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Pile burn activity continues near North Rim, Jacob Lake and DeMotte campground

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.

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16 river running contracts for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon announced

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.

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Rainbow trout stocking at Lees Ferry to be discussed at March 5 public meeting

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.

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Bruce Northern takes over as Tusayan town clerk

Bruce Northern officially took on the role of Tusayan town clerk in December 2017.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 21

Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 21

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Fuels Reduction Efforts Continue on Tusayan Ranger District

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.

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Regional Valentine's events for singles or couples

Whether you want to spice up date night or are just looking for a fun night out, consider these Valentine's Day events

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Williams-Grand Canyon News welcomes new account executive

The Williams-Grand Canyon News welcomes Sandy Hoover as its new account executive.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 14

Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 14

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'Hidden and Revealed:' Black History at Grand Canyon

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.

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Corey named superintendent of Grand Canyon-Parashant

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.

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NPS seeks public comment on proposed inter-tribal cultural site at Desert View

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.

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Prescribed burning to continue on Reed Rx Project south of Tusayan

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.

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Groups file suit challenging Mexican wolf recovery plan

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.

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Owner of northern Arizona commercial guiding company convicted of crimes, banned from Grand Canyon

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.

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New overlook, railings, accessible rim trail among improvements at Horseshoe Bend

Improvements at the rim of the Horseshoe Bend Overlook in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area were recently completed, including a new overlook and railing.

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Park accepting 2019 non-commercial river trip permit lottery applications

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.

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Tusayan neighborhood watch planning meeting scheduled Feb. 8

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.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 7

Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 7

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Havasupai will begin taking campground reservations Feb. 1

One of Arizona’s most coveted campgrounds, reservations for spots at Havasupai Falls will be available beginning Feb. 1.

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Catalyst Quartet wins Grammy Award

Grand Canyon Music Festival's Catalyst Quartet was awarded a Grammy.

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South Rim roads improvement project begins next phase Feb. 4

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.

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AZDPS creates website to help find missing children

January has been declared as Human Trafficking Prevention Month by Gov. Doug Ducey.

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You can help students by donating to the Arizona State Tax Credit program

Tax season may leave some people grumbling, but the Arizona State Tax Credit can benefit both taxpayers and your local school district.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 31

Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 31

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Interior selects Dan Smith as deputy director of NPS

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).

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Deadline for 6th annual Mexican wolf pup-naming contest Feb. 1

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.

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Annual bald eagle event set for Flagstaff Jan. 27

Did you know that Arizona is visited by over 200 bald eagles during the winter?

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Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 21

Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 21

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Ducey focuses on education, opioids, wrong way drivers

Gov. Doug Ducey’s (R-Arizona) had several key points in his state of the state address Jan. 8.

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Grand Canyon school library receives grant for STEM ‘maker station’

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.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 17

Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 17

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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.

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Grand Canyon National Park celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with free entry

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.

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South Rim scales back to level 1 basic water conservation measures

With water again filling the South Rim storage tanks, Grand Canyon National Park will ease restrictions on water use.

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Pile Burn scheduled Thursday and Friday on Tusayan Ranger District

One-hundred acres of slash piles are scheduled to burn on Thursday and Friday, Jan 11 and 12 on the Tusayan Ranger District.

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National Park Service explores monthly themes through 2018

Every year, the National Park Service (NPS) hosts an annual calendar of themed monthly events.

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Don't miss Grand Canyon's annual Star Party; 2018 date announced

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.

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South Rim Roads Improvement Project begins; expect detours, slight delays

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.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 10

Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 10

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NPS could raise water restrictions at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park remains in Level 2 water conservation measures because of water delivery system issues and may implement further restrictions next week.

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Grand Canyon Trust welcomes Aumack as executive director

On Jan. 1 the Grand Canyon Trust welcomed Ethan Aumack as its new executive director.

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Supermoon rises over Grand Canyon

The first supermoon of 2018 rises over Grand Canyon Jan. 1.

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Grand Canyon National Park under water conservation measures following water pump failure

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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Contact your elected officials

Contact your elected officials.

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Around the Canyon: Jan. 3

Upcoming events in the Grand Canyon area.

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Grand Canyon West tops 1 million visitors for third straight year

For the third consecutive year, attendance at Grand Canyon West (GCW) has topped 1 million visitors on the West Rim of Grand Canyon.

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Arizona ranked sixth among fastest-growing states

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.

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Road improvement project underway for Hermits Road interchange

Construction has begun at the Hermit Road interchange to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection.

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Multi-agency DUI task force planned for New Year's

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.

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