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Arizona counties want more funds for Mexican wolf recovery efforts

Eight cative-born pups cross-fostered into Arizona and New Mexico wolf packs

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors is requesting more federal funding for Mexican wolf recovery efforts.

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Pump repaired: Grand Canyon National Park to ease water restrictions on North Rim

A malfunctioning pump that supplies water to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has been repaired and the park is beginning a phased-in approach to easing water restrictions over the next several days.

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BLM issues Stage 1 fire restrictions for Arizona Strip district

Areas affected include Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermillion Cliffs National Monuments

The Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District issued Stage 1 fire restrictions June 20, which include the Grand Canyon Parashant-National Monument (BLM/NPS), Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and Arizona Strip Field Office.

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At the polls: Tusayan Home Rule option to be placed on August ballot

On Nov. 6, Tusayan residents may see an unfamiliar issue on their ballots asking them to vote yes or no on Arizona’s alternative expenditure limitation, or “home rule.”

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Feral horses found dead in Grand Canyon National Park

Park staff working to find and notify horses' owner

As the Southwestern landscape becomes ever more parched by a lack of significant rainfall, nine feral horses have become the latest casualties of a severe drought enveloping northern Arizona.

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Reward up to $60,000 for Arizona park ranger missing since 1980

The National Park Service has raised its reward to $60,000 in the case of a Chiricahua National Monument ranger who went missing more than 38 years ago.

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Interior: Zinke has ‘no intention’ of revisiting Grand Canyon uranium mining ban

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has “no intention to revisit uranium mining” in and around the Grand Canyon, his spokeswoman said, after outdoorsmen’s groups launched a campaign urging him to keep a 20-year mining moratorium in place.

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Grand Canyon School registration starts June 25 at Tusayan Town Hall

The new school year begins Aug. 1 and that means school registration is right around the corner.

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Fourth of July festivites, parade and laser light show coming to Tusayan

As summer kicks into high gear, plans for Tusayan’s annual Fourth of July festivities are underway.

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Smart hiking essential in Arizona's summer heat

Visitors to Grand Canyon, especially inner canyon hikers, mule riders, and backpackers, need to prepare for excessively hot days in the coming weeks.

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Tusayan Town Council debates broadband, lighting in residential areas

Tusayan residents expressed concern over a plan to light up Long Jim Loop Road and R.P. Drive at the Town Council meeting June 13.

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Manhunt cancelled: Texas fugitive arrested in Grand Canyon National Park

NPS Investigative Services Branch nets two convictions for identity theft suspects arrested in April

A nationwide manhunt was cancelled June 11 after a Grand Canyon law enforcement ranger arrested a Texas fugitive in the park.

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Desert Dogs offers tasty treats on the go at Grand Canyon

Xanterra brings food truck trend to a national park for the first time

Visitors to Grand Canyon now have a two new dining options, with one added benefit – the food is just as mobile as the guests.

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Grand Canyon to implement Level 2 water restrictions on North Rim starting Monday

Due to a malfunction in the pump that supplies water to the North Rim of Grand Canyon, the North Rim will enter Level 2 water restrictions on June 18.

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Grand Canyon panorama mural recently completed at Canyon Plaza hotel

Prescott artist Peter Timper recently completed a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon on a wall overlooking the lobby of the Canyon Plaza Resort Hotel.

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Kane Ranch retreat connects artists, public lands

In October 2017, 12 local artists set out for Kane Ranch, an isolated guest house on the North Rim, far from the hectic hustle and bustle visitors might normally associate with Grand Canyon National Park.

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Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon National Park to implement additional fire restrictions starting June 8

The U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service will implement additional fire restrictions, also known as Stage II fire restrictions, across the North Kaibab Ranger District, and the South Rim, North Rim and Inner Canyon of Grand Canyon National Park beginning at 8 a.m. June 8.

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Kaibab Lodge scheduled to host annual Star Party

If traveling through the North Kaibab Ranger District on June 9 through 16, you are invited to come to experience the dark skies of the Kaibab Plateau during this year’s annual Star Party, hosted by the Kaibab Lodge, Kaibab National Forest, and the Saguaro Astronomy Club (SAC).

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Flagstaff bans recycling of plastics other than bottles, jugs and jars

A new recycling ban goes into effect June 1 in Flagstaff as the city looks for ways to deal with China’s recent ban on the importation of several kinds of plastic.

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Page Attacks Trash community litter program draws 1,200 volunteers

For the 37th consecutive year, an army of some 1,200 Page and LeChee citizens fanned out across and around their mesa-top town to celebrate Earth Day April 28 in a way that has become a local, award-winning tradition.

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Experts: Don’t look to monsoon season for weather relief any time soon

What’s a monsoon season without rain? Trouble, according to experts.

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Colorado hiker finds mug 750 to 950 years old in Mohave County

People come from all over the world to view the scenery at the Arizona Strip, but one visitor was surprised by more than the beauty of the area when he stumbled upon a prehistoric artifact partially buried in the sand.