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Annual Grand Canyon Star Party to be held June 9-16

The 28th annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held June 9-16 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon Phantoms compete at state track meet

Grand Canyon student athletes competed in the state track meet in Mesa May 5.

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Letter to the editor: Grand Canyon is what it is — no diversity initiatives required

I read the article in Grand Canyon News about ethnically diverse visitors.

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Campgrounds, visitor center open on North Kaibab Ranger District

With summer recreation season rapidly approaching, Kaibab National Forest recreation facilities on the North Kaibab Ranger District are open to the public for a variety of outside activities.

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High winds forecast for Friday and Saturday

Wind and critical fire weather forecast for May 11 and 12.

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DPS trooper injured in altercation on US 180

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer is in the hospital after an incident with a pedestrian on Highway 180 northwest of Flagstaff May 7.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon West celebrates 30 years April 28

The Hualapai Tribe celebrated the 30th anniversary of Grand Canyon West April 28.

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Kaibab National Forest enters Stage 2 restrictions

Because of increasing fire danger and for public safety, the entire Coconino and Prescott National Forests, as well as the South Kaibab portion of the Kaibab National Forest, will implement Stage 2 fire restrictions.

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Around the Canyon: Week of May 9

Around the Canyon: Week of May 9

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Report: Grand Canyon visitor spending supports over 9,000 jobs in local economy

Hotels, restaurants top direct economic contributions

A National Park Service report shows that more than 6.2 million recreational visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2017 spent $667 million in communities near the park.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students inducted into National Honor Society

Grand Canyon School student leaders were inducted into the National Honor Society April 11.

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Photo highlights: APS volunteers help lead clean-up efforts at Grand Canyon

APS employees and their families led a volunteer clean-up effort at Grand Canyon National Park April 14.

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Grand Canyon North Rim roads and facilities to reopen May 15

The gate at the entrance to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open t 7:30 a.m. May 15.

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Applications for AZGFD fall hunt draw now being accepted

Paper applications due May 8, online applicants have until June 12

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has posted the 2018-19 Arizona Hunting Regulations online at www.azgfd.gov/draw.

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Man shot after brandishing gun at Hualapai officers

James D. Warren, 89, of Seligman fatally shot near Grand Canyon Caverns

An 89-year-old man was shot and killed April 21 by two officers from the Hualapai Nation Police Department in the parking lot of Grand Canyon Caverns, according to tribal spokesman John MacDonald April 24.

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Zinke: National park gateway communities added $35.8 billion to economy in 2017

As the nation celebrates National Park Week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2017 resulted in a $35.8 billion benefit to the nation’s economy — a nearly $1 billion increase from 2016 — and supported 306,000 jobs.

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Coconino Forest begins Stage 1 fire restrictions April 27

In an effort to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires, Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented across the entire Coconino National Forest starting Friday (April 27) at 8 a.m.

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National Park Service honors employees for years of exemplary service

The National Park Service recently honored employees for their years of service and willingness to go above and beyond in service to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Officials update wildland fire near Valle to 550 acres, 60 percent contained

Emergency crews and firefighters battled a wildland fire near Valle, about 34 miles north of Williams around 2 p.m. April 23.

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Rainbow Bridge National Monument designated International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Rainbow Bridge National Monument and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recently announced the designation of Rainbow Bridge National Monument as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary.

Gila County and Tonto National Forest implement Stage 2 fire restrictions

Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted officials to implement Stage 2 fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning April 18. Fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

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Coconino County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions below Mogollon Rim

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors enacted the Wildfire Defense Ordinance Stage 1 fire restrictions, for Coconino County, below the Mogollon Rim, during the regular board meeting April 17.

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Roads Improvement Project: Paving begins April 19 on Village Loop Drive

Another major phase of the South Rim Roads Improvement Project is set to begin April 19 as contractors begin paving Village Loop Drive.

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Fuelwood permits for Williams, Tusayan Ranger Districts on sale

Free-use permits may also be available on each district

The Kaibab National Forest will offer firewood cutting permits for the 2018 firewood season beginning April 16 for the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts and May 1 for the North Kaibab Ranger District.

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Around the Canyon: Week of April 18

Around the Canyon: Week of April 18

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Grand Canyon National Park offering free entry April 21

Earth Day celebration, including steam locomotive demonstration, begins at 10 a.m.

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day during National Park Week fee-free day April 21.

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Nevada man to serve 6 years after firing at Lake Mead marina guards

A prison term of 81 months was handed down in a recent court hearing to a man who fired multiple shots at security guards at a marina in Lake Mead National Recreation Area last August.

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Glendale man awarded $24.1 million for 2011 helicopter crash near Valle

A Phoenix jury recently awarded Glendale resident Jeffrey Boatman more than $24 million in a settlement stemming from a 2011 helicopter crash just west of Valle.

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Colorado River Adventure

Grand Canyon students embarked on a Colorado River adventure with Grand Canyon Youth March 29-April 1.

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Bearizona competing for USA Today's Best Wildlife Parks

Bearizona is one of 20 wildlife parks to be nominated for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Williams and Grand Canyon area under red flag warning April 11-12

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a red flag warning for most of northern Arizona, including the Williams and Grand Canyon areas.

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Photo highlights: Phantoms track and field competes at Joseph City March 30

The Grand Canyon Phantoms track and field team competed at the Joseph City high school track meet March 30.

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Local photographer Ronnie Tierney wins Grand Canyon annual pass contest

Grand Canyon National Park announced Veronica “Ronnie” Tierney as its annual pass photo contest winner March 29.

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Grand Canyon National Park back to Level 1 water conservation

Residents and visitors are encouraged to continue conserving water

After several weeks of pipeline breaks and water restrictions, water in storage tanks on the South Rim of Grand Canyon has reached sustainable levels.

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Donating even $1 at tax time helps Arizona wildlife

Taxpayer donations help Sonoran pronghorn, black-footed ferrets and others

The tax filing deadline is a little more than a week away, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages those who haven’t yet submitted their returns to help support the state’s wildlife by “making a mark” on their state income tax form.

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Bald eagle rescued, released near Grand Canyon

A bald eagle is flying high after being rescued near Grand Canyon in January.

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Parks in Brief: Joshua Tree, Carlsbad Caverns, Saguaro

National Parks news from around the country.

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Around the Canyon: Week of April 4

Around the Canyon: Week of April 4

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Annual Grand Canyon School job fair takes place April 11

Grand Canyon High School students looking to get a leg up on scoring a summer job will have an opportunity to visit with more than 20 local businesses within Grand Canyon National Park and Tusayan.

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Test wells under construction at Phantom Ranch through April 5

Park officials move to Level 2 water restrictions, Camper Services reopens

On March 29, the National Park Service (NPS) began installing one test well and two monitoring wells next to Bright Angel Creek near Phantom Ranch.

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Grand Canyon Railway to apply herbicide within Grand Canyon National Park

Application will reduce fire risk, lower threat from invasive plant species

Grand Canyon Railway, in consultation with the National Park Service (NPS), will apply herbicide April 4-6 along the railroad tracks including those within Grand Canyon National Park.

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Around the Canyon: Week of March 28

Around the Canyon: Week of March 28