Latest Canyons News

Grand Canyon on lookout for fungus that can kill bats

Dec. 6, 2019 12:34 AM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park says it will increase surveillance for a fungus that spreads rapidly among bats and can kill them. The park has been sampling bats and bat droppings for years and hasn't found any infected with white-nose syndrome. Testing earlier this...

Proposed RV park outside Zion National Park rejected

Dec. 4, 2019 1:13 PM EST

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A proposal to build an RV park, hotel and gas station near the northwest entrance to Zion National Park has been rejected by county commissioners who said the rural area wasn't equipped to handle that kind of commercial development. Washington County commissioners unanimously voted...

Johnson scores 18, Grand Canyon tops Mount St. Mary's in OT

Dec. 4, 2019 12:17 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Johnson scored four of his 18 points in overtime as Grand Canyon rallied to defeat Mount St. Mary’s 78-67 Tuesday night. Missing a chance to win in regulation, the Antelopes (4-6) dominated the extra period. Bryce Okpoh kicked off the rally with a dunk, followed by a Johnson...

Godfrey leads Purdue Fort Wayne past Grand Canyon 71-60

Nov. 30, 2019 10:26 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jarred Godfrey scored a career-high 28 points as Purdue Fort Wayne beat Grand Canyon 71-60 on Saturday night. Godfrey was 11 of 16 from the field for the Mastodons (5-5). Brian Patrick added nine points. Matt Holba sank a 3-pointer early in the first period that gave the Mastodons a 12-9...

Changes at Nevada mine company after fatal worker bus crash

Nov. 30, 2019 10:59 AM EST

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The head of a Nevada mining company says they’re taking steps to address safety and emergency response concerns after a truck hauling ore collided this summer with a bus carrying employees to a gold mine near Carlin, killing the two drivers and injuring 20 others. Nevada Gold Mines...

Idaho utility will dismiss lawsuit against EPA over dams

Nov. 29, 2019 5:10 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warmer water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce. Idaho Power in documents filed earlier this week in U.S. District...

Lever carries Grand Canyon over Illinois St. 68-63

Nov. 25, 2019 6:07 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Alessandro Lever scored 23 points as Grand Canyon narrowly beat Illinois State 68-63 in the Paradise Jam on Monday. GCU led for 35 of the 40 minutes. Jovan Blacksher Jr. gave the Lopes a 62-57 lead with 3:49 to go on a driving three-point play and Lever made an...

Arizona tribes oppose plan to dam Colorado River tributary

Nov. 25, 2019 3:35 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Native American tribes, environmentalists, state and federal agencies, river rafters and others say they have significant concerns about proposals to dam a Colorado River tributary in northern Arizona for hydropower. Phoenix-based Pumped Hydro Storage company is seeking preliminary...

West Virginia sportsmen groups oppose national park

Nov. 25, 2019 2:40 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia sportsmen’s groups say they are not happy they could lose about 4,800 acres (1,940 hectares) of hunting land if the New River Gorge National River is designated a national park and preserve. The Register-Herald reports the proposal by Republican U.S. Sen....

Ohams scores 15 to carry Fordham over Grand Canyon 70-58

Nov. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Chuba Ohams registered 15 points and eight rebounds as Fordham got past Grand Canyon 70-58 in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Saturday. Onyi Eyisi had 10 points and nine rebounds for Fordham (4-1). Jalen Cobb and Erten Gazi also scored 10 points each....