Scott Thybony Commentaries

Scott Thybony Commentaries
12:09 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

Grand Canyon coin image a deserving choice

Flagstaff, AZ – The United States Mint recently issued a new coin honoring Grand Canyon National Park. The scene depicted on the quarter shows the greatest river of the West, sunk deep within its greatest canyon. Scott Thybony has this commentary.

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10:51 am
Fri September 17, 2010

Print the Legend

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There's an old maxim in the West that when "the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Commentator Scott Thybony says several newspapers took that to heart when publishing stories about the Grand Canyon.

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2:12 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Grand Canyon, by the numbers

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Flagstaff, AZ – It's a mile deep. Nearly 300 miles long by one measure. And 4 and a half million people visit every year. But numbers can never do the Grand Canyon justice. Here's Flagstaff writer and commentator Scott Thybony.


Scott Thybony is a Flagstaff based writer. His Grand Canyon commentaries are funded by the Grand Canyon Association, supporting education and scientific research for Grand Canyon National Park since 1932. On the web at Grand Canyon dot org.

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10:48 am
Mon May 17, 2010

Search for a Petrified Giant

Flagstaff, AZ – The Doheny Scientific Expedition turned out to be one of the strangest exploring parties to ever enter the Grand Canyon. It began with a search for a stone giant. Writer Scott Thybony has the story of what the expedition eventually found.

Scott Thybony is a Flagstaff based writer. His Grand Canyon commentaries are funded by the Grand Canyon Association, supporting education and scientific research for Grand Canyon National Park since 1932. On the web at www.grandcanyon.org

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11:09 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Everett Ruess Mystery Unsolved

Flagstaff, AZ – Last year the mystery of a young artist who disappeared in 1934 was thought to have been solved. Writer Scott Thybony recounts the story of Everett Ruess at Grand Canyon.

Scott Thybony is a Flagstaff based writer. His Grand Canyon commentaries are funded by the Grand Canyon Association, supporting education and scientific research for Grand Canyon National Park since 1932. On the web at Grand Canyon dot org.

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12:21 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Getting trapped in Grand Canyon

Flagstaff, AZ – Writer Scott Thybony recounts two classic cases when solo travelers have become trapped in the Grand Canyon. Having gotten into a few tight binds himself, Thybony knows how suddenly situations can turn on you.

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11:26 am
Mon January 18, 2010

"Losing It"

Flagstaff, AZ – Many thought the new GPS navigation systems would reduce the uncertainties of travel enough to blunt the sense of adventure. But it turns out the digital frontier is wilder than we thought. Commentator Scott Thybony says technology hasn't eliminated the risk, only shifted it.

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10:12 am
Tue December 22, 2009

Mooney's Fall

Mooney Falls, in Havasu Canyon, a tributary to the Grand Canyon. The waterfall is named after a prospector who fell to his death under suspicious circumstances.

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Some Grand Canyon landmarks honor politicians, some recognize explorers and even canyon guides. A promontory called Ayer Point honors Emma Ayer, the first white woman to hike into the Canyon. And one name, Mooney Falls, contains its own, grim tale. Commentator Scott Thybony has the story.


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1:44 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

Phantom Thanksgiving

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For the Thanksgiving holiday, commentator Scott Thybony brings us a special story about a special turkey. A wild turkey named Kathy lived in the Grand Canyon during the 1980s and 90s. And she forever changed the way some people look at their Thanksgiving meal.


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4:19 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Saving Daylight

Flagstaff, AZ –

For most Americans, Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. But not here in Arizona, where our clocks will stay right where they are. Unless, of course, you live on the Navajo Nation, which will spin its clocks back an hour. Confused yet? Commentator and Flagstaff writer Scott Thybony says the best solution may be to just take off our watches.

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