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Park entrance fees and backcountry camping fees to increase
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Starting June 1, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park will pay a little more for their park entrance fees and overnight backcountry permits.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Possible suicde at Grand Canyon linked to man fleeing police
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park Rangers intervened in a possible suicide attempt by an Ohio man, on May 11.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Big Springs Cabins available for rent on North Rim of Grand Canyon
FREDONIA, Ariz. - As part of the Kaibab National Forest's cabin rental offerings the North Kaibab Ranger District has seven cabins available at Big Springs located south of Fredonia.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Remembering fire safety this Memorial Day
FREDONIA, Ariz. - As spring moves into summer, visitation to Kaibab National Forest is expected to increase.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park opens May 15
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open for the 2015 season by 8 a.m. on May 15.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

North Kaibab to put on volunteer work weekend at Rainbow Rim
FREDONIA, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest and the International Mountain Bicycling Association will host a weekend trail building event for volunteers May 23-25 at Timp point.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

North Rim Kaibab Lodge hosts 7th annual star party
GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM, Ariz. - On June 13-20 the Kaibab Lodge will host the 7th annual Star Party located at the lodge, five miles from the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim entrance.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Potential suicide victim identified at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service and the Coconino Medical Examiner are currently investigating a possible suicide at the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pipeline break in Grand Canyon National Park leads to inner Canyon water conservation
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On May 4 a break in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline resulted in the use of water conservation measures.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Town of Tusayan considers options for renting and selling properties at Kotzin Ranch
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - As the town of Tusayan gears up for a potential development of its 20-acres at the Kotzin Ranch property it must also determine the best way to sell and rent housing after it is established.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New report shows visitor-spending by tourists supports 13,360 jobs in Grand Canyon state
DENVER - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 10,747,223 visitors to national parks in Arizona last year, spent $837 million in the state.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Man dies after falling 400 feet over rim at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Twenty-nine year old Juan Carreras-Soto from Las Vegas, Nevada fell to his death April 30.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Construction on aging Grand Canyon water pipeline continues
Workers have replaced more than a quarter mile of an aging pipeline that provides water for communities and hikers along the canyon's South Rim.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Campground sites now open in Williams and Tusayan districts
Recreational campgrounds on the south zone of the Kaibab Forest opened Friday, May 1. On the Tusayan District, Ten-X campground, located two miles south of Tusayan, is now open and available for public recreation and overnight camping.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Arizona Game and Fish Department applauds Four Forest Restoration Initiative decision
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - On April 17 supervisors of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests signed a record of decision for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) which is an effort to restore 1 million acres of at-risk ponderosa pine forest across northern Arizona.  
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Town of Tusayan opposes creation of Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - In a unanimous vote, members of the Tusayan town council officially opposed the creation of the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument April 22.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Public scoping begins for proposed applications for road easement access to Ten X and Kotzin Ranch properties
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest is seeking comments on a proposal for roadway and utility easements across National Forest system lands by the town of Tusayan to the Ten X and Kotzin Ranch properties.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Arizona files motions to protect interest in Mexican wolf recovery
PHOENIX - The state of Arizona, on behalf of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, filed two motions, April 15, aimed at protecting the state's interest in the Mexican wolf reintroduction program and recovery of the endangered wolf in east-central Arizona and New Mexico.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Arizona Attorney General supports bison management in Grand Canyon National Park  
PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a recent letter supporting federal legislation allowing skilled sportsmen to aid in the management of bison herds at Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Development or preservation: opponents of development at Confluence say project not good for families in Bennett Freeze area
BODAWAY-GAP, Ariz. - "Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, and for all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American...should see."
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Uranium mining to resume at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The U.S. District Court in Phoenix ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service allowing the Canyon Mine to proceed with planned operations near the South Rim.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tusayan mayor lobbies for lodging reforms, questions Grand Canyon Watershed
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan and other representatives will meet with Arizona's congressional delegates in Washington D.C. April 13 - 16 to address key issues facing the Tusayan community.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Flake: 'Continual planning' needed to manage water supply amid droughts
PHOENIX - Arizonans should never take water for granted, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake said April 7.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fee free weekend at Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Fee Free weekend April 18-19 at Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ceremonial firewood permits available for Tusayan Ranger District
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest will issue free-use, paid personal-use and ceremonial firewood permits for the Tusayan Ranger District out of the Forest Service office in Cameron.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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