Category Archives: GCPBA RiverNews – Current and archived news concerning river runners

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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 RiverNews 10/5/14 – Early Notice of Available Grand Canyon Launch Dates

GCPBA RiverNews 10/5/14 – Early Notice of Available Grand Canyon Launch Dates The Grand Canyon river permits office has made an update to their noncommercial river permits lottery website. Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association had requested that they announce, as … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 10/5/14 – Court Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

GCPBA RiverNews 10/5/14 – Court Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban September 30, 2014 PHOENIX, Ariz.— Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe and a coalition of conservation groups are praising Judge David Campbell’s decision today to uphold the U.S. Department of the Interior’s … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 9-24-14 – Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan

GCPBA RiverNews 9-24-14 – Grand Canyon changes budget to repay $100M loan by Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press The Grand Canyon is imposing millions of dollars in cuts to make a concessions contract more attractive to bidders. The cuts include cave … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 9/8/14 – Arizona Republic Editorial about the Grand Canyon Escalade Project

GCPBA RiverNews 9/8/14 – Arizona Republic Editorial about the Grand Canyon Escalade Project The following is an excellent brief of the cultural impact to the Grand Canyon by the Grand Canyon Escalade project at the confluence of the Colorado and … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 8-11-14 – GCPBA sends Colorado River Management Plan Adaptive Management Considerations to the Park

GCPBA RiverNews 8-11-14 – GCPBA sends Colorado River Management Plan Adaptive Management Considerations to the Park In May, 2014, we asked GCPBA members for feedback about various aspects of the CRMP, and subsequently put a similar query out on our … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 7-4-14 – Body recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon

GCPBA RiverNews 7-4-14 – Body recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon Grand Canyon, Ariz. – This morning at approximately 9:30 the National Park Service received a call from a commercial river trip that had located a body in the Colorado … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 6-28-14 – Missing Man on Colorado River within Grand Canyon

GCPBA RiverNews 6-28-14 – Missing Man on Colorado River within Grand Canyon Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Friday, June 27 at approximately 3:40 p.m. the National Park Service received a satellite phone call from a commercial river trip reporting a … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 6-18-14 – Once Thought Locally Extinct, Endangered Razorback Suckers Discovered Spawning in Grand Canyon

GCPBA RiverNews 6-18-14 – Once Thought Locally Extinct, Endangered Razorback Suckers Discovered Spawning in Grand Canyon GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – The Department of the Interior announced today that researchers recently discovered Razorback suckers (Xyrauchen texanus), an endangered fish species, spawning … Continue reading

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