North Zone fire managers plan to continue pile burning activity in the vicinity of the North Rim Developed Area, which consists of two, 16-acre units of hand piles.
On Feb. 12, Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz announced the availability of a prospectus for 16 business opportunities to provide guided interpretive multi-day whitewater tours on the Colorado River in the park.
Stocking intended to boost trout population and sport fishing opportunities
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) plans to stock rainbow trout this spring into the lower three mile walk-in section of Lees Ferry, a blue-ribbon trout fishery below Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona.
Bruce Northern officially took on the role of Tusayan town clerk in December 2017.
Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 21
Fire Managers on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will continue burning slash piles on a 429 acre block this week just west of the Grand Canyon Airport.
Whether you want to spice up date night or are just looking for a fun night out, consider these Valentine's Day events
The Williams-Grand Canyon News welcomes Sandy Hoover as its new account executive.
Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 14
In honor of African American History Month, Grand Canyon National Park will host a special evening program to highlight the African American experience in northern Arizona and contributions to Grand Canyon National Park.
Bureau of Land Management selects veteran manager Michael Herder to lead Arizona Strip district
Chad Corey has been selected as superintendent of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, located in northwestern Arizona.
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to modify facilities at Desert View to create an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site.
Fire crews are scheduled to continue burning a 250 acre unit on the Reed Prescribed Fire project beginning Thursday of this week near the Grand Canyon Airport southwest of the town of Tusayan.
Critics say current plan doomed to fail, ignores best available science
A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit Jan. 30 challenging what they call a deeply flawed recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, whose numbers have reached about 113 in the wild.
Deborah Hendricks, 44, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and owner of “Just Roughin’ It”, a commercial guiding company, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles R. Pyle to three years of probation.
Improvements at the rim of the Horseshoe Bend Overlook in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area were recently completed, including a new overlook and railing.
On Feb. 1, the National Park Service began accepting applications for non-commercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.
The Tusayan Fire Department will host a meeting for community volunteers interested in participating in a neighborhood watch program at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8.
Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 7
One of Arizona’s most coveted campgrounds, reservations for spots at Havasupai Falls will be available beginning Feb. 1.
Grand Canyon Music Festival's Catalyst Quartet was awarded a Grammy.
Another phase of the 2018 South Rim roads improvement project will begin the week of Feb. 4, which will include full closures of several Grand Canyon Village intersections.
January has been declared as Human Trafficking Prevention Month by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Tax season may leave some people grumbling, but the Arizona State Tax Credit can benefit both taxpayers and your local school district.
Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 31
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Jan. 9 that Paul Daniel (Dan) Smith was selected as the new Deputy Director of the National Park Service (NPS).
Every year in January, the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) completes its annual year-end population survey of the wolves living in Arizona and New Mexico.
Did you know that Arizona is visited by over 200 bald eagles during the winter?
Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 21
Gov. Doug Ducey’s (R-Arizona) had several key points in his state of the state address Jan. 8.
Arizona is blessed with a number of educators who inspire students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and the Phoenix Suns are teaming up to help these teachers bring innovative hands-on STEM learning to 6,000-plus students through financial grants totaling $50,000.
Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 17
Bureau of Land Management seeks public input in planning process for Grand Staircase-Escalante region
On Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Proclamation 9682 modifying the boundary of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of important objects of historic and scientific interest.
Fee-free applies to park entrance only and doesn't affect camping reservations, tours and concessions
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Grand Canyon National Park visitors can get into the park free Jan. 18.
With water again filling the South Rim storage tanks, Grand Canyon National Park will ease restrictions on water use.
One-hundred acres of slash piles are scheduled to burn on Thursday and Friday, Jan 11 and 12 on the Tusayan Ranger District.
Every year, the National Park Service (NPS) hosts an annual calendar of themed monthly events.
With a night sky that seems to stretch across the entire western hemisphere, Grand Canyon is the perfect spot for star gazing and night observations.
As part of the 2018 Federal Highways Administration’s South Rim Roads Improvement Project, additional construction and detours began Jan. 8 at the South Entrance Road and Desert View Drive (Arizona Highway 64 East) intersection.
Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 10
Grand Canyon National Park remains in Level 2 water conservation measures because of water delivery system issues and may implement further restrictions next week.
On Jan. 1 the Grand Canyon Trust welcomed Ethan Aumack as its new executive director.
The first supermoon of 2018 rises over Grand Canyon Jan. 1.
Water conservation guidelines in place at the South Rim, Desert View and Hermit's Rest
At Level 2, mandatory measures require that all concessions operations switch to disposable dishes and utensils, alter menus to use less water for food preparation and dish washing, adopt low water use for hotel room cleaning and serve drinking water at restaurants by request only.
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Upcoming events in the Grand Canyon area.
For the third consecutive year, attendance at Grand Canyon West (GCW) has topped 1 million visitors on the West Rim of Grand Canyon.
Idaho, Nevada and Utah experience the highest population growth in 2017
Arizona was the nation’s sixth fastest-growing state in 2017. Arizona’s population increased 1.6 percent to 7.4 million from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates released Dec. 20. Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state with 1.7 million.
Construction has begun at the Hermit Road interchange to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection.
Coconino County Sheriff Office is wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season and reminds the public officers will be patrolling 24 hours a day seven days a week to keep our communities safe.