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North Rim closed for the season

As winter approaches in northern Arizona, the Arizona Department of Transportation will close State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park Dec. 5.

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Game and Fish offering reward for information on North Rim poaching

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is offering up to $8,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of yet another suspected poacher.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Dec. 6

Around the Canyon: Week of Dec. 6

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Forest service initiates two small burns near Tusayan, Jacob Lake

North Zone Fire managers plan to initiate prescribed fire operations on a small 50-acre strip of land adjacent to the campground at Jacob Lake. Weather conditions are forecasted to be within prescriptive parameters.

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NPS extends comment period for Glen Canyon aquatic species plan

In response to public requests, the National Park Service (NPS) has extended the scoping public comment period for the Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Environmental Assessment from Dec. 15, 2017, to Jan. 5, 2018.

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NPS extends public comment period for potential fee increase at 17 parks

The National Park Service has extended the public comment periods for proposed peak-season entrance fees at 17 national parks and revised fees for road-based commercial tours and will accept comments until Dec. 22, 2017.

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Christmas tree prices climb 25 percent

Kaibab National Forest offers self-serve alternative with Christmas tree cutting permits

Thanks to the decade-old recession of 2007-2008, live Christmas tree prices could climb as much as 25 percent this year.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students take to the field for Turkey Trot

Grand Canyon students participated in the school’s annual turkey trot for a chance to win a Thanksgiving bird and pumpkin pie Dec. 16.

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North Kaibab wraps up successful season of fire management

As the year winds down, so will much of the fire management activity on the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Christmas in Canyon Country: holiday events around the region

A cozy list of holiday events for the whole family.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 29

Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 29

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Annual Christmas bird count returns to Grand Canyon Dec. 17

The National Audubon Society will hold its annual Christmas bird count for the Grand Canyon Dec. 17. The activity is free and open to the public.

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Lead poisoning complicates Southwest California condor reintroduction program reviewed

A review of the 2012-2016 period of the California condor reintroduction program in northern Arizona and southern Utah is complete.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon Girls on the Run race for success

Grand Canyon students, along with their coaches and families, participate in the annual Girls on the Run program, culminating in a 5K run Nov. 11 at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Seven-time world champion hoop dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis, who is Choctaw and Hopi, performs a traditional hoop dance at Grand Canyon’s annual Native American Heritage Month celebration Nov. 9.

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Letter to the editor: Response to the public statement concerning the Nov. 7 election results

First and foremost, thank you Tusayan voters for voting and caring for the Tusayan/Grand Canyon area.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 22

Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 22

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NPS seeking public comments on non- native fish controls at Glen Canyon Dam

NPS is seeking public input on an Expanded Non-native Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) during the 30-day comment period Nov. 15 - Dec. 14.

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Guest column: Public statement concerning the Nov. 7 election results

As we continue to pursue new ways to overcome the challenges which are continually thrown in our way, we remain dedicated to the basic right that all residents should have a home they can call their own.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 15

Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 15

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Body recovered below South Rim believed to be missing person Michael Legus

The National Park Service (NPS) located a body Nov. 10 below the South Rim on the Rim Trail, between Pipe Creek and Mather Point.

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Free entrance to National Parks in honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11-12

NPS continues tradition of providing veterans and active duty military with opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation

The National Park Service will commemorate Veterans Day and the service of American military members past and present with special events and free admission in parks throughout the country Nov. 11 and 12.

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Photo highlights: 2017 Halloween on the Rim

The Grand Canyon and Tusayan celebrated Halloween with games, costume contests and lots and lots of candy.

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Photo highlights: KLC hosts Western Night at the Grand Hotel in Tusayan

Kaibab Learning Center held its annual Western Night fundraiser at the Grand Hotel Nov. 3.

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Navajo Winter Tale to Re-Story the Wolf: an evening of storytelling Nov. 10

The Plan B Foundation to Save Wolves will sponsor a special performance of the traditional Navajo winter story about leadership and the wisdom of the wolf (Mai Tso) told by storyteller and folklorist Sunny Dooley.

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Grand Canyon National Park initiates thinning operation along Highway 64

Contractors working with Grand Canyon National Park fire managers are conducting a forest-thinning project along South Entrance Road to help maintain a safe and clear evacuation route from Grand Canyon Village.

