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Photo highlights: APS volunteers help lead clean-up efforts at Grand Canyon

APS employees and their families led a volunteer clean-up effort at Grand Canyon National Park April 14.

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Emails reveal two potential buyers for Navajo Generating Station

The potential investors of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona have been identified as a New York-based firm that focuses on distressed companies and one of its subsidiaries in the utility business.

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Ruling: Fish and Wildlife must reformulate rule capping Mexican wolf population

A federal judge’s April 2 ruling could mean fewer restrictions to the release of captive-bred Mexican wolves into the wild.

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Closing date for NGS remains unchanged

House Committee meeting brings no change for future of Navajo Generating Station; still set to close in 2019

The Navajo Nation Navajo Council Speaker and Hopi Tribal Chairman testified before a House Committee on National Resources subcommittee to try and garner congressional support for keeping the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) open beyond 2019.

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Grand Canyon National Park offering free entry April 21

Earth Day celebration, including steam locomotive demonstration, begins at 10 a.m.

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day during National Park Week fee-free day April 21.

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Trophy hunting won't make November ballot in Arizona

Arizona voters won’t get a chance to outlaw “trophy hunting’’ in the state, at least not this year.

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USFWS: Endangered Colorado River fish no longer an extinction risk

An endangered fish that makes its home in the Colorado River basin no longer is at the brink of extinction.

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Game and Fish warns about dangers of feeding wildlife after Sedona attacks

Following two javelina attacks near Sedona last month Arizona Game and Fish Department is reminding the public to stop feeding wildlife. No attacks have been reported in the Williams or Grand Canyon area.

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Report: Two Mexican wolves found dead in Arizona

Federal wildlife managers are investigating the deaths of two endangered Mexican gray wolves.

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Grand Canyon National Park seeks vendors for Earth Day celebration

Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day with an open-house style celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza.

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North Rim campsite under new ownership, reservations now online

Finding a campsite with full hookups near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon will soon get a little easier.

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Rainbow trout stocking at Lees Ferry to be discussed at March 5 public meeting

Stocking intended to boost trout population and sport fishing opportunities

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) plans to stock rainbow trout this spring into the lower three mile walk-in section of Lees Ferry, a blue-ribbon trout fishery below Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona.

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Leaders reaffirm support for Navajo families at 'Yes to NGS' rally at Arizona Capitol

Hundreds of Kayenta Mine and Navajo Generating Station workers marched on the Arizona State Capitol Feb. 6 to announce the formation of ‘Yes to NGS,’ a coalition that advocates for solutions to ensure the continuation of NGS operations beyond 2019.

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Groups file suit challenging Mexican wolf recovery plan

Critics say current plan doomed to fail, ignores best available science

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit Jan. 30 challenging what they call a deeply flawed recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, whose numbers have reached about 113 in the wild.

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How dangerous is State Route 64?

Two recent accidents with multiple fatalities have shaken residents and travelers on State Route 64, but how bad is the highway when compared to other highways in the state?

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Annual bald eagle event set for Flagstaff Jan. 27

Did you know that Arizona is visited by over 200 bald eagles during the winter?

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Bureau of Land Management seeks public input in planning process for Grand Staircase-Escalante region

On Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Proclamation 9682 modifying the boundary of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of important objects of historic and scientific interest.

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NPS could raise water restrictions at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park remains in Level 2 water conservation measures because of water delivery system issues and may implement further restrictions next week.

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Love ’em or hate ’em, we have to live with coyotes

Live in this part of the world long enough, people are going to have some sort of run in with Canis latrans, or coyote. They’re an everyday sighting in northwestern Arizona, but there’s no way of knowing just how many roam the local desert.

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NWS predicts cool, dry Christmas for Grand Canyon

A blanket of crisp, white snow covered canyon country on Christmas morning last year, but the National Weather Service is predicting a cold, but snow-less, holiday in 2017.

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Burns continue on North Rim

Fire managers will take advantage of continued warm, dry weather conditions over the next several weeks and may initiate additional prescribed fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Feds release final revisions to Mexican wolf recovery plan, detail species' road to recovery

Environmental groups call planning process 'dishonest,' say the science is flawed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has completed a revision to the Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan.

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Lead poisoning complicates Southwest California condor reintroduction program reviewed

A review of the 2012-2016 period of the California condor reintroduction program in northern Arizona and southern Utah is complete.

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NPS seeking public comments on non- native fish controls at Glen Canyon Dam

NPS is seeking public input on an Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) during the 30-day comment period Nov. 15 - Dec. 14.

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Forest bill aimed at cutting wildfires called ‘giveaway’ to loggers

A divided House Nov. 1 approved a bill that supporters said would boost wildfire prevention efforts, in part by excluding forests from environmental requirements.