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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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Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 4

Around the Canyon: Week of Oct. 4

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Man sentenced for DUI, assault and other violations in Grand Canyon National Park

Nathan D. Goodman, 36, has a prior arrest this year near Kayenta

After pleading guilty to several charges, a man was sentenced to imprisonment and supervised probation during a recent court hearing. Nathan D. Goodman, age 36, is also banned from Grand Canyon National Park.

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Photo highlights: 9th annual Celebration of Art wows crowds

Artists from around the country converged on the Grand Canyon for the 2017 Celebration of Art Sept. 9-15 on the North and South Rims.

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Grand Canyon celebrates National Public Lands Day Sept. 30

Park to waive entrance fees, offer multicultural dance performance

Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day with free entrance to the park.

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AZGFD accepting applications for spring hunt permits through Oct. 10

Hunts include spring bison, bear, turkey and javelina

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is now accepting online applications for 2018 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 27

Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 27

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Grand Canyon Phantoms Varsity Soccer Schedule

Grand Canyon Phantoms Varsity Soccer Schedule

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Out of the Past: North Rim Sing-Away

For decades the college-aged employees of the Grand Canyon Lodge would greet visitors arriving by bus and sing them through the entrance.

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Hualapai water rights settlement in the works

New study predicts pending legislation will provide up to 10,000 annual jobs, increased revenue for Mohave county, tribe

The Hualapai Tribe recently commended Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R - Ariz.) for introducing legislation to approve and ratify the Hualapai Water Rights Settlement in Washington, D.C.

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ADOT: beware of flood damage when buying a used vehicle

Agency warns vehicles damaged in recent hurricanes can make their way to Arizona

After hurricanes that caused widespread flooding in Texas and Florida, Arizonans in the market for used cars have even more reason to pay close attention to a vehicle’s condition and history, especially in private sales.

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Grand Canyon Bison Management Act approved by House committee

Bipartisan legislation would allow private hunters to harvest the entire animal

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee recently approved a bipartisan bill that will allow the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) to better manage and conserve the bison population within Grand Canyon National Park, according to the agency.

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‘Experience the Winter Majesty: Grand Canyon South Rim’ selected as semi-finalist at Los Angeles CineFest

The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce was recently named a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest online film competition for their Virtual Reality work “Experience the Winter Majesty: Grand Canyon South Rim.”

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Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 20

Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 20

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NPS announces $25.6 million in historic preservation grants

Hualapai Tribe, Navajo Nation will receive nearly $80,000; state of Arizona awarded $395,963 to preserve cultural areas

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt with the National Park Service announced the distribution of an additional $21 million in historic preservation grants to every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and partnering nations and $4.6 million for historic preservation grants to 169 Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

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North Rim bison herd to be culled near Grand Canyon National Park

Lethal, non-lethal methods to be used to drop herd numbers below 200

The National Park Service (NPS) will work with cooperating agencies and partners to reduce the size of the bison herd on the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 13

Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 13

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Lake Mead water levels improve slightly; no shortage for 2018

The federal Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) recently completed its August 2017 24-Month Study, which is part of a study of hydrology and projected operations of the Colorado River system.

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Dr. Robert Beaver joins Grand Canyon Community Church

Dr. Robert C. Beaver, Jr., will join Grand Canyon Community Church (GCCC) as its new pastor at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Shrine of the Ages.

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AZGFD, regional business leaders address Mexican wolf recovery plan

Agency says plan builds on best available science, local business owners say more wolves mean more revenue

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) submitted its official comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) draft Mexican wolf recovery plan Aug. 29.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 6

Around the Canyon: Week of Sept. 6

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'Snake Gulch: A Passage through Time' showcases ancient rock art

The Kaibab National Forest has released a short video telling the story of a remote canyon that is home to an incredible array of prehistoric paintings and etchings.

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Obituary: Melissa Rose Kovin

Melissa Rose Kovin (July 26, 1988 — Aug. 8, 2017).

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ADOT continues to gather public input for Grand Canyon Airport plan

The master plan study process for Grand Canyon National Park Airport, owned and operated by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), continueds with a public information workshop Aug. 24 in Phoenix.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Aug. 30

Around the Canyon: Week of Aug. 30

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Out of the Past: Mather Point Amphitheater dedicated Oct. 25, 2010

The Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park dedicated a new rim-based amphitheater and landmark feature at Mather Point on the South Rim Oct. 25, 2010.

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Happy Birthday, NPS: Grand Canyon offers free entry Aug. 25

Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country in celebrating Founder’s Day with free entrance to the park.

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Out of the Past: William Wallace Bass builds Bass Camp

William Wallace Bass was one of the earliest pioneers at the Grand Canyon in the 1880s.

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Guest Column: AZGFD supports wolf recovery based on best science

It’s been a long hard struggle to recover the Mexican wolf in Arizona, and we are seeing great progress.

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Grand Canyon debuts fire-focused short film

Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park can now learn more about the role wildland fire plays at Grand Canyon.

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ADOT begins work on I-40 near Williams

Drivers heading eastbound on Interstate 40 toward Williams and Flagstaff will use one of the westbound lanes for five miles while Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews begin rebuilding the eastbound section of highway.

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Photo highlights: Smokey the Bear celebrates 73rd birthday

Smokey the Bear celebrated his 73rd birthday with visitors and rangers at the Grand Canyon Aug. 9.

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Photo highlights: Xanterra hosts annual property Olympics

Xanterra employees competed for property supremacy (and a trophy) at this year’s 22nd annual Property Olympics July 15.

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Out of the Past: Supai Charlie

Waluthma (Fire Away), also known as Supai Charlie, at Supai circa 1899.

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After igniting Pine Hollow wildfire, monsoon storms stall its progress

Lightning strikes ignite three more fires on North Rim, bringing season total to 10

After receiving significant moisture from monsoon rainfall over the past few days, the Pine Hollow wildfire has seen no growth in the last 24 hours.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Aug. 9

Around the Canyon: Week of Aug. 9

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*Update* - Update: Body located near Black Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park

Search and rescue crews have located a body believed to be Sarah Beadle of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Aug. 2

Around the Canyon: Week of Aug. 2

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Letter to the editor: Park maintenance, such as Trans Canyon Pipeline, must be high priority

This month Grand Canyon National Park seeks public input for an overdue plan to replace an important water pipeline that pipes water across the canyon to the South Rim to meet the needs of thousands of residents and millions of visitors.

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Around the Canyon: Week of July 26

Around the Canyon: Week of July 26

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Forest Service seeking public input on Arizona Scenic Trail

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will host six public meetings in August throughout Arizona to discuss development of a comprehensive plan for the Arizona National Scenic Trail.

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Fire restrictions lifted on Kaibab, Coconino National Forests

Monsoonal rainfall throughout northern Arizona over the past week has prompted Coconino County officials to rescind the fire restrictions currently in place on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.

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Fish and Wildlife to host public information meeting on Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan draft

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is in the process of revising the 1982 Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan.

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Specialists continue work to restore ponderosa pine on North Kaibab

Employees on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest have partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to plant seedlings in the Warm Fire 2017 planting project at East Lake.