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Tusayan budget override election results trickle in

Final results expected May 24

The unofficial results of a special election for a one-year budget override for the town of Tusayan shows 28 YES votes and 30 NO votes as of May 23, meaning future expenditures could be controlled by the state.

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Annual Flagstaff Hullabaloo returns to Wheeler Park June 1-2

With parades, food, local micro brews and live music, the annual Flagstaff Hullabaloo returns to Wheeler Park June 1.

Backcountry users advised of changes to water availability on North Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails

National Park Service maintenance staff are working diligently to bring inner canyon seasonal utilities on line now that the risk of freezing conditions has passed.

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 2010-2019

Part 10 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 2010-2019

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Forest Service seeking public comment on Ten X campground expansion

Kaibab National Forest is providing an opportunity to comment on a proposed project to remodel existing campsites and expand the current footprint of Ten X Campground, which is located about five miles south of the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Robert Wallace nominated assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks

President Donald Trump announced his intent May 3 to nominate Rob Wallace to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.

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Grand Canyon to apply herbicide to developed areas of North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park Division of Science and Resource Management (SRM) will apply minor spot spray treatments of herbicide around the Grand Canyon Lodge and campground in the North Rim developed area May 16-17.

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McSally urges Interior Department to fill Grand Canyon superintendent position

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) urged Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt May 13 to permanently fill the park superintendent role at Grand Canyon National Park.

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Out of the Past: 1909 Stone River Expedition

Out of the Past: 1909 Stone River Expedition

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Letter to the editor: Tusayan's official position on the mining moratorium near Grand Canyon national Park

The Tusayan Town Council has directed this letter to present the true facts of a recent misinterpretation of the town’s position concerning an existing moratorium on mining in this region, as well as federal overreach into existing public and private lands.

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 2000-2009

Part 9 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 2000-2009

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Fire managers plan prescribed fire adjacent to Grand Canyon South Entrance Road

Grand Canyon National Park fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed pile burning this week as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

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Photo highlights: Grizzly 399 emerges with two cubs at Grand Teton National Park

Grizzly 399, one of Grand Teton National Park’s most well-known bears, emerged from her winter den with two cubs last week.

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North Rim tackles 2019 season; opens May 15

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park officially opens May 15 at 7:30 a.m., marking the opening of the North Rim for the 2019 season.

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 1990-1999

Part 8 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 1990-1999

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon middle school volleyball drops two games to Ash Fork

The Grand Canyon Phantoms middle school volleyball A team faced off against the Ash Fork Spartans in tournament play April April 26 in Williams.

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Around the Canyon: Week of May 1

Around the Canyon: Week of May 1

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*Update* - No sparks: Tow chains, underinflated tires can cause wildfires

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes an increased risk of wildfires along state highways caused by motorists dragging chains, driving on underinflated tires and tossing cigarettes.

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 1980-1989

Part 7 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 1980-1989

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Around the Canyon: Week of April 24

Around the Canyon: Week of April 24

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Tusayan Ranger District to begin prescribed burn operations April 25

Fire managers on the south zone of the Kaibab National Forest will begin springtime burning on the Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning April 25.

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Every-bunny turns out for annual Rotary egg hunt

Community members converge on Grand Canyon School April 20 for the annual Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast.

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Grand Canyon's annual Earth Day celebration kicks off National Park Week

Sustainability for the next 100 years

Grand Canyon National Park held it's annual Earth Day celebration April 20 at the park's Visitor Center.

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ADOT-operated airport supports Grand Canyon tourism, area economy

Airport ranks fourth among Arizona airports in number of passengers served

It probably isn’t a surprise that Grand Canyon National Park Airport is a gateway for many wishing to experience the natural wonder of Arizona’s signature tourist attraction.

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Running strong: Grand Canyon track competes at Mingus High School

The Grand Canyon High School track team competes at the Mingus Track Meet at Mingus High School in Cottonwood April 12.

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Around the Canyon: Week of April 17

Around the Canyon: Week of April 17

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 1970-1979

Part 6 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 1970-1979

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Spring snow melt causes annual turbidity in Grand Canyon drinking water

Each year in the spring (March - June) Grand Canyon National Park experiences an increase in turbidity in the drinking water.

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Grand Canyon celebrates Earth Day with free entry April 20

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day during National Park Week with free entrance April 20.

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Grand Canyon Middle School volleyball competes in tournament April 6

Grand Canyon Middle School volleyball competes in tournament April 6

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Around the Canyon: Week of April 10

Around the Canyon: Week of April 10

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 1960-1969

Part 5 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 1960-1969

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 1950-1959

Part 4 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon 1950-1959

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Spring break crowds tick up as weather warms

Mid- to late March generally brings warmer temperatures to the Grand Canyon, along with visitors on Spring Break vacations.

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Around the Canyon: Week of April 3

Around the Canyon: Week of April 3

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Grand Canyon Railway to spray herbicide near tracks, including inside park

On April 3, Grand Canyon Railway, in consultation with the National Park Service (NPS), will be applying herbicide along the railroad tracks including those within Grand Canyon National Park.

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North Kaibab fire personnel gear up for wildfire season

Fire personnel on the North Kaibab Ranger District are gearing up for wildfire season with water tender training near the North Rim.

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Spring Break: Grand Canyon offers tips on avoiding congestion

Spring Break is one of the most popular times to visit Grand Canyon National Park as guests from around the world take advantage of warming temperatures and sunny skies.

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 1940-1949

Grand Canyon through the decades, a peek into some Grand Canyon history.

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 1930-1939

Part 2 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 1930-1939

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Yellowstone’s first bear of 2019 spotted

On March 8, visitors at Yellowstone National Park sighted the first grizzly bear of the 2019 season near Fishing Bridge.

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Kaibab National Forest seeks input on proposed expansion of Ten X campground

The Kaibab National Forest is seeking public input and comments on a proposed project to remodel and expand the popular Ten X Campground located near Tusayan about five miles south of the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.

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$671 million of backlogged NPS maintenance projects completed in FY2018

The National Park Service (NPS) estimates that during Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, over $671 million in needed repair work was completed at national parks across the country, one of the the largest amounts of deferred maintenance needs retired in a single year.

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Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 1919-1929

Part 1 of 10: Grand Canyon through the decades

Celebrating a Century at Grand Canyon: 1919-1929

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Earliest equatorial frogs reported from Triassic rocks at Petrified Forest National Park

New discoveries that represent the oldest fossil frogs in North America.

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