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Memorial Day Weekend Social – May 25, 2013
Presented by the Lake Powell Yacht Club
** All Marina Boaters & Guests Welcome**
NEAR THE WAHWEAP MARINA STORE
Look for the Yacht Club Banner on Rental House Boat
** Saturday - 4:00 PM “Happy Hour” - BYO BEVERAGES **
** Saturday – 5:30 PM ▪ DINNER **
TriTip sliced w/Sauce, Red Potatoes, Corn Cobbettes
Salad & Dinner Roll
Apple or Cherry Crisp Topped w/Whipped Cream
Sponsored & Served by the LPYC Board of Directors.
Fantastic Meal From The Ranch House Grille.
RSVP Preferred by 5/20/13: Mail, Email, Phone - With # of adults and children
Donation Suggested For Cost:
Adults: $15.00 – Children 5 – 11: $10.00
♦ Lake Powell Yacht Club PO Box 2368 Page, AZ 86040 ♦
Manager Gary Yantis, 928-645-3992
Antelope Point Boaters to Choose Service Providers!
The monopoly for providing services at the Antelope Point Marina is to end soon. Recently the NPS distributed a letter to the CUAs stating that a meeting would be held to outline that CUA permits will open up to the public for services similar to that which is available at the Wahweap Marina.( A CUA is a Commercial Use Authorization, a permit issued to lake’s service providers). Boaters at Antelope have long complained that they were only allowed to have one service provider, Antelope Yacht Services, permitted to work on their boats in the slips.
Todd Brindle, NPS Superintendent, plans to hold that informational meeting and begin to make the CUA permits available by May, 2013.
Spring/Summer 2013 Operating Hours Announced
Wahweap: April: 6 am – 6 pm MST
May 1: 5 am – 7 pm MST
Stateline: Will open in May, exact day to be announced.
Antelope: Now to April 22: 8 am – 5 pm MST
April 22: 7 am – 6 pm MST
May 20: 6:30 am – 7 pm MST
Bullfrog: Now: 7 am – 7 pm MST
May 1: 6 am – 8 pm MDT
Halls Crossing: 7 am – 5 pm MDT
Hite: 7 am – 5 pm MDT
Dangling Rope: All services except snack bar and pump-out open now 8 am to 5 pm MST. Note: there will no trash or recycling available.
Pump-out at Dangling Rope to open April 10th.
Floating pump-outs Now Open.
For a full list restaurant, lodges, fuel dock, etc. hours Click Here.
New Wahweap Store Scheduled for June 2013!
The new Wahweap Marina Store complex has been under construction most of the winter. Some time back they moved the finished pontoons into the water at the closed Stateline launch ramp. There they began the above deck construction.
Soon they will move the old marina store building across the main walkway just a ways beyond its present location. The new building complex will be floated into place where the present store is located. June 8th is planned for the date to open the new facility.
It’s been anticipated for a long time! Photo below.
For Aramark's artist's renders of the new store click here.
Detour to Page
New, Shorter detour planned for Summer!
Shorter Hwy. 89 detour planned
PAGE - The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to pave Navajo Route 20 as a short-term fix for the detoured Highway 89, it has been announced.
A six-member ADOT team met Wednesday night with Page City Council to detail soil-testing efforts along the section of 89 damaged by a Feb. 20 landslide. Though team members did not specify a timetable for repairs, a representative mentioned improvements to N20 would last two years. The mostly dirt N20, which runs parallel to 89 through the LeChee, Coppermine and Bodaway Gap chapters, will receive an all-weather surface that should last two years, Robert Samour, from the state engineers office, told the Council.
N20 had been projected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Navajo Department of Transportation to receive a more permanent solution by 2024, Samour said, calling the temporary fix "not by any means the ultimate project they were looking for." Navajo Nation officials earlier circulated an estimate of two years to repair the damage done to Highway 89 south of Page along Echo Cliffs near the Cut. State officials contend that any talk of a timetable is premature.
"Our goal is to complete US 89 repairs as soon as possible, but it's too premature to lay out a timeline," said Dustin Krugel, an ADOT spokesman. "We are still working through the process of determining what happened beneath the highway and then we'll figure out a best plan for long-term options for US 89." What is moving forward is a plan to pave a nearby alternative route by this summer, cutting time off the current detour. That route uses Highway 160 and Navajo Route 98, and it adds 49 miles to a trip between Flagstaff and Page.
