meeting in Flagstaff October 5 & 6, 2019. All Board members running for reelection were reelected. Officers for the coming year are: President……………Richard Harter Vice President….…John Vrymoed Secretary……………Blakely LaCroix Treasurer……………David Levine At large members are: Helen Howard … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 5/7/2019 – Pay Phones At Phantom Ranch Are Permanently Gone

From GCPBA board member Dave Mortenson: Pay phones at Phantom Ranch are permanently gone! For those of you who have every hiked down or run the Colorado River and spent some time at Phantom Ranch will find this information interesting. … Continue reading

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Colorado River Historic High Water Level Within The Grand Canyon

This report was commissioned by GCPBA for the benefit of the private boater.  John Vrymoed, author of the report, is a registered civil and geotechnical engineer in California, now retired.  He is a published author on topics related to earthquake … Continue reading

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GCPBA President’s Letter – December 2018

Greetings All, Time to catch up on what’s been happening… The Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association had its annual meeting October 4-6 in Flagstaff, AZ. The officers for 2018-2019 are: President:  Rich Harter VP: John Vrymoed Secretary: Blakely LaCroix Members … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 10/6/2018 – Grand Canyon Noncommercial River Trip Regulations Are Updated

Grand Canyon National Park recently updated their noncommercial river trip regulations.  The new regulations are dated October 2, 2018.  River trips are required by the Park to have a printed copy of the regulations with them at all times.  Regulations … Continue reading

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