Erin Ford

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Town Council votes to raise building height limit to 65 feet

Residents concerned about light pollution, development race

Following a long, sometimes sharp debate at the April 19 meeting, the council voted unanimously to accept the planning and zoning commission’s recommendation to raise the town’s building limit to a height of 65 feet.

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Horsing around: Grand Canyon patrol horses return from winter vacation

Grand Canyon National Park covers around 1,900 square miles — that’s a lot of ground to cover, but rangers are stepping up to the challenge, thanks to some help from their four-legged friends.

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NPS employees receive regional, national honors

Galen Howell recognized for 11 years of safe flying, providing mentorship and training to new pilots

Three Grand Canyon National Park employees were recently presented with regional and National Park Service (NPS) awards.

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Tusayan Fire Department makes hydrants more visible, maps locations

The Tusayan Fire Department recently installed reflective flags on each of the town’s fire hydrants to make them easier to locate during emergencies, after a deep snow, and at night.

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Phantoms girls’ relay teams excel at Mogollon, Winslow

Shot putters Kaska, Jetter-Nanacasia secure spots in state track meet

The Phantom track and field team continues to set new records and break old ones as the 2017 season winds down.

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Mary Colter joins sister car Fred Harvey at Grand Canyon Railway

Few people have left a mark on the South Rim as indelible as Fred Harvey and his favored architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter.

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More than 4,000 visitors celebrate Skywalk’s 10th Anniversary

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Ten years after Grand Canyon West’s iconic Skywalk was completed, more than 4,000 visitors and Hualapai tribal members gathered to celebrate its first decade.

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President donates first salary check to NPS

Trump fulfills campaign promise to donate salary, critics pan 'publicity stunt'

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — President Donald Trump made good on one of his campaign promises — to donate his entire presidential salary —by handing over his first-quarter salary check to the National Park Service (NPS) April 3.

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American Rivers Report: Lower Colorado River tops most endangered list ... again

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — For the third time this decade, environmental group American Rivers named the Lower Colorado River as the nation’s most endangered in its annual report.

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Utility repairs top Grand Canyon's deferred maintenance needs

Trans Canyon Pipeline, North Rim water system make up majority of park's $370 million repair estimate

As the National Park Service faces an uncertain budgetary future, two senators introduced a bi-partisan bill aimed at chiseling away the agency’s $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog.

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