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‘Experience the Winter Majesty: Grand Canyon South Rim’ selected as semi-finalist at Los Angeles CineFest

The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce was recently named a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest online film competition for their Virtual Reality work “Experience the Winter Majesty: Grand Canyon South Rim.”

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NPS announces $25.6 million in historic preservation grants

Hualapai Tribe, Navajo Nation will receive nearly $80,000; state of Arizona awarded $395,963 to preserve cultural areas

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt with the National Park Service announced the distribution of an additional $21 million in historic preservation grants to every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and partnering nations and $4.6 million for historic preservation grants to 169 Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

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Game and Fish Commission to hold public meeting Sept. 8 and 9 in Williams

PHOENIX — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be at 8 a.m. tonight at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, 235 N. Grand Canyon Boulevard in Williams.

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Lake Mead water levels improve slightly; no shortage for 2018

The federal Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) recently completed its August 2017 24-Month Study, which is part of a study of hydrology and projected operations of the Colorado River system.

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Flagstaff’s annual Colorado River Days continues through Sept 15

Colorado River Days, Flagstaff’s annual celebration of the Colorado River, will continue through Sept. 15 at various locations around the city.

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Florida teens rescued after five days lost in Canyon

After spending five days at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Reese McMichael and Rowan Fitch were rescued by park rangers who just happened to be crossing the area in a helicopter.

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Grand Canyon Rotary Club collecting donations for Harvey relief

After making landfall as a category 4 storm (sustained winds of 130-156 mph) Aug. 2r, Hurricane Harvey has since dumped nearly six feet of rain in parts of Texas.

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Rockin' the classics: School of Rock returns to Grand Canyon

Students at Grand Canyon School got a lesson in classic rock from a trio of eclectic musicians visiting the canyon for the 34th annual Grand Canyon Music Festival.

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'Snake Gulch: A Passage through Time' showcases ancient rock art

The Kaibab National Forest has released a short video telling the story of a remote canyon that is home to an incredible array of prehistoric paintings and etchings.

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ADOT continues to gather public input for Grand Canyon Airport plan

The master plan study process for Grand Canyon National Park Airport, owned and operated by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), continueds with a public information workshop Aug. 24 in Phoenix.

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Grand Canyon Rotary Club achieves 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow status

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club was recognized Aug. 23 for attaining 100 percent Paul Harris Fellow status.

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Challenge accepted! Phantom Challenge kicks off

The countdown to 277 miles began with a rim hike Aug. 25

Only a handful of people can say they’ve hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon, but the National Park Service and Grand Canyon School are hoping to help community members log those 277 miles as part of the Phantom Challenge.

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Zinke: No national monuments to be eliminated after review

Tribes, ranchers and conservationists know that none of the national monuments ordered reviewed by President Donald Trump will be eliminated, but the changes in store for the sprawling land and sea areas remain a mystery after the administration kept a list of recommendations under wraps.

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Hopi man dies in cliff jumping accident near Glen Canyon Dam

An Arizona man died Aug. 14 after a cliff-jumping accident at Anchovy Point on Lake Powell.

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Happy Birthday, NPS: Grand Canyon offers free entry Aug. 25

Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country in celebrating Founder’s Day with free entrance to the park.

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Boil order, water treatment advisories for Grand Canyon lifted

After issuing a boil order Aug. 3 and two water treatment advisories Aug. 16 and 17, Grand Canyon National Park said in a media release that water sources included in those advisories no longer requires extra treatment.

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Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online here, on TV or make a pinhole camera

For most of Arizona, it will take about two and a half hours from the beginning of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 to the end. In the Williams-Grand Canyon area, the eclipse will begin at 9:13 a.m. Arizona is not in what is known as the "path of totality," meaning the sun will only appear partially obstructed.

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Grand Canyon debuts fire-focused short film

Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park can now learn more about the role wildland fire plays at Grand Canyon.

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North Rim fire managers perform aerial ignitions in Pine Hollow fire

The Pine Hollow Fire, which was started by a lightning strike near Little Mountain on the North Kaibab Ranger Disitrict, has slowed significantly, allowing fire managers to conduct additional ignition operations.

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National Weather Service reports above average monsoon totals in July

After an unseasonably hot June, monsoon season rolled in with a bang in July.

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ADOT begins work on I-40 near Williams

Drivers heading eastbound on Interstate 40 toward Williams and Flagstaff will use one of the westbound lanes for five miles while Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews begin rebuilding the eastbound section of highway.

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Tusayan council approves budget, calls for election

The Tusayan town council passed its FY 2018 budget as printed Aug. 9 after receiving no public comments or recommendations during the public hearing held during the meeting.

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Rural communities prepare as state reports rise in opioid abuse

As opioid use in the United States continues to rise exponentially, rural police and fire departments are faced with the reality that an epidemic in a “couldn’t happen here” scenario is indeed knocking at their doorsteps.

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Grand Canyon Music Festival returns Aug. 25-Sept. 9

Event will feature returning favorites Catalyst String Quartet, Bonfiglio Group

The Grand Canyon Music Festival will return to Grand Canyon National Park for its 34th season beginning Aug. 25 and continuing each weekend through Sept. 9.

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I-40 westbound work at Bellemont to close ramp Monday through Friday

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin reconstructing the westbound Interstate 40 on and off ramps at Bellemont (exit 185) early Aug. 14.