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A Louisiana man has died while hiking in the Grand Canyon. Park officials received a call yesterday afternoon about an unresponsive person at the Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse on the Bright Angel Trail.

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Douglas-fir trees are a well known fixture in the Pacific Northwest; their common name honors Scottish botanist David Douglas who collected seeds in Oregon in the early 19th century. But, an inland variety also grows here in the Southwest.

They grow mostly – but not exclusively – at higher elevations on cool, moist north-facing slopes. The Douglas-fir is a conifer, but is neither a pine, a spruce, nor a true fir. It’s in a genus all its own.

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Officials at say a 34-year-old Phoenix man recently drowned at Lake Powell.

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Officials at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area say there will likely be long lines, congestion and limited parking at all Lake Powell during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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Officials at Lake Powell say no fuel is available at Dangling Rope Marina because of recent wind damage.

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