Latest Canyons News

Lever lifts Grand Canyon past Mississippi Valley State 88-49

Dec. 1, 2020 11:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Alessandro Lever had 20 points as Grand Canyon romped past Mississippi Valley State 88-49 on Tuesday night. Asbjorn Midtgaard had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Grand Canyon (3-0). Jovan Blacksher Jr. added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Oscar Frayer had five assists. Terry...

Lawsuit: Resort development threatens rare butterfly

Nov. 29, 2020 11:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Plans to expand a mountain resort outside Las Vegas to offer recreation opportunities during summer months have sparked a lawsuit from conservationists worried about the effects on a rare butterfly and its habitat. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a federal lawsuit on Nov. 19 to...

Midtgaard leads Grand Canyon over Benedictine Mesa 94-63

Nov. 28, 2020 10:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Asbjorn Midtgaard had a career-high 20 points as Grand Canyon easily defeated Benedictine Mesa 94-63 on Saturday night. Midtgaard shot 10 for 12 from the floor. Alessandro Lever had 12 points and five assists for Grand Canyon (2-0). Chance McMillian added 11 points. Gabe McGlothan had seven...

Grand Canyon National Park to transition into winter mode

Nov. 28, 2020 12:03 AM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is about to transition to winter operations. Changes taking effect Tuesday on the South Rim include converting Mather Campground to registration on a first-come, first served basis with suspension of online reservations and suspending the...

Lever leads Grand Canyon past Grambling St. 69-53

Nov. 26, 2020 12:15 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Alessandro Lever had 18 points as Grand Canyon topped Grambling State 69-53 on Wednesday night. Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 11 points and seven assists for Grand Canyon (1-0). Asbjorn Midtgaard added six points and 15 rebounds. Kelton Edwards had 12 points for the Tigers (0-1). Cameron Christon...

Arizona history Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Nov. 25, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Sunday, Nov. 29 On this date in 1877, the first Mormon settlers arrived on the San Pedro River to found what is now the town of St. David. On this date in 1919, heavy floods swept down the Hassayampa and Verde Rivers. A 14-foot (4-meter) head of water passed Jerome. On this date in 1927, the Colorado River...

Hood River man arrested in crash that killed woman, child

Nov. 24, 2020 9:02 PM EST

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A Hood River man has been arrested in a rollover crash that killed two passengers early Tuesday in the Columbia River Gorge, police said. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Noel Hernandez was driving east on Interstate 84 between Hood River and Mosier when his vehicle left the...

New River Gorge National River trail bridge being repaired

Nov. 23, 2020 3:50 AM EST

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A trail bridge at West Virginia's New River Gorge National River will close for four to six weeks for repairs. The bridge provides access to the town of Hamlet in the Glade Creek area of the park. It is closing either Nov. 30 or Dec. 7, park Superintendent Lizzie Watts said. Updated...

State reports 5th case of Jamestown Canyon virus this year

Nov. 22, 2020 5:39 PM EST

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say an adult in Newport has tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, the fifth case of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year. Officials said Friday the person was hospitalized with left side weakness, unresponsiveness and multiple...

Cog rail line, gondola considered to ease canyon congestion

Nov. 22, 2020 9:00 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Because of public feedback, two additional alternatives will now be studied as possible solutions to traffic congestion in Little Cottonwood Canyon: a new cog rail line plus a longer version of a proposed gondola that would begin in the valley below the mouth of the canyon. The cog...