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79th annual Easter Sunrise Service this Sunday at Mather Point
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - This Sunday, nearly 1,000 residents and visitors from all over the world will join together for the 79th annual Easter Sunrise Service on the South Rim at the wheelchair accessible Mather Point Overlook.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fuelwood permits soon available in Cameron
People can soon buy fuelwood permits out of the Tusayan Ranger District Forest Service office in Cameron, located south of the Cameron Chapter House.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grand Canyon to waive fees to kick off National Park Week
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon National Park invites everyone to get wild for history, nature, trails and archaeology during National Park Week, April 19 through 27.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fuelwood permits available starting April 14
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Williams and Tusayan districts of the Kaibab National Forest will begin offering permits for the 2014 fuelwood season on April 14, weather permitting. This year's fuelwood season will run through Dec. 31.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Federal officials look to manage bison herd at the North Rim of Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Because of damage to archaeological sites, water sources and natural resources, federal officials are investigating ways to manage a herd of around 350 bison on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Best Western Squire Inn set to expand
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - After upgrading to "Premier" status in 2011, Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn is expanding and revamping to accommodate its visitors.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fire danger increases across Kaibab Forest, Grand Canyon
As conditions continue to dry and warm across much of northern Arizona, fire managers on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests and Grand Canyon National Park have moved several areas into "high" fire danger.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Grand Canyon Skywalk gets a spring cleaning
PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) - Workers from a Phoenix-based company had an awe-inspiring view as they dangled from ropes to clean the glass at the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Council mulls Tusayan name change
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Whether or not to change the town of Tusayan's name was a hot topic at Tusayan Town Council's March 19 regular meeting.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Grand Canyon celebrates Archaeology Day
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Jessica Lomatewama and her daughter Janel celebrated Archaeology Day at the Grand Canyon March 22. The two are from Hotevilla, also known as Third Mesa, on the Hopi reservation.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kayaker dies on Colorado River trip
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A kayaker on a private river trip died on the Colorado River March 18 near river mile 189 also known as Lower Whitmore Camp.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lower lead levels in California condors leave officials cautiously optimistic
BOISE, Idaho - Yearly trapping and testing of endangered California condors from Arizona and Utah flocks this season revealed a considerable decrease in the percentage of birds with toxic blood-lead levels, the lowest in nearly a decade.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GCS principal resigns
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon School (GCS) is hunting for a new principal after Toby Melster announced his resignation at the March 11 regular school board meeting. The school hopes to hire a replacement by the end of the school year.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park announces hospitality contract opening on South Rim
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a prospectus for a business opportunity in the park to provide lodging, food services, retail, transportation, mule rides, and other services on the South Rim.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Google maps the Colorado River
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Thanks to Google Maps, a rafting trip across the Colorado River is now as simple as firing up your laptop.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Texas man dies at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A Texas man died Saturday after falling 350 feet from the rim.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park tourism creates $454 million in economic benefit
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In 2012, the Grand Canyon National Park's more than 4.4 million visitors spent $454 million in nearby communities. The spending supported 6,010 local jobs according to a new National Park Service (NPS) report.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Government shutdown costs Grand Canyon $17 million
WASHINGTON - Arizona saw a $27 million drop in spending at its national parks during October's partial federal government shutdown, with $17 million in losses at Grand Canyon National Park alone, according to a new report.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Visitor dies at Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz.- On March 9 at around 2 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an unresponsive man at the South Entrance Station.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tusayan's Red Feather Lodge breaks ground on housing project
Red Feather owners broke ground on a housing project for their employees March 7. The future accommodations, two town homes and a dormitory, will house around 30 employees and will cost around $3.5 to $3.8 million to build.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Arts for our Park student exhibit open at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon School (GCS) art teacher Amy McBroom and Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga award second grader Mariana Yates first place at the 11th Annual Arts for Our Park art contest on Feb. 25.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Grand Canyon Earth Day focuses on water conservation
GRAND CANYON, Ariz.- Earth Day is approaching fast, and Grand Canyon National Park employees are already in the planning stages to make the event enjoyable for all.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Park rangers find skeletal remains in Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz - Grand Canyon park rangers recently recovered skeletal remains from the Hermit Creek drainage in Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Grand Canyon School superintendent search underway
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The search is underway for a new full-time superintendent at Grand Canyon School (GCS).
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Grand Canyon Phantoms on fire at state tourney
The Grand Canyon (GC) Phantoms boys basketball team claimed their first state tournament win in two years against the Gila Bend Gila Monsters at Yavapai College in Prescott Feb 21.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014


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