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  • Simi Valley Man Dies After Trying to Rescue Wife From Grand Canyon River Raft Accident

    10/05/2018 2:29:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/05/2018
    A medical examiner’s office has confirmed a body recovered from the Grand Canyon is that of a missing California man... 67-year-old Mike Howard of Simi Valley... His body was pulled from downstream of Phantom Ranch on Sept. 14, about 10 miles from where he last was seen a week earlier.... Authorities say Howard tried to rescue his wife when she slipped into the Colorado River during a commercial rafting trip. Both swam through a river rapid. Others in the group that was setting out for a day hike pulled Howard’s wife from the water.
  • Gov. Ducey: 'Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon'

    08/30/2018 9:47:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) during a service honoring the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it is "not natural" to picture the state without McCain, comparing it to Arizona losing the Grand Canyon. "To the rest of the world, John McCain was Arizona," Ducey said on Wednesday during his remarks at the memorial service in the Arizona State Capital. "When all of us here traveled and told people we were from Arizona, people knew two big things about it: John McCain and the Grand Canyon." "Imagining Arizona without John McCain is like picturing Arizona without the Grand Canyon," Ducey...
  • Another Grand Canyon (Hiking) Tour; South Rim, Clear Creek, Phantom Ranch

    04/14/2018 3:31:18 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | April 7, 2017 | Robert Zimerman
    "Because I live in southern Arizona, I take advantage of this location to make an annual trip to the Grand Canyon. On my previous trips I’ve talked about the right way to hike the canyon (slowly!) and then provided some suggestions for proper preparation....This time I am simply going to suggest two hikes. One is very easy and should be done by every visitor to the South Rim. The other hike is for those who go to the bottom, and reserve themselves one day there for a day hike. Ninety percent of all visitors to the Grand Canyon never step...
  • 3 dead in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon

    02/10/2018 9:57:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 10, 2018
    [S]ix passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillon helicopter when it crashed about 5:20 p.m. The other four were injured and were still being treated at the scene. ... Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the Eurocopter EC130 crashed in unknown circumstances and sustained heavy damage.
  • Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd

    09/12/2017 7:23:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 86 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 09/12/2017 | FELICIA FONSECA
    The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun to kill the animals that increasingly are damaging park resources. Some bison would be shipped out of the area and others legally hunted on the adjacent forest. Within the Grand Canyon, shooters would be selected through a lottery to help bring the number of bison roaming the far northern reaches of the park to no more than 200 within three to five years. About 600 of the animals now live...
  • Creation Geologist Fights Secular Bullies

    05/11/2017 2:30:23 PM PDT · by fishtank · 55 replies
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | May 11, 2017 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation Geologist Fights Secular Bullies May 11, 2017 David F. Coppedge He has every credential a geologist could wish for, but the consensus bullies will not even let him collect rocks that might question their dogma. Dr Snelling teaching in Grand Canyon, 2008 Dr. Andrew Snelling has a PhD in geology from the University of Sydney. He has published in peer-reviewed journals. He has taught geology on numerous trips through the Grand Canyon. He wrote a two-volume book on geological evidence. But when he applied for a research permit at the Grand Canyon to collect samples, the secular uniformitarian consensus...
  • Woman who survived 5 days alone lost in the Grand Canyon describes her ordeal

    03/23/2017 12:27:38 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/23/2017 | Lisa Sivertsen, Jim Scholz, Kelly McCarthy
    A woman who spent five days stranded in the Grand Canyon described the "true panic" of her harrowing experience in an exclusive interview with ABC News. "I was panicking and crying and sobbing - I was a mess," said Amber Vanhecke, 24, about the moment she first realized she was lost without GPS or cell reception. Vanhecke, a college student from Denton, Texas, was sightseeing by herself last week near the southern rim of the Grand Canyon when her GPS instructed her to make a wrong turn, leading her through increasingly tough terrain. An experienced Girl Scout and outdoor adventurer,...
  • Grand Canyon 'On the Trail' Theme Portrays Donkey Falling off the Edge

