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Grand Canyon debt could cause cuts to educational programs




Recent analyses suggest that this stretch of the Grand Canyon (Marble Canyon, near Cape Solitude) was beneath more than a mile of layered rock until 6 million years ago, when a mighty river came through and scooped it out.
Recent analyses suggest that this stretch of the Grand Canyon (Marble Canyon, near Cape Solitude) was beneath more than a mile of layered rock until 6 million years ago, when a mighty river came through and scooped it out.
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The Grand Canyon has become known as a place of breathtaking beauty. It also offers a slew of environmental, educational and science programs. 

But, in coming months, park officials are making widespread cuts to those programs. And it's not due to federal funding cutbacks this time. It's something much more complicated. 

Read the full story: Grand Canyon Debt Could Cause Cuts