Weaving the past into the future
Like many agrarian tribes of the American Southwest, the people of Zuni Pueblo dedicate time, energy and art to praying for and praising the life-giving rains that allow the tribe to thrive in an arid climate.
It’s a typical warm summer morning in northern Arizona, but inside the engine bays at the Tusayan Fire Department, the air is heavier, warmer and smells strongly of diesel fuel.
Grand Canyon National Park has nearly six million visitors per year, from viewpoint drivers to hardcore hikers and even man’s best friends, and they all need to stay hydrated.
In a studio clinging precariously to the side of the Grand Canyon, Ellsworth Kolb aims his camera out one of the picture windows to capture the reddish-blue canyon stretched out far below.
On Nov. 6, Tusayan residents may see an unfamiliar issue on their ballots asking them to vote yes or no on Arizona’s alternative expenditure limitation, or “home rule.”
Two years after foster mom Sue Winchester envisioned Bella's Place, she is one step closer to making it a reality
Raising kids is hard work.
Park staff working to find and notify horses' owner
As the Southwestern landscape becomes ever more parched by a lack of significant rainfall, nine feral horses have become the latest casualties of a severe drought enveloping northern Arizona.
The National Park Service has raised its reward to $60,000 in the case of a Chiricahua National Monument ranger who went missing more than 38 years ago.
The new school year begins Aug. 1 and that means school registration is right around the corner.
As summer kicks into high gear, plans for Tusayan’s annual Fourth of July festivities are underway.
Tusayan residents expressed concern over a plan to light up Long Jim Loop Road and R.P. Drive at the Town Council meeting June 13.
NPS Investigative Services Branch nets two convictions for identity theft suspects arrested in April
A nationwide manhunt was cancelled June 11 after a Grand Canyon law enforcement ranger arrested a Texas fugitive in the park.
Xanterra brings food truck trend to a national park for the first time
Visitors to Grand Canyon now have a two new dining options, with one added benefit – the food is just as mobile as the guests.
Six million visitors travel to Arizona every year to see the Grand Canyon. The majority will explore it from the scenic overlooks along the South Rim.
Excitable, bespectacled and ever curious, Scout Moore aspires to be a junior ranger for the National Park Service.
In October 2017, 12 local artists set out for Kane Ranch, an isolated guest house on the North Rim, far from the hectic hustle and bustle visitors might normally associate with Grand Canyon National Park.
After 15 years at Grand Canyon, fire and aviation chief Jay Lusher is headed to Denver to take on the role of regional fire management officer for the National Park Service’s (NPS) Intermountain Region.
Who do you call on when you need a little shot of strength, self-reliance or wisdom?
With parades, food, local microbrews and live music, the annual Flagstaff Hullabaloo returns to Wheeler Park June 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and June 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A revved-up retirement
After six years teaching science and culinary arts at Grand Canyon School, Sara Newton and David Sheppard are riding off into the sunset – for now.
In a 2016 study, the Brookings Institution — a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. — found Head Start improves educational outcomes, increasing the probability that participants will graduate from high school, attend college and receive a post-secondary degree, license or certification.
As of May 25, school is officially out for the summer.
A DPS trooper was hospitalized after sustaining non-life threatening injuries in pursuit of a fleeing suspect on Highway 180 between Flagstaff and Valle May 7.
Journalism, whether print, broadcast or multimedia, may seem universal — people are interviewed, behind-the-scenes magic happens, and stories are told to an increasingly global audience.
On a typically sunny, breezy spring day, a group of raptor experts, game rangers, photographers and reporters hiked from the banks of Flagstaff’s Lake Mary into the Coconino National Forest.
The only state-owned airport in Arizona, the Grand Canyon Airport is home to six air tour operators serving hundreds of thousands of guests per year.
Far removed from the sea of red blanketing the Arizona Capitol, teachers at Grand Canyon held their own rally on the streets of Tusayan April 26 to show their support for the #RedforEd movement sweeping the state.
A federal judge’s April 2 ruling could mean fewer restrictions to the release of captive-bred Mexican wolves into the wild.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a 2016 survey of hunters nationwide indicates about 3 percent less people are hunting than in 2011.
Grand Canyon National Park celebrated Earth Day with its annual festival April 21.
Grand Canyon students had an opportunity to meet with potential employers and learn about available positions at the school’s annual job fair April 11.
The Grand Canyon Phantoms have had a busy season as they continue on their quest to qualify for the state track meet in May.
More than a month after tendering his resignation, council member John Schoppmann asked the Tusayan Town Council to reconsider, stating he felt he still had valuable experience to contribute to the town’s government.
The Grand Canyon holds vast educational opportunities for visitors young and old, and thanks to a grant from Arizona Public Service (APS), the Grand Canyon Association can now offer the same hands-on experiences to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Crossing the aisle to conserve Grand Canyon
In an era of intense political partisanship, a crowd gathered at Grand Canyon April 4 to celebrate the contributions of two Arizona congressmen: the late Rep. Morris “Mo” Udall and Sen. John McCain.
Grand Canyon kids enjoy warm weather, pancakes and an Easter egg hunt March 31.
Arizona sees increase in wildlife viewing, but percentage of hunters remains low
Although visitors to Grand Canyon National Park are frequently involved in what locals jokingly refer to as elk jams, most of us wouldn’t be surprised to see a deer, an elk or even a pronghorn antelope grazing peacefully by the side of the road.
At a public meeting March 28, Trails Inspire’s Sirena Dufault laid out the master plan for a trail system designed to give both visitors and residents increased recreation opportunities and provide commuter trails for local employees.
Officials remind visitors to expect delays, turn off GPS systems and follow detours
Road construction at Grand Canyon National Park is expected to last through the peak season, prompting park officials to remind visitors to turn off their GPS devices and follow marked detour signage inside the park.
Although breaks in the Transcanyon Pipeline were repaired late last week, Grand Canyon National Park will remain in Level 3 water restrictions until the park’s water tanks have filled to sustainable levels.
Event includes seven films, raffle, live music and silent auction to benefit Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project
A series of films about the world’s most endangered animals — including Arizona’s Mexican gray wolves — takes center stage April 14 at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
There are currently 831 mining claims in the roughly 1 million acres withdrawn by former Interior Secretary in 2012, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Memories of mapping Grand Canyon
A box of brass tools; a worn, but not fragile, pocket Bible; a pottery shard of unknown Native origin; a tattered book of finely penciled-in maps, still faintly legible.
Residents of Tusayan will have another opportunity to view and comment on a proposed trails master plan at a public meeting March 28.
In 1871, John Wesley Powell took to the Colorado River again after a decidedly rocky first expedition, this time exploring the waters between the Green River in Wyoming and Kanab Creek in Utah.
While America's wild places were once thought of as a man's world, one of the West's most iconic landscapes has been home to some remarkable women, many of whom were the first to make their mark on both the Grand Canyon and its namesake national park.
The Grand Canyon community is offering Easter events for the whole family, including an Easter egg hunt and sunrise service.
Uranium in Canyon Country: Part 1 of 2: Supreme Court asked to overturn decision on Grand Canyon uranium mining
Mining industry groups allege Obama-era withdrawal unconstitutional
Mining industry trade groups petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court March 9 to review the Interior Department’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims on around 1 million acres of public land adjacent to the Grand Canyon.
The Phantoms track and field team competed for the first time this season at the NPA Skydome Classic in Flagstaff March 3.
Agency convicts one for 2014 Endangered Species Act violation, apprehends fugitive burglary suspect
A four-year interagency investigation wrapped up March 2 with a conviction for violating the Endangered Species Act.