Latest Canyons News

190-pound dog rescued from Utah canyon by first responders

Oct. 14, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MILLCREAK CANYON, Utah (AP) — First responders have rescued an injured, 190-pound dog from Grandeur Peak in Millcreek Canyon. The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team was alerted about 6:30 p.m. Sunday that a 3-year-old male mastiff was hurt while walking on the trail with his owner. The owner...

Crowd mostly favors bill to redesignate New River Gorge

Oct. 10, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A bill to redesignate the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve got a mostly favorable response during the first public meeting on the proposal. News outlets report some expressed concerns about the amount of hunting...

US nuclear, uranium mining industries hope for Trump bailout

Oct. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A plea from uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators for tax breaks and other federal financial boosts is going before President Donald Trump, as his administration studies reviving the U.S. uranium industry in the name of national security. Trump is scheduled to receive...

Meeting set on New River Gorge National River redesignation

Oct. 9, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A public meeting is scheduled on a bill to redesignate the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia as the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. The Wednesday morning meeting at the Canyon Rim Visitors Center Auditorium will be hosted by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and...

Colorado speed limit system, new technology coming to I-70

Oct. 8, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado transportation officials have announced plans to install new technology along Interstate 70 that would increase the speed limit through Glenwood Canyon. The Post-Independent reported Monday that the Colorado Department of Transportation expects to increase from 50 to...

Zion visitation continues to climb, sets summer record

Oct. 7, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park visitation set records this summer, averaging more than a half-million visitors per month. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that yearly park visitors have more than doubled over the last decade at the southern Utah park known for its red-rock cliffs...

Project to restore murals at Grand Canyon watchtower done

Oct. 7, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A project to conserve murals inside a historic watchtower near the Grand Canyon's east entrance is complete. The 1930s murals in the Desert View Watchtower have been worn down by weather and visitors over decades. Crews have been working over the past four years to...

Patrol identifies woman who died in Spearfish Canyon crash

Oct. 6, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 57-year-old woman who died in a pickup crash in Spearfish Canyon. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Robin Stensgard, of Lead, was killed Wednesday afternoon when she went off the road while trying to make a left-hand turn and hit several trees. The...

Woman dies in pickup crash in Spearfish Canyon

Oct. 3, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A 57-year-old woman has died in a pickup crash in Spearfish Canyon. The woman was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 14A southwest of Spearfish on Wednesday afternoon when she went off the road while trying to make a left-hand turn and hit several trees. Authorities say the woman was...

ATVs to be allowed on some roads in Utah's 5 national parks

Sep. 30, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — ATVs will be allowed on certain roads in the five national parks in Utah under a new rule from the National Park Service that went through without public comment. The rule taking effect Nov. 1 only applies to national parks in Utah to conform with a state law passed 2008 that allows...