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Grand Canyon debuts fire-focused short film

Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park can now learn more about the role wildland fire plays at Grand Canyon.

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North Rim fire managers perform aerial ignitions in Pine Hollow fire

The Pine Hollow Fire, which was started by a lightning strike near Little Mountain on the North Kaibab Ranger Disitrict, has slowed significantly, allowing fire managers to conduct additional ignition operations.

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National Weather Service reports above average monsoon totals in July

After an unseasonably hot June, monsoon season rolled in with a bang in July.

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ADOT begins work on I-40 near Williams

Drivers heading eastbound on Interstate 40 toward Williams and Flagstaff will use one of the westbound lanes for five miles while Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews begin rebuilding the eastbound section of highway.

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Tusayan council approves budget, calls for election

The Tusayan town council passed its FY 2018 budget as printed Aug. 9 after receiving no public comments or recommendations during the public hearing held during the meeting.

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Rural communities prepare as state reports rise in opioid abuse

As opioid use in the United States continues to rise exponentially, rural police and fire departments are faced with the reality that an epidemic in a “couldn’t happen here” scenario is indeed knocking at their doorsteps.

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Grand Canyon Music Festival returns Aug. 25-Sept. 9

Event will feature returning favorites Catalyst String Quartet, Bonfiglio Group

The Grand Canyon Music Festival will return to Grand Canyon National Park for its 34th season beginning Aug. 25 and continuing each weekend through Sept. 9.

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I-40 westbound work at Bellemont to close ramp Monday through Friday

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin reconstructing the westbound Interstate 40 on and off ramps at Bellemont (exit 185) early Aug. 14.

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After igniting Pine Hollow wildfire, monsoon storms stall its progress

Lightning strikes ignite three more fires on North Rim, bringing season total to 10

After receiving significant moisture from monsoon rainfall over the past few days, the Pine Hollow wildfire has seen no growth in the last 24 hours.

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At 86 years young, Letha Talasyousiea retires after four decades of serving Grand Canyon guests

Talasyousiea came to Grand Canyon from the Hopi Reservation in 1971

If you ask Letha Talasyousiea what she will miss the most about working at the Grand Canyon, she will give a big smile, a grand hand gesture and say, with great enthusiasm, “Everything!”

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TrailsInspire discusses Tusayan trails survey results, encourages residents to choose routes

As part of its planning process, the town of Tusayan held a public meeting Aug. 3 to gather input from residents on a proposed master plan for a municipal trail system through the town.

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Body found near Black Bridge identified as Texas doctor

Two children, ages 10 and 11, found safe

Remains recovered near Black Bridge Aug. 3 are those of Sarah Beadle, who was reported missing Aug. 1 after she failed to show up for a campground reservation.

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Ancient art finds new life: Hopi, Zuni artists unite to revive ancient pottery traditions

Looking eastward from Baccavi on the Hopi Reservation, it’s impossible to see Zuni Pueblo, some 150 miles away in New Mexico.

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*Update* - Update: Body located near Black Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park

Search and rescue crews have located a body believed to be Sarah Beadle of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Community Wellness Committee to host town hall meeting July 28

Do you have questions or concerns about what’s going on in the Grand Canyon, Tusayan and Valle communities?

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Naabik’iyati’ Committee votes down Escalade bill 14-2, moves bill to Navajo council

The Naabik’iyati’ Committee opposed Grand Canyon Escalade plans to build a gondola tramway and resort at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers July 13.

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House subcommittee outlines 2018 Interior budget

Cuts to EPA, additional funding for Indian health and education services included in bill

The House appropriations subcommittee tasked with creating spending budgets for the Interior Department and environmental agencies published its first statements in the draft July 12.

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Pipe dreams: NPS outlines proposals to replace aging Trans-Canyon Pipeline

Protracted maintenance costs, catastrophic breaks and the reliance of millions on the Trans-Canyon Pipeline for water has made replacing the aging pipeline a top priority of the National Park Service.

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Former film legend brings legacy of Geronimo to life in stage play

Every year during the annual Western Legends Round-Up visitors stroll down the streets of Kanab, rubbing shoulders with film legends from some of America’s most legendary western movies and television shows.

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Out and about: hiking the Arizona Trail from Jacob Lake

One joy of going to Jacob Lake in the past was the lake where you could go fishing or take a quick swim.

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Forest Service seeking public input on Arizona Scenic Trail

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will host six public meetings in August throughout Arizona to discuss development of a comprehensive plan for the Arizona National Scenic Trail.

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Fire restrictions lifted on Kaibab, Coconino National Forests

Monsoonal rainfall throughout northern Arizona over the past week has prompted Coconino County officials to rescind the fire restrictions currently in place on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.

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Fish and Wildlife to host public information meeting on Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan draft

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is in the process of revising the 1982 Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan.

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Sheriff's Office responds to multiple incidents over holiday weekend

Coconino County sees 39 percent increase in service calls compared to 2016

The extended holiday weekend was a busy one for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to a total of 710 calls from June 30 through July 4.

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Game and Fish seeking wildlife photo submissions for annual contest

If you enjoy watching and photographing Arizona’s diverse wildlife, consider entering the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) annual wildlife calendar photo contest.

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