SUPAI, Ariz. (AP) — For a few hours, Beyoncé had a famed blue-green waterfall in northern Arizona to herself.
The Havasupai (hav-uh-SU'-peye) Tribe says it was honored to grant the singer's...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii group is counting vehicles approaching a state park on the island of Kauai as it looks to help regulate visitor traffic.
MOUNTAIN ROAD, S.C. (AP) — It took South Carolina rescuers hours to reach a woman who fell down a waterfall while hiking.
News outlets report the woman was at Blue Hole Falls when she fell...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The iconic Fallingwater home built over a western Pennsylvania waterfall by Frank Lloyd Wright has been designated a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational,...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a rock climber who fell to his death at a popular waterfall in Colorado.
The Daily Camera reports 21-year-old Charlie Liebman, of...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two years of delays and confusion stymied plans at Cummins Falls State Park in Tennessee for a flood warning system, a safeguard that was never installed before rushing...
Rock climber dies in fall west of Boulder
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder County authorities say a rock climber died after falling above Boulder Falls.
Sheriff's officials said in a statement that the person fell Friday evening while...
Crews recue Utah teen after slip near waterfall
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah teenager escaped more serious injury by grabbing an improvised rope as he fell near a waterfall.
Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon says the...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of a woman along a popular Anchorage hiking trail.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who plunged to her death while snapping photos from a Northern California waterfall overlooking Lake Tahoe.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 35-year-old California woman who died after she slipped while taking a photograph and was swept over a waterfall near Lake Tahoe.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman plunged to her death down a Northern California waterfall after she slipped and lost her footing while taking photos.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Logan man's body has been recovered at a southern Utah state park where he jumped from the top of waterfalls.
Utah Division of Parks and Recreation officials say...
PEMBROKE, Va. (AP) — The fee to visit one of the most visited waterfalls in Virginia is set to more than double.
The Roanoke Times reports that the U.S. Forest Service is proposing to charge...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman said Tuesday she fell to the ground and started bawling when a rescue helicopter spotted her in a forest where she had survived for two weeks by eating plants and...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Three volunteer rescuers who found a hiker more than two weeks after she disappeared in a Hawaii forest described their elation and relief after spotting her near a...
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Georgia teenager who died in a fall into a creek at an Alabama waterfall.
Etowah County Coroner London Pearce tells the Gadsden Times that...
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia teenager is dead after slipping and falling in the gorge below a waterfall in Alabama.
The Gadsden Times reports the 19-year-old from Rome, Georgia, died...
BERLIN (AP) — German police say the body of a 25-year-old American tourist who went missing last month has been found in the Bavarian Alps.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen police said in a statement...
Steelhead rainbow trout soon to be leaping up falls
ORLEANS, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says the annual spring migration of steelhead rainbow trout has started with the fish soon leaping up waterfalls on their way to spawning...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The city of Spokane is closing a foot bridge over the downtown waterfalls so its concrete deck can be repaired or replaced.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Israeli teenager who fell to his death last year at an iconic waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park was trying to mimic a popular social media photograph when he...
PHOENIX (AP) — The FBI says a man who lived on a remote Arizona reservation known for its blue-green waterfalls has been sentenced to time served plus lifetime supervised release in a case...
Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province...
Quake-triggered landslide kills 2 on Indonesia’s Lombok
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake triggered a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least two people and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee environmental officials have added nearly 400 acres to Piney Falls State Natural Area in Rhea County.
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Kentucky’s Salato Wildlife Education Center is reopening
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Salato Wildlife Education Center is reopening this week, complete with renovations made during the facility's winter closure.
‘Firefall’ phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite’s El Capitan
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — California's Yosemite National Park is again wowing visitors and photographers with its annual "firefall."
Permits for waterfalls in Arizona canyon nearly sold-out
SUPAI, Ariz. (AP) — Permits to visit an Arizona canyon where waterfalls cascade into blue-green pools are nearly sold out, as expected.
The waterfalls on the Havasupai (hav-uh-SU'-peye) reservation have become increasingly popular over the years.
Permits to hike into the canyon and stay at a campground went on sale Friday and quickly were snatched up. The tribe says only a few remain for early February.
Frozen waterfall draws sightseers in Minneapolis
Body of missing university student found in Upper Peninsula
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say searchers have found the body of a Northern Michigan University student who went missing on a hike to photograph waterfalls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Tribal land known for waterfalls won’t allow tour guides
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The thousands of tourists who travel to a remote Native American reservation deep in the Grand Canyon each year to camp near a series of picturesque, blue-green waterfalls will have to do so without the benefit of professional guides.
Police search for NMU student who hiked near UP waterfalls
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Police in the Upper Peninsula are searching for a Northern Michigan University student who went missing on a hiking trip to photograph waterfalls.
The search for 25-year-old Guiancarlo Estupigan was suspended Friday evening but was set to resume Saturday in Marquette County's Ishpeming Township.
Snyder, self-described nerd, will use Excel to plan UP trip
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attention Yoopers: That guy pumping gas might be Rick Snyder.
