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Grizzly bear 399’s offspring are now independent

Grizzly bear 399’s offspring are now independent

JACKSON, WY— Grizzly bear 399 has successfully weaned her four offspring, which is normal for female grizzly bears with two-year-old cubs. These young bears will eventually disperse to establish individual home ranges. Residents of Teton County should expect that...

Bullfrog North Ramp Operable for Small Vessel

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is pleased to announce the recently extended Bullfrog North Boat Ramp in North Lake Powell is now operable for small, motorized vessels. (On May 16, the lake’s elevation was 3525.17.) A courtesy dock is available at the ramp. To...

Echo Bay launch ramp to close May 11 at Lake Mead

Declining water levels and topography constraints are determining factors BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area will close Echo Bay launch ramp Wednesday, May 11 due to low water levels at Lake Mead. The Echo Bay launch ramp was constructed for boat...

Human skeletal remains found at Callville Bay

Human skeletal remains found at Callville Bay

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – National Park Service rangers received a witness report of human skeletal remains discovered at Callville Bay in Lake Mead National Recreation Area at approximately 2:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, May 7. Park rangers responded to the call and are on...

Chasing the Light

Chasing the Light

Upper Antelope Canyon Photo Tour Photos and text by Lynn Bremner A photo taken with an iPhone by Abbie Archer. It shows one of the main chambers as a several tour groups pass through it.The phone rang as I was packing for my vacation.  It was my dad calling to tell me...