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McRae fire near Tusayan reaches 2,500 acres
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - On the Tusayan Ranger District, fire managers are taking advantage of good conditions to allow a lightning caused fire to benefit the forest and surrounding communities.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monsoon season means extra vigilance
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) advises visitors to be safe inside the park and out during monsoon season.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Echoes from the Canyon returns to McKee Amphitheater this summer
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to the third season of its living history event, "Echoes from the Canyon." The event will take place over three Saturdays in place of the nightly evening program at McKee Amphitheater this summer.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two bats test positive for rabies at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Two Grand Canyon bats have tested positive for rabies.

On July 16 sometime between 2:30-3 p.m., a bat landed on a visitor while she was standing in front of the Tusayan Museum, just west of the Desert View Visitors' Center.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Park Service dedicates 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines aviation accident site
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On July 8, the National Park Service (NPS) dedicated one of the nation's newest National Historic Landmarks, the 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site in Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Forest Service manages lightning started fire near Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Lightning caused fires have started across the forest with the return of significant monsoon activity to northern Arizona.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man recovered from Colorado River identified
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The body of a man recovered from the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as that of Victor Tseng.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Officials identify hiker who died on North Kaibab Trail
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Officials have identified a man who died while hiking the North Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon as 47-year-old Andrew Sammler of Lancaster, Ohio.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Senate panel takes up water-rights agreement between Hualapai and Freeport Minerals Corp
WASHINGTON - Tribal and state lawmakers urged a Senate panel July 9 to approve a water-rights agreement between the Hualapai tribe and Freeport Minerals Corp., saying time is fast running out on a deal.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lightning starts two fires on Kaibab National Forest
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Fire officials to manage fires on Tusayan and Williams districts to benefit forest and surrounding communities
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tusayan celebrates the Fourth of July
Tusayan celebrated the Fourth of July in style with a parade, live music, raffles and plenty of food.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Grand Canyon North Rim to celebrate Western Arts Day
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to celebrate the unique culture that defines Grand Canyon, northern Arizona and southern Utah at Western Arts Day 2014 July 12 on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Navajo woman looks back after almost 10 years fighting Redskins' name
WASHINGTON - Amanda Blackhorse said things have changed since a 2005 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins, when she and other protesters faced fans' verbal abuse for having the audacity to suggest that the teams' names were racist.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tusayan Fourth of July celebration this Friday
Parade starts at 2:30, live music at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Grand Canyon Search and Rescue teams hunt for missing rafter
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - National Park Service Search and Rescue crews continue to look for Victor Tseng of Phoenix who went missing at River Mile 157 on the Colorado River June 27.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ohio hiker dies on Bright Angel Trail
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A 62-year-old Ohio man died while hiking out of Bright Angel Trail after completing a commercial river trip.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

After big-blaze years, Arizona has rare 'typical' wildfire season
WASHINGTON - Halfway through the year, Arizona has seen a larger number of smaller fires than last year, allowing crews to react quickly, stay safe and keep firefighting costs within budget, officials said.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Conservationalists push to reintroduce grizzly bears to Grand Canyon
WASHINGTON - The Center for Biological Diversity last week petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work to return grizzly bears to the Grand Canyon, the Gila/Mogollon complex and other areas of the Southwest.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Park to dedicate 1956 plane crash site as historic landmark
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced plans to dedicate one of the nation's newest National Historic Landmarks, the 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site in Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Endangered razorback sucker makes comeback at Grand Canyon
WASHINGTON - Researchers have found evidence that razorback suckers, once thought to have disappeared from the Grand Canyon, have moved upriver from Lake Mead and are successfully reproducing in the Canyon, the Interior Department announced last week.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What's in a name? Community weighs pros and cons of changing Tusayan's identity
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Around 30 Tusayan residents and business owners met June 11 to debate with marketing consultants aboutwhether it's in the town's best interest to change its name and capitalize its proximity to the Grand Canyon.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Grand Canyon ranger log: June 4 to 10
Grand Canyon Park Rangers responded to the following incidents between June 4 and June 10. All incidents are on the South Rim unless otherwise indicated. -
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Stage II fire restrictions start on North Kaibab Ranger District
FREDONIA, Ariz. - Because of increasing fire danger and the need to prevent human-caused fires, the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has started Stage II fire restrictions.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

German man dies at Desert View Campground
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Monday, June 9 at approximately 9:40 p.m., the National Park Service received a 911 call reporting an unconscious man at the Desert View Campground in Grand Canyon National Park.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Grand Canyon fire restrictions start June 13
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Because of increased fire danger throughout Grand Canyon National Park, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions for all areas within the park except the Colorado River corridor.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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