Scott Thybony Commentaries

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.

Saving Daylight

Oct 30, 2009

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.

Ancient Trackings

Sep 23, 2009
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So many pages of geological history lie wide open at the Grand Canyon; it's hard to know where to begin reading. And it's even harder when it comes to the fine print. Flagstaff writer Scott Thybony brings us his latest commentary from deep within the Grand Canyon.

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Flagstaff, AZ – A summer monsoon in the Grand Canyon can mean extreme danger for those trapped within its walls. Thrashing water that arrives without warning can consume everything and anything in its path. Here, commentator Scott Thybony shares his first flash flood experience and his fortunate outcome.

Grand Canyon Outlaws

Jul 20, 2009

From butterfly poachers to outlaw mountain bikers, the Grand Canyon has seen its share of unusual criminals. But the title of strangest crime now goes to a pair of overzealous English majors. Here's commentator Scott Thybony.

Nobody knew the Grand Canyon better than Harvey Butchart did. Over four decades the NAU professor climbed, hiked, floated and bushwhacked 12 thousand pioneering miles below the rim. Here, commentator Scott Thybony tells the story of his last hike with the famous Canyon trailblazer.

Winging It

May 19, 2009

For decades the Grand Canyon has lured countless adventurers on foot and by water. But it's also attracted explorers in the sky, from former fighter pilots to Charles Lindbergh. Commentator Scott Thybony says to get a full sense of the Canyon, you have to see it at least once from above.

Beyond Question

Apr 13, 2009

We're often told growing up there's no such thing as a "dumb question." But those who've guided tourists through the Grand Canyon may beg to differ. Commentator Scott Thybony has fielded his share of tourist queries over the years, some of which really got him thinking.

River Dance

Feb 17, 2009
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White settlers and northern Arizona's native peoples have had their share of conflicts over the decades. But there have also been times of companionship and laughter. Commentator Scott Thybony has this story of how dancing can lead to common ground among cultures.

The Great Deer Drive

Jan 21, 2009

The frontier spirit has always been strong in Arizona, the idea that nothing is impossible. Well, commentator Scott Thybony has this story of the Great Kaibab Deer Roundup that proves that some ideas should never even be attempted.

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