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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reclassified a rare Colorado River Basin fish called the humpback chub from endangered to threatened status after a decades-old effort to stabilize its populations. 


The National Park Service has scaled back the search for Kim Crumbo, a conservationist from Utah who disappeared along with his brother during a Yellowstone backcountry trip in September. A spokesperson told the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah that the national park covering parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana has gotten a blanket of snow and temperatures have dipped into the 20s. His 67-year-old brother Mark O’Neill of Chimacum, Washington, was found dead of hypothermia last month. The men had been on a four-night backcountry trip to Shoshone Lake.

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The National Park Service says a process has begun — in collaboration with the Havasupai Tribe — to rename a site currently known as Indian Garden in the Grand Canyon. 

The NPS and the tribe are aiming to rename the area Havasupai Garden. 


Search and rescue crews at Grand Canyon National Park have found a Maryland man who had been missing since Tuesday.

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Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer. 


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A new study tackles the mystery of the missing rocks at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Scientists call this feature the Great Unconformity. It’s a billion-year-chunk of history that somehow eroded away, and now, scientists think they know why. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with geologist Barra Peak at the University of Colorado-Boulder about her findings.

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Officials at Grand Canyon National Park say rangers have recovered the body of an Oregon man who fell to his death while on a Colorado River trip over the weekend.



UPDATE 8/24/21: Crews at the Grand Canyon have found a hiker missing since Sunday from the Hermit Creek Camp area. This afternoon, search and rescue personnel located Arturo Hernandez from Surprise via helicopter along the Hermit Trail near Breezy Point. Officials say he’s in stable condition and awaiting a helicopter evacuation.

Crews at the Grand Canyon are conducting a search for a hiker missing since Sunday from the Hermit Creek Camp area.


Grand Canyon National Park officials have named longtime National Park Service employee Angela Boyers as chief ranger for the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection.

One person who went missing from a Colorado River rafting trip in the Grand Canyon during a flash flood was found dead Thursday in frigid water while a second person was found alive, a park spokeswoman said.

The flood was part of monsoon storms that have inundated Arizona this week, including in Flagstaff where city streets were left a muddy mess as water mixed with logs and debris swept through. Cleanup was underway Thursday with the threat of more rain looming.