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Grand Canyon reopens visitor services following government compromise

Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

President Donald Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day impasse as intensifying delays at the nation's airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the standoff.

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“Öngtupqa” performers take musical performance on the road

Öngtupqa is the Hopi name for a Grand Canyon and also the name of the new project which features recordings from the oldest instruments of the Southwest.

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Federal employees face uncertainty as government shutdown drags on

Federal emplyees have not received a paycheck in over a month, including national park employees on the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, and this, along with the growing impacts to the park, is starting to weigh on many employees.

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Grand Canyon School, local families anticipate shutdown impacts

Grand Canyon School (GCS) and other local organizations are doing what they can to make sure the needs are met and students and families are taken care of during this time.

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Former Arizona forester taps years of history in new Forest Service Chief position

One of Vicki Christiansen’s first jobs in her career as a wildland firefighter was helping to reforest the blast zone around Mount St. Helen’s after the Washington volcano’s 1980 eruption.

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Biggs, Gosar among few who oppose back pay for furloughed employees

President Donald Trump repeated a promise that furloughed federal workers will get back pay when the government shutdown ends, but a bill to do just that was opposed by two Republican lawmakers from Arizona.

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Food Pantry offers assistance to Grand Canyon families, individuals

The pantry is offering help to families and NPS employees who are impacted by the government shutdown.

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Freshman council member Brady Harris appointed vice mayor

Brady Harris, who was sworn in one month ago to the Tusayan Town Council, was appointed vice mayor by a unanimous vote.

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APS encourages residents to take apply for bill assistance during shutdown

Coconino County Community Services is stepping up to let Grand Canyon community members know there are services available to them, including electric bill help from Arizona Public Service (APS) and other utility assistance and rent assistance.

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Floodplain administration: County sets parameters for Tusayan floodplains

When it comes to building a safe development, water reigns supreme. Specifically, a lot of water, moving at high speeds, toward communities and infrastructure.

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Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

Grand Canyon reopens entrance stations at South Rim, Desert view with visitor recreation fees

President Donald Trump Jan. 14 rejected the suggestion that he temporarily reopen the government while negotiations continue on his proposed border wall, signaling no speedy resolution to the partial government shutdown now into a fourth week.

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Grand Canyon West remains open during shutdown

Despite the ongoing federal government shutdown, Grand Canyon West remains open and fully operational for visitors wishing to experience one of the world’s most breathtaking views.

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APS expands crisis bill assistance and includes fund for federal employees

APS announced a $1.5 million increase in assistance for customers who are struggling to pay their electricity bills due to a sudden financial hardship, with a special fund of $500,000 designated for Arizonans who have been affected by the federal government shutdown.

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Tanker rolls over creating chocolate river on I-40

A river of chocolate was flowing in the westbound lanes of I-40 at milepost 211, east of Flagstaff Jan. 14 after a tanker truck carrying 40-thousand gallons of liquid chocolate rolled over, according to DPS.

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Grand Canyon West remains open during government shutdown

Despite the ongoing federal government shutdown, Grand Canyon West remains open.

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Joshua Tree National Park closing over shutdown problems

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Destruction of its signature trees and driving off-road during the partial government shutdown have added to problems that will force popular Joshua Tree National Park to temporarily shut down this week.

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Guest column: It’s a mistake to keep parks open during the shutdown

When I was a ranger at Crater Lake National Park in the 1980s, the average snowfall at headquarters was 500 inches a year, and snow could accumulate at 2 inches an hour.

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Grand Canyon National Park celebrates centennial in 2019

The first European American who reached the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon marveled at what was before him: an astounding system of canyons, profound fissures and slender spires that seemingly tottered from their bases.

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Grand Canyon Conservancy employees step up in rangers' absence

With no end in sight, employees of the Grand Canyon Conservancy have stepped up to try and fill the large shoes left by the rangers’ absence.

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Housing development near Grand Canyon halted for county violation

Affordable housing project in Tusayan on hold after discrepancy in flood plain

Mayor Craig Sanderson said the town received filing documents from the county floodplain administration and chose to voluntarily shut down the construction to work with the county directly instead of going through the court system.

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*Update* - More snow on the way for Williams, Grand Canyon

People can expect a cold, blustery day in Williams and Grand Canyon.

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Aerial surveys show dead trees in Arizona, New Mexico

Aerial surveys of forested land in Arizona and New Mexico show large swaths of dead trees following an unusually dry winter that aided pests such as bark beetles.

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Visitors flock to Grand Canyon National Park in spite of limited services

Shutdown, not shut out

Michele Nguyen gazed out over the rim on a cold, clear, sunny day after Christmas.