The Michigan governor released a brief video Sunday about his plans after leaving state government. He says he and wife Sue plan to take an Upper Peninsula "whirlwind waterfall" tour at some point in 2019.
Man dies after falling at Manoa Falls on Oahu
HONOLULU (AP) — A 27-year-old man has died after falling from near the top of a waterfall in a popular hiking area on Oahu, authorities said.
The man was found in the pool at the bottom of Manoa Falls on Monday morning after he fell more than 75 feet (23 meters).
Ailish Rincon, who was at the pool with her sister Rocio Crowley and brother-in-law Warren Crowley, witnessed the man's fall.
Part of state forest closed during improvement project
GRANBY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have temporarily closed part of a popular gorge and waterfall area in the Enders State Forest in Granby to allow for construction of an improvement project.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the area around the gorge and waterfalls south of Route 219 will be closed to the public. The work is expected to be completed sometime in mid-2019.
Divers find body of hiker at waterfall
STEVENS PASS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say divers found the body of a missing Chinese businessman who disappeared while hiking near a waterfall in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle.
King County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Abbot says investigators believe the 50-year-old man fell Tuesday while visiting the Deception Falls area.
He says teams searched Tuesday and that divers on Wednesday found his body in a pool of water below the falls.
Firefighters rescue students trapped behind raging waterfall
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island firefighters who saved hikers trapped behind a raging waterfall say they thought it would be a recovery mission and not a successful rescue.
Search for missing hiker in SW Washington suspended
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the search for a 19-year-old hiker missing in southwest Washington since last week has been suspended.
The Skamania County Sheriff's Office says rescue teams looking for Garrett Canada, of Kelso, found indications that he may have entered the water near or past a waterfall in the Lava Canyon area.
The Columbian newspaper reported that Canada was hiking with a friend who reporting him missing the evening of Oct. 15 after the two became separated.
2 hikers rescued after becoming lost on New Hampshire trail
BARTLETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game says two hikers are safe after they became lost while hiking in Bartlett and needed to be rescued.
Officials say 73-year-old Allen Burdette and his 60-year-old wife Roberta, of Aberdeen, Maryland, called 911 for help at about 7 p.m. Monday while they were hiking in the vicinity of Diana's Baths waterfalls in Bartlett. They became disoriented and ended up on the Moat Mountain Trail.
Lease ensures public access to Nebraska’s biggest waterfall
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The public will continue to have access to Nebraska's largest waterfall for at least another 25 years after the state signed a new lease agreement for Smith Falls State Park.
Trail to be built along preserved area of North Branch
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Land Trust says a recreation trail is going to be built on a section of the North Branch of the Winooski River between Worcester and Elmore.
The area includes the North Branch Cascades, which features seven cascading waterfalls and natural swimming holes along a one-mile stretch of the river, which runs beside Vermont Route 12.
Man falls 250 feet to his death in New Hampshire
FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man who spent the evening camping atop a waterfall fell 250 feet (76 meters) to his death in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says 23-year-old Zachariah Peterson, of Jewett City, Connecticut, was killed just before midnight Saturday.
Authorities say Peterson and a friend were camping on Cannon Mountain, about a quarter mile along Tram Brook. Police say Peterson slipped and fell the entire length of the waterfall.
American couple drowns at Costa Rica waterfall
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Police in Costa Rica say a U.S. couple has died in an accident at a waterfall known as Belen de Nosarita.
They are identified as 48-year-old Darren Mizokami and his 41-year-old wife Kimberly Tean Mizokami.
Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Organization said Thursday that Darren Mizokami was swimming when he began to have trouble staying afloat. Kimberly reportedly dove in to help him.
King Cove celebrates second hydro facility, lower power cost
KING COVE, Alaska (AP) — A city on the Alaska Peninsula is getting 80 percent of its energy production from hydroelectric sources.
King Cove on Wednesday held a ceremony to commemorate its second hydroelectric facility.
High energy costs are a perennial problem for rural communities off the power grid. Most villages use generators that burn diesel fuel made expensive by high transportation costs.
Body of hiker who fell 1 month ago found below waterfall
IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. (AP) — The body of a hiker from California who fell to his death last month while take a photo above Oregon's Toketee Falls has been recovered.
Hikers spotted 23-year-old Brian Lewinstein's body in the second pool of the waterfall on Thursday while hiking in southwestern Oregon.
Lewinstein fell on Aug. 12 after he crossed a safety fence to take a photo.
Israeli teen falls to death in Yosemite National Park
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Israeli teenager visiting Yosemite National Park in California fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of an iconic waterfall.
The Mariposa County coroner's office said 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter of Jerusalem was near the top of Nevada Fall when he fell.
Assistant coroner Andrea Stewart said Thursday the cause of the fall on Wednesday was not immediately known, but it was considered an accident.
Arizona canyon famed for waterfalls to reopen after flooding
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the area home is ready to welcome visitors to its reservation known for towering waterfalls that cascade into blue-green pools.