    02/20/2017 12:54:09 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 24 replies
    Freep | 2/20/2017 | CharlesOConnell
     youtube.com/watch?v=bVKVB0MImOg After an Intro, Ferde Grofe's 'Grand Canyon Suite', Donkey Theme, starts with a picturesque depiction of pack mules on the trail for the first 8 measures. The second 8 measures of a descending, frenetic theme, don't make programmatic sense, unless there is an explicit visual depiction of a donkey tumbling off the trail. In the third 8 measure section, the donkey's plaintive hee-haw is heard.
  • No Gwyneth Paltrow, women should not put jade eggs in their vaginas, gynocologist says.

    01/24/2017 11:30:07 AM PST · by wildbill · 138 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/22/2017 | Kristine Guerra
    It wasn't that long ago when Gwyneth Paltrow raved about the benefits of vaginal steaming, a non-scientifically proven process of sitting over a hot pot of water filled with herbs for up to 45 minutes to “cleanse your uterus” and “balance female hormone levels,” as the actress had put it. Most recently, Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop, which promoted vaginal steaming, is at it again with another advice for women: putting a jade egg — yes, a solid object about the size of a golf ball — in your vagina, and keeping it there all day or while you're sleeping. For...
  • Las Vegas Woman Who Walked 26 Miles in Snowy Grand Canyon to Save Family Tells Ordeal

    12/26/2016 7:44:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    nbc ^ | 12/26/2016
    After walking 26 miles in the snow along a desolate stretch of the Grand Canyon over 36 hours, a Las Vegas woman is now safe and recovering from exposure at a Utah hospital. Karen Klein was enjoying a holiday vacation with her husband and 10-year-old son when their car got stuck in the mud near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona late last week. Klein said she'd decided to be the one to go get help because her husband had recently been in an accident. Outdoorsy and athletic, she thought she could brave the elements herself. "I...
  • Florida Woman Falls to Her Death at Grand Canyon Hours After Posting Photo of Herself on Cliff Edge

    07/12/2016 9:46:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 157 replies
    People ^ | 07/12/2016 | Char Adams
    Colleen Burns, 35, of Orlando, was hiking with friends near the South Kaibab Trail on Friday when she accidentally slipped off an edge at Ooh Aah Point, Grand Canyon National Park official tells PEOPLE. Park rangers located her body about 400 feet below where she was standing. ... One friend who was with Burns on the trail described her final moments to WESH. "She was just, like, stepping out of the way for another gentleman to, kind of, squeeze in," Jessica Roman told the station. "Unfortunately, Colleen just kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Star Colors and Pinyon Pine [okay, wth?!?]

    12/24/2015 3:10:18 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | December 24, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Beautiful, luminous decorations on this pinyon pine tree are actually bright stars in the constellation Scorpius and the faint glow of the central Milky Way. Captured in June from the north rim of the Grand Canyon of planet Earth, the shallow, close focus image has rendered pine needles on the tree branch sharp, but blurred the distant stars, their light smeared into remarkably colorful disks. Of course, temperature determines the color of a star. Most of the out-of-focus bright stars of Scorpius show a predominately blue hue, their surface temperatures much hotter than the Sun's. Cooler and larger than...
  • Lost weather balloon turns up two years later with stunning views of Grand Canyon

    09/12/2015 5:42:44 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Sept 11, 2015 | Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    In June 2013, a group of friends launched a weather balloon a few miles from Tuba City, Arizona. Enjoy the video of our launch preparations, video footage, and some data analysis of the flight," Bryan Chan writes in the description section of the video sharing site. --- snip --- The balloon soars thousands of feet in minutes and keeps going. It eventually captures breathtaking views of the earth and Grand Canyon from space. The group used a "GoPro Hero3, Sony Camcorder, Samsung Galaxy Note II phone," Chan writes. "The GoPro and camcorder were recording video footage, while the phone was...
  • Did Noah's Flood start in the Carmel?

