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Feds order six plants to clear park skies by cutting emissions
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set new limits Wednesday on emissions from six Arizona industrial facilities in order to reduce haze at 17 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thinning project close to the Visitor Center starts this week
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Park fire managers have started thinning projects inside the park. The first is scheduled to start this week.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Explosives found in Valle mini storage area
VALLE, Ariz. - Two pipe bombs, along with other explosives, were found in a Valle mini storage unit Aug 21.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Biologists designate park Globally Important Bird Area
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Saturday, Grand Canyon National Park will dedicate the park as a Globally Important Bird Area as part of its seventh annual Celebrate Wildlife Day.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fire near Tusayan reaches final size at almost 3,000 acres
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - As of Sept. 4, the resource-benefit fire that is burning on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has almost reached its expected final size, having treated 2,515 acres of the 2,962-acre planning area established for it by fire managers.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Grand Canyon announces interim permits for recreational Rim-to-Rim groups
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) will begin issuing special use permits on an interim basis for organized, non-commercial rim-to-rim and extended day hiking and running in the inner canyon of Grand Canyon National Park.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fitzgerald, Rueter and Sanderson remain on town council
The results of the Aug. 26 primary election are in. In the town council race, which had three seats available, incumbents Bill Fitzgerald received 27.74 percent of the votes, John Rueter received 24.52 percent of the votes and Craig Sanderson received 20.65 percent. New candidate Rebecca Wirth received 19.35 percent of the 155 votes cast.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Arizona looks for breathing room in EPA's carbon-emission goals
WASHINGTON - Arizona will ask federal regulators next week to rethink their June proposal that calls for the state to cut carbon emissions from power plants in half over the next 15 years.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Forest Service announces timber sale on North Kaibab Ranger District
FREDONIA, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest will soon award its second timber sale as part of the North Kaibab Ranger District (NKRD) Plateau Facilities Fire Protection Project (PFFPP). Following the required 30-day bid advertisement, the PFFPP South timber sale will be auctioned to the highest qualified bidder.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grand Canyon Rotary seeks applications for community grants
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon Rotary Club is currently offering fall community grants, $500 each. Rotary awards grants to non-profit organizations for programs and projects that benefit the Grand Canyon/Tusayan communities.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

School of Rock concert this Friday
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon Music Festival's School of Rock program is celebrating its eighth year of bringing a one-week, high-energy and high-octane after-school rock and roll project to local high school students.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grass-roots group pushes Congress on abandoned uranium mine cleanup
WASHINGTON - The people behind Clean Up the Mines understand that others have been trying for years to clean up abandoned uranium mines and have mostly met with limited success.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Grand Canyon Music Fest starts Friday
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Over the next few