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Photo highlights: Winter delivers snow to the Grand Canyon at last

Jan. 10 delivered the first winter snow of 2018 to the Grand Canyon area.

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Special 'bulletin:' Felix Christiansen wins Grand Canyon Spelling Bee

Eighth-grader Felix Christiansen defeated Linnea Whisenhunt for the honor of Spelling Bee champion Jan. 10.

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Tusayan a safe community despite small bump in crime

Despite a few small bumps in crime activity in 2017, Lt. Brian Tozer of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department still considers Tusayan to be a safe, family-friendly community.

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Flake pens bill to limit Mexican wolves, delist them from federal program

Annual wolf count begins Jan. 22

In a 1982 draft of the Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, which was the standard until late 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) determined 100 Mexican wolves should be the benchmark for the species’ survival.

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Lady Phantoms go on scoring frenzy in runaway win over Mayer

The Lady Phantoms chalked up another runaway win Jan. 6, defeating the Mayer Wildcats 54-31 at home.

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Phantoms thump Mayer Wildcats

The Phantoms jumped out to a 10-point lead and never looked back, defeating the Mayer Wildcats 58-27 at Grand Canyon Jan. 6.

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Catalyst Quartet’s ‘Dreams and Daggers’ nominated for Grammy

The Catalyst Quartet, perennial favorites at the annual Grand Canyon Music Festival, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their latest album “Dreams and Daggers.”

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Turnovers sink Phantoms in losses to Mogollon, Joseph City

The Phantoms lost a competitive game, 48-38, to 1A Central region rival Mogollon Dec. 15 in Heber, Arizona.

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Lady Phantoms lose close game to Mogollon, trounce Joseph City

The Lady Phantoms’ undefeated streak came to an end Dec. 15 as they lost a close game 60-55 to 1A Central rival Mogollon in Heber, Arizona.

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Hermit Road open to private vehicles, allowing visitors a unique trip to the rim

The western expanse of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is incredibly well-traveled, thanks to a free, efficient shuttle system and a very walkable paved Rim Trail. And while the area is hectic and crowded with travelers taking selfies and family photos, winter offers a more secluded opportunity to journey to Mary Colter’s signature Hermit’s Rest.

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