outdoor recreation

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A northern Arizona ski resort wants to expand services with night skiing and tubing, new chairlifts and mountain biking trails, and a zip line.

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A 16-year-old Boy Scout who collapsed last month on a troop hiking trip in the southern Arizona desert died of dehydration and overheating, an autopsy shows.

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John Wesley Powell set off to explore the Grand Canyon 150 years ago today. He’s remembered as a scientist and explorer, but not often as a person with a disability. Powell lost an arm during the Civil War but that didn’t stop him. Today Grand Canyon outfitters invite people with disabilities of all kinds to experience the Colorado River, as Powell did, from a boat. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Fred Thevenin, owner of Arizona Rafting Adventurers. 

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Low, steady releases of water from Glen Canyon Dam are taking place this spring and summer as an experiment to increase aquatic insects on the Colorado River. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, these “bug flows” benefit the river’s ecology and might even help anglers catch more fish.

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The National Park Service has finalized its environmental assessment of Lake Mead, declaring that the man-made lake situated in Nevada and Arizona is at a safe level for recreational use.