LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear organizations expressed opposition Tuesday to any attempt to extend the life of California’s last operating nuclear power plant, challenging suggestions that its electricity is needed to meet potential future shortages in the nation's most populous state.
PHOENIX (AP) _ Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $58.1 million.
The Phoenix-based company said it had net income of $1.66 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.72 per share.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. officials announced what they called extraordinary steps on Tuesday to keep hundreds of billions of gallons of water stored in a reservoir on the Utah-Arizona line to prevent it from shrinking more amid prolonged drought and climate change.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing possible electricity shortages, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday raised the possibility that the state’s sole remaining nuclear power plant might continue operating beyond a planned closing by 2025, an idea that could revive a decades-old fight over earthquake safety at the site.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 41-year-old Colorado man died after falling about 70 feet (21 meters) during a rock climbing excursion in Utah.
Steamboat Pilot & Today reports Arlo Lott Jr., of Steamboat Springs, fell when his rappel anchor broke loose in Farnsworth Canyon on Saturday.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials say it may be necessary to reduce water deliveries to users on the Colorado River to prevent the shutdown of a huge dam that supplies hydropower to some 5 million customers across the U.S.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities say they have found the body of a missing snowboarder buried in avalanche debris in a creek at the Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort.
Resort ski patrollers located 30-year-old Ryan Mather's body in Heather Canyon on Friday and recovered the body on Saturday, Hood River County Sheriff Matt English said in a statement.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Utah woman on a private boating trip has died after a fall at the Grand Canyon, authorities said Tuesday.
Officials at the national park said 34-year-old Margaret Osswald of Salt Lake City was near Ledges Camp along the Colorado River on Monday evening when she fell about 20 feet and sustained fatal injuries.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Projects planned for one of Arizona's most scenic highways that will include a safety tune-up and structural improvements are expected to clog traffic along the two-lane route during work set to begin this spring and run into 2023.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A driver has died in a single-vehicle crash near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Colorado woman died when she fell into whitewater rapids on the Colorado River while on a boating trip in Grand Canyon National Park, park officials said Friday.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials are assessing the area of Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico where an Illinois woman was killed when struck by a falling rock while climbing a ladder to reach a canyon alcove.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A visitor was fatally injured at Bandelier National Monument when struck by a falling rock while climbing ladders to reach a canyon alcove, monument officials.
The visitor fell about 30 feet (9 meters) after being struck Wednesday while climbing the second of the four ladders used to the reach the Alcove House, officials said in a statement.
ASUZA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were investigating the crash of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department rescue helicopter in Southern California mountains that left six people injured.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Generals Highway between Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks opened to the public Friday for the first time since a major wildfire last year.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a claim in a lawsuit that alleged the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education has failed to provide basic education services for Native American students at a school deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A massive reservoir known as a boating mecca dipped below a critical threshold on Tuesday raising new concerns about a source of power that millions of people in the U.S. West rely on for electricity.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zya Nugent scored 20 points with 12 rebounds plus six assists and top-seeded Stephen F. Austin beat second-seeded Grand Canyon 74-57 on Saturday to win the Western Athletic Conference tournament in its first year as a league member.
PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Teddy Allen had 25 points as New Mexico State narrowly beat Grand Canyon 75-70 in the Western Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on Friday night. Jabari Rice added 21 points for the Aggies.
PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Holland Woods had 24 points to guide Grand Canyon to a 71-66 victory over Sam Houston in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Holland Woods registered 13 points and seven assists as Grand Canyon beat Dixie State 70-53 on Saturday night.
Chance McMillian had 12 points for Grand Canyon (22-7, 12-5 Western Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A rock climber fell several hundred feet to his death while descending a wall in Eldorado Canyon State Park near Boulder.
Boulder County sheriff's officials say 48-year-old Thad Friday was descending the backside of the Bastille Wall on Thursday afternoon when he fell about 300 to 400 feet (91 to 122 meters).
Dixie State Trailblazers (13-17, 6-11 WAC) at Grand Canyon Antelopes (22-7, 11-5 WAC)
Phoenix; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Grand Canyon hosts the Dixie State Trailblazers after Holland Woods scored 22 points in Grand Canyon's 68-57 victory over the Utah Valley Wolverines.
PHOENIX (AP) — Holland Woods had 22 points as Grand Canyon got past Utah Valley 68-57 on Thursday night.
Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 15 points for Grand Canyon (21-7, 11-5 Western Athletic Conference).
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest was 15% contained early Thursday, and rain was in the forecast after a spell of dry, summerlike heat.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The cost of backcountry camping overnight in Grand Canyon National Park will go up this summer.
Park officials announced Monday that the nightly fee for backcountry camping areas will increase from $8 to $12 per person starting July 1.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jovan Blacksher Jr. tossed in 18 points to propel Grand Canyon to a 67-41 victory over Sam Houston on Saturday night.
