UTRGV throwers have big day at WAC Championship
EDINBURG — Going into Thursday’s hammer throw, UTRGV redshirt freshman thrower Esmeralda Ruiz’s personal record sat at 162 feet, 4 inches. Honestly, when I saw it was such a big throw, I was expecting a 52 (meter) or 53 (meter), maybe. While the throwers brought in the hardware, UTRGV senior decathlete Anthony Magallon put together a solid first day in the decathlon, finishing in third after the first five events. While he is happy with his Day 1 performance, Magallon knows the work isn’t done yet, already looking forward to Friday. 3 spots are New Mexico State with 33 points and Utah Valley with 15 points.myrgv.com
Coronavirus doesn't care that it's the NCAA Tournament
The Indiana Farmers Coliseum scoreboard goes dark after a first round NCAA college basketball tournament game between Iowa and Grand Canyon Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)If you didn’t pay attention to college basketball until the NCAA Tournament, the good news is you didn’t miss much. The loss marked the second time in the Cavaliers’ last three NCAA Tournament appearances — this time as a No. “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” Self said afterward. “I mean really, really good.”___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and updated bracket: https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
Sharp-shooting Iowa gets 24 from Garza to beat Grand Canyon
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)INDIANAPOLIS – Iowa got 24 points from Luka Garza and avoided the early NCAA Tournament exit that befell other high seeds with an 86-74 victory over Grand Canyon in the West Region on Saturday night. AdGrand Canyon (17-7) gave the Havocs reason to remain on their feet early by keeping the Hawkeyes within reach before an Iowa surge before halftime allowed the Hawkeyes to pull away. Garza got off to a great start, hitting a pair of 3-pointers while scoring eight early points. Iowa made six 3s and hit 16 of 29 shots to stretch the lead to 42-31 at halftime. Grand Canyon had its first taste of the NCAA Tournament and the Havocs had a road party.
Positive virus tests bounce VCU from NCAAs; Oregon advances
The Indiana Farmers Coliseum scoreboard goes dark after a first round NCAA college basketball tournament game between Iowa and Grand Canyon Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Indianapolis. The VCU Oregon game scheduled to be played after the Iowa Grand Canyon game was cancelled after VCU was pulled from the NCAA Tournament because of COVID-19 protocols. The NCAA says the 10th-seeded Rams' first-round game Saturday against Oregon has been declared a no-contest. To get it taken away like this, it’s just a heartbreaking moment in their young lives," VCU coach Mike Rhoades said. There’s no way I can sugarcoat it.”VCU athletic director Ed McLaughlin declined to say which players tested positive, citing privacy concerns.
Pick Six: Veterans to watch as NCAA Tournament begins
(AP Photo/Chase Stevens)INDIANAPOLIS – There has never been a better time to have senior leadership in the NCAA Tournament than this season. AdVirginia intends to play after withdrawing from the ACC Tournament because of COVID-19 protocols, which means fans will get to say Sam Hauser running the show. Dru Smith is their leading scorer and Jeremiah Tilmon finally reached his potential this season, and both aim to help Missouri snap a four-game NCAA Tournament skid. Herb Jones is an All-American candidate and Jaden Shackelford is Alabama's leading scorer, but John Petty Jr. makes the SEC Tournament champs go. Then there's Tennessee forward John Fulkerson, who sustained facial fractures in an SEC Tournament win over Florida and underwent surgery Sunday.
Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 critical
(Mohave County Sheriff's Office via AP)DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. – A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said. “A lot of them were saying the bus driver was driving at a high rate of speed,” he said. The bus was heading to Grand Canyon West, about 2 1/2 hours from Las Vegas and outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. Before the pandemic, about 1 million people a year visited Grand Canyon West, mostly through tours booked out of Las Vegas. Rafters who are on trips through the Grand Canyon also can get on and off the river on the reservation.
