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Watchtower at Desert View not just another gift shop
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Many changes are in the works for Grand Canyon's Watchtower at Desert View.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Grand Canyon concessions contract addresses trademarks, employee housing and renovations
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Feb. 13 Grand Canyon National Park released its revised concession contract and put it out for bids
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

220 feet of concrete added to Tusayan sidewalk
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pile burning at Indian Garden through Feb. 19
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park fire managers are conducting pile-burning operations at Indian Garden from Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Thursday, Feb. 19.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Grand Canyon School graduations at El Tovar a thing of the past
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - "It's confirmed, that for the first time in almost 40 years, our high school class will not be graduating from the El Tovar north lawn, but instead from McKee Amphitheater on May 29 at 6 p.m.," announced Steven Landes, principal at Grand Canyon School in an email last week.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Expert: overpopulation and city expansion likely cause of future Colorado River Basin water shortages
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Experts say conservation efforts like not watering lawns, taking shorter showers, turning off faucets and not washing your vehicle are not going to help in a long-term solution for water shortages along the Colorado River Basin.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rule expands roaming area for endangered Mexican gray wolf
RESERVE, N.M. - "We've got a wolf coming in!" Susan Dicks yells. A veterinarian and biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dicks is in an open field about 30 minutes outside of Reserve, a village of 300 in western New Mexico.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Grand Canyon announces new hospitality contract on South Rim
The new 15-year contract is one of the largest in the National Park Service in terms of revenue and lodging inventory.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hiker dies at Ribbon Falls on North Kaibab trail
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Thursday, Feb. 12 park ranger medics responded by helicopter to a broken 911 call from hikers reporting a deceased hiker on the North Kaibab trail.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kaibab National Forest plans prescribed burn near Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - On Feb. 10 Kaibab National Forest fire managers will conduct a prescribed burn. The burn will last for the rest of the week and is located northwest of Tusayan.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tusayan Town Council members approve $75,000 in short term financial help for Tusayan fire department
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - At the Feb. 4 Tusayan town council meeting, council members unanimously voted (with two abstentions - councilmen Al Montoya and John Rueter were absent) to provide Tusayan Fire Department short-term financial assistance of $75,000.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Free entrance to Canyon over Presidents Day weekend
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park will join national park units across the country in honor of Presidents Day with free admission into the park.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Central Arizona Project official: 61 percent chance of Colorado River shortage by 2017
PHOENIX - There is a 61 percent chance of the U.S. Interior Department declaring a shortage on the lower Colorado River by 2017, a Central Arizona Project official told state lawmakers Thursday.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Grand Canyon Rangers continue search for missing San Antonio man
On Feb. 9, after a six day search by the National Park Service, 21-year-old Drake L. Kramer remains missing at Grand Canyon National Park
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Missing man at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A twenty-one year old man, Drake L. Kramer, was reported missing at Grand Canyon National Park on Monday, Feb. 2.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Names of historic lodges and restaurants at Grand Canyon under trademark debate
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The names of more than 20 hotels and restaurants run by National Park concessionaire Xanterra South Rim L.L.C. face the possibility of trademark and patent rights by the concession company.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

South Rim Artist in Residence program on hold, artists re-scheduled for North Rim
GRANDS CANYON, Ariz. - Artists scheduled for the 2015 South Rim program have been offered residencies on the North Rim over the next two years.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Park employees dissatisfied with housing allocations at Trailer Village
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Housing at the Grand Canyon has been an issue for quite some time and recently some concession employees at Trailer Village R.V. Park were asked to move to different sites within Trailer Village.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Non-commercial river trip permit lottery lasts through February
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Feb. 1, Grand Canyon National Park opened the permit lottery for 2016 non-commercial river trip launch dates.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Squire Inn starts foundation on new building
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Foundations started on the new "8,000" building and renovations continue to the "3,000" building at the Best Western Premiere, Squire Inn in Tusayan.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New board members take oath of office at Tusayan Sanitary District
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tusayan Fire looks to town council for long term financial help
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Temporary budget relief may have helped Tusayan Fire Department through the holidays but long-term financial relief is an increasing concern.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Portion of Trans-Canyon Pipeline to be replaced at Phantom Ranch
On Monday, Jan. 26, Grand Canyon National Park began replacing a portion of the Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Flake, Bennet, Alexander and McCain reintroduce bill to repay states for National Park shutdown costs
WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers reintroduced two bills Jan. 13 to help states recoup money they spent to keep national parks open during the 2013 government shutdown and allow local communities the option to help pay to keep parks open in the event of a future shutdown.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. day with free entry
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. day with free entry into the park on Monday, Jan.19.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015


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