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Photo highlights: Big E’s Steakhouse & Saloon celebrates 6th anniversary May 8

Big E’s Steakhouse and Saloon celebrated its 6th anniversary May 8.

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I-17 closed overnight at I-40 interchange for bridge improvement May 29

Interstate 17 will close overnights at the I-17/I-40 interchange in Flagstaff for the next two weeks while crews set up support structures in order to replace the I-40 bridge decks.

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Riesenberg, Ojeda attend AAM conference in Phoenix

To learn more about how museums provide collaborative and unique learning opportunities, Grand Canyon Association Director of Marketing and Communications Mindy Riesenberg and Marketing and Public Relations Manager Alysa Ojeda attended the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) annual meeting May 6-9 in Phoenix.

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Things are looking up: Phantoms Class of 2018 graduates

The Grand Canyon Phantoms Class of 2018 graduates May 25, 2018.

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Coconino County enacts Stage III fire restrictions

Coconino County will be entering Stage III fire restrictions starting May 23.

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Commercial fuelwood permits available on Williams Ranger District

The Kaibab National Forest will offer commercial fuelwood cutting permits for the 2018 season beginning June 11 for the Williams Ranger District.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon high school students receive awards, scholarships

Grand Canyon high school students received achievement awards and scholarships at the annual ceremony May 9.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon middle school students recognized

Grand Canyon middle school students were recognized for personal, academic and athletic achievements at an assembly May 16.

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Head Start program now enrolling for fall semester

In a 2016 study, the Brookings Institution — a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. — found Head Start improves educational outcomes, increasing the probability that participants will graduate from high school, attend college and receive a post-secondary degree, license or certification.

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Onward & upward: Kyla Pearce thrives at ASU

It's been one year since 2017 Grand Canyon valedictorian Kyla Pearce bid a temporary farewell to the Grand Canyon to become an Arizona State University Sun Devil.

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Stage 1 fire restrictions implemented on North Kaibab

The Kaibab National Forest will implement campfire and smoking restrictions, also known as Stage I fire restrictions, on the North Kaibab Ranger District beginning at 8 a.m. May 25.

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Campgrounds, visitor center open on North Kaibab Ranger District

With summer recreation season rapidly approaching, Kaibab National Forest recreation facilities on the North Kaibab Ranger District are open to the public for a variety of outside activities.

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Navajo youths co-pilot planes over the Grand Canyon

Cadet Amaris Tracy climbed into the cockpit of a small plane, her face calm but her hands shaking slightly.

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DPS trooper injured in altercation on US 180

A DPS trooper was hospitalized after sustaining non-life threatening injuries in pursuit of a fleeing suspect on Highway 180 between Flagstaff and Valle May 7.

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Brazilian journalist visits Grand Canyon Rotary club

Journalism, whether print, broadcast or multimedia, may seem universal — people are interviewed, behind-the-scenes magic happens, and stories are told to an increasingly global audience.

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AZGFD bands bald eagle chicks in continued effort to conserve species

On a typically sunny, breezy spring day, a group of raptor experts, game rangers, photographers and reporters hiked from the banks of Flagstaff’s Lake Mary into the Coconino National Forest.

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High winds forecast for Friday and Saturday

Wind and critical fire weather forecast for May 11 and 12.

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DPS trooper injured in altercation on US 180

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer is in the hospital after an incident with a pedestrian on Highway 180 northwest of Flagstaff May 7.

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Report: Grand Canyon visitor spending supports over 9,000 jobs in local economy

Hotels, restaurants top direct economic contributions

A National Park Service report shows that more than 6.2 million recreational visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2017 spent $667 million in communities near the park.

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Arizona’s CAP utility tries to end multi-state Colorado River feud

Arizona’s largest water provider tried May 1 to defuse a multi-state dispute over the Colorado River, saying it regretted the belligerent-sounding words it used to describe its management strategy for the critical, over-used waterway.

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Arizona schools reopen after education funding deal

Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes May 4, a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state.

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River dreams: Native female entrepreneur starts Grand Canyon rafting company

As downstream rapids roar, multicolored rafts line Diamondhead Beach at the base of the Grand Canyon.