Chance McMillian added 15 points for the Antelopes (20-7, 10-5 Western Athletic Conference).
CHICAGO (AP) — Holland Woods II scored 15 points and Grand Canyon defeated Chicago State 85-64 on Wednesday night, giving Bryce Drew his 200th coaching victory.
Grand Canyon (19-7, 10-5 Western Athletic Conference) made 13 3-pointers.
PHOENIX (AP) — Customs and Border Protection officials say a migrant who died of gunshot wounds after a weekend encounter with a Border Patrol agent was shot while being detained following an escape attempt.
Sunday, Feb. 27
On this date in 1862, Confederate Capt. Sherod Hunter entered Tucson with less than 130 dragoons and was greeted with a celebration.
On this date in 1901, the Tombstone Prospector noted that the third story of the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee had been completed and workmen had begun to erect the two large towers.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against environmental groups and an Arizona tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating.
The Pinyon Plain Mine, formerly known as the Canyon Mine, lies within a roughly 1,562-square-mile (4,045-square-kilometer) area that was placed off-limits to new mining claims in the Obama administration.
PHOENIX (AP) — Teddy Allen had 30 points and 10 rebounds as New Mexico State topped Grand Canyon 82-66 on Saturday night.
Jabari Rice had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Aggies (22-4, 11-2 Western Athletic Conference).
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Holland Woods and Jovan Blacksher Jr. scored 16 points apiece, Sean Miller-Moore added a double-double and Grand Canyon turned back California Baptist 65-60 on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) _ Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $85.1 million.
The Phoenix-based company said it had net income of $2.15 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $2.11 per share.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A backcountry skier died in a fall in Grand Teton National Park.
Radcliff Spencer, 27, of Jackson, died Sunday trying to ski Apocalypse Couloir in Death Canyon in the southern end of the park, Grand Teton officials said in a statement.
BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (AP) — State transportation officials are advising drivers on Interstate 17 to slow down and avoid being distracted by preparations for a long-awaited project that will add more lanes to a mountainous stretch of the freeway north of Phoenix that gets highly congested on weekends and holidays.
Grand Canyon Antelopes (18-5, 7-3 WAC) at Dixie State Trailblazers (11-13, 4-7 WAC)
Saint George, Utah; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Grand Canyon visits the Dixie State Trailblazers after Holland Woods scored 23 points in Grand Canyon's 79-69 win against the Utah Valley Wolverines.
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal heath officials announced Monday that a team of 15 medical providers and support staff from the National Disaster Medical System will temporarily help Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista battle a COVID-19 surge.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman and her baby have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, according to authorities.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said a Bureau of Land Management ranger found a car illegally parked in the Calico Basin area off state Route 159 around 1 p.m.
YAMHILL, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof traded the concrete canyons of Manhattan and the ritzy New York suburb of Scarsdale for his old family home, located on a dirt road in Oregon, to run for governor.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a mule and several previous suspicious incidents involving a family-owned trail ride business that uses public land in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that it plans to adjust management protocols for the Colorado River in early 2022 to reduce monthly releases from Lake Powell in an effort to keep the reservoir from dropping farther below 2021′s historic lows.
Tarleton State Texans (8-10, 3-2 WAC) at Grand Canyon Antelopes (14-2, 4-0 WAC)
Phoenix; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Tarleton State takes on the Grand Canyon Antelopes after Montre' Gipson scored 23 points in Tarleton State's 73-57 loss to the New Mexico State Aggies.
Sunday, Jan. 16
On this date in 1900, the Gila Valley Bank, predecessor of the Valley National Bank, opened its doors in Solomonville.
On this date in 1922, Isaac Polhamus, veteran steamboat captain on the Colorado River, rancher and Yuma resident for 66 years, died.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Indigenous leaders are concerned about a proposed multimillion-dollar transmission line that would cross what they consider sacred lands.
PHOENIX (AP) — Jovan Blacksher Jr. scored 23 points — adding four assists and four steals — and Grand Canyon held off San Francisco 49-48 on Saturday night, handing the Dons their first loss of the season.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A huge forest fire in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks has been fully contained more than three months after it broke out, officials said.
Fire managers declared the KNP Complex 100% contained on Dec.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kimani Lawrence had 14 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks, DJ Horne also scored 14 points and Arizona State never trailed as the Sun Devils beat Grand Canyon 67-62 on Thursday night.
Near the Tidal Basin in Washington, crews have cleaned grime off the white marble exterior of the Jefferson Memorial and fixed cracked stone to prevent falling debris. At the Statue of Liberty, plans are in the works to waterproof the exterior of the massive stone fort built in 1807 that serves as the monument's base.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Federal agents are investigating voyeurism incidents at Grand Canyon National Park.
National Park Service special agents with the Investigative Services Branch said they were working to identify potential female victims of surreptitious recordings taken in bathroom facilities in the canyon's backcountry.