Latest Canyons News

RI has 1st human case of Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013

Dec. 06, 2021 14:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island public health officials on Monday confirmed the state's first human case of the Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013. The person who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus is a resident of Kent County in their 50s, the state Department of...

Federal plan to gate scenic area near Vegas draws critics

Dec. 05, 2021 13:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts in Nevada fear a federal proposal intended to improve Calico Basin will have the opposite effect and hamper access to the popular and free recreation area in the mountains just west of Las Vegas. The Bureau of Land Management is...

1 dead, another critically hurt in a Nevada motorcycle crash

Dec. 05, 2021 10:29 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One motorcyclist was killed and another critically injured after a crash near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. They said the two motorcycles collided Saturday at an intersection. ...

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife and humans

Dec. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EST

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk. The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the...

Grand Canyon narrowly tops UTSA 74-71

Dec. 02, 2021 23:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jovan Blacksher Jr. had a career-high 25 points and Grand Canyon held off UTSA for a 74-71 win on Thursday night. Gabe McGlothan had 13 points for Grand Canyon (7-1), which won its fourth straight game. Holland Woods added 13 points. ...

North Rim highway closed for winter; caution on routes urged

Dec. 02, 2021 00:03 AM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The highway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is barricaded for winter and authorities urge drivers heading into snow country to be cautious, particularly if GPS or navigation apps recommend taking alternative routes. The...

Man whose car stopped at ledge rescued after fall down hill

Nov. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter crew rescued a man who tumbled down a steep Southern California hillside after his car ended up teetering on the ledge, authorities said. After stopping his car just short of the slope, the man got out, lost his balance and...

Woods lifts Grand Canyon past Loyola Marymount 78-72

Nov. 30, 2021 00:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holland Woods had 24 points as Grand Canyon defeated Loyola Marymount 78-72 on Monday night. Jovan Blacksher Jr. added 20 points for the Antelopes. Taeshon Cherry had 12 points and six steals for Grand Canyon (6-1). Sean Miller-Moore added 10 points...

Landfill searched in case of missing Los Angeles woman

Nov. 29, 2021 15:42 PM EST

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Los Angeles woman last month began searching a landfill northwest of the city on Monday. Investigators served a search warrant in the disappearance of Heidi Planck to excavate a specific area of the...

Woods scores 15 to lead Grand Canyon past Pepperdine 59-56

Nov. 27, 2021 20:38 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Holland Woods had 15 points as Grand Canyon edged past Pepperdine 59-56 on Saturday. Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 13 points, six rebounds and six assists for Grand Canyon (5-1). Sean Miller-Moore added seven rebounds. Chance McMillian had six rebounds....