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Honoring Old Glory: Tusayan Boy Scout formally retires 98 flags

Noah Yarnell, a local Boy Scout working to attain his Eagle Scout ranking, organized a formal flag retirement ceremony in Tusayan March 18.

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Kaibab Learning Center gets high marks in annual evaluation

Improvements, star rating are a direct result of community support, director says

At the close of nearly a year-long process, the Kaibab Learning Center has improved its standing with the evaluating organization, director Michelle Pahl said.

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Navajo dance troupe introduces travelers to traditional Native dances and culture (Photo Gallery)

A troupe of American Indian dancers at Grand Canyon National Park will stage free dance performances outside Hopi House on selected dates.

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Grand Canyon Phantoms track and field off to a fast start (Photo Gallery)

Athletes set personal records, provisionally qualify for state track meet

With only three meets under their belts, the Phantoms track and field team is already setting new school records and a few athletes have already provisionally qualified for the state track meet in May.

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Walking in beauty: Navajo educator, dancer, musician and medicine man James Peshlakai passes at 71

As a child, Yadira Caballero remembers hearing about her Navajo culture, watching community children learning the hoop dance and the eagle dance from tireless teacher, educator and medicine man James Peshlakai.

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Seasonal employees exempt from federal hiring freeze

While concerns remain surrounding the federal hiring freeze and the impact it will have on government operations, seasonal rangers and staff at Grand Canyon National Park will continue to do what they have always done — prepare for a record number of visitor’s at one of North America’s most visited national parks.

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Tusayan Fire Department calls up 14 percent in 2016

Medical calls, motor vehicle accidents top calls; department responded to 10 wildland, seven structure fires

The Tusayan Fire Department responded to 319 calls in 2016, up from the 286 calls the department responded in to in 2015, reported fire chief Greg Brush at the March 1 town council meeting.

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Zinke eliminates ban on lead ammo in parks

Orders also expand hunting, fishing and recreation access to public lands

In one of his first actions as Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke eliminated a late-term action by the Obama administration to outlaw lead ammunition and fishing tackle in national parks and wildlife refuges.

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Scott Pruitt confirmed to head EPA after tense overnight hearing

In a close, 53-46 vote, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Financial empowerment workshop aims to improve money management

Coconino County Community Services will offer a financial empowerment workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Horace M. Albright Training Center.

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