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
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
It was hot. There’s no other way to say it. Just plain hot. Summer hot. Desert hot.
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day" -Van Gogh
"...a really good photograph will ask more than it answers."
"A trip though the Grand Canyon, or down any river, changes people's lives, but for people with disabilities the change is dramatic."
Somewhere north of Bluff, a small side canyon cuts into the cliffs, seeps and springs feeding a small stream that flows down from the canyon’s head. When I first arrived in this region, that shady narrow ravine...
By Vaughn Hadenfeldt The Moki Dugway. Photo by Paul Martini. Most folks commute to work in heavy traffic, on multi-lane paved highways at high speeds and standstill rush hour crawls. My work commute often occurs on the Moki Dugway. “Moki” is an early Spanish – and later Mormon pioneer – term used to describe Hopi … Continue reading The Monkey Driveway
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
On The River By Leath Tonino A friend wants on the river, wants nothing there, fern and flycatcher, breakfast fire, water from afar pulling all moments of all hours. Wants nothing more than there, than nothing there, great emptiness of many things balanced, moving boats, shadowed walls, thoughts and rains and bumblebees. Wants these. Wants … Continue reading On The River (Poem)