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Book review: "Pure Land: A true story of three lives, three cultures and the search for Heaven on Earth"

Annette McGivney’s new book “Pure Land” started with a story she wrote for Backpacker magazine in June 2007 about the murder of Tomomi Hanamure on her 18th birthday, May 8, 2006 by Randy Wescogame, a Hasvasupai tribal member.

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Four Rollers League winning team: Four Play

Four Play is the first half winner.

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Time to shop: hit the bricks or with a click?

Shopping and shipping deadlines are fast approaching at both online and brick-and-mortar retailers

With Christmas just three weeks away, shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday seem like distant memories.

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Annual Christmas bird count returns to Grand Canyon Dec. 17

The National Audubon Society will hold its annual Christmas bird count for the Grand Canyon Dec. 17. The activity is free and open to the public.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Seven-time world champion hoop dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis, who is Choctaw and Hopi, performs a traditional hoop dance at Grand Canyon’s annual Native American Heritage Month celebration Nov. 9.

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Photo highlights: 2017 Halloween on the Rim

The Grand Canyon and Tusayan celebrated Halloween with games, costume contests and lots and lots of candy.

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Kaibab National Forest goes batty for International Bat Week

Forest Service aims to educate public about critical role bats play in insect control, crop protection and healthy forests

What is small, fuzzy and can eat up to 8,000 insects per night? Bats. And according to Kaibab National Forest biologist Justin Schofer, they are a critical component for crop protection and healthy forests.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon residents live it up Disney-style

Grand Canyon community members traveled to Disneyland Oct. 2-6.

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Photo highlights: Xanterra health fair promotes total wellness

Xanterra hosted its annual employee health fair Oct. 10 at the Grand Canyon Rec Center.

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Grand Canyon students, teachers participate in Walk to School Day

Grand Canyon students and teachers participated in Walk to School Day Sept. 28 as part of a nationwide effort to give children safe routes to walk and bike to school.

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Photo highlights: 9th annual Celebration of Art wows crowds

Artists from around the country converged on the Grand Canyon for the 2017 Celebration of Art Sept. 9-15 on the North and South Rims.

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Mobile on-site mammograms available in Tusayan Sept. 25

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the third leading cause of death in women, just behind lung cancer and heart disease.

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Dr. Robert Beaver joins Grand Canyon Community Church

Dr. Robert C. Beaver, Jr., will join Grand Canyon Community Church (GCCC) as its new pastor at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Shrine of the Ages.

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'A new kind of LGBTQ role model': Mikah Meyer takes on all 417 national parks

When Mikah Meyer embarked on his first independent road trip at 19 years old, it was to find healing and inspiration after the death of his father.

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Hope and Trauma exhibit on display in Flagstaff

Coconino Center for the Arts highlights impacts of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people in new exhibit Aug. 12 — Oct. 28

Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land, an exhibit presented by the Flagstaff Arts Council, explores the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people with art pieces reflecting how radiation has impacted their communities.

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Grand Canyon’s Widforss Trail a hiker’s paradise on the North Rim

The Widforss Trail on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is one of the state’s premier trails because half the hike looks into the Grand Canyon before dipping into a scenic forest.

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Squire Inn receives Director's Award for Quality

The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn recently received the hotel chain’s Director’s Award, given to properties that meet or surpass excellent quality standards.

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Arizona offers Tool Kit to help veterans get back to work force

Finding a job has never been a particularly easy task, but veterans seem to languish in unemployment limbo longer than the non-veteran population, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Tusayan seeking input on community trail system

The Town of Tusayan is seeking public input on the development of a community trail system master plan.

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Grand Canyon to celebrate Latino Conservation Week with free event

Grand Canyon National Park is inviting Latino families and youth to visit the park and explore their public lands during Latino Conservation Week July 17-21.

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Babbitt Ranches hold annual colt sale west of Flagstaff

Babbitt Ranches keeps tradition strong

Horses are a part of cowboy and American culture.

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“The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon” celebrates adventuring photographers

Ellsworth Kolb arrived at Grand Canyon in 1901 with younger brother Emery Kolb soon following.

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Historic Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery closes, no space left

After nearly 100 years since its opening, Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery will close to new burials because of lack of space.

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Grand Canyon one of top 13 safest travel destinations for families with children

SafeWise, a home security system provider that publishes information on home and community safety, recently announced Grand Canyon as one of the top 13 vacation destinations for families with children.

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Canyon Country Tours offers opportunities for the perfect Grand Canyon shot

The urge to photograph America’s natural wonder is something that Glenn Tamblingson knows well. A professional photographer with decades of experience shooting the Grand Canyon, Tamblingson and his wife, Lori, recently opened Canyon Country Tours in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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