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Loretta Yerian

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Festus the mule packs in the Phantom Ranch employee Christmas tree, bringing holiday spirit to the inner-Canyon

Christmas at the Ranch

Employees at Phantom Ranch are in the holiday spirit after a Christmas tree was packed into the Canyon by Festus the mule Dec. 4.

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Speeders take to the rails enroute to Grand Canyon

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Twenty-five privately owned railroad motorcars, known as Speeders, chugged out of the Williams Train Depot Oct. 15 on their way to the Grand Canyon.

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Ranger on Duty: Sarah Acomb finds a place to call home at Grand Canyon National Park

Every day Grand Canyon Park Ranger Sarah Acomb gets to see the Grand Canyon through the eyes of visitors from around the world.

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Flash flooding damages Grand Canyon Railway track

Passengers on the Grand Canyon Railway were forced to make alternative plans following a washout of a portion of the train tracks at milepost 40 heading north to the Grand Canyon.

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Natural beauty, fewer people on South Rim

From year to year winter weather at Grand Canyon is unpredictable — on Dec. 25, 2016 the South Rim of Grand Canyon and the nearby community of Tusayan received 6-7 inches of snow.

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Deadly crash claims four on State Route 64

Four people were killed and six people injured, including two children after a head on collision on State Route 64 Dec. 22.

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Former film legend brings legacy of Geronimo to life in stage play

Every year during the annual Western Legends Round-Up visitors stroll down the streets of Kanab, rubbing shoulders with film legends from some of America’s most legendary western movies and television shows.

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Babbitt Ranches hold annual colt sale west of Flagstaff

Babbitt Ranches keeps tradition strong

Horses are a part of cowboy and American culture.

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“The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon” celebrates adventuring photographers

Ellsworth Kolb arrived at Grand Canyon in 1901 with younger brother Emery Kolb soon following.

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Keith named publisher at Williams-Grand Canyon News

With nearly six years working at the Williams-Grand Canyon News and six months after her promotion to business manager, Madeline Keith was promoted as publisher of the Williams-Grand Canyon News and Navajo-Hopi Observer.

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Man vs. Machine race pits cyclists against 1900s era steam engine

After a successful comeback last year and following a 25-year absence, Man vs. Machine bike race returns to Williams and Tusayan Sept. 24.

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National Geographic article focuses on Grand Canyon thru-hike and tourism developments

In mid-October, author Kevin Fedarko and National Geographic photographer Pete McBride will finish the final leg of a nearly 670 mile hike through the heart of Grand Canyon where they have taken an in-depth look at what they consider to be a growing number of threats surrounding the canyon.

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Fusion of contemporary classical and traditional Hopi music debuts at MNA

Grand Canyon Music Festival debuts new genre of Hopi music combining classical with traditional

There’s a new brand of music floating across the airwaves of northern Arizona and it sounds good.

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Capturing electricity: photographing lightning at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon photographer Greg Brush shares tips on photographing one of nature's deadliest forces - lightning at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere and is created in the space between clouds, air or the ground. Every year in the U.S. lightning strikes the ground approximately 25 million times.

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Track and Field sends 11 competitors to state, ends season on a high note

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon Track and Field team rounded out the season by setting new school records and having 11 out of 24 students qualifying for the state track meet May 6 - 7 at Mesa Community College.

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Grand Canyon superintendent addresses sexual harassment by NPS employees on Colorado River

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - "I'm here with my heart in my throat a little bit right now," said Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga during a presentation at the annual Guide Training Seminar in Marble Canyon April 2.

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Grand Canyon School track and field on fire, aiming for state

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Participation in Grand Canyon School's track and field team is up this year - way up. Moving from a team of seven athletes and two managers last year to 22 athletes and four student managers this season, this could be one of the largest track and field teams Grand Canyon has had in years.

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Grand Canyon Caverns opens tour in new caves to public March 12

ROUTE 66, Ariz. - There's a dinosaur in the driveway. Close by there's a miniature golf course and vintage hotel and restaurant reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s era.

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'Flipped Out' for Grand Canyon: new book to benefit Grand Canyon Youth river program

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Most people will never see the Grand Canyon from the helm of a river boat, heading into the swirling abyss of a Class IV rapid.

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Lady Phantoms end season on positive note

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Lady Vikings are celebrating the end of the season after winning, their final game Feb. 5 against Shonto Prep 50 - 26.

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Newbies to the barn: training Grand Canyon's Mules

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - With the swing of a creaking gate and the gentle thud of four hooves stepping down from the trailer, 11 mules arrive at their new home - the mule barn at Grand Canyon National Park.

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A mule called Ratz: Grand Canyon mule named after El Tovar waiter

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Thomas Ratz has worked at the Grand Canyon for over 35 years and his dedication has paid off in an uncommon honor - having one of Grand Canyon's world famous mules named after him.

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The art of fire watching: Red Butte Lookout

Fire lookout at Red Butte works to keep landscapes and living rooms beautiful

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - It's been said Bruce Hill can spot a lit cigarette 30 miles out in the woods. He's good. Which is one reason Hill has worked as a fire lookout on Red Butte for the last 16 years. Red Butte is a lonely outcropping located off Highway 64, just south of Grand Canyon National Park.