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Tribes, Grijalva ask Obama to sign 1.7 million acres into national monument
WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, on April 26 urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Three decades after Endangered Species Act protection, government required to prepare recovery plan
TUCSON, Ariz. - On April 26, a coalition of wolf conservation groups, environmental organizations and a retired federal wolf biologist announced a court settlement requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) to prepare a long-delayed recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves by November 2017.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

North Rim to open May 15
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will officially open its entrance gates at 7:30 a.m. May 15.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Prescribed fire planned for Grand Canyon Village May 5
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A 40 acre prescribed burn is planned for Grand Canyon Village May 5, visitors and residents can expect smoke and may see fire personnel and vehicles in the area. National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating the prescribed burn as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Back to basic bison: mutli-agency effort underway to create a Plains Bison conservation herd at Raymond Wildlife Area
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The American Bison has been a part of American history for centuries.

Considered a sacred animal to many Native American tribes, a primary food source and livelihood for Natives, trappers and later buffalo hunters, the America Bison has stood the test of time and prevailed. Now in a national effort to preserve genetically pure bison lineage, Arizona is joining a national effort to create a conservation bison herd.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tourism to Grand Canyon brings in $584 mil to local economies
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5.5 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) in 2015 spent $584 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 8,897 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $813 million.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

National Park visitor spending contributes $32 billion to economy
WASHINGTON - Spending by a record number of national park visitors in 2015 provided a $32 billion benefit to the nation's economy and supported 295,000 jobs, according to a report released by National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mexican Grey wolf/livestock compensation applications due June 1
PHOENIX - Livestock producers can now submit applications to the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Council to receive payments for wolf presence under the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Plan. The deadline for application submissions is June 1.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

North Kaibab Ranger District firewood permits available May 2 on North Kaibab District
FREDONIA, Ariz. - Each year, approximately 3,000 cords of legally cut firewood are removed from the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Grand Canyon senior Deya Ramos receives $55,000 in scholarship offers
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - After receiving three scholarship offers worth a grand total of $55,000 from three of the top universities in the state, Grand Canyon School (GCS) senior Deya Ramos decided she's going to throw in her hat with Arizona State University (ASU) this fall.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument: preserving wilderness or land grab?
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - In a public session put on by Congressman Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, the town of Tusayan was among multiple public and private entities that said they strongly opposed the establishment of a Grand Canyon Watershed Monument.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

As Grand Canyon looks to record year, advocates press need for funding
WASHINGTON - Grand Canyon National Park officials say the park should break last year's record of 5.5 million visitors this year, but advocates are worried the park may not be able to handle such large crowds.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Options for avoiding long lines at Grand Canyon entrance gates
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In the heat of the summer, when tourism at Grand Canyon National Park is in full swing and with over five million visitors to the Canyon in 2015, visitors might be happy to learn that there is more than one way to visit Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Grand Canyon celebrates National Park Week
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day during National Park Week April 22.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Grand Canyon superintendent addresses sexual harassment by NPS employees on Colorado River
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - "I'm here with my heart in my throat a little bit right now," said Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga during a presentation at the annual Guide Training Seminar in Marble Canyon April 2.

Although Uberuaga has addressed members of the Grand Canyon river guiding community for the last five years, this time it was different.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sportsmen, conservation groups applaud Presidential Memorandum on drought
WASHINGTON D.C. - On March 22, World Water Day, national sportsmen and conservation groups applauded a Presidential Memorandum to increase on-the-ground coordination among federal agencies to combat drought and protect water resources.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Colorado River guides discuss important river issues at annual training seminar
MARBLE CANYON, ARIZ. - Every year around April 1, river guides kick off the official first day of the season for commercial trips on the Colorado River.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

National Parks to waive entrance fees April 16-24 for National Park Week
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park is offering free entrance to national parks April 16-24, to celebrate National Park Week (NPS) and the NPS Centennial.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Search continues for missing woman at Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Search and Rescue crews continue looking for Diana Zacarias of Natchitoches, Louisiana, who was reported missing since April 3.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Missing woman at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On April 3 the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a phone call reporting a missing individual last known to be at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Grand Canyon dissolves unit that ran river trips for workers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The unit of Grand Canyon National Park that ran river trips has been dismantled following a report by a federal watchdog that found a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment there.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Prescribed burn starts April 3 east of Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz.- Kaibab National Forest crews started a 264-acre burn on the Tusayan East Prescribed Fire Project April 3. They intended to continue burning for approximately two days in the area if conditions remain favorable.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

National Park Service releases centennial stamps
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the National Park Service's Aug. 25 centennial just in time for summer vacation letter writing by issuing a pane of stunning Forever stamps depicting 16 examples of our national treasures on June 2.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anavon Harris sworn into Planning and Zoning Commission
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Anavon Harris was sworn in as a member of the Tusayan Planning and Zoning Commission March 28.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Free admission and festivities during National Park Week April 16-24
WASHINGTON - As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving the nation's parks and monuments, it's encouraging all Americans to get out and #FindYourPark.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016


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