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Tusayan budget override election results trickle in

Final results expected May 24

The unofficial results of a special election for a one-year budget override for the town of Tusayan shows 28 YES votes and 30 NO votes as of May 23, meaning future expenditures could be controlled by the state.

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North Rim goes into Level 2 water conservation measures after water pipeline break

Effective immediately, the National Park Service (NPS) is initiating water conservation measures on the North Rim

Williams and Tusayan Ranger District offices offer limited services May 30 – 31

Williams and Tusayan Ranger District offices of the Kaibab National Forest will offer limited public services May 30 – 31

ADOT: No highway closures around state over holiday weekend

ADOT officials say there will be no highway closures over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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1-3 inches of snow expected for Grand Canyon region

Significant snow is in the forecast for the higher elevations of Northern Arizona, according to the National Weather Service.

Ducey orders flags at half-staff May 23 to honor Phoenix firefighter

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on May 23, to honor Phoenix Firefighter Brian Beck Jr.

JKC Inc. General Contractor creates scholarship for CCC construction students

Flagstaff-based JKC Inc. General Contractor has established a $1,000 scholarship at Coconino Community College for students wanting a career in the construction trades.

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$75,000 in grants available for new hunters, angler clubs from AZGFD

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for $75,000 in annual grant funding for local sportsmen’s organizations.

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AZGFD opens wildlife manager positions

Application period open through June 7

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is now accepting applications for wildlife manager positions.

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Canyon fossils tell story of life before dinosaurs

Newly-discovered footprints lead paleontologists to rethink life in the ancient desert

An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location within Grand Canyon National Park.

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GCC benefits from Subaru's "Share the Love" campaign

Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC), the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, received a donation of over $15,000 from Flagstaff Subaru as part of its Share The Love event.

Three Arizona legislators move to ratify Hualapai water rights

U.S. Arizona Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-1) moved May 8 to solidify a comprehensive water settlement for the Hualapai Tribe.

Water may be unavailable at some inner Canyon locations

National Park Service maintenance staff are working diligently to bring inner canyon seasonal utilities on line now that the risk of freezing conditions has passed.

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Parks in Brief: Missing hiker found alive and well at Joshua Tree National Park

A 31-year-old Namibian national who became separated from his hiking companion in Twenty-Nine Palms, California was found alive and well May 16.

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AZGFD accepting online applications for 2019 fall hunts

AZGFD is accepting online applications for 2019 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and sandhill crane.

Backcountry users advised of changes to water availability on North Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails

National Park Service maintenance staff are working diligently to bring inner canyon seasonal utilities on line now that the risk of freezing conditions has passed.

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Forest Service seeking public comment on Ten X campground expansion

Kaibab National Forest is providing an opportunity to comment on a proposed project to remodel existing campsites and expand the current footprint of Ten X Campground, which is located about five miles south of the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Robert Wallace nominated assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks

President Donald Trump announced his intent May 3 to nominate Rob Wallace to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.

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Grand Canyon to apply herbicide to developed areas of North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park Division of Science and Resource Management (SRM) will apply minor spot spray treatments of herbicide around the Grand Canyon Lodge and campground in the North Rim developed area May 16-17.

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McSally urges Interior Department to fill Grand Canyon superintendent position

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) urged Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt May 13 to permanently fill the park superintendent role at Grand Canyon National Park.

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Tusayan Council comes through with internet; discusses flood mitigation

The Tusayan Town Council announced May 8 that residents would soon be able to register for high-speed internet services subsidized by the town.

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Man, dog missing for five days found near Williams

Authorities say a 29-year-old Minnesota man and his dog have been found safe five days after getting lost in a sparsely populated area of Arizona.

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Fire managers plan prescribed fire adjacent to Grand Canyon South Entrance Road

Grand Canyon National Park fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed pile burning this week as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

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Photo highlights: Grizzly 399 emerges with two cubs at Grand Teton National Park

Grizzly 399, one of Grand Teton National Park’s most well-known bears, emerged from her winter den with two cubs last week.

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BLM, land agencies plan to pick new office in West by September

Western headquarters could move officials closer to areas most affected by lawmaker decisions

The U.S. Interior Department said April 30 it plans to choose a Western city as the new headquarters for its vast public lands holdings by the end of September.