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Limited new fire growth, mop-up continues on North Rim Fuller Fire
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - Firefighters took advantage of scattered rain and reduced fire behavior to strengthen fire control lines ahead of potential future fire spread to the west and north July 21.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Grand Canyon Chamber gets general manager
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - While on vacation, discovering the best places to sleep, eat and visit are essential. As the the first general manager at the Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor's Bureau in several years, Laura Chastain (GCCVB) plans to use her experience to do just that.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Skeletal remains near Jacob Lake connected to 2013 Glendale homicide
FREDONIA, Ariz. - On July 1, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) received a call from the Kane County, Utah Sheriff's Office advising a rancher had located human skeletal remains between Fredonia and Jacob Lake, Arizona.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rains bring relief to Fuller Fire, mop-up work begins
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - The Fuller Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) received a wetting rain yesterday totaling between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fuller Fire on North Rim 13,685 + acres
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - As of July 18, the Fuller Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) is growing in an easterly and northeasterly direction reaching more than 13,685 acres. The fire has not reached the Navajo Nation but reports of heavy smoke is impacting areas of Cameron, Bodaway/Gap
Monday, July 18, 2016

Firefighters working to minimize spread of Fuller Fire on North Rim
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - Today winds from the south and southwest, up to 20mph, with a low relative humidity of 9 percent led to continued growth of the Fuller Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).

The fire has reached around 2,949 acres.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Point Imperial road closed; North Rim developed area remains open
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - Firefighters conducted an aerial reconnaissance flight July 12 and estimate the Fuller Fire on the North Rim is around 1,324 acres.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Candidates for Tusayan council answer tough questions
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - On August 30, Tusayan residents will cast their votes for open council seats and for mayor.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hiker fatality at Ooh Aah Point on South Kaibab Trail
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On July 8, Grand Canyon Park Rangers responded to a call from hikers on the South Kaibab Trail reporting a woman had fallen from Ooh Aah Point.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Crews monitoring Scott Fire outside Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Containment of the Scott fire steadily increases as crews continue to monitor and mop up control lines.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Warmer, drier weather leads to increased Fuller Fire activity on North Rim
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Warmer, drier weather has led to increased fire activity on the Fuller Fire, a lightning-caused fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The fire is located north of Fuller Canyon Road, about three miles west/southwest of Point Imperial. No structures are threatened and there are no road or trail closures in effect at this time.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Fire danger high, crews contain fires near Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Fire crews move toward full containment of the Scott and Airstrip fires east of Tusayan as the National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning July 10 for the Kaibab National Forest (KNF) and most of northern Arizona.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Scott Fire outside Tusayan to be suppressed
Tusayan, Ariz. - Because of changing weather conditions in the forest causing higher risks and exposure to firefighters, fire officials decided to suppression the wildfires being managed on the Tusayan Ranger district on the Kaibab National Forest.
Friday, July 8, 2016

Scott and Airstrip Fires outside Tusayan growing with smoke impacts to community
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Two fires being managed on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest showed significant growth yesterday but remain within planning areas.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Kaibab National Forest lifts trail closures on Kaibab Plateau, fire restrictions to remain in effect
FREDONIA, Ariz. - On July 6 the North Canyon and South Canyon Trail closures associated with the Wildcat Fire on the North Kaibab Ranger District because of minimized fire danger in the area.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Grand Canyon National Park out of Level 1 water conservation
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon Village is no longer under Level 1 water conservation mode and water operations have returned to normal.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Man falls to death at Mather Point
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On June 27 at around 4:45 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a visitor over the edge at Mather Point.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lightning caused wildfires being managed on Tusayan Ranger District
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Two new fire starts, the Scott and Airstrip fires are being managing by fire officials on the Tusayan Ranger District of Kaibab National Forest.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tusayan Council looks at fiber optic possibilities
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Atlantic Tele-Network provides communication services to some of the most remote locations in the U.S. and presented a plan June 22 to Tusayan Council for a possible fiber routes into Tusayan.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

APS to manage vegetation along 41.2 miles of electric lines within Grand Canyon Village
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Arizona Public Service is implementing vegetation management actions along 41.2 miles of electric lines within Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Secretary Jewell honors historic preservation leaders for work in their communities
WASHINGTON - Four preservation officers received the prestigious Secretary of the Interior's Historic Preservation Award June 17, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., for their outstanding efforts to protect America's diverse cultural and historical heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Flagstaff wildfire prevention cited among 'best in class' for nation
WASHINGTON - A Flagstaff program that aims to prevent wildfires by thinning the forest surrounding the city was named a national "best in class" in June in a report on use of natural defenses against catastrophes.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Keeping it real: Grand Canyon releases annual custodial stocking numbers for South Rim
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - When Blaine Anderson goes home he takes the trash out, helps bathe his three children - all younger than five, and changes diapers, but there's one thing he doesn't do - clean the bathroom.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Visitors pick up baby fawn at Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon reminds public to keep wildlife wild
Fawn reunited with mother.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

ADOT shoulder widening north and south of Tusayan on schedule
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - A shoulder construction and widening of Highway 64 immediately north and south of Tusayan is on schedule and should be completed by late summer, according to Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officials.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016


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