River Music


Where Did We Go?

There have been some changes in our contact information that you need to note. Our email address has changed from gcrg@infomagic.com to a new email address of gcrg@infomagic.net. Furthermore, our area code has switched from (520) to (928). So, if you’re wondering why you may have had trouble contacting us, now you know! Changes, changes! At least our office is in the same place (515 W Birch in Flagstaff), so stop on by if you’re around. We’d love to see you.


Grand Canyon History Symposium


Grand Canyon Field Institute is sponsoring the Grand Canyon History Symposium at Grand Canyon Village, South Rim, January 24–27, 2002. During this four-day event, a variety of speakers will focus on historical topics as well as the history of issues confronting the park today. Gcrg is well represented by Emma Benenati, Bill Bishop, Brad Dimock, Richard Quartaroli, Larry Stevens, Michael Ghiglieri, and Tom Myers. Participation is limited to the first 100 registrants and costs $35. For more information call Grand Canyon Field Institute at 928-638-2485.


“Georgie Rapid” Official at Federal Level

On October 11, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved changing the name of 24-Mile Rapid to Georgie Rapid. Of the fifteen members of the board, only five were present to vote. The result was close, three to two in favor of the name change. In July of 2000, the Arizona State Boards on Geographic and Historic Names approved the name change but as was always the case with Georgie, there was some controversy. The Arizona State Board stood by their decision when the U.S. Board asked them to revisit their decision in November of 2000. The federal board did not see much value in sanctioning a different name when state agencies would likely be using the new name, Georgie Rapid. Now that it is official at the federal level, any new or revised map or document produced by State and Federal Agencies that make reference to 24-Mile Rapid, will need to change the name to Georgie Rapid.


Announcements

FOUND
Woman’s Chaco Sandal, size 7, in an eddy near Carbon Creek. Call 928-638-3185 for return.
FOUND
Man’s ring on Phantom Ranch boat beach in late July. Contact Sandy at 508-651-9352.
JOB
Canyoneers, Inc. is accepting applications from motor rig qualified, licensed Grand Canyon Trip Leaders, and also from prospective guides/crew who have a minimum of a current Wilderness First Responder and cpr that is good through September 2002. All applicants must be available to work a full season from April through September. Excellent people skills a must. Maturity and strong interpretive skills sought of all candidates. Mail resume to: Joy Staveley, c/o Canyoneers, Inc. PO Box 2997, Flagstaff, AZ 86003. Or email resume to joy@canyoneers.com.
JOB
Canyoneers, Inc. is accepting applications for a hands-on warehouse manager. Season is April through October (weekends required). Excellent people and communication skills and ability to train and direct others required. Helpful skills desired include: maintenance and repair Honda 30 4-strokes, basic welding, ability to use and maintain commercial sewing machine, maintenance and repair of boats (rubber and frames), inventory control and ordering, Pay and benefits commensurate with skills and experience. Mail resume to: Joy Staveley c/o Canyoneers, Inc. P.O. Box 2997, Flagstaff, AZ 86003 or e-mail to joy@canyoneers.com.
WFR COURSE
Grand Canyon Field Institute has scheduled a Wilderness First Responder (wfr) class through Wilderness Medical Institute (wmi) at their office in Grand Canyon Village for March 8–17, 2002. The course includes cpr certification. The cost will be $495. Free camping will be offered at Mather Campground. Rooms at Maswik are available at student’s expense. Checks for their wfr should be made out to Grand Canyon Field Institute and sent to PO Box 399, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023. They would like $240 for a deposit with the balance due thirty days prior to the class. So, sign on up now to hold a spot.