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Authorities say a man and woman who died last week while hiking in a popular area of Arches National Park in Utah were a couple from California.

By Associated Press December 5, 2019
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A proposal to build an RV park, hotel and gas station near the northwest entrance to Zion National Park has been rejected by county commissioners who said the rural area wasn’t equipped to handle that kind of commercial development.

By Associated Press December 5, 2019
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The head of Arizona's public safety department has apologized after it was revealed he was pulled over for driving over 90 mph on a state highway nearly two months ago.

By Associated Press December 5, 2019
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Authorities say the search for a 6-year-old girl missing since being swept away in a rural Arizona creek during a rainstorm last week now is a recovery effort and no longer a rescue mission.

By Associated Press December 5, 2019
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Native American tribes, environmentalists, state and federal agencies, river rafters and others say they have significant concerns about proposals to dam a Colorado River tributary in northern Arizona for hydropower. P

By Associated Press December 3, 2019
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Authorities are resuming the search for a 6-year-old Arizona girl who was among three children swept away in raging creek waters.

By Associated Press December 3, 2019
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Three outfitter guides have been banned from northern Arizona forests after being convicted of illegally operating commercial businesses.

By Associated Press November 26, 2019
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West Virginia sportsmen’s groups say they are not happy they could lose about 4,800 acres of hunting land if the New River Gorge National River is designated a national park and preserve.

By Associated Press November 26, 2019
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State health officials say flu cases in Arizona have tripled in comparison with previous seasons at this time and that all 15 Arizona counties have reported flu cases.

By Associated Press November 26, 2019
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A District of Columbia federal judge has denied a Montana landowner’s plea to halt the hunting of bison just outside Yellowstone National Park.

By Associated Press November 25, 2019
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Zion National Park officials say a hiker found dead at the bottom of a popular trail bordered by steep drops was a concession employee at the park in southern Utah.

By Associated Press November 25, 2019
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Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside cavities of Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection.

By Associated Press November 19, 2019
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The mountainous areas generally are cooler, but climate change has increased the risk of wildfires even in those places, county officials said.

By Associated Press November 19, 2019
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New modeling shows that a rush of water nearing the flow of the Colorado River could run off potential fire-scarred areas and flood parts of Flagstaff.

By Associated Press November 19, 2019
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The $1.9 billion mine project has been in the planning stages since 2005.

By Associated Press November 13, 2019
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But the number of eggs laid dipped from 102 last year to 97 this year.

By Associated Press November 12, 2019
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The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Oct. 22 to the state’s Fish and Game Commission.

By Associated Press November 5, 2019
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A Yellowstone National Park visitor has been hospitalized with severe burns and could face charges after falling into a thermal pool at Old Faithful Geyser, park officials said Sept. 30.

By Associated Press October 29, 2019
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Arizona wildlife authorities have urged people against feeding wild animals after a woman who regularly feeds javelina in Tucson was bitten by one.

By Associated Press October 29, 2019
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Utah officials in a large tourist community have asked the National Park Service to reconsider allowing all-terrain vehicles and other off-road vehicles inside the parks.

By Associated Press October 22, 2019
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Wildlife managers are investigating the death of a Mexican Gray Wolf found last month in Arizona.

By Associated Press October 15, 2019
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Two Southern California mountain lions that were part of a National Park Service study have been found dead and rodent poison has been confirmed as the cause in one case and is suspected in the other.

By Associated Press October 15, 2019
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Wildlife officials in Wyoming have trapped and relocated a grizzly bear thought to be the offspring of a well-known grizzly.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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Wildlife officials in Thailand said Tuesday they have discovered the carcasses of five more wild elephants downstream from a waterfall where the bodies of six other elephants were found last weekend.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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A Texas-based oil and gas company has reached an out-of-court settlement to permanently retire its oil and gas lease south of Glacier National Park on land considered sacred by the Blackfeet tribe.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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Utah officials say they have shaved $100 million off the estimated price of a proposed pipeline that would pull water from Lake Powell.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Utility spokesman Jeff Lane says Unit 3 went offline last week. The other two units will operate full-time until the plant runs out of coal on site.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Authorities are trying to locate the body of a man who climbed over a safety barrier at the Grand Canyon Skywalk and apparently jumped to his death Sept. 28.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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According to the agency, 88 percent of hunters have voluntarily used ammunition without lead since 2008.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Officials at the Grand Canyon Skywalk are considering whether more security is needed after a man jumped to his death.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Environmentalists have argued that setting aside the territory will be crucial to helping jaguars expand their range beyond their core population south of the U.S.-Mexico border.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019

The elk then rammed the front of the truck.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Davis will be the park’s 18th chief ranger in the more than 100 years it has been managed by the NPS.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Officials are studying the glaciers in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming to see how climate change is affecting their movement and melting.

By Associated Press September 24, 2019
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An 8-week-old wildfire that for weeks had minimal growth and smoke is now more active in and near the Grand Canyon due to strong gusty winds and below-normal moisture.

By Associated Press September 24, 2019
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Human bones excavated from a 4,000-year-old burial site in western Wyoming will be returned to a Native American tribe to be determined.

By Associated Press September 24, 2019
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The Ohio factory where the Wright brothers built many of their planes has been added to the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.

By Associated Press September 24, 2019
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Over 30 bison roaming Grand Canyon National Park's northern reaches are joining a herd in Oklahoma.

By Associated Press September 24, 2019

An inmate at a Coconino County jail has died.

By Associated Press September 17, 2019
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Historians, archivists and librarians in northern Arizona are teaming up to protect artifacts in the event a disaster.

By Associated Press September 17, 2019
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Ban on coyote hunting contests finalized
Rule passes governor’s regulatory review in 6-0 vote

Arizona has banned organized contests where hunters try to kill the most coyotes or other wildlife predators for prizes such as cash or hunting equipment.

By Associated Press September 11, 2019
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Authorities say a woman was found dead at Lake Mead.

By Associated Press September 10, 2019
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Air Force officials are investigating after an A-10C Thunderbolt II fighter jet on a training mission accidentally fired a rocket near Tucson.

By Associated Press September 10, 2019
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An Oregon man caused over $60,000 in damages while driving off-road at Crater Lake National Park.

By Associated Press September 10, 2019
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Hawaii’s USS Arizona Memorial reopened Labor Day weekend following a 15-month closure, National Park Service officials said.

By Associated Press September 3, 2019
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Police officials said two homicide suspects escaped police custody in Blanding, Utah Aug. 27 while they were being transported to Tucson.

By Associated Press August 28, 2019
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A group of fitness coordinators from Kansas became overwhelmed while climbing a mountain trail near metro Phoenix in sweltering temperatures and two members had to be airlifted to safety, authorities said Aug. 23.

By Associated Press August 27, 2019
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A young bald eagle that the public watched hatch online in a Southern California mountain nest has finally made its first flight.

By Associated Press August 27, 2019
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A 15-year-old boy drowned during a visit to Lake Powell with a group from his high school.

By Associated Press August 27, 2019

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