Grand Canyon News Week of Jun 5, 2017

Rescuers save fallen climber in Grand Canyon National Park
Authorities say they rescued a solo climber in Grand Canyon National Park after he fell about 200 feet while looking for future climbing locations.

Source:  www.azcentral.com
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Fire Closes Highway To The Grand Canyon
A stretch of Highway 180 between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is closed because of a wildfire burning north of the city. The Arizona Department of Transportation has not said yet when the popular roadway will reopen.

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NPS extends public comment period on North Rim bison herd after website outtage
The National Park Service (NPS) announced May 31 that it will extend the public comment period on the Initial Bison Herd Reduction Environmental Assessment (EA), which evaluates management actions related to bison on Grand Canyon’s North Rim until June 14.

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Tusayan shuttle can ease traffic jams, parking problems at South Rim
Free shuttle allows visitors to purchase park passes, avoid full parking lots

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Geologist believes Grand Canyon was caused by Noah’s flood — so he’s suing the Park Service
According to an article by the Daily Beast, an Australian geologist who identifies as a “young-earth creationist” is suing the National Parks Service so he can remove rocks from the Grand Canyon in an attempt to prove that the Biblical flood happened there.

Source:  www.rawstory.com
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Grand Canyon youth launches Verde River Program
Nearly 20 years into their mission of helping youth explore the rivers and canyons of the southwest, Grand Canyon Youth (GCY) is expanding their scope to the Verde Valley.

Source:  www.verdenews.com
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