Category Archives: Feature Stories / Current Events

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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 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 Letter to GCNP Superintendent Uberuaga Opposing Up-run Proposal

GCPBA Letter to GCNP Superintendent Uberuaga Opposing Up-run Proposal February 7, 2014 Dear Superintendent Uberuaga, As a follow up to my earlier inquiry on this matter, I am writing as President of Grand Canyon Private Boater’s Association, to register our … Continue reading

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Photo Feature: Flashback To the Past – 1956 Going “Fisheye” In the Canyon and Spending A Day on the San Juan With Norm Nevills

Photos from Katie Lee’s 1955 and 1956 demonstrating the ‘fisheye” position on Norm Nevill’s Mexican Hat Expedition boats. Katie worked her her way on the trips as a musician. All photos used with permission,©Katie Lee, 2013 Getting All Wet With … Continue reading

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Rich Phillips Reviews The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Though the Heart of the Grand Canyon Kevin Fedarko Published by: Scribner, a division of Simon and Schuster OK, three guys row a boat through the Grand Canyon … Continue reading

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Ron Sundberg’s 2009 Visit to the Shaman’s Panel (GCNP)

These photos are published with permission form the late Ron Sundberg. They are of a infrequently visited Grand Canyon anthropological site – remember, if you visit this site or any site, don’t touch any of the delicate artwork or fragile … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews – 5/15/2013 – Help Water Plants at Granite Camp!

Happy Spring! We had a very successful week of planting at Granite Camp last month and we are in need of assistance watering those little gems! Our goal is to get them watered at least once a week (although twice … Continue reading

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Feature Story – August Cliff Slide Rearranges Yampa’s Warm Spring Rapid

The Yampa River’s famous Warm Springs Rapid was rearranged by a landslide from the cliff face on river left in August of 2012. Dinosaur National Monument has prepared a summary of the changes at the rapid. The document contains brief … Continue reading

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