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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

Who should pay to put up Tusayan's holiday lights?
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Tusayan Sanitary District recently requested $4,000 annually from Tusayan for services rendered in the installation and removal of Tusayan's annual Christmas lights.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vail family and Tusayan Council collaborate to bring utility lines to sports complex
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The town of Tusayan received permission from Tusayan resident Clarinda Vail to use her driveway as an easement for utility lines for future restrooms at the community sport's complex.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tusayan puts $4 mil in investment accounts
Tusayan's town council investing in the town's future by taking 7.3 million dollar account and investing four million.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grand Canyon Gray wolf possibly shot and killed in Utah
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Dec. 29, 2014, reports said a female gray wolf, possibly one that has been spotted in recent months on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, had been shot and killed in Utah, according to a group dedicated to the protection of endangered species.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Forest Service discusses Four Forest Restoration Initiative with Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - After careful review 4FRI is considering a final draft in early 2015.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park to offer nine fee free days in 2015
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park to offer nine fee free days in 2015
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tusayan to pay for analysis of access routes
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - On Dec. 22, the Tusayan Town Council put on a special meeting to discuss and eventually approve a cost recovery agreement concerning analysis to be conducted by the National Forest in order to find the best point of access to the Town Housing Parcels and Kotzin Ranch, a future development area.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Santa hosts "Frozen" party to kick off winter break for grade school kids
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Grade school children from Grand Canyon School celebrated the beginning of winter break with a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Community members chip in to provide food baskets and gifts
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The community food basket and angel tree program reaches out to those who might need a little extra help.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New housing completed for Red Feather employees
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Red Feather Lodge commemorated the completion of new employee housing in Tusayan, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 8.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Contract still in limbo at Grand Canyon National Park
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - According to the Associated Press, the National Park Service failed to obtain any bids that met its terms for a 15-year concessions contract.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Services resume at Phantom Ranch after pipeline breaks
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park completed repairs to the Trans-Canyon water pipeline after a break in the pipeline caused a water shortage at Phantom Ranch on Dec. 11.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim closed for season
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is now closed for the season.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pipeline break in park leads to water shortage at Phantom Ranch
Grand Canyon, AZ - On Dec. 11 a break in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline caused a water shortage at Phantom Ranch.
Friday, December 12, 2014

Small turnout at public meeting for proposed park entrance fee increase
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A plan to raise the entrance fee at Grand Canyon National Park doesn't seem to concern too many people.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Restroom project at Tusayan sports complex on hold
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - A project to build restrooms that will replace port-a-potties at the sports complex in Tusayan is temporarily on hold until the Grand Canyon School (GCS) Board decides whether to allow the town of Tusayan to use an easement to install utility lines.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DNA tests confirm first wolf in over 70 years living near Grand Canyon's North Rim
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed that a female northern Rockies gray wolf is roaming the North Kaibab National Forest near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tusayan Ranger District looking to replace aging FAA employee housing units
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Public comments sought by Ranger District, comment period to end Dec. 15
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tusayan council continues crosswalk discussions
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - At the Nov. 19 town council meeting, Traffic and Parking Control Operations (TAPCO) outside sales representative Dave Donovan presented blinker signs as an option for Tusayan to consider in their pursuit of crosswalk safety.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tusayan opts out of county wide cell phone ban
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - People talking on their cell phones or texting while driving, may receive a citation.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Over the counter Christmas tree tags for sale
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest is selling Christmas tree tags, over-the-counter, for each of its three ranger districts.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ADOT plans GC airport overhaul
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - In the next five years, Grand Canyon National Park Airport plans to build a new terminal at the airport and dig a well to keep the airport financially self-sustaining.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

North Kaibab Firewood Cutting Season Ends Nov. 30
FREDONIA, Ariz. - On Nov. 30 the 2014 personal use firewood-cutting season ends.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014


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