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AZGFD offering reward for poached elk near Flagstaff

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is investigating the poaching of a bull elk, which occurred the evening of Dec. 3.

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Court won’t allow mining areas near Grand Canyon to reopen

9th Circuit sides with former Obama official

A federal appeals court has rebuffed efforts by mining interests to reopen a huge area around the Grand Canyon to new uranium mining.

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Santa pays a visit to Grand Canyon Village General Store Dec. 16

You can never have too many chances to see Santa before he finalizes his nice/naughty list.

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STILO hosting holiday party Dec. 17

STILO Development USA’s 8th annual Christmas party takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 at the Best Western Squire Inn Navajo Room.

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Food bank delivers for families in need during the holidays

According to Feeding America, about 41 million people are struggling with hunger in the United States alone, including about 13 million children.

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AZGFD offering reward for poached elk near Flagstaff

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is investigating the poaching of a bull elk, which occurred the evening of Dec. 3.

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Navajo Generating Station to continue operations until 2019

After months of negotiations, the Navajo Nation, alongside all stakeholders, signed the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) Extension Lease Nov. 30 extending operations of the plant for another two years until December 2019.

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Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments downsized

Tribes, conservation groups file lawsuit challenging President's decision

On Dec. 4, the Navajo Nation joined the Hopi Tribe, Zuni Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe and filed a legal challenge against the Trump administration for its actions revoking and replacing the Bears Ears National Monument.

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2017 Holiday Dinner Dance: Andy and SuZan Pearce named Community Leaders of the Year

Grand Canyon community residents hit the dance floor at the El Tovar Hotel for the Rotary's annual Holiday Dinner Dance Dec. 9.

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Forest service initiates two small burns near Tusayan, Jacob Lake

North Zone Fire managers plan to initiate prescribed fire operations on a small 50-acre strip of land adjacent to the campground at Jacob Lake. Weather conditions are forecasted to be within prescriptive parameters.

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NPS extends comment period for Glen Canyon aquatic species plan

In response to public requests, the National Park Service (NPS) has extended the scoping public comment period for the Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Environmental Assessment from Dec. 15, 2017, to Jan. 5, 2018.

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NPS extends public comment period for potential fee increase at 17 parks

The National Park Service has extended the public comment periods for proposed peak-season entrance fees at 17 national parks and revised fees for road-based commercial tours and will accept comments until Dec. 22, 2017.

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Christmas tree prices climb 25 percent

Kaibab National Forest offers self-serve alternative with Christmas tree cutting permits

Thanks to the decade-old recession of 2007-2008, live Christmas tree prices could climb as much as 25 percent this year.

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Ounce of prevention: flu shots available at Grand Canyon Clinic

Holiday decorations, colorful lights and family feasts are in full swing, and as chilly winter weather moves in, so does another seasonal visitor – influenza.

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Rebuilding paradise: Grand Canyon's Murray Shoemaker heads to Virgin Islands National Park to help rebuilding efforts

As the devastation in the aftermath of three hurricanes became apparent in Puerto Rico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, relief and rescue crews mobilized with lightning speed to aid the suffering and newly-homeless.

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North Kaibab wraps up successful season of fire management

As the year winds down, so will much of the fire management activity on the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Obamacare shopping is trickier than ever — here’s a cheat sheet

Health care is complicated. Shopping for an individual health plan just got even more so, with President Donald Trump’s decision last month to block $7 billion in Affordable Care Act subsidies.

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Christmas in Canyon Country: holiday events around the region

A cozy list of holiday events for the whole family.

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Grand Canyon Rotary to host annual holiday dinner dance Dec. 9

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Grand Canyon Rotary is once again inviting the community to celebrate in style at the annual Holiday Dinner Dance.

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Called to serve: NPS veteran James Purcell enlisted just after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

“I was doing seasonal law enforcement in Yellowstone National Park, and then 9-11 happened.”

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Flagstaff city council votes 6-1 opposing transport of uranium through city

With about 100 people, many of them Native American, packing the council chambers Nov. 7, the Flagstaff City Council passed a symbolic resolution opposing transporting uranium through the city from Canyon Mine by a vote of 6-1.

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7 hacks for dinner mishaps

With every perfectly-planned holiday feast come inevitable moments of panic when you fear that all your planning and preparation has been for naught.

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Body recovered below South Rim believed to be missing person Michael Legus

The National Park Service (NPS) located a body Nov. 10 below the South Rim on the Rim Trail, between Pipe Creek and Mather Point.

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Community groups to Ducey: ‘Commit to action on climate change’

Leaders of environmental, business and faith groups Nov. 7 urged Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to take on climate change by embracing solutions such as renewable energy and battery technology.

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Free entrance to National Parks in honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11-12

NPS continues tradition of providing veterans and active duty military with opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation

The National Park Service will commemorate Veterans Day and the service of American military members past and present with special events and free admission in parks throughout the country Nov. 11 and 12.