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Coconino County joins Coconino National Forest with Stage 2 fire restrictions

Coconino National Forest officials are implementing additional fire restrictions beginning tomorrow, June 22 at 8 a.m.

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Coconino National Forest implements Stage 2 fire restrictions

Coconino County and Coconino National Forest have implemented additional fire restrictions beginning June 22.

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Rain Fire under control near Tusayan, has little impact on Grand Canyon

Officials investigating cause of Rain Fire; burned around 150 acres so far

Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park fire resources are responding to a wildfire located southwest of Grand Canyon Airport on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.

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Grand Canyon is dog-friendly, but beware the heat

Car interiors can reach up to 140 degrees in under an hour

For travelers who don’t want to leave Fifi or Fido behind this summer vacation, Grand Canyon National Park is dog-friendly and encourages visitors to be active with their pets.

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Agencies responding to 150 acre wildfire near Tusayan

The Rain Fire is about 150 acres in size and is being suppressed by aerial and ground firefighting resources.

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US 180 reopens north of Flagstaff after low visibility from wildfire

Lower speed limits exist through fire area as fire operations continue

US 180 has reopened.

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Rangers respond to report of gunshots at Hopi Point

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – On June 20 Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to a possible shooting at Hopi Point.

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Highway 180 remains closed because of fire activity, smoke

Highway 180 north of Flagstaff, Arizona, remains closed between mile markers 236 and 248, and will remain closed until further notice.

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Forest Service implements stage 1 fire restrictions on Kaibab

Campfire and smoking restrictions, also known as Stage I fire restrictions, began at 8 a.m. June 15 across the entire Kaibab and Coconino national forests.

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Tusayan Town Council moves forward with housing, sports complex plans

The Tusayan Town Council moved forward with plans for a housing development at Ten X Ranch and a sports complex at its monthly meeting June 14.

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Grand Canyon High students attend Girls State at University of Arizona

Nearly 300 high school girls from across Arizona converged on the University of Arizona campus for the 70th session of The American Legion Auxiliary program Arizona Girls State June 4-10.

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Park searching for missing 72-year-old hiker

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – On June 13 around 7:45 p.m. Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting an overdue hiker.

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*Update* - Boundary Fire on Kendrick Mountain 13 percent contained

Community meeting to be held Thursday

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Helicopter aerial ignition operations continue today near the Kendrick Mountain peak.

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NABI Commitee tables NGS legislation, work session scheduled

Budget and Finance Committee issues a ‘do not pass’ on lease legislation, questions waivers and language

The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee voted 16-2 June 8 to table legislation (0194-17) which seeks approval from the Navajo Nation Council of an agreement to extend operations of the Navajo Generating Station until the end of December 2019.

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Paving project cuts I-40 to one lane overnight

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews have begun repaving a section of Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff between Parks and A-1 Mountain.

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Highway 180 remains closed as firefighters fight Boundary Fire

Highway 180 between Flagstaff and Valle will remain closed until further notice because of smoke and fire hazards created by the Boundary Fire. Officials plan to re-evaluate the closure June 18.

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Utah man, 36, drowns at Havasupai Reservation's Beaver Falls

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) responded to a drowning on the Havasupai Reservation May 29 after campers reported that a friend trying to enter an underwater cave was missing.

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Sheriff’s office investigates murder-suicide near Wahweap

After responding to a report of two dead individuals near the Wahweap Swim Beach parking lot, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating the incident as a possible murder-suicide.

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Game and Fish to participate in Colorado River OUI checkpoints

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will participate in a multi-agency enforcement patrol this weekend on the Colorado River, pursuing those who are operating their boats and other watercraft while under the influence (OUI) of drugs or alcohol.

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Community resident, 25, killed in accident on Center Road

Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call about a single car accident on Center Road in Grand Canyon Village around noon May 21.

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Grand Canyon Unified School District accredited for seven years

Grand Canyon School has passed its reaccreditation review with flying colors, said Principal Tom Rowland.

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Sheriff’s office investigating possible suicide at Horseshoe Bend near Page

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating the death of a Scottsdale, Arizona, man at a tourist attraction about five miles south of Page, Arizona.

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North Rim pipeline repaired, facilities to open as scheduled

Crews repair water pipeline breaks ahead of schedule allowing North Rim concessioners to honor reservations

Repairs to the damaged water pipeline serving Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim were completed ahead of schedule this week, allowing lodging for those with prior reservations, campgrounds, and other services to open May 15 as normally scheduled.

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Vacancy on GCUSD Governing Board

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applicants for appointment to the Grand Canyon Unified School District Governing Board.

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Sheriff’s office warns of phone scam impersonating law enforcement

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating recent reports of telephone scams in which the scammer is using the names of known law enforcement personnel to try to legitimize the scam.