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

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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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GCPBA RiverNews 6-13-14 – Kayaker Fatality at Badger Rapid on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

GCPBA RiverNews 6-13-14 – Kayaker Fatality at Badger Rapid on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Wednesday, June 11 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the National Park Service received a call reporting an unconscious male kayaker … Continue reading

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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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