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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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Grand Canyon looking for community partners for Earth Day celebration

Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day with an open-house style celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza.

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Community event a success in spite of snow

Members of the Grand Canyon community gathered at the Community Building Feb. 22 for a celebratory event in spite of the snow.

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Grand Canyon Middle School basketball on track

The Grand Canyon Middle School boys basketball team participated in a tournament in Parks March 1.

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2020 non-commercial Colorado River trip permit lottery opens

The National Park Service is now accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.

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Around the Canyon: Week of March 6

Around the Canyon: Week of March 6

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Wind Cave hits 150 miles of known passages

Cave explorers from Colorado recently surveyed 594 feet in Wind Cave National Park, bringing the total length of surveyed passages to 150 miles.

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*Update* - Grand Canyon man sentenced for domestic violence

A man arrested in December 2018 during a domestic violence dispute has been convicted and sentenced to probation and counseling.

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Coconino County Search and Rescue aids family east of Tusayan

Coconino County Search and Rescue sprang into action to rescue two stranded motorists and their dog as two back-to-back snow storms walloped the South Rim Feb. 19-23.

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Markus K brings Busking for Unity tour to Bright Angel Lodge March 1-2

Busker and street musician ambassador Markus K will bring his unique brand of music, called blues fusion, to Bright Angel Lodge from 6-10 p.m. March 1-2. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Tonto National Monument to host Heritage Days March 9-10

In recognition of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, Tonto National Monument will host its Heritage Days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 and 10.

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Grand Canyon Conservancy swears in 103-year-old Junior Ranger Rose Torphy

To many visitors, it seems as if Grand Canyon National Park has always existed in the American southwest, but when Rose Torphy was born, its place in the budding National Park Service had yet to be realized.

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Kaibab Trail’s Black Bridge named National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Built in 1928, the Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge, or Black Bridge, was so remote that the site could not be reached by motor vehicles.

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Grand Canyon National Park receives 12 inches of snow during winter storm, North Rim up to 22 inches

Grand Canyon received about 12 inches of snow during a winter storm that moved through the area Feb. 20-22.

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*Update* - Update: Williams-Grand Canyon News office open Feb. 22

Williams-Grand Canyon News is open for business today, Feb. 22.

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Grand Canyon School closed Feb. 21

Grand Canyon School closed Feb. 21.

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Park and Ride: Tusayan area shuttle route opens March 1

The National Park Service (NPS) will again offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan in 2019.

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Photo highlights: Smokey flies high at Kanab Balloon Festival

Crew members and volunteers from Kaibab National Forest help set up the Smokey Bear Balloon for the 5th Annual Balloons and Tunes Roundup in Kanab, Utah, Feb. 15.

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Rockslide blocks Bright Angel Trail on South Rim

A wet winter caused a rockslide on the Bright Angel Trail Feb. 15.

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Photo highlights: Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

Celebrating Grand Canyon National Park’s 100th anniversary, the annual Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival highlighted issues like uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau as well as adventures on public lands.

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Heavy snow expected Sunday and Monday in northern Arizona

The National Weather Service advises heavy snow is on the way for northern Arizona.

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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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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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Flight operations begin Feb. 7 for annual Mexican wolf survey

Residents of Alpine, Arizona, Reserve, New Mexico and surrounding areas may notice a low-flying helicopter in the region between Feb. 7 and Feb. 20 as biologists conduct their annual Mexican wolf population survey and capture.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 13

Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 13

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Capturing winter beauty at Grand Canyon

Photographer Terri Attridge reveals some of Grand Canyon’s winter beauty during a photography workshop sponsored by the Grand Canyon Conservancy Jan. 26.

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Editorial: Government transparency is necessary for a thriving community

Government. We have it at all levels — locally, regionally and federally, it’s an essential element of our country and provides services that are necessary to society.

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Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 6

Around the Canyon: Week of Feb. 6

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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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Yabba-Dabba-Done: Fred, Wilma and the gang bid farewell as Bedrock City closes after 47 years

Bedrock City, which opened in Valle, Arizona in 1972, closed Jan. 28 after being sold to a new owner.

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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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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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Grand Canyon reopens visitor services following government compromise

Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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“Öngtupqa” performers take musical performance on the road

Öngtupqa is the Hopi name for a Grand Canyon and also the name of the new project which features recordings from the oldest instruments of the Southwest.

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Food Pantry offers assistance to Grand Canyon families, individuals

The pantry is offering help to families and NPS employees who are impacted by the government shutdown.

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Freshman council member Brady Harris appointed vice mayor

Brady Harris, who was sworn in one month ago to the Tusayan Town Council, was appointed vice mayor by a unanimous vote.

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Grand Canyon Conservancy recruits 10,000th supporter

The non-profit organization recruited 10,000 supporters between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15, 2018.

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AZGFD grant program aims to deter Mexican wolf, cattle conflicts

The Arizona Livestock Loss Board is now allowing ranchers to seek grant funding to assist in employing measures designed to prevent conflicts between cattle and Mexican wolves.

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