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Grand Canyon National Park receives 12 inches of snow during winter storm, North Rim up to 22 inches

Grand Canyon received about 12 inches of snow during a winter storm that moved through the area Feb. 20-22.

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*Update* - Update: Williams-Grand Canyon News office open Feb. 22

Williams-Grand Canyon News is open for business today, Feb. 22.

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Grand Canyon School closed Feb. 21

Grand Canyon School closed Feb. 21.

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Grand Canyon National Park investigating possible radiation exposure by tourists, employees

The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into whether employees and visitors at Grand Canyon National Park were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation after an employee raised the alarm Feb. 11.

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County activates Emergency Operations Center for winter storm

County personnel are coordinating services in preparation for the upcoming storm.

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Old West returns to Ben Avery Shooting Facility Feb. 18-24

It’s time to dust off those boots, pull that cowboy hat on straight and saddle up.

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Parks in Brief: Zion National Park, Tuzigoot National Monument, Acadia National Park

National parks news from around the country.

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Park and Ride: Tusayan area shuttle route opens March 1

The National Park Service (NPS) will again offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan in 2019.

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Mexican wolves caught in traps in New Mexico highlight ban debate

The death of a Mexican gray wolf and injuries to another prompted environmentalists Feb. 12 to call on New Mexico lawmakers to ban trapping on public land.

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Rockslide blocks Bright Angel Trail on South Rim

A wet winter caused a rockslide on the Bright Angel Trail Feb. 15.

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Photo highlights: Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

Celebrating Grand Canyon National Park’s 100th anniversary, the annual Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival highlighted issues like uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau as well as adventures on public lands.

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Heavy snow expected Sunday and Monday in northern Arizona

The National Weather Service advises heavy snow is on the way for northern Arizona.

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Arizona turns 107 on Valentine's Day

Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912, the last state in the continental U.S. to achieve statehood.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Nationwide crisis exacerbated by lack of reporting of cases

In 2016, the National Crime Information Center reported that there were 5,712 reports of missing Native women and girls. The U.S. Department of Justice’s federal missing persons database logged only 116.

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Celebration of Art’s John Cogan one of few chosen as an ARC associate living master

New Mexico landscape artist and annual Celebration of Art participant John D. Cogan was recently selected as an associate living master by the Art Renewal Center (ARC).

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Backcountry backlog over: Permit process back on track

The weeks-long government shutdown produced a backlog of work for employees once they returned, and with another shutdown a possibility, Grand Canyon National Park is simultaneously catching up and looking ahead.

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Region in Brief: Feb. 13

Region in Brief: Feb. 13

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APS lowers residential electricity bills; crisis bill pay assistance still available

APS has lowered monthly bills more than $3 on average for residential customers.

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Grand Canyon, other parks to be reimbursed for funds spent in shutdown

The National Park Service said it will reimburse parks, like the Grand Canyon, that were forced to dip into local maintenance funds to remain partially open during the recent five-week government shutdown.

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Plan calls for free entry for vets at Arizona state parks

Arizona has a history of looking after its military veterans.

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Obituary: Verna M. Ciesielski

The ad in her local newspaper was huge, in bold letters, with a challenge clearly stated: “FIND YOURSELF — AT THE GRAND CANYON”

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Tusayan Sanitary District awaits flood studies, aims to prevent hazadous situation

When it comes to catastrophic flooding, most people worry about their homes and businesses, but a much more devastating casualty is sitting just off the main drag, surrounded by forest and flanked by unassuming employee housing.

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Judge orders evidentiary hearing for Rector after guilty plea withdrawn

A March 4 evidentiary hearing has been set for a man awaiting sentencing in the death of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl.

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Grand Canyon students explore careers at Papillon Helicopters in Tusayan

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters hosted Grand Canyon School’s Career Exploration classes Jan. 31.

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River trip lottery for Grand Canyon delayed

With the possibility of another government shutdown on the horizon after Feb. 15, Grand Canyon National Park will hold its annual non-commercial river trip lottery Feb. 16-March 12.

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