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Park Service push for centennial visitors worries environmental groups
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service hopes to boost visits in honor of its centennial later this month, but its "Find Your Park" program has some environmental groups asking: How much is too much?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Schoppmann resigns, reappointed to Tusayan council
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - At the Aug. 17 town council meeting Council John Schoppmann resigned his seat on the town council. Immediately following the resignation, Councilman Al Montoya, nominated Schoppmann back to the council.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Air Quality permit renewals for Grand Canyon uranium mines cause concern
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Aug. 15, environmental groups asked the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to deny air permits for three uranium mines near Grand Canyon and to continue monitoring an inactive mine.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Amtrak exhibit train visits Grand Canyon for Park Service centennial Aug. 25-27
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Amtrak Exhibit Train will be open to the public for free tours during Grand Canyon National Park's Centennial celebration.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

APS continues vegetation management for electric lines on South Rim residential areas
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Arizona Public Service (APS) and Trees Inc. will continue vegetation management actions along electric distribution lines at the South Rim.

Work in the South Rim residential area is expected to begin next week as crews finish working on Hermit Road.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Agencies check for safety and Operating Under the Influence at Lake Powell
PAGE, Ariz. - On Aug. 13 law enforcement agencies in northern Coconino County conducted an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) and Boating Safety Checkpoint at the Antelope Point Marina on Lake Powell from 3 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Game and Fish urge boaters to practice water safety after two deaths
PHOENIX, Ariz. - After two people died this summer in separate incidents on the Colorado River, Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is reminding the public to use caution and be alert to all surroundings while on the water.

According to AZGFD, nationally, one in five accidents on the water involve a personal watercraft (PWC).

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kaibab Forest and Alamo Band of Navajo Nation partner through 2020
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - After several successful years of partnering together to conduct forest restoration work and provide employment opportunities to tribal members, the Kaibab National Forest (KNF) and Alamo Band of the Navajo Nation are committing to tackling mutually beneficial projects through 2020.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Free entrance to Grand Canyon Aug. 25-28 celebrates NPS centennial
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Aug. 25 the National Park Service (NPS) turns 100 years old. To celebrate, Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) is waiving entrance fees August 25-28.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Game and Fish remind public to leave baby wildlife alone
PHOENIX - Within the past several weeks, well-intentioned people have delivered several deer fawns to Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) offices believing the animals were abandoned by their parents.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Game and Fish seek information to catch deer poacher on Arizona Strip
ARIZONA STRIP, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Department AZGFD) is seeking the public's help in finding those responsible for the illegal killing of a 4X4 mule deer buck recently in Game Management Unit 13B on the Arizona Strip.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Missing Hiker's remains located below Pima Point on South Rim
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On July 30 rangers conducting scheduled training, located the remains of a female below Pima Point.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Operating under the influence checkpoints on Lake Powell Aug. 13
PAGE, Ariz. - On August 13 law enforcement agencies in Northern Coconino County will be conducting an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) and boating safety checkpoint at Lake Powell from 3 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Airspace intrusions pose hazards for aerial firefighting
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - While fighting wildfires every precaution is taken to make sure firefighting crews are safe and effective.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Grand Canyon School celebrates low turnover, two new assistant administrators and three new teachers begin new year
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Last year Grand Canyon School (GCS) had two new administrators, six new teachers and was implementing a new curriculum.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Coco Fire and Fuller Fire managed on Kaibab Forest
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Coco Fire is expected to burn naturally and will continue consuming hazardous fuels, smoldering and producing light visible smoke within the immediate fire area. The fire is estimated at 2,000 acres as of Aug. 1.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Arizona Game and Fish calls Sierra Club fundraising letter 'misrepresentation'
PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking the Sierra Club to cease fundraising endeavors by claiming the endangered condor population in the Grand Canyon is threatened by uranium mining.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Secretary of the Interior Jewell visits Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited the park July 26 and addressed sexual harrassment on the river and possible designation of a Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument among other topics.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Interagency fire crews assist with the Coco Fire
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Coco Fire located six miles southeast of Tusayan is now estimated to be around 1,462 acres in size as of July 29.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Tusayan Coco Fire at 30 acres
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Coco Fire on the Tusayan Ranger District is showing minimal growth because of monsoonal rains July 24.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Grand Canyon's first female chief faces reforms, challenges appointed to Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. (AP) - Grand Canyon National Park's first female superintendent says she will work with the staff to forge ahead after a sexual harassment scandal that led to the retirement of the park's former chief.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

McCain talks Grand Canyon Monument at South Rim
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Arizona Sen. John McCain (R), met with representatives of groups opposing a proposed 1.7 million acre Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument (GCWNM) during a meeting on the South Rim of the Canyon July 20.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

North Rim roads to open after Fuller Fire
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - Work continues along Cape Royal and Imperial Point Roads on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in anticipation of opening roads to park visitors after Fuller Fire burns over 14,000 acres.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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


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