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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.

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Photo highlights: KLC hosts Western Night at the Grand Hotel in Tusayan

Kaibab Learning Center held its annual Western Night fundraiser at the Grand Hotel Nov. 3.

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‘Issues were going to arise:’ State to take another look at its school grades

Criticisms force Board of Education to reconsider revamp

Facing a barrage of questions and criticism, the State Board of Education voted Oct. 24 to take another look at its new system for grading schools.

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Navajo Winter Tale to Re-Story the Wolf: an evening of storytelling Nov. 10

The Plan B Foundation to Save Wolves will sponsor a special performance of the traditional Navajo winter story about leadership and the wisdom of the wolf (Mai Tso) told by storyteller and folklorist Sunny Dooley.

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USFS proposes revisions to 20-year uranium mining ban

In an announcement Nov. 1, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took the first step toward eliminating the ban on new uranium mining leases near Grand Canyon National Park.

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Kicking tires, fighting fires: Veteran, firefighter and EMT joins Tusayan Fire Department

After travels to nearly every continent and several tours of duty in active combat zones, John Barnes made his way to the small community of Tusayan to join the Tusayan Fire Department.

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Navajo Nation Council says no: 16-2 vote kills Escalade development

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Council voted down legislation, during a special session Oct. 31, for the Grand Canyon Escalade project, which included a gondola tramway on the western edge of the Nation at the confluence of the Little Colorado and the Colorado rivers.

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Search underway for missing man at Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service is conducting a search for Michael Legus, 39, of Tooele, Utah, who was reported missing Oct. 31 by a friend.

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Coconino County Sheriff announces Bret Axlund as new Chief Deputy

On Oct. 25, Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll announced Bret Axlund had been selected as Chief Deputy for Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

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Nov. 7 Tusayan Ballot Breakdown

Two issues will be on the ballot for Tusayan voters Nov. 7.

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Forest Service hiring temporary field positions

The U.S. Forest Service will be accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs in Arizona and New Mexico Nov. 1 - 9.

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Hopi youth partner for North Rim Waters for Life initiative

Grand Canyon Trust, Kaibab National Forest provide service learning opportunities while protecting natural resources

“We have a strong partnership here, and it’s going to get even stronger throughout the week,” said Grand Canyon Trust Land Operations Manager Ed Grumbine, as he welcomed nearly a dozen Hopi Tribal youth participants to the 2017 Waters for Life Youth Service Project hosted by the Grand Canyon Trust (GCT) and the Kaibab National Forest (KNF).

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Suicide awareness critical to Grand Canyon community

“Are you thinking about killing yourself?”

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Kaibab National Forest Christmas tree permit sale begins Nov. 16

Fourth graders eligible for free tree permit with Every Kid in a Park pass

The Kaibab National Forest will sell over-the-counter and through-the-mail Christmas tree tags on a first-come, first-served basis for each of its three ranger districts beginning Nov. 16 and continuing until they are sold out.

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Photo highlights: Interact Club raises funds for Houston rebuilding project

Grand Canyon Interact Club, with the help of Grand Canyon Rotary, hosted a spaghetti fundraising dinner Oct. 12 to help rebuild a Houston halfway house for teens.

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Federal land managers invite public to community conversation event

Federal land managers with the Forest Service (USFS), National Park Service (NPS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invite the public to attend a community conversation next week as part of an ongoing effort to connect with the public and hear first-hand what people value about their public lands.

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Starbucks construction under way in Tusayan

A Starbucks coffee shop is currently under construction adjoining the Tusayan General Store.

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Kaibab Suspension Bridge closed to foot traffic for repairs; detours in place

The Kaibab Suspension Bridge, also called the Black Bridge, will close to foot traffic while trail crews replace wood decking and tread boards.

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Photo highlights: Habitat improvement underway at Ten X

The Kaibab National Forest partnered with the Mule Deer Foundation to treat acres within the Ten X Habitat Improvement Project on the Tusayan Ranger District.

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Few details after deadline for coal plant ownership passes

A coal mining company looking to save the Arizona power plant it feeds from closure says it’s making progress in the search for new owners. But few details came with a deadline Oct. 1 to identify potential buyers for the Navajo Generating Station near Page.

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APS official: Red tape slows utilities’ efforts to prevent forest fires

When overgrown forests clash with energy infrastructure — devastating fire and power outages can follow.