Largest canyon in solar system found on Mars
A canyon 10 times as long as the Grand Canyon has been discovered on Mars. Known as the Valles Marineris, this huge canyon runs over 2,500 miles along the Red Planet's equator, according to Brandon Specktor with Space.com. ALIEN LIFE NEAR EARTH: Harvard astronomer says a sign of alien life was near EarthAccording to Specktor, "this gash in the bedrock of Mars" is three times deeper than the Grand Canyon, making it the largest canyon to be found in our solar system. Researchers used a high-resolution camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to capture the extraordinary images revealing the canyon. European Space Agency (ESA) researchers suggest evidence that "strong water flows may have reshaped Valles Marineris after it was formed, deepening the canyon."chron.com
Largest canyon in the solar system revealed in stunning new images
About 87 million miles (140 million kilometers) above the Grand Canyon , an even larger, grander abyss cuts through the gut of the Red Planet. Known as Valles Marineris, this system of deep, vast canyons runs more than 2,500 miles (4,000 km) along the Martian equator, spanning nearly a quarter of the planet's circumference. Despite some truly breathtaking images of Valles Marineris — like the one below, posted to the HiRISE website on Dec. 26, 2020 — scientists still aren't sure how the gargantuan canyon complex formed. The Tithonium Chasma (part of Mars’ Valles Marineris) is slashed with diagonal lines of sediment that could indicate ancient cycles of freezing and melting. Further analysis of high-resolution photos like these will help solve the puzzling origin story of the solar system's grandest canyon.space.com
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Texas organizers call out police hypocrisy at Capitol Whether you've attended in person or watched on television, the differences between majority...Bun B promises an epic battle with Southern rap legends After being vocal about doing a VERZUZ battle, Bun may finally get one.chron.com
Report: Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites
A leading conservation agency is warning that climate change is damaging the U.N.' most cherished heritage sites. Sixteen World Heritage sites have deteriorated since the last World Heritage Outlook was released three years ago, while only eight improved, said the International Union for Conservation of Nature, made up of governments and civil society groups and advises UNESCO on natural threats to those sites. “Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world’s most precious places, and we owe it to future generations to protect them,” IUCN Director-General Bruno Oberle said. It said while 63% of the heritage sites are classified as “good” or “good with some concerns,” 30% are of “significant concern” and 7% are in “critical” shape. ___Read all of AP’s stories about climate change at https://apnews.com/hub/Climate.
On the road in the Southwest during the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter in place? Keep driving?
Van Arsdale and his son, Robert, an impromptu respite in the Southwest has become an unlikely antidote to riding out the coronavirus pandemic. What is happening is really real and its terrifying, Van Arsdale, a retired pharmacist, said one recent morning. Edith Taylor helps her son with math problems at the familys RV in Flagstaff, Ariz., during the coronavirus pandemic. Cody Taylor, with his son and dog at Black Barts RV Park, recently lost a contract job due to the coronavirus pandemic. AdvertisementDennis, who lives in a Fifth Wheel across town at the Kit Carson RV Park, moved here a few years ago from Texas.latimes.com
These comfy cabins give you a spectacular view of 'the Grand Canyon of Texas'
These comfy cabins give you a spectacular view of 'the Grand Canyon of Texas'Looking down at the Goodnight Cabin. Image 1 of / 42 Caption Close These comfy cabins give you a spectacular view of 'the Grand Canyon of Texas' 1 / 42 Back to GalleryNot everybody knows that the second-largest canyon in the U.S. can be found here in Texas. Dubbed "the Grand Canyon of Texas," Palo Duro Canyon State Park lies in the heart of the Panhandle, about 30 miles southeast of Amarillo. HOUSTONCHRONICLE.COM: Get to know the 'Grand Canyon' of Texas, the Palo Duro CanyonEach cabin sleeps four and rents for $110 a night, with a two-night minimum required on weekends and holidays. To check cabin availability, visit the Palo Duro Canyon State Park lodging webpage.chron.com
Texas man missing at Grand Canyon for 11 days found alive
A man who had been missing at the Grand Canyon for 11 days has been found alive, according to National Park Service officials. Martin Edward O'Connor, a 58-year-old from La Porte, Texas, was located Thursday morning and flown out of the canyon in a helicopter. Authorities said he was in stable condition, but declined to release information on whether he suffered injuries as a result of being missing in the park during wintry conditions. National Park ServiceNational Park Service rangers found O'Connor on the rugged New Hance Trail, one of the most difficult trails on the canyon's South Rim. Before being located, O'Connor was last seen at a lodge in Grand Canyon Village on December 22.cbsnews.com
Officials searching for La Porte man last seen at Grand Canyon on Dec. 22
HOUSTON – Officials are searching for a La Porte man who went missing at Grand Canyon National Park more than a week ago. Martin Edward O’Conner, 58, was last seen Dec. 22 at Yavapai Lodge, where officials say he had been staying since Dec. 17. O’Conner is described by NPS officials as a physically-fit white man weighing 145 pounds and 5 feet, 10 inches tall. Martin Edward O'Conner of La Porte, Texas was last seen on Dec. 22, 2019 at Yavapai Lodge located on Grand Canyon's south rim. (Facebook | Emergency Services & Law Enforcement - Grand Canyon NPS)Grand Canyon Rangers are urging anyone who might have seen or spoken to O’Conner to contact the NPS Investigative Services Branch Tip Line at 888-653-0009.
Winter storm strands 1,000 near Grand Canyon, delays Thanksgiving travelers
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Some 1,000 people were stranded without heat or power in a small Arizona town near the Grand Canyon on Friday during a major winter storm that threatened to disrupt travel for millions as it moves east one day after the Thanksgiving holiday. We are working with the County Emergency Management team, Arizona Department of Transportation, (Arizona Public Service) and the National Park Service with a priority on clearing roads, Sanderson said. The National Weather Service said on Twitter snow had been reported all the way down at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Some snow could appear in the Northeast by Sunday morning, the weather service said. Wintry weather disrupted travel this week ahead of Thursdays Thanksgiving celebrations, with airports in Minneapolis and Chicago reporting hundreds of delayed or canceled flights.feeds.reuters.com
Grand Canyon Skywalk mulling new policies after fatal jump
3: United States: People view the Grand Canyon from more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. - Officials at the Grand Canyon Skywalk are considering whether more security is needed after a man jumped to his death. Grand Canyon West said in a statement Monday that it would explore whether new policies are needed. They say he was at the tourist spot on the Hualapai reservation outside Grand Canyon National Park around 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he jumped. The vertical drop from the Skywalk is between 500 feet (152 meters) and 800 feet (244 meters).
U.S. has lost 24 million acres of natural land in 16 years: independent report
FILE PHOTO: Timber clear cuts inside the Elliott State Forest in southwest Oregon, U.S. on July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Johnson(Reuters) - The United States has lost the equivalent of nine Grand Canyon national parks, or 24 million acres (9712455.41 hectares) of natural area, between 2001 and 2017 due to agriculture, energy development, housing sprawl and other human factors, making the country more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a report released Tuesday. The report attempted to calculate the rate of loss of natural lands by assessing the impact of oil and gas extraction, road construction, housing sprawl, agriculture and other human activities. The steepest losses of natural areas - untouched by human development - occurred in the southern and midwestern U.S. as the footprints of cities, farms, roads, power plants, and other development increased from cover 47% and 59% of their land area. To achieve a goal of protecting 30% of land by 2030, the U.S. would need to beef up existing land conservation policies at both the federal and local level, the report said.feeds.reuters.com
The 10 best places to vacation across America
1 place to vacation in America is Grand Canyon, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Vacations rankings. In Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, travelers can hike, raft down the Colorado River and visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk. These are the top 10 places to vacation in America, according to U.S. News & World Report. Yosemite National Park, California1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizonacnbc.com
National park rises from former Ohio wasteland
The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of protecting and promoting America's most awe-inspiring natural resources. When you think of national parks, you probably picture the Grand Canyon or the soaring trees of Redwood National Park -- but not all the getaway spots are that ancient. Peter Greenberg reports on the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.cbsnews.com
Massive magma reserve found under Yellowstone Park
Scientists have long known that Yellowstone National Park sits atop a huge super-volcano, but it is bigger than they thought. University of Utah researchers detected a vast pool of magma deep beneath the park, enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over. TIME magazine’s senior science editor Jeffrey Klugger joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss what we know about the volcano.cbsnews.com
Blind man conquers the Grand Canyon
Blind man conquers the Grand Canyon Dan Berlin knew walking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim and back to the starting point was going to be tough. He is virtually blind and every step is a potential pitfall, which is why he realized the only way he could do this was with friends. Barry Petersen reports.cbsnews.com
11/9: Deep freeze: Country braces for arctic chill; Blind man conquers the Grand Canyon
11/9: Deep freeze: Country braces for arctic chill; Blind man conquers the Grand Canyon Over the course of the next week, the coldest air since last winter will arrive. And as CBS Boston's chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains, frigid temperatures will stretch well into the Deep South; and, Dan Berlin knew walking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim and back to the starting point was going to be tough. He is virtually blind and every step is a potential pitfall, which is why he realized the only way he could do this was with friends.cbsnews.com
Grand Canyon controversy: Critics say national treasure at risk
Grand Canyon controversy: Critics say national treasure at risk The Arizona town bordering the Grand Canyon is planning new developments, including restaurants and hotels. Ben Tracy reports on the debate over the national landmark's future.cbsnews.com