Around the Canyon

Senior Night is next Wednesday

Grand Canyon High School Senior Night will be at the last basketball home game, on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The event, which honors senior athletes and their parents, is held between 5:30-6 p.m. between varsity games.

Make a night of it and have dinner at the Booster Club concession stand ­ the best in all of northern Arizona, offering Pizza Hut pizza, hot dogs, nachos and other goodies.

The players, coaches and Booster Club all hope for a good turnout to cheer on the Phantoms and honor all of our senior athletes.

Fire danger up on South Rim

Fire danger on the South Rim changed from low to moderate last week. Fire danger on the North Rim remains low.

For information on current fire conditions, call 638-7819.

Yellow vehicle stickers expired

Seasonal employees are reminded that the yellow 2005 seasonal resident vehicle stickers expired on Jan. 1 and are no longer valid for entry to Grand Canyon National Park. If you are a seasonal employee, you are required to have your expired seasonal sticker replaced with a valid purple 2006 sticker.

The Park Headquarters front desk issues stickers Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Three recognized parties in county

Three political parties will be recognized in Coconino County for the 2006 elections ­ Democratic, Libertarian and Republican. These parties are the same political parties recognized at the state level.

By law, the County Recorder must determine by Feb. 1 which political parties are recognized to run for county partisan offices this year. A party must have at least 427 registered voters as of Nov. 1 of the prior year to be recognized. With 344 registered voters, the Green Party did not have enough registered voters to continue as a recognized political party in Coconino County.

As of Nov. 1, the countywide voter registration total was 64,756, with 26,636 Democrats, 18,574 Republicans, 691 Libertarians, 344 Green Party and 18,511 others ­ independents or members of unrecognized parties.

For information, call the Elections Office at 928-779-6589 or toll-free 800-793-6181.

Former Moqui workers sought

A Williams couple has begun a project to keep Moqui Lodge alive through an alumni directory and photo album on CD.

Bob and Connie Freson got the idea after Bob visited the Canyon last month and saw first hand that Moqui is largely gone.

"While I heard that Moqui was being torn down, this was my first chance to see for myself," he said. "When I got home, Connie and I talked about it and decided we should do something to keep Moqui alive."

They are seeking to reach as many former Moqui employees as possible, collecting names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, which will go on the CD along with favorite Moqui photos submitted by former employees.

For more information, contact Bob or Connie Freson at 928-635-9116. Submit information and photos via e-mail to or snail mail to 1824 W. Ponderosa Ave., Williams, Ariz., 86046.


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