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Arizona turns 107 on Valentine's Day

Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912, the last state in the continental U.S. to achieve statehood.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Nationwide crisis exacerbated by lack of reporting of cases

In 2016, the National Crime Information Center reported that there were 5,712 reports of missing Native women and girls. The U.S. Department of Justice’s federal missing persons database logged only 116.

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Celebration of Art’s John Cogan one of few chosen as an ARC associate living master

New Mexico landscape artist and annual Celebration of Art participant John D. Cogan was recently selected as an associate living master by the Art Renewal Center (ARC).

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Backcountry backlog over: Permit process back on track

The weeks-long government shutdown produced a backlog of work for employees once they returned, and with another shutdown a possibility, Grand Canyon National Park is simultaneously catching up and looking ahead.

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Region in Brief: Feb. 13

Region in Brief: Feb. 13

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APS lowers residential electricity bills; crisis bill pay assistance still available

APS has lowered monthly bills more than $3 on average for residential customers.

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Grand Canyon, other parks to be reimbursed for funds spent in shutdown

The National Park Service said it will reimburse parks, like the Grand Canyon, that were forced to dip into local maintenance funds to remain partially open during the recent five-week government shutdown.

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Plan calls for free entry for vets at Arizona state parks

Arizona has a history of looking after its military veterans.

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Obituary: Verna M. Ciesielski

The ad in her local newspaper was huge, in bold letters, with a challenge clearly stated: “FIND YOURSELF — AT THE GRAND CANYON”

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Tusayan Sanitary District awaits flood studies, aims to prevent hazadous situation

When it comes to catastrophic flooding, most people worry about their homes and businesses, but a much more devastating casualty is sitting just off the main drag, surrounded by forest and flanked by unassuming employee housing.

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Judge orders evidentiary hearing for Rector after guilty plea withdrawn

A March 4 evidentiary hearing has been set for a man awaiting sentencing in the death of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl.

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Grand Canyon students explore careers at Papillon Helicopters in Tusayan

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters hosted Grand Canyon School’s Career Exploration classes Jan. 31.

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River trip lottery for Grand Canyon delayed

With the possibility of another government shutdown on the horizon after Feb. 15, Grand Canyon National Park will hold its annual non-commercial river trip lottery Feb. 16-March 12.

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Grand Canyon Chamber highlights efforts at annual luncheon

Grand Canyon Chamber president ClayAnn Cook introduces the Chamber board officers at its annual luncheon Jan. 31.

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Floodplain administration: Tusayan enters agreement with county flood control district

Town ordered to restore Ten X development area to original water storage capacity, install flood control measures

The town of Tusayan voted to enter an agreement with the Coconino County Flood Control District Feb. 4 to begin the process of obtaining a floodplain permit.

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Tusayan Fire Department receives grants, new equipment

As the primary first responders in a remote are, members of the Tusayan Fire Department rarely know what they might find when they respond to vehicle accidents on State Route 64.

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Heavy snow is on the way for Williams and Flagstaff

Significant snow is on the way for northern Arizona.

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Pile burning planned near Parks and Dogtown Lake

Fuels reduction efforts on the Williams Ranger District of Kaibab National Forest will begin Feb.1 and continue into next week as weather conditions permit.

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Pile burning resumes near Jacob Lake

Firefighters plan to burn piles on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

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Vote expected today on Ducey's drought contingency program

State lawmakers are set to vote -- and presumably give final approval -- sometime today to a drought contingency plan designed to help deal with how Arizona deals with being able to draw less water from the Colorado River.

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Rector plans to withdraw guilty plea in 2014 murder

A man awaiting sentencing in the death of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl says he wants to withdraw his plea.

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Ducey appoints new director of Arizona State Parks and Trails

Gov. Doug Ducey recently announced the appointment of Robert Broscheid as the director of Arizona State Parks and Trails.

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Grand Canyon Youth river storytelling event Feb. 7 in Flagstaff

Grand Canyon Youth will hold its first ever ‘River Stories Told Live’ fundraiser Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

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Tribal land known for waterfalls won't allow tour guides

The thousands of tourists who travel to a remote Native American reservation deep in the Grand Canyon each year to camp near a series of picturesque, blue-green waterfalls will have to do so without the benefit of professional guides.

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Floodplain administration: Ten X housing in holding pattern while town works with county flood control

Although construction has ceased as the town of Tusayan works to come into compliance with Coconino County Flood Control District permitting requirements, work on the project – and its costs —are still ongoing.

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