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Hop to it! Annual egg hunt a success

Grand Canyon kids enjoy warm weather, pancakes and an Easter egg hunt March 31.

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Grand Canyon Railway to apply herbicide within Grand Canyon National Park

Application will reduce fire risk, lower threat from invasive plant species

Grand Canyon Railway, in consultation with the National Park Service (NPS), will apply herbicide April 4-6 along the railroad tracks including those within Grand Canyon National Park.

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Nationwide decline in hunters may mean less funding for conservation

Arizona sees increase in wildlife viewing, but percentage of hunters remains low

Although visitors to Grand Canyon National Park are frequently involved in what locals jokingly refer to as elk jams, most of us wouldn’t be surprised to see a deer, an elk or even a pronghorn antelope grazing peacefully by the side of the road.

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Tusayan trails to provide safety, recreation opportunities for residents and guests

At a public meeting March 28, Trails Inspire’s Sirena Dufault laid out the master plan for a trail system designed to give both visitors and residents increased recreation opportunities and provide commuter trails for local employees.

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Camper services reopens at Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park is modifying Level 3 water restrictions on the South Rim to allow Camper Services to reopen.

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South Rim moves to modified Level 3 water restrictions; crowds expected over Easter weekend

As a result of water conservation, the Grand Canyon National Park is modifying Level 3 water restrictions to allow park concessioners to begin dishwashing at selected dining establishments.

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*Update* - UPDATE: Lamprakes and McGowan located, not considered endangered

On March 22, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received a missing persons report on Carin Lamprakes, who reportedly was camping around the Flagstaff area.

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South Rim road construction on schedule

Officials remind visitors to expect delays, turn off GPS systems and follow detours

Road construction at Grand Canyon National Park is expected to last through the peak season, prompting park officials to remind visitors to turn off their GPS devices and follow marked detour signage inside the park.

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Water pipeline repaired, but level 3 restrictions to remain until tanks fill

Although breaks in the Transcanyon Pipeline were repaired late last week, Grand Canyon National Park will remain in Level 3 water restrictions until the park’s water tanks have filled to sustainable levels.

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Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto, shutdown

Third federal shutdown of 2018 averted; spending bill beefs up military funding but doesn’t offer DACA fix

President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure March 23 averting a government shutdown at midnight, acting just hours after saying he was considering a veto.

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Forest Service chief retires amid sexual misconduct allegations

U.S. Forest Service chief Tony Tooke has stepped down just days after revelations that he was under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct and amid reports of rampant misbehavior including rape within the agency’s ranks.

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Two killed, four injured in SR 64 crash

Two people were killed and four injured in a head-on collision on State Route 64 March 10.

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House panel weighs plans to close $11.6 billion parks repair backlog

Repairing Grand Canyon transcanyon pipeline vital

Witnesses and panelists on a House subcommittee agreed March 20 that something needs to be done to close an $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in the national parks, but differed on how to pay for it.

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Uranium in Canyon Country: Who benefits from uranium mining?

There are currently 831 mining claims in the roughly 1 million acres withdrawn by former Interior Secretary in 2012, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Stephen Vandiver Jones comes alive through family's artifacts

Memories of mapping Grand Canyon

A box of brass tools; a worn, but not fragile, pocket Bible; a pottery shard of unknown Native origin; a tattered book of finely penciled-in maps, still faintly legible.

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Schoppmann resigns, Tusayan seeking new council member

Tusayan Town Council member John Schoppmann resigned from his position March 7, effective immediately.

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Tusayan Trails master plan gets second public meeting

Residents of Tusayan will have another opportunity to view and comment on a proposed trails master plan at a public meeting March 28.

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Family of Powell expedition mapper donates artifacts to Grand Canyon

In 1871, John Wesley Powell took to the Colorado River again after a decidedly rocky first expedition, this time exploring the waters between the Green River in Wyoming and Kanab Creek in Utah.

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United States Supreme Court allows Arizona ‘Dreamers’ to drive

Arizona’s “dreamers” will keep their licenses to drive — at least as long as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program remains in existence.

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Coconino Community College offers nursing scholarship opportunity

Coconino Community College students who want to become Certified Nursing Assistants or Licensed Nursing Assistants now have another scholarship opportunity.

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Wonder, woman: Remarkable women in Grand Canyon's history

While America's wild places were once thought of as a man's world, one of the West's most iconic landscapes has been home to some remarkable women, many of whom were the first to make their mark on both the Grand Canyon and its namesake national park.

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Celebrate Easter at Grand Canyon March 31-April 1

The Grand Canyon community is offering Easter events for the whole family, including an Easter egg hunt and sunrise service.

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Uranium in Canyon Country: Part 1 of 2: Supreme Court asked to overturn decision on Grand Canyon uranium mining

Mining industry groups allege Obama-era withdrawal unconstitutional

Mining industry trade groups petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court March 9 to review the Interior Department’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims on around 1 million acres of public land adjacent to the Grand Canyon.

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Level 3 water conservation measures for Grand Canyon after pipeline failures

Grand Canyon National Park began phasing to Level 3 water restrictions and conservation measures today after a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline. The park will remain in conservation mode until park staff repairs the break and water in storage tanks reaches sustainable levels.

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South Rim under Level 2 water restrictions after Transcanyon pipeline break

Grand Canyon National Park will remain on Level 2 water conservation measures after a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline.