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The northern portion of Palo Duro Canyon in Randall County, Texas, is a deep and narrow portion of the Palo Duro Canyon, lying adjacent to and just north of the Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
It is an extremely unique and scenic 8-mile stretch of privately owned canyon, which is home to a diversity of wildlife, including threatened and protected species such as the Golden Eagle and the Bald Eagle, the Texas Horned Lizard and the Palo Duro Mouse. This 8-mile stretch of canyon also has a rich history.
In the late 1800s, Colonel Charles Goodnight's brother-in-law, Leigh Dyer, wintered his cattle in the canyon and established the T Anchor ranch. Clashes with the Comanche, Kiowa and Cheyenne Indians in the region occurred during that time, and the canyon holds many artifacts from that time period, as well as other time periods.
On August 7, 2009, Sharyland Utilities sent out notices to landowners that Sharyland and their consultant, PBS&J, had determined possible routes for a 345kV transmission line to run from a proposed station in Carson County to a proposed station in Deaf Smith County. Two of the proposed routes cross this unique portion of the Palo Duro Canyon.
A transmission line of this nature would destroy the canyon terrain, the historical and the scenic value of the canyon, and would also put the wildlife and vegetation at risk from fires in the canyon which cannot be extinguished or contained.
Please join us in a petition to the Texas legislature in a request to pass a law to prevent Sharyland Utilities from placing a transmission line across the northern portion of Palo Duro Canyon and permanently destroying this treasure.
Orange Unified School District needs to allow the high school to control their own air conditioning and heating needs.
• The Canyon De Flores community is long over due for a park we can all enjoy.
• The preliminary talks between the city and the school district need to be accelerated.
• The Land has already been set aside for a park southeast of the St Andrews Bridge.
• The land has also been identified in the city plan for years now. We as residents want to know what exactly is going on.
6 Miners are trapped, and have been since August 6, 2007. It is known that underground rescue can not be completed as the mine is far too unstable.
On August 21, the officials have stated they will stop rescue and recovery attempts shortly. This is unacceptable as the mine will be sealed, and the men with it.
May 8, 2006
The Center for International Education has been serving the international students from all over the world who come to Grand Canyon University for the past 20 years.
The international students have developed a special bond with the office. It is not just the office for us but its a second home where we make new family ties.