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Texas woman rescued after being stranded five days near Havasupai reservation

After being stranded for five days along a remote stretch of road on the Havasupai Reservation, 24-year-old Amber VanHecke was rescued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Honoring Old Glory: Tusayan Boy Scout formally retires 98 flags

Noah Yarnell, a local Boy Scout working to attain his Eagle Scout ranking, organized a formal flag retirement ceremony in Tusayan March 18.

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Kaibab Learning Center gets high marks in annual evaluation

Improvements, star rating are a direct result of community support, director says

At the close of nearly a year-long process, the Kaibab Learning Center has improved its standing with the evaluating organization, director Michelle Pahl said.

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Navajo dance troupe introduces travelers to traditional Native dances and culture (Photo Gallery)

A troupe of American Indian dancers at Grand Canyon National Park will stage free dance performances outside Hopi House on selected dates.

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Grand Canyon Phantoms track and field off to a fast start (Photo Gallery)

Athletes set personal records, provisionally qualify for state track meet

With only three meets under their belts, the Phantoms track and field team is already setting new school records and a few athletes have already provisionally qualified for the state track meet in May.

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Stranded hikers rescued from Waterholes Canyon near Page

Two hikers are home safely after a quick search and rescue response from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department.

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Youth AYSO summer soccer online registration has begun

Youth ages four to 18 are encouraged to sign up for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) season that runs from June 11 - Sept. 3.

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Around the Canyon: Week of March 22

Around the Canyon: Week of March 22

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Rangers recover body below Mather Point

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – On March 14, at 4:17 pm, a call was received reporting a visitor had fallen from the rim of the canyon, west of Mather Point.

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Snow melt and spring rains causing cloudy drinking water

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Every spring Grand Canyon National Park experiences an increase in turbidity in the drinking water which is caused by snow melt and spring rains.

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Seasonal employees exempt from federal hiring freeze

While concerns remain surrounding the federal hiring freeze and the impact it will have on government operations, seasonal rangers and staff at Grand Canyon National Park will continue to do what they have always done — prepare for a record number of visitor’s at one of North America’s most visited national parks.

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Tusayan Fire Department calls up 14 percent in 2016

Medical calls, motor vehicle accidents top calls; department responded to 10 wildland, seven structure fires

The Tusayan Fire Department responded to 319 calls in 2016, up from the 286 calls the department responded in to in 2015, reported fire chief Greg Brush at the March 1 town council meeting.

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Zinke eliminates ban on lead ammo in parks

Orders also expand hunting, fishing and recreation access to public lands

In one of his first actions as Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke eliminated a late-term action by the Obama administration to outlaw lead ammunition and fishing tackle in national parks and wildlife refuges.

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Grand Canyon students compete at Odyssey of the Mind regionals (See Photos)

Grand Canyon School sent four teams to the Northern Arizona Regional Odyssey of the Mind competition March 4, with two teams progressing to the Arizona State Competition April 1.

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APS settles on 3.3 percent revenue hike, reduces solar subsidies

Company will invest nearly 100 million over 3 years in programs expanding rooftop solar use, offering emergency bill assistance

Arizona Public Service (APS) reached an agreement March 1 on its first rate review in five years.

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Scott Pruitt confirmed to head EPA after tense overnight hearing

In a close, 53-46 vote, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Report: Climate change a growing factor in fall of Colorado River

Researchers from University of Arizona and Colorado State University say rise in temperatures contributed to 20 percent decline in river's flow in last 14 years

There are many factors behind declining Colorado River flows, but climate change plays a larger part than previously thought and the threat will continue to grow if global warming is not addressed, a recent report says.

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Arizona Game and Fish, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to target impaired boat, OHV operators

AZGFD receives $46,000 grant for DUI/OUI checkpoints

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) is enhancing its efforts to target removal of impaired watercraft and off-highway vehicle (OHV) operators from Arizona’s recreation areas through a partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

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Squirrel takes out power from Williams to the Grand Canyon

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A gray squirrel is being held responsible for cutting power to over 5,000 Williams, Grand Canyon and Tusayan residents March 9.

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Around the Canyon: Week of March 15

Around the Canyon: Week of March 15

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UPDATE: Power restored to all of Williams at 9 p.m. Mar. 8

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Power has been restored to the entire city of Williams after a blown transformer breaker caused a region wide power outage.

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Around the Canyon: Week of March 8

Around the Canyon: Week of March 8

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Financial empowerment workshop aims to improve money management

Coconino County Community Services will offer a financial empowerment workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Horace M. Albright Training Center.

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VITA program to offer free federal income tax filing at Grand Canyon Rec Center March 14 and 18

Filing taxes can be a difficult process. And confusing. And maybe a little scary.

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Rueter resigns, Chavez appointed to Tusayan council

David Chavez finished third in November general election, appointed to vacant seat after Rueter resigns

TUSAYAN, Ariz. — John Rueter resignation was unanimously accepted by the council at its regular March 1 meeting.

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