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Grand Canyon to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 9

Park's last free entry day of the year scheduled for Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day

Grand Canyon National Park will host a Native American Indian Heritage Celebration with special presentations and demonstrations recognizing the many accomplishments, contributions and sacrifices made by America’s first people.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 8

Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 8

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Search underway for missing man at Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service is conducting a search for Michael Legus, 39, of Tooele, Utah, who was reported missing Oct. 31 by a friend.

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Coconino County Sheriff announces Bret Axlund as new Chief Deputy

On Oct. 25, Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll announced Bret Axlund had been selected as Chief Deputy for Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

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Forest Service hiring temporary field positions

The U.S. Forest Service will be accepting applications for temporary spring and summer jobs in Arizona and New Mexico Nov. 1 - 9.

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Hopi youth partner for North Rim Waters for Life initiative

Grand Canyon Trust, Kaibab National Forest provide service learning opportunities while protecting natural resources

“We have a strong partnership here, and it’s going to get even stronger throughout the week,” said Grand Canyon Trust Land Operations Manager Ed Grumbine, as he welcomed nearly a dozen Hopi Tribal youth participants to the 2017 Waters for Life Youth Service Project hosted by the Grand Canyon Trust (GCT) and the Kaibab National Forest (KNF).

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Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 1

Around the Canyon: Week of Nov. 1

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NPS proposes Grand Canyon fee increase

Extra funds collected during peak season to eat into maintenance backlog at 17 parks

As it tries to come to terms with a deferred maintenance backlog of nearly $12 billion dollars, the National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks, including Grand Canyon, during peak visitor seasons.

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Kaibab National Forest Christmas tree permit sale begins Nov. 16

Fourth graders eligible for free tree permit with Every Kid in a Park pass

The Kaibab National Forest will sell over-the-counter and through-the-mail Christmas tree tags on a first-come, first-served basis for each of its three ranger districts beginning Nov. 16 and continuing until they are sold out.

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Photo highlights: Interact Club raises funds for Houston rebuilding project

Grand Canyon Interact Club, with the help of Grand Canyon Rotary, hosted a spaghetti fundraising dinner Oct. 12 to help rebuild a Houston halfway house for teens.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon school celebrates fall, honors senior athletes

Grand Canyon School carried out some fall traditions Oct. 13, including honoring senior soccer players and families.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon residents live it up Disney-style

Grand Canyon community members traveled to Disneyland Oct. 2-6.

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Federal land managers invite public to community conversation event

Federal land managers with the Forest Service (USFS), National Park Service (NPS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invite the public to attend a community conversation next week as part of an ongoing effort to connect with the public and hear first-hand what people value about their public lands.

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Starbucks construction under way in Tusayan

A Starbucks coffee shop is currently under construction adjoining the Tusayan General Store.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 25

Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 25

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Photo highlights: Xanterra health fair promotes total wellness

Xanterra hosted its annual employee health fair Oct. 10 at the Grand Canyon Rec Center.

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Kaibab Suspension Bridge closed to foot traffic for repairs; detours in place

The Kaibab Suspension Bridge, also called the Black Bridge, will close to foot traffic while trail crews replace wood decking and tread boards.

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Photo highlights: Habitat improvement underway at Ten X

The Kaibab National Forest partnered with the Mule Deer Foundation to treat acres within the Ten X Habitat Improvement Project on the Tusayan Ranger District.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 18

Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 18

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Prescribed burns on North and South rims scheduled

Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest completed plans for the 2017 fall and 2018 spring prescribed fire burning seasons and have already begun working in many listed for treatment.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 11

Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 11

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Lisa Carrico named deputy superintendent at Grand Canyon

Lisa Carrico, a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as deputy superintendent of Operations and Science at Grand Canyon National Park.

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AZGFD study clarifies historical range of Mexican wolf

Evidence points to southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico, 90 percent of Mexico

A recent peer-reviewed scientific paper reaffirmed the historical range of the endangered Mexican wolf as being southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico.

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Register to vote by Oct. 10 for Tusayan special elections

The deadline to register to vote in November’s special elections is Oct. 10.

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