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Kaibab Suspension Bridge closed to foot traffic for repairs; detours in place

The Kaibab Suspension Bridge, also called the Black Bridge, will close to foot traffic while trail crews replace wood decking and tread boards.

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Photo highlights: Habitat improvement underway at Ten X

The Kaibab National Forest partnered with the Mule Deer Foundation to treat acres within the Ten X Habitat Improvement Project on the Tusayan Ranger District.

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Few details after deadline for coal plant ownership passes

A coal mining company looking to save the Arizona power plant it feeds from closure says it’s making progress in the search for new owners. But few details came with a deadline Oct. 1 to identify potential buyers for the Navajo Generating Station near Page.

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APS official: Red tape slows utilities’ efforts to prevent forest fires

When overgrown forests clash with energy infrastructure — devastating fire and power outages can follow.

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Register to vote by Oct. 10 for Tusayan special elections

The deadline to register to vote in November’s special elections is Oct. 10.

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Two children dead, one injured at Lake Powell in less than a week

AZGFD launches Child Passenger Safety Week to encourage boater safety

Lake Powell ranks 6th nationally for accidents, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). Two children have died and a teen was seriously injured in accidents at Lake Powell this month, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

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Grand Canyon celebrates National Public Lands Day Sept. 30

Park to waive entrance fees, offer multicultural dance performance

Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day with free entrance to the park.

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AZGFD accepting applications for spring hunt permits through Oct. 10

Hunts include spring bison, bear, turkey and javelina

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is now accepting online applications for 2018 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear.

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Game and Fish investigation centers on suspected poacher

Search warrant uncovers five suspicious mule deer trophies in Flagstaff guide's home, including one believed to be taken from Grand Canyon National Park

Following the poaching of a mule deer in Grand Canyon National Park and a multi-year investigation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) into the hunting activities of Loren McReynolds, several state and federal agencies served a search warrant at his Flagstaff residence.

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Public invited to release at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

California condors release Sept. 30

California Condors will be released to the wild in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. Sept. 30.

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ADOT: beware of flood damage when buying a used vehicle

Agency warns vehicles damaged in recent hurricanes can make their way to Arizona

After hurricanes that caused widespread flooding in Texas and Florida, Arizonans in the market for used cars have even more reason to pay close attention to a vehicle’s condition and history, especially in private sales.

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‘Experience the Winter Majesty: Grand Canyon South Rim’ selected as semi-finalist at Los Angeles CineFest

The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce was recently named a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest online film competition for their Virtual Reality work “Experience the Winter Majesty: Grand Canyon South Rim.”

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NPS announces $25.6 million in historic preservation grants

Hualapai Tribe, Navajo Nation will receive nearly $80,000; state of Arizona awarded $395,963 to preserve cultural areas

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt with the National Park Service announced the distribution of an additional $21 million in historic preservation grants to every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and partnering nations and $4.6 million for historic preservation grants to 169 Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

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Game and Fish Commission to hold public meeting Sept. 8 and 9 in Williams

PHOENIX — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be at 8 a.m. tonight at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, 235 N. Grand Canyon Boulevard in Williams.

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Lake Mead water levels improve slightly; no shortage for 2018

The federal Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) recently completed its August 2017 24-Month Study, which is part of a study of hydrology and projected operations of the Colorado River system.

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Flagstaff’s annual Colorado River Days continues through Sept 15

Colorado River Days, Flagstaff’s annual celebration of the Colorado River, will continue through Sept. 15 at various locations around the city.

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Florida teens rescued after five days lost in Canyon

After spending five days at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Reese McMichael and Rowan Fitch were rescued by park rangers who just happened to be crossing the area in a helicopter.

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Grand Canyon Rotary Club collecting donations for Harvey relief

After making landfall as a category 4 storm (sustained winds of 130-156 mph) Aug. 2r, Hurricane Harvey has since dumped nearly six feet of rain in parts of Texas.

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Rockin' the classics: School of Rock returns to Grand Canyon

Students at Grand Canyon School got a lesson in classic rock from a trio of eclectic musicians visiting the canyon for the 34th annual Grand Canyon Music Festival.

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'Snake Gulch: A Passage through Time' showcases ancient rock art

The Kaibab National Forest has released a short video telling the story of a remote canyon that is home to an incredible array of prehistoric paintings and etchings.

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ADOT continues to gather public input for Grand Canyon Airport plan

The master plan study process for Grand Canyon National Park Airport, owned and operated by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), continueds with a public information workshop Aug. 24 in Phoenix.

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Grand Canyon Rotary Club achieves 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow status

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club was recognized Aug. 23 for attaining 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow status.

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Challenge accepted! Phantom Challenge kicks off

The countdown to 277 miles began with a rim hike Aug. 25

Only a handful of people can say they’ve hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon, but the National Park Service and Grand Canyon School are hoping to help community members log those 277 miles as part of the Phantom Challenge.

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Zinke: No national monuments to be eliminated after review

Tribes, ranchers and conservationists know that none of the national monuments ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump will be eliminated, but the changes in store for the sprawling land and sea areas remain a mystery after the administration kept a list of recommendations under wraps.

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Hopi man dies in cliff jumping accident near Glen Canyon Dam

An Arizona man died Aug. 14 after a cliff-jumping accident at Anchovy Point on Lake Powell.