    12/10/2008 10:53:09 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 24 replies · 568+ views
    Jeursalem Post ^ | Dec 10, 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A deluge that swept the Land of Israel more than 7,000 years ago, submerging six Neolithic villages opposite the Carmel Mountains, is the origin of the biblical flood of Noah, a British marine archeologist said Tuesday. The new theory about the source of the great flood detailed in the Book of Genesis comes amid continuing controversy among scholars over whether the inundation of the Black Sea more than seven millennia ago was the biblical flood. In the theory posited by British marine archeologist Dr. Sean Kingsley and published in the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Society, the drowning of the...
  • GEOPHYSICS: Ancient Cataclysm Marred the Med

    12/09/2006 2:24:21 PM PST · by Lessismore · 22 replies · 989+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2006-12-08 | Jacopo Pasotti
    It's a terrifying vision: A violent eruption of Italy's Mount Etna triggers a massive collapse of one flank of the volcano, sending 35 cubic kilometers of debris--the equivalent of 10,000 Cheops pyramids--hurtling at 400 kilometers an hour into the Ionian Sea. The Big Splash unleashes a 50-meter-tall wall of water that, within a few hours, wipes out coastal settlements across the Mediterranean. This catastrophe happened 8000 years ago--and a Mediterranean monster of similar magnitude could happen again. That's the scenario invoked in an analysis in last week's Geophysical Research Letters. "It was an extraordinary event, probably the largest tsunami unleashed...
  • At Grand Canyon, development pits environmentalists against Native American population

    12/05/2014 8:35:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    On the rim of the Grand Canyon, there is an area that is not part of Grand Canyon National Park. This land does not belong to the federal government. It belongs to the Navaho people. The Navaho tribe, as such, has the right to develop its tribal land to bring tourism, money, and jobs to its population. But this kind of thing gives out-of-town environmentalists and the government employees who run the park a sad. The New York Times article on a proposed $1 billion development actually features quite a few viewpoints, mostly fairly, but it frames the whole...
  • Where 2 Rivers Meet, Visions for Grand Canyon Clash

    12/04/2014 1:08:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | DEC. 3, 2014 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    EAST RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Renae Yellowhorse stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon, 26 bumpy miles across the Painted Desert from the nearest paved road, not a glint of civilization in sight. Ms. Yellowhorse, 52, who has lived her whole life on this Navajo land, cast an arm over the gulf sweeping out to the horizon, pointing to where the Colorado River and the Little Colorado meet in a dazzling burst of deep blue 3,000 feet below. “This is where the tram would go,” she said. “This is the heart of our Mother Earth. This...
  • Could this be the end of the Grand Canyon?

    09/04/2014 10:06:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 94 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4th September 2014 | Anthony Zurcher
    'The Los Angeles Times's Julie Cart reported on Sunday of plans to build "restaurants, hotels and shops" on Navajo Indian land adjacent to the eastern portion of the Grand Canyon. The 420-acre Grand Canyon Escalade proposal would also feature an eight-person gondola that would take tourists on a 10-minute ride to the canyon floor, she writes, "where they would stroll along an elevated riverside walkway to a restaurant at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers". Continue reading the main story “ Start Quote The average person can't ride a mule to the bottom of the canyon” End...
  • Breathtaking Aerial Photography

    08/07/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Grand Canyon from outer-space  (photo NASA) More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Lots of Grand Canyons

    06/03/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 57 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Lots of Grand Canyons by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * On the seminar trail, I and other ICR speakers often use Grand Canyon as an example of Flood-caused geological features. We frequently run into opposition from people who’ve been taught that it took millions of years for the canyon to be carved out. We counter with studies that lead us to believe that each of the pancake-like layers was rapidly deposited by catastrophic hydraulic forces, and that the igneous and metamorphic deposits were caused by events quite unlike anything we see in modern times. The continent-wide coverage of the layers...