At a March 7 meeting of federal, state and tribal highway officials, according to a Navajo Division of Transportation account, a plan took shape to turn Navajo Route 20, known locally as the Coppermine Road, into a paved detour to last the duration of the repair project. The plan is to have N20 paved by the summer so traffic from 89 can be rerouted onto it, including commercial traffic. Until then, graders will continue to maintain the roadway.
Representatives from the Coppermine, Bodaway Gap and LeChee chapters were on hand to throw support behind the project, according to the NDOT account.
So far, the Federal Highway Administrations has allocated $2 million to the repair effort on Highway 89, with an initial ADOT estimate of at least $35 million needed for complete repairs.
Direct through routes for emergency first responders are being graded at the site of the landslide. Engineers continue to bore holes and collect geotechnical data at the site.
ADOT is looking to design the 28 miles of new pavement for N20 to last about two to three years when used by heavy commercial vehicles. Some of the curves will be straightened and the grades flattened, and reduced speed limits will be enforced.
Samour told the Page audience that five security breaches were reported along the closed section of Highway 89 over the weekend. Two people took down a barrier fence on the north end and tried to drive through, making it all the way to the barrier at the south end. Four of the trespassers came from the north, and one from the south, he said.
By TODD GLASENAPP and DAILY SUN STAFF
2-Cycle PWC Ban:
During the meeting on March 26 with NPS Superintendent Todd Brindle and Chief of Interpretation Denise Shultz, I asked how the 2-cycle ban is to be implemented. Brindle’s answer: we will use this year as an educational period for the visitors that arrive with those machines by issuing information first, then warnings. I asked what happens to the operator that continues to show up and use a banned machine, will he get a citation? His response was - It is up to the officer involved. So it seems that if you continue to run one of those machines, you are risking a citation. I could not get him to be more exact as to the penalty for lack of compliance.
If you choose to continue to use a banned PWC, it will be “RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK”.
Approved & Banned PWC’s:
The 2 cycle PWC’s banned on Lake Powell include all machines that do not meet the 2006 EPA emission standards. Some 2 cycle machines which do meet those requirements and are not banned, are listed on the NPS website: http://www.nps.gov/glca/parknews/advisories.htm (Click on the PWC for the information.) To dig deeper in the PWC regulation go to the following site: www.ecfr.gov (Code of Federal Regulations)(LPYC Ed. Note: Good luck finding the applicable regulations here, it is not easy).
Watch your children when around the water – and – Enjoy Lake Powell this summer!
Castle Rock Cut
Excavation is moving along on deepening the Castle Rock Cut. KSL in Salt Lake City has posted an excellent video on ksl.com showing the dirt moving in progress. The National Park Service expects to remove 70,000 cubic yards of dirt and rock bringing the cut down to the current water level. Earlier it was anticipated that they would be able to deepen the cut by eight feet. To see a video from KSL TV, Salt Lake City, CLICK HERE.
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Boater Beware !!!
Your gas station or mini-mart may soon be offering 15% Ethanol in their gas. Use of this fuel in boat motors is prohibited under federal law and violates engine manufacturer warranties. For more information, released by BoatUS, please read their article here.
Mussel Free Certificate is Required!!!
Boaters are reminded that a mussel free certificate is required prior to launching any watercraft. "Mussel Free" certificates must be displayed on the dash of their vehicle. With the exception of Hite, the only way to obtain this certificate is to have your vessel inspected by an authorized National Park Service inspector. Hite and remote locations are the only places where self-certification is still allowed. Please check the website at www.nps.gov/glca for the updates of lakewide ramp times and certification requirements.
PLEASE review the most recent Zebra Mussel Advisory from NPS by clicking here.
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Use the LPYC Storage Yard
Much of your Yacht Club's endeavors are financed from the revenue generated by our Storage Yard. If you have need of reasonably priced storage for your boat please visit our Storage Yard or call manager Gary Yantis at 928-645-3992. Your patronage is necessary for our success!
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