Dammed if You Do, Dammed if You Don’t

Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell: The Sediment Problem Peter Winn In 1969, I took the tour though Glen Canyon Dam just before putting in on a Grand Canyon trip.  One of the posters in the dam's visitor center explained that by holding back sediment carried by the Colorado River (Spanish for “red colored” river), … Continue reading Dammed if You Do, Dammed if You Don’t

July 1996: After All These Years… Boating the San Juan Before Glen Canyon Dam

Historical Fiction by Doug Ross Rafting the lower San Juan River in the early rubber boats, circa 1950. Note the old-style inflatable life-belts. All photographs courtesy of Doug Ross. Editor's. Note: This story was originally published by the Canyon Echo and the San Juan County Historical Commission in July 1996 as part of the ‘Life Along the … Continue reading July 1996: After All These Years… Boating the San Juan Before Glen Canyon Dam

‘Mary Jane Wild’: Q&A with Author Brooke Williams

By Zak Podmore Immediately following the presidential elections in 2016 and 2020, author Brooke Williams walked out the door of his house in Castle Valley, Utah, with a backpack, parka, and a few hard boiled eggs. The excursions didn’t take him far from home as the raven flies, but they allowed him to tap into … Continue reading ‘Mary Jane Wild’: Q&A with Author Brooke Williams