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

GCPBA RiverNews – News about river running on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and other rivers around the Southwest. When you choose a story you wish to read, double clicking on that story will download it to your computer as a .pdf file. You will need a program like Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file. Acrobat reader is a free download here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

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GCPBA RiverNews 3-19-14 – Kayaker Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park

GCPBA RiverNews 3-19-14 – Kayaker Fatality on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park March 19, 2014 Grand Canyon, Ariz.,  On Tuesday, March 18, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call via satellite … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 2-9-14 – Hualapai River Runners Propose, then Postpone, Plan to Launch Upriver Trips

GCPBA RiverNews 2-9-14 – Hualapai River Runners Propose, then Postpone, Plan to Launch Upriver Trips Hualapai River Runners recently announced, and then suspended for the present, its intention to conduct river trips that would run upstream from Diamond Creek in … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 2-5-14 – FAA to allow more air tours at Grand Canyon

GCPBA RiverNews 2-5-14 – FAA to allow more air tours at Grand Canyon by Felicia Fonseca, AZ Daily Sun Air tour operators that use aircraft with quiet technology will be able to fly more people over the Grand Canyon. The … Continue reading

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President’s Report – January 2014

President’s Report January 2014 The annual GCPBA membership meeting was held Sunday, October 6, 2013, in Flagstaff, Arizona.  As is tradition, GCPBA board members meet for the two preceding days.  In addition, GCPBA President Wally Rist, and GCPBA board member … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews – 1-4-14 – Grand Canyon Gives Incentive for Quieter Aircraft

GCPBA RiverNews – 1-4-14 – Grand Canyon Gives Incentive for Quieter Aircraft The fees for air tour operators that use technology to quiet the sound of aircraft at Grand Canyon National Park have been reduced. The new $20 fee per … Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Boat Alone, by Bruce Cline

Never Boat Alone – A Guide to Solo Boating the Colorado River Through Grand Canyon Reviewed by Rich Phillips Well, for all those folks who secretly harbor a desire to do a solo Grand Canyon trip (this reviewer included) there finally is … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 11-25-13 – Help Sponsor a Wounded Warrior River Trip

GCPBA RiverNews 11-25-13 – Help Sponsor a Wounded Warrior River Trip The Grand Canyon River Runners Association has begun fundraising to sponsor a June, 2015, Grand Canyon boating trip for members of a United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.  … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 11-13-13 – Humpback Chub Fish Recovery Chances in Grand Canyon to Increase

GCPBA RiverNews 11-13-13 – Humpback Chub Fish Recovery Chances in Grand Canyon to Increase By Terri Cook, Scientific American Against long odds, a milestone is reached in the efforts to improve the humpback chub’s chances of survival. Some 300 fish … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 10.11.13 – National Park Service Enters Agreement with State of Arizona to Re-open Grand Canyon National Park

Here is the good news folks! Bon Voyage tot hose who get to go, sorry for those who have to make new arrangements, thanks to the Supt and his folks for taking a personal hand in the effort to make … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 10.11.13 – Grand Canyon National Park Remains Closed for Downstream Colorado River Trips from Lee’s Ferry

Grand Canyon, AZ – Grand Canyon National Park remains closed due to the lapse in federal appropriations.  All visitor facilities and recreational opportunities including visitor centers, park hotels, campgrounds, roads, and downstream river launches are closed. The park will remain … Continue reading

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