From Brighty the Burro to the 12 unique days of a Grand Canyon Christmas, students at Grand Canyon School sang, played, mimed and entertained a packed house at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Nov. 30.
Holiday decorations, colorful lights and family feasts are in full swing, and as chilly winter weather moves in, so does another seasonal visitor – influenza.
Rebuilding paradise: Grand Canyon's Murray Shoemaker heads to Virgin Islands National Park to help rebuilding efforts
As the devastation in the aftermath of three hurricanes became apparent in Puerto Rico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, relief and rescue crews mobilized with lightning speed to aid the suffering and newly-homeless.
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Grand Canyon Rotary is once again inviting the community to celebrate in style at the annual Holiday Dinner Dance.
“I was doing seasonal law enforcement in Yellowstone National Park, and then 9-11 happened.”
With every perfectly-planned holiday feast come inevitable moments of panic when you fear that all your planning and preparation has been for naught.
With a career spanning more than 70 years, it’s easy to see folk singer, actress and author Katie Lee’s passion for the arts — a passion that was matched only by her love for Glen Canyon.
In the high desert, springs and seeps are often the only source of life-giving water to be found for plants, wildlife and grazing livestock.
Patrick Segura was 19 years old when he decided to enlist in the Army in 1974.
Residents reject bid to allow taller buildings in Grand Canyon gateway community
Tusayan, Arizona, will remain a small community nestled among the ponderosa pines after residents rejected a bid Nov. 7 to raise the building height to 65 feet.
In an announcement Nov. 1, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) took the first step toward eliminating the ban on new uranium mining leases near Grand Canyon National Park.
After travels to nearly every continent and several tours of duty in active combat zones, John Barnes made his way to the small community of Tusayan to join the Tusayan Fire Department.
Two issues will be on the ballot for Tusayan voters Nov. 7.
PFC John W. Ivens: 1893-1917
Before he became canyon country’s first World War I casualty and an American Legion namesake, John W. Ivens was a wandering farmer, telephone lineman and adventuring companion of the Kolb brothers.
Land managers from Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, Flagstaff Area National Monuments and the Bureau of Land Management gathered at the Museum of Northern Arizona Oct. 25 to update residents about ongoing projects and listen to concerns.
“Are you thinking about killing yourself?”
Forest Service aims to educate public about critical role bats play in insect control, crop protection and healthy forests
What is small, fuzzy and can eat up to 8,000 insects per night? Bats. And according to Kaibab National Forest biologist Justin Schofer, they are a critical component for crop protection and healthy forests.
North Rim backcountry structure to be removed because of visitor safety concerns
Attempting a rim to rim hike in even the most pleasant of northern Arizona temperatures is a daunting prospect, but attempting it in the middle of winter just after a snowstorm dumped nearly two feet of snow is insanity, right?
Imagine driving the lonely roads around the Grand Canyon after dark, or hiking its winding trails near sundown.
Grand Canyon School continues to see student progress despite letter grade drop
The Arizona Department of Education released its school report cards Oct. 9, assigning letter grades based on AzMERIT test scores.
Halloween is almost upon us, and the question is always the same: what do you want to do this year?
TrailsInspire planning public meetings to discuss trail system as currently drawn
The Tusayan Town Council unanimously approved the Tusayan Trails Master Plan in concept at its regular monthly meeting Oct. 11.
NPS interim director vows to eradicate harrassment, change NPS culture
In a meeting with National Park Service (NPS) employees Oct. 13, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reiterated his commitment to stamping out what he called a virus in one of the country’s most notable organizations —claims of rampant sexual harassment in America’s parks.
The temperatures are mild and the aspens are aglow, making October the perfect month for hiking.
Whether you're looking to enjoy a scenic hike near Grand Canyon Village or open to adventure a bit farther away, there are several fall hikes waiting to wow you.
Park is open from dawn until dusk for day use through Nov. 30; North Rim yurt permanently closed, to be demolished
The trees are changing and there’s an unmistakable chill in the winds — both signs that North Rim operations will begin seasonal shut-down of most visitor services Oct. 15.
Annual event to feature costume and trunk contests, prizes, food from local vendors
It’s time to dust the cobwebs off the Halloween décor — the town of Tusayan will host its annual Trunk or Treat event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the National Geographic Visitor Center parking lot.
Grand Canyon students and teachers participated in Walk to School Day Sept. 28 as part of a nationwide effort to give children safe routes to walk and bike to school.
Dancers of all ages from Flagstaff’s Ballet Folklorico de Colores took the stage Sept. 30 as Grand Canyon National Park celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and National Public Lands Day.
GOING TO THE DOGS
Meet the newest member of the Grand Canyon National Park law enforcement team: His name is Rex, and he’s short, furry and full of energy.
The Grand Canyon Phantoms lost a tough match-up with the Williams Vikings, losing 3-2 at home Sept. 28.
The Grand Canyon Phantoms suffered a tough loss to Phoenix Country Day School at home Sept. 30.
Grand Canyon students made sure everyone was seeing stars at the school’s Star Night Sept. 21.
Annual cook-off ushers in chili season
The annual Grand Canyon Rotary Chili Cook-off was a resounding success, thanks to some expert judges, 16 generous chili cooks and a lot of community support.
The process of reserving a bed at Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon is about to get a little smoother.
Coming off a decisive win, the Grand Canyon Phantoms tied the Ash Fork/Seligman Spartans 2-2 in the first of the two teams’ conference matchups Sept. 23.
AZGFD launches Child Passenger Safety Week to encourage boater safety
Lake Powell ranks 6th nationally for accidents, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). Two children have died and a teen was seriously injured in accidents at Lake Powell this month, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
Search warrant uncovers five suspicious mule deer trophies in Flagstaff guide's home, including one believed to be taken from Grand Canyon National Park
Following the poaching of a mule deer in Grand Canyon National Park and a multi-year investigation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) into the hunting activities of Loren McReynolds, several state and federal agencies served a search warrant at his Flagstaff residence.
James Creedon, an Army reservist from McKinney, Texas, is one of only 50 Americans selected to run in the Grand-to-Grand Ultra, a 170-mile, 6-day self-supported stage race on foot through the Grand Canyon from Sept. 24 – 30, 2017.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 37-year-old Travis Butler, who failed to check out of a Tusayan hotel Aug. 1.
California condors release Sept. 30
California Condors will be released to the wild in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. Sept. 30.
The Phantoms competed in the Ash Fork Spartan Classic volleyball tournament Sept. 8-9 in Ash Fork.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the third leading cause of death in women, just behind lung cancer and heart disease.
34th annual Grand Canyon Music Festival highlights eclectic music, performers' ties to the landscape
"Art, Nature and Devotion"
The Grand Canyon Music Festival has been filling the South Rim with eclectic music styles for 34 years, and this year’s event was no exception.
After almost a week on the road through California, Arizona and Nevada, 55-year-old Virginia Paris was located safely in Las Vegas.
Grand Canyon Association (GCA) and Arizona Public Service (APS) are celebrating the ninth annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 9-15.
The Grand Canyon Phantoms soccer team kicked off their 2017 campaign at the Chino Cup with some tough games, but new coach Ted Hansen said the team is ready to take on the new season.
Colorado River Days, Flagstaff’s annual celebration of the Colorado River, will continue through Sept. 15 at various locations around the city.
After spending five days at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Reese McMichael and Rowan Fitch were rescued by park rangers who just happened to be crossing the area in a helicopter.
After making landfall as a category 4 storm (sustained winds of 130-156 mph) Aug. 2r, Hurricane Harvey has since dumped nearly six feet of rain in parts of Texas.
Students at Grand Canyon School got a lesson in classic rock from a trio of eclectic musicians visiting the canyon for the 34th annual Grand Canyon Music Festival.