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In heat of fire season, equipment lags behind at Tusayan Fire District

It’s a typical warm summer morning in northern Arizona, but inside the engine bays at the Tusayan Fire Department, the air is heavier, warmer and smells strongly of diesel fuel.

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Online passes available for Grand Canyon National Park

During peak visiting season, lines at the Grand Canyon National Park entrance gate can become frustratingly long as visitors pay their entrance fees.

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A new beginning for Bella's Place

Two years after foster mom Sue Winchester envisioned Bella's Place, she is one step closer to making it a reality

Raising kids is hard work.

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Photo highlights: Kaibab Learning Center holds preschool graduation

Preschoolers say goodbye to Kaibab Learning Center May 31 at its annual graduation ceremony.

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Stubbornly steadfast: Mules have kept the Grand Canyon moving since the 1880s

Thousands of years ago, in what’s now Turkey, someone bred a horse with a donkey.

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Scout Moore highlights NPS's junior ranger program

Excitable, bespectacled and ever curious, Scout Moore aspires to be a junior ranger for the National Park Service.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon West’s Skywalk gets a good scrub

With tens of thousands of visitors per year, the Grand Canyon Skywalk’s glass walls collect millions of finger and footprints.

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Zuni fetish carver Mike Tucson shares beauty of fetish tradition

Who do you call on when you need a little shot of strength, self-reliance or wisdom?

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Photo highlights: Bears and badgers cool off with birthday treats

Animals at Bearizona enjoy frozen birthday treats for the park’s 8th anniversary May 22.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon Rotary Club inducts Scott, Schoppmann

Michael Scott and John Schoppmann inducted into the Grand canyon Rotary on the Rim at the group’s May 9 meeting. (Erin Ford/WGCN)

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Annual Flagstaff Hullabaloo returns to Wheeler Park June 2 & 3

With parades, food, local microbrews and live music, the annual Flagstaff Hullabaloo returns to Wheeler Park June 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and June 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming to IMAX June 1

The National Geographic Visitor Center IMAX will bring a blockbuster new release for the second time June 1 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi will run nightly at 8:30 p.m. all month.

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Sara Newton and David Sheppard set to leave Grand Canyon on a new adventure — for now

A revved-up retirement

After six years teaching science and culinary arts at Grand Canyon School, Sara Newton and David Sheppard are riding off into the sunset – for now.

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Photo highlights: Band students perform final concerts of the year May 16

The Grand Canyon middle and high school bands perform their final concert of the year May 17 in the school’s multipurpose room.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon Cub Scouts visit Bearizona May 5

The Grand Canyon Cub Scouts visited Bearizona May 5.

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Summer fun starts here: community to host activities for all ages starting May 28

As of May 25, school is officially out for the summer.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon West celebrates 30 years April 28

The Hualapai Tribe celebrated the 30th anniversary of Grand Canyon West April 28.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students inducted into National Honor Society

Grand Canyon School student leaders were inducted into the National Honor Society April 11.

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recently announced the designation of Rainbow Bridge National Monument as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary.

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Employers inform, hire Grand Canyon students at annual job fair

Grand Canyon students had an opportunity to meet with potential employers and learn about available positions at the school’s annual job fair April 11.

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Colorado River Adventure

Grand Canyon students embarked on a Colorado River adventure with Grand Canyon Youth March 29-April 1.

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Museum of Northern Arizona showcases new exhibit

Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau exhibit opens April 15 at Museum of Northern Arizona; Native community invited to exclusive, free preview April 14

The Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) will unveil an expanded and revitalized gallery called Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau with an exclusive preview for Native people April 14.

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Local photographer Ronnie Tierney wins Grand Canyon annual pass contest

Grand Canyon National Park announced Veronica “Ronnie” Tierney as its annual pass photo contest winner March 29.

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Bald eagle rescued, released near Grand Canyon

A bald eagle is flying high after being rescued near Grand Canyon in January.

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9th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival returns to Flagstaff April 14

Event includes seven films, raffle, live music and silent auction to benefit Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project

A series of films about the world’s most endangered animals — including Arizona’s Mexican gray wolves — takes center stage April 14 at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

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