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Photo highlights: Kaibab Learning Center holds annual Western Night

Kaibab Learning Center held its annual Western Night auction and fundraiser at Big E’s Steakhouse and Saloon Nov. 2.

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Game and Fish reminds hunters to use lead-free ammunition

Arizona hunters have proven their long-held commitment to wildlife conservation by voluntarily working to reduce the amount of lead exposure to endangered California condors, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is encouraging all hunters to join the effort this fall.

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Christmas tree, fuelwood tags available for Kaibab National Forest Nov. 14

Tusayan permit schedule limited; Nov. 16 is the only day to buy tags before Thanksgiving

Because of a restricted staffing schedule, Christmas tree and fuelwood permit tags will not be available for purchase at the Tusayan Ranger District office Nov. 14-15 and Nov. 19-22.

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Making a community quilt: Holiday Dinner Dance takes place Dec. 8

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.

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Unofficial election results: Tusayan's alternative expenditure limit set to expire, town council seat too close to call

The preliminary General Election results have been tabulated, although the results are not yet considered official.

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Photo highlights: Halloween chills come to Tusayan, Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon students enjoy games, food, a cake walk and costume contest at the school’s annual Halloween carnival Oct. 25 and the Grand Canyon and Tusayan communities enjoy Trunk or Treat festivities Halloween night.

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Grand Canyon offers free entry to commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 11

Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in honor of Veterans Day with fee-free entry into the park Nov. 11.

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*Update* - Experimental high-flow water release at Lee’s Ferry through Nov. 10

An experimental release of 38,100 cubic feet per second from Glen Canyon Dam will take through Nov. 10 at the Lee’s Ferry trout fishery downstream in Marble Canyon.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 7

Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 7

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Grand Canyon’s Elyssa Shalla wins NPS award for “Towers and Type”

Elyssa Shalla, park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, has been selected as a recipient of the Intermountain Region 2018 Freeman Tilden Award.

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Accident results in death of 2-year-old Valle boy

VALLE, Ariz. — On Nov. 3 Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the Valle area for a report of a child who had been hit by a pick-up truck.

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Grand Canyon National Park returns to Level 1 water conservation; limited water on trails due to seasonal shut-off

Following a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline earlier this month, Grand Canyon National Park now has enough water in storage to scale back to Level 1 basic water conservation measures.

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On the ballot in Coconino County

The 2018 general election will be held Nov. 6. The following statewide initiatives will be on the ballot.

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Grand Canyon National Park seeking public input on two building proposals

Grand Canyon National Parks is seeking public input on two construction proposals currently going through the environmental assessment review process.

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Out of the geyser: Yellowstone’s Ear Spring Geyser ejects decades of trash

Yellowstone National Park’s Ear Spring geyser erupted Sept. 15, spewing hot water, rocks and an assortment of historic and modern garbage passersby either deliberately tossed in or accidentally dropped.

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Kaibab National Forest to offer Christmas tree tags starting Nov. 16

The Kaibab National Forest will sell over-the-counter and through-the-mail Christmas tree tags for each of its three ranger districts beginning Nov. 16.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 24

Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 24

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Time for a flu shot: First cases of flu confirmed in Coconino County

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials announced that two cases of influenza have been confirmed in Coconino County.

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North Rim flips from fall to winter in a weekend

Winter came early to the North Kaibab Ranger District, muting its vibrant fall colors with a dusting of snow in early October.

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General Election: Ballot initiatives

The 2018 general election will be held Nov. 6.

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Museum of Northern Arizona offers admission discount to Grand Canyon visitors

Starting this fall, all fulltime Northern Arizona University students can visit the Museum of Northern Arizona just by showing their student id — Grand Canyon visitors will receive a 20 percent discount, too.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 17

Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 17

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Forest Service proposes forest restoration project across North Kaibab Ranger District

The Kaibab National Forest is seeking public input and comments on a proposed project to reduce the threat of uncharacteristic, high-intensity wildfire and to restore the structure, species composition and function of ecosystems on the Kaibab Plateau.

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NPS seeking public comment on transcanyon water pipeline assessment

Public comments are being sought by the National Park Service (NPS) for an environmental assessment of the Transcanyon Water Distribution Pipeline.

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General Election: What’s on the ballot?

The 2018 general election will be held Nov. 6. The following statewide initiatives will be on the ballot:

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Ranger-involved shooting under investigation at Grand Canyon National Park

At about 1:00 a.m. Oct. 11, an officer involved shooting occurred on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Obituary: Christopher John Crossland

Christopher John Crossland.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 10

Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 10

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Fix it Clinic and Drop and Swap help locals and environment

Do you have a broken a vacuum cleaner or a pair of jeans that need to be mended?

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Name that truck: Tusayan Fire seeks name for new ladder truck

Tusayan Fire Department is having a naming contest for its new ladder truck.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon EMS conducts structural fire training

The Grand Canyon Emergency Services team conducted structural fire training in August.

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Grand Canyon North Rim transitions to day use area Nov. 1

North Rim operations in Grand Canyon National Park will begin day use operations Nov. 1.

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Grand Canyon National Park to celebrate National Fossil Day Oct. 17

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate National Fossil Day Oct. 17.

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Update: Grand Canyon's South Rim continues under Level 2 water restrictions

Grand Canyon National Park implemented Level 2 water conservation measures Oct. 3 after a series of breaks in the Transcanyon Waterline.

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Registration deadline Oct. 9 for November General Election

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 6 General Election is Oct. 9.

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Two prescribed burns for Tusayan Ranger District to begin this fall

Fire managers on the Kaibab National Forest have completed plans for the 2018 fall prescribed fire burning season and will begin working on a range of projects this month.

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Increased activity expected on Cat Fire despite recent rains

Rain received on the Cat Fire last week was enough to tame the fire in fine fuels such as grass, leaves, and pine needles.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon Phantoms lose to Camp Verde 5-0

The Grand Canyon Phantoms dropped a game to the Camp Verde Cowboys Sept. 20.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon youth baseball teams still going strong

The Grand Canyon Youth Baseball group is looking to finish its first season strong as the kids learn more fundamentals of the game.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 26

Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 26

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Body recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park thought to be missing Howard

On Sept. 14, National Park Service personnel were notified of a body in the Colorado River below Granite Rapids at river mile 94.

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Tusayan Town Council Roundup: Sept. 12

Summary of actions taken by the Tusayan Town Council at its regular monthly meeting Sept. 12.

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Counting the days: North Rim shutdown to begin Oct. 16

North Rim operations will begin seasonal changes on the morning of Oct. 16.

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Grand Canyon National Park begins construction on Rowe Well Road

National Park Service road crews are scheduled to begin phase two of three proposed work actions Sept. 17 along Rowe Well Road.

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North Rim’s Cat Fire flares again due to high winds, warmer weather

With the recent escalation in windy conditions and warmer temperatures, Cat Fire activity has increased over the last 72 hours.

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Safety tips offered in wake of boating fatalities on Colorado River

As Arizona’s boating season continues, Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds all water goers to practice boating safety by always wearing a life jacket and operating your watercraft at safe speeds while on the water.

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