Latest Canyons News

Forest Service seeks to pinpoint Hanging Lake headwaters

Oct. 10, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The fire, floods and massive debris flows of the past year in Glenwood Canyon could help answer an aeons-old question — where exactly does the underground source of water that feeds Hanging Lake begin? The U.S. Forest Service is working...

Biden restores Bears Ears, other monuments cut by Trump

Oct. 08, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday restored two sprawling national monuments in Utah, reversing a decision by President Donald Trump that opened for mining and other development hundreds of thousands of acres of rugged lands sacred to Native Americans and home to ancient cliff...

Navajo leaders seek hearing on oil and gas drilling dispute

Oct. 06, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Top officials with the largest Native American tribe in the United States are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal legislation aimed at limiting oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National...

Unlicensed Phoenix dentist arrested again in Yavapai County

Oct. 01, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A dentist previously charged with doing illegal dental work in the Phoenix area has been arrested for the same crime in a neighboring county. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said 69-year-old Denis Froehlich was taken into custody...

West Virginia's Bridge Day canceled after parachutists exit

Sep. 29, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's largest outdoor festival on the third-highest U.S. bridge next month was canceled Wednesday, a week after a group representing parachutists bailed out. The Bridge Day Commission voted unanimously to cancel the Oct. 16 event on...

Gas blowout near Los Angeles leads to up to $1.8B settlement

Sep. 27, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of families sickened and forced from their Los Angeles homes after the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak have reached a settlement of up to $1.8 billion with a utility, attorneys said Monday. The settlement with Southern California...

3 killed in small plane crash in southern West Virginia

Sep. 26, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

LANSING, W.Va. (AP) — A small plane crashed Sunday in southern West Virginia, killing three Virginia residents on board, authorities said. The single-engine Beechcraft C23 went down after taking off from the Fayette Airport in Fayetteville at about 11 a.m., the Federal...

Las Vegas police: 2 Massachusetts men die in rollover crash

Sep. 26, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Massachusetts men have died in a fiery crash at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas police said Sunday. Las Vegas Metro Police said the victims were a 34-year-old man from Chicopee and a 33-year-old man from Springfield, but their...

2 killed in fiery crash after vehicle goes off scenic road

Sep. 25, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two people were killed Saturday in a fiery crash when their vehicle went off a popular scenic drive in a conservation area on the western outskirts of metro Las Vegas, Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated the vehicle was going too fast...

With 2nd fatality, BASE jumpers urged to pick another spot

Sep. 24, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials are asking BASE jumpers to find safer locations to engage in the extreme sport than a northern Nevada canyon where a second man wearing a wingsuit has died after jumping from the same spot in recent months. The Elko County...