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Grand Canyon National Park kicks off 100th anniversary Feb. 26 with free entry, visitor activities

A monumental celebration

Theodore Roosevelt, a New York City statesman who harbored a longstanding love affair with the American West, made his way to the Grand Canyon for the first time in 1903.

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The Iron Horse once again gallops to the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Railway announces 2019 Steam Engine schedule

One place where romantics, rail enthusiasts and younger generations can learn, hear, see, smell and feel the majesty of the Iron Horse is on the Grand Canyon Railway in Arizona.

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Photo highlights: Smokey flies high at Kanab Balloon Festival

Crew members and volunteers from Kaibab National Forest help set up the Smokey Bear Balloon for the 5th Annual Balloons and Tunes Roundup in Kanab, Utah, Feb. 15.

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Bald eagle web cam captures real-time drama of survival

Bald eagles are nesting at Lake Pleasant north of Phoenix, and thanks to the Arizona Game & Fish Department, you can observe one pair of parents-to-be through a live webcam.

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Utah Shakespeare Festival returns to Shrine of the Ages for community performance of ‘Macbeth’

The Utah Shakespeare Festival will return to Shrine of the Ages, this time bringing a tale of witches, greed and corruption as Macbeth wrestles with his own relevance.

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Apollo moon-walking astronaut to launch Flagstaff Science Festival

Apollo 16 Lunar Module Pilot General Charlie Duke, is launching the 30th annual Flagstaff Festival of Science To the Moon and Beyond, September 20 - 29.

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Just like grandma's: Chicken Kitchen to open for all day eats in Tusayan

Families looking for a friendly, affordable meal in Tusayan before a long day at the Canyon can look no further than the Chicken Kitchen, which opens Feb. 15 next to the Grand Canyon Visitor’s Bureau.

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Capturing winter beauty at Grand Canyon

Photographer Terri Attridge reveals some of Grand Canyon’s winter beauty during a photography workshop sponsored by the Grand Canyon Conservancy Jan. 26.

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‘The Olympics of bull riding’ has its first All-Native American team

There’s a first for everything.

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Yabba-Dabba-Done: Fred, Wilma and the gang bid farewell as Bedrock City closes after 47 years

Bedrock City, which opened in Valle, Arizona in 1972, closed Jan. 28 after being sold to a new owner.

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Community leadership: Mike Scott tackles food insecurity

Sometimes, remote communities struggle, whether it’s with housing, education or meeting residents’ basic needs.

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150 years of Grand Canyon boat history awaits museum

If they're not on the water, boatmen love nothing more than to sit around a fire and talk boats.

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Grand Canyon Project shares family history through stories and song in Ash Fork

Swaying lightly before a small crowd in the Ash Fork Route 66 Museum, Meagan Gipson strums her guitar as photos, mostly black and white, scroll slowly on a screen behind her.

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Grand Canyon Conservancy recruits 10,000th supporter

The non-profit organization recruited 10,000 supporters between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15, 2018.

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Grand Canyon rings in 2019 at Phantom Ranch with scorpion drop

For an entire year, a stuffed scorpion measuring about a foot in length sat on a shelf in the ranger station.

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Aldie Evans receives perfect AZ Merit math scores

Grand Canyon fifth-grade John “Aldie” Evans received perfect math scores the past two years on the annual AZ Merit exam.

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Winter storm leaves snowy signature across the Grand Canyon

An early January snowstorm left several inches of snow in places that down’t typically see the white stuff.

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The family's secret is out: Harry Houdini's relatives live in northern Arizona

Harry Houdini’s great grand-nephew, a long-time resident of the Navajo Nation, has a new program on the Science Channel.

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Preparing for the worst: technical rescue training on the South Rim

An artificial high directional (tripod) is utilized on the upper edge during a technical rescue training on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park Dec. 13.

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Out of the past: burros in the Grand Canyon

Feral burros once roamed the inner canyon.

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Santa gives a shout out to Grand Canyon kids at Squire

Santa, Mrs. Clause and Frosty left the reindeer at the North Pole and headed to the Squire Inn to meet Grand Canyon kids one last time before Christmas Dec. 20.

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U.S. Marine Corps delivers Christmas cheer, gifts and more to Havasupai Reservation

Anya Uqualla, a young Supai mother holds her 2-month-old infant in her arms as she sits on a bench in the village square watching three U.S. Marines and several volunteers make final arrangements for Santa Claus, who will be arriving by helicopter later that morning.

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Grand Canyon School provides insight on December traditions

Many religions have December traditions, but there’s one that many people consider their top priority: Christmas.

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Park ranger Elyssa Shalla wins National Freeman Tilden Award

Elyssa Shalla, a Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 National Freeman Tilden Award.

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Mules at the Grand Canyon: Our steadfast companion for over a century

They’ve been characterized as the tractors of the 19th century. So it’s really no wonder that mules played a central role in the human history of the Grand Canyon.

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