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NPS employees receive regional, national honors

Galen Howell recognized for 11 years of safe flying, providing mentorship and training to new pilots

Three Grand Canyon National Park employees were recently presented with regional and National Park Service (NPS) awards.

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Injured hiker, 18, rescued from Waterholes Canyon near Page

A teen from Page, Arizona, was evacuated from Waterholes Canyon April 18 after sustaining injuries from a fall.

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Fire season outlook good for high country, desert grasslands could suffer

The winter and spring storms that will help protect the pine forests from devastating fires this year could create havoc in the desert grasslands.

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Kaibab National Forest to begin offering firewood permits May 1

Kaibab National Forest will offer firewood cutting permits for the 2017 firewood season beginning May 1 for all three ranger districts.

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Tusayan Fire Department makes hydrants more visible, maps locations

The Tusayan Fire Department recently installed reflective flags on each of the town’s fire hydrants to make them easier to locate during emergencies, after a deep snow, and at night.

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Search for missing hikers in Grand Canyon being scaled back

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The search in Grand Canyon National Park for two missing hikers swept down a stream is being scaled back, a park spokeswoman said Thursday.

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*Update* - Backcountry hikers missing near Tapeats Creek in Grand Canyon

Two backcountry hikers have been reported missing in Grand Canyon National Park.

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Prescribed burn to begin April 19 south of Tusayan

Crews plan to begin ignitions on a prescribed burn on the 681-acre Reed Prescribed Fire Project April 19 and intend to continue burning for approximately three days in the area if conditions remain favorable.

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President donates first salary check to NPS

Trump fulfills campaign promise to donate salary, critics pan 'publicity stunt'

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — President Donald Trump made good on one of his campaign promises — to donate his entire presidential salary —by handing over his first-quarter salary check to the National Park Service (NPS) April 3.

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American Rivers Report: Lower Colorado River tops most endangered list ... again

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — For the third time this decade, environmental group American Rivers named the Lower Colorado River as the nation’s most endangered in its annual report.

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Good Earth changes request, scales back wood processing plant proposal

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Good Earth Power (GEPAZ) has scaled back their plans for a wood processing plant on State Highway 64 near Valle and is now only requesting approval for a wood composting yard at the location.

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Student computer lab now available at Town Hall

Students at Grand Canyon School will have a place to do their online homework, thanks to a collaboration between the town of Tusayan and Grand Canyon School District.

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Grand Canyon Community Church to host Easter sunrise service at Mather Point

On April 16 at 5:45 a.m. around 1,500 residents and visitors from around the world will join together for the annual Easter Sunrise Service.

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Campgrounds to reopen this month on Tusayan, Williams ranger districts

With summer recreation season rapidly approaching, Kaibab National Forest recreation facilities on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts will open to the public as early as April 15.

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Biologists’ research leads to withdrawal of two fish from ‘endangered’ classification

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) withdrew its proposal to list two minnows, the headwater chub and a distinct population segment of the roundtail chub in the Lower Colorado River Basin, as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) April 6.

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Around the Canyon: Week of April 12

Around the Canyon: Week of April 12

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Colorado River Trail reopens to foot traffic after repairs

The Grand Canyon National Park trail has repaired a section of the Colorado River Trail damaged by a recent rockslide.

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Phantom jazz band places 7th at ASU Highland Jazz Competition

Grand Canyon competed with 20 bands from around the state in their first jazz competition

Following the Jazz Festival at Northern Arizona University, Grand Canyon High School’s jazz band spent several weeks preparing for the Arizona State University Highland Jazz Competition March 24.

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Public TUP hearing postponed for Good Earth wood processing plant near Valle

Highway 64 could see increase of 150 trucks per day

Coconino County Planning and Zoning has postponed a public hearing regarding a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) request for a 40-acre wood processing facility south of the Grand Canyon near Valle.

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Canyon Mine completes drilling of 1,475-foot mine shaft

Energy Fuels to analyze drilling results, prepare plan for ore extraction

Canyon Mine has completed drilling of its 1,475-foot mine shaft and has finished delineating the uranium deposits, according to Energy Fuels spokesman Curtis Moore.

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As wildfire season stretches, Forest Service shifts, balances priorities

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the wildfire season is about 78 days longer than it was in 1970, leading the Forest Service to strike a balance between maintaining forests and fighting more fires.

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Activists concerned with Canyon Mine's disposal of excess water, Energy Fuels says methods are safe

Although no uranium ore has been officially hauled out of Canyon Mine, conservation groups, as well as the Havasupai and Navajo tribes, recently reiterated their concerns about radioactive contamination after learning a wet winter left the mine facility water-logged.

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Tusayan council discusses broadband 'backbone'

Application submitted to ADOT for permission to begin construction

The Tusayan Town Council met March 22 with positive news for those waiting for broadband internet to make its way to Tusayan.

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North Kaibab to conduct outfitter-guide needs assessment, capacity study

Because of increasing demand and visitor use on the Rainbow Rim Trail, recreation planners on the North Kaibab Ranger District will immediately conduct an outfitter-guide needs assessment.

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Visitation at Glen Canyon, Rainbow Bridge climbs 29 percent

Glen Canyon Dam Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument saw a combined 3.3 million visitors in 2016

The combined number of visitors to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument increased 29.3 percent in 2016.

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