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Hiker dies friday while hiking in Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A man died Sept. 19 while hiking below Ribbon Falls on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tusayan Fire asks council for help with budget
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Tusayan Fire Department is at a crossroads financially, legally, and morally.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Grand Canyon celebrates 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act Thursday
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Thursday.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Free entrance to Grand Canyon National Park this weekend
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park is opening its gates free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 27. to Celebrate National Public Lands Day.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fire managers partnering for prescribed burning and land management training
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Fire managers from 15 agencies and partners are coming together in northern Arizona to learn, train and perform in prescribed fire through formal training.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Grand Canyon's North Rim set to close for season Dec. 1, visitor center to close Oct. 20
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Starting Oct. 16, staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin work on their seasonal shutdown.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Firefighters from all points across the country visit Tusayan during ride to commemorate and honor fallen firefighters
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Firefighters from around the nation joined the 8th annual Motorcycle Rally to memorialize fallen fire fighters. As this year's host city, Flagstaff Fire Department worked with the Tusayan Fire Department to provide lunch for the riders as they rode to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Environmental groups prepare lawsuit to force wolf recovery plan
PHOENIX - A coalition of environmental groups notified the federal government Sept. 10 its intention to sue over what it considers inadequate action to re-establish the Mexican gray wolf in the Southwest.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fire managers prepare for prescribed fire season on North Zone
FREDONIA, Ariz. - North Zone fire managers are preparing for the upcoming prescribed fire season on the North Kaibab Ranger District, and anticipate starting these prescribed fire treatments as soon as weather and fuel conditions are favorable to do so.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Attorneys spar over withdrawing Grand Canyon-area land from uranium mining
PHOENIX - The U.S. Interior Department's decision to withdraw 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon from new uranium-mining claims for 20 years will protect cultural resources, water and the environment, an attorney representing the Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups said Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Feds order six plants to clear park skies by cutting emissions
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set new limits Wednesday on emissions from six Arizona industrial facilities in order to reduce haze at 17 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thinning project close to the Visitor Center starts this week
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Park fire managers have started thinning projects inside the park. The first is scheduled to start this week.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Explosives found in Valle mini storage area
VALLE, Ariz. - Two pipe bombs, along with other explosives, were found in a Valle mini storage unit Aug 21.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Biologists designate park Globally Important Bird Area
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Saturday, Grand Canyon National Park will dedicate the park as a Globally Important Bird Area as part of its seventh annual Celebrate Wildlife Day.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fire near Tusayan reaches final size at almost 3,000 acres
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - As of Sept. 4, the resource-benefit fire that is burning on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has almost reached its expected final size, having treated 2,515 acres of the 2,962-acre planning area established for it by fire managers.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Grand Canyon announces interim permits for recreational Rim-to-Rim groups
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) will begin issuing special use permits on an interim basis for organized, non-commercial rim-to-rim and extended day hiking and running in the inner canyon of Grand Canyon National Park.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fitzgerald, Rueter and Sanderson remain on town council
The results of the Aug. 26 primary election are in. In the town council race, which had three seats available, incumbents Bill Fitzgerald received 27.74 percent of the votes, John Rueter received 24.52 percent of the votes and Craig Sanderson received 20.65 percent. New candidate Rebecca Wirth received 19.35 percent of the 155 votes cast.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Arizona looks for breathing room in EPA's carbon-emission goals
WASHINGTON - Arizona will ask federal regulators next week to rethink their June proposal that calls for the state to cut carbon emissions from power plants in half over the next 15 years.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Forest Service announces timber sale on North Kaibab Ranger District
FREDONIA, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest will soon award its second timber sale as part of the North Kaibab Ranger District (NKRD) Plateau Facilities Fire Protection Project (PFFPP). Following the required 30-day bid advertisement, the PFFPP South timber sale will be auctioned to the highest qualified bidder.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grand Canyon Rotary seeks applications for community grants
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon Rotary Club is currently offering fall community grants, $500 each. Rotary awards grants to non-profit organizations for programs and projects that benefit the Grand Canyon/Tusayan communities.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

School of Rock concert this Friday
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon Music Festival's School of Rock program is celebrating its eighth year of bringing a one-week, high-energy and high-octane after-school rock and roll project to local high school students.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grass-roots group pushes Congress on abandoned uranium mine cleanup
WASHINGTON - The people behind Clean Up the Mines understand that others have been trying for years to clean up abandoned uranium mines and have mostly met with limited success.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Grand Canyon Music Fest starts Friday
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Over the next few weeks, some of the country's most talented musicians will descend on the South Rim for the 31st annual Grand Canyon Music Festival.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Park Service announces business opportunity for hospitality contract
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a prospectus for a business opportunity in the park, to provide lodging, food services, retail, transportation, mule rides, and other services on the South Rim.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

National Geographic Visitor Center opens new Arizona National Scenic Trail exhibit
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Arizona National Scenic Trail will now be celebrated worldwide.

The 800-mile-long Arizona Trail is showcased in a large-scale, new exhibit at the National Geographic Visitor Center (NGVC) in Tusayan.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


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