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After igniting Pine Hollow wildfire, monsoon storms stall its progress

Lightning strikes ignite three more fires on North Rim, bringing season total to 10

After receiving significant moisture from monsoon rainfall over the past few days, the Pine Hollow wildfire has seen no growth in the last 24 hours.

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At 86 years young, Letha Talasyousiea retires after four decades of serving Grand Canyon guests

Talasyousiea came to Grand Canyon from the Hopi Reservation in 1971

If you ask Letha Talasyousiea what she will miss the most about working at the Grand Canyon, she will give a big smile, a grand hand gesture and say, with great enthusiasm, “Everything!”

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TrailsInspire discusses Tusayan trails survey results, encourages residents to choose routes

As part of its planning process, the town of Tusayan held a public meeting Aug. 3 to gather input from residents on a proposed master plan for a municipal trail system through the town.

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Body found near Black Bridge identified as Texas doctor

Two children, ages 10 and 11, found safe

Remains recovered near Black Bridge Aug. 3 are those of Sarah Beadle, who was reported missing Aug. 1 after she failed to show up for a campground reservation.

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Ancient art finds new life: Hopi, Zuni artists unite to revive ancient pottery traditions

Looking eastward from Baccavi on the Hopi Reservation, it’s impossible to see Zuni Pueblo, some 150 miles away in New Mexico.

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*Update* - Update: Body located near Black Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park

Search and rescue crews have located a body believed to be Sarah Beadle of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Community Wellness Committee to host town hall meeting July 28

Do you have questions or concerns about what’s going on in the Grand Canyon, Tusayan and Valle communities?

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Naabik’iyati’ Committee votes down Escalade bill 14-2, moves bill to Navajo council

The Naabik’iyati’ Committee opposed Grand Canyon Escalade plans to build a gondola tramway and resort at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers July 13.

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House subcommittee outlines 2018 Interior budget

Cuts to EPA, additional funding for Indian health and education services included in bill

The House appropriations subcommittee tasked with creating spending budgets for the Interior Department and environmental agencies published its first statements in the draft July 12.

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Pipe dreams: NPS outlines proposals to replace aging Trans-Canyon Pipeline

Protracted maintenance costs, catastrophic breaks and the reliance of millions on the Trans-Canyon Pipeline for water has made replacing the aging pipeline a top priority of the National Park Service.

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Former film legend brings legacy of Geronimo to life in stage play

Every year during the annual Western Legends Round-Up visitors stroll down the streets of Kanab, rubbing shoulders with film legends from some of America’s most legendary western movies and television shows.

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Out and about: hiking the Arizona Trail from Jacob Lake

One joy of going to Jacob Lake in the past was the lake where you could go fishing or take a quick swim.

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Forest Service seeking public input on Arizona Scenic Trail

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will host six public meetings in August throughout Arizona to discuss development of a comprehensive plan for the Arizona National Scenic Trail.

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Fire restrictions lifted on Kaibab, Coconino National Forests

Monsoonal rainfall throughout northern Arizona over the past week has prompted Coconino County officials to rescind the fire restrictions currently in place on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.

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Fish and Wildlife to host public information meeting on Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan draft

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is in the process of revising the 1982 Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan.

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Sheriff's Office responds to multiple incidents over holiday weekend

Coconino County sees 39 percent increase in service calls compared to 2016

The extended holiday weekend was a busy one for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to a total of 710 calls from June 30 through July 4.

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Game and Fish seeking wildlife photo submissions for annual contest

If you enjoy watching and photographing Arizona’s diverse wildlife, consider entering the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) annual wildlife calendar photo contest.

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Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responds to downed hiker near Hilltop

A Utah man has died following a hike out of Havasu Canyon July 1.

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Ruling: hunters responsible for identifying targets before shooting

In a June 17 ruling, a federal judge struck down the Department of Justice’s “McKittrick Policy,” allowing prosecutors to more aggressively pursue charges against those who kill protected wildlife species, including Mexican wolves.

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Arizona motor vehicle crash deaths on the rise

Speeding, impairment and lack of seat belt use remain leading fatality factors

Traffic fatalities on Arizona’s local roads and state highways climbed higher for the second straight year and driver behavior continues to be a leading factor in motor vehicle collisions, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) annual Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report.

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Kaibab National Forest firewood permit holders advised to not cut live oak

The Kaibab National Forest advises permitted fuelwood harvesters to not accidentally cut live oak.

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Grand Canyon Helicopters launches new heli and whitewater rafting tour

Grand Canyon Helicopters has announced the launch of a new tour: Heli & Whitewater Rafting Adventure.

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Park Superintendent invites community to discussion about Colorado River operations

Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Chris Lehnertz invites Flagstaff area residents and park lovers to a Community Conversation July 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff.

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Navajo Generating Station to remain open through 2019

Replacement lease approved in 18-4 vote

On June 26, after more than eight hours of debate, the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4 to approve a replacement lease for the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), allowing operations of the plant to continue until December 2019.

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Celebrating Fourth of July safely at Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service is reminding everyone that the best way to enjoy Fourth of July at Grand Canyon National Park is safely.