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GCPBA RiverNews 3/27/2017 – Grand Canyon Noncommercial River Trip Regulations Are Updated

Grand Canyon National Park recently updated their noncommercial river trip regulations.  The new regulations are dated March 9, 2017.  River runners are required by the Park to have a printed copy of the regulations with them at all times.  They … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 2/26/17 – Glen Canyon Dam HFE/Adaptive Management Report

GCPBA RiverNews 2/26/17 – Glen Canyon Dam HFE/Adaptive Management Report Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association board member John Vrymoed was on a Grand Canyon river trip during the November, 2016, high flow. His experience during it led him to contact … Continue reading

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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 Separation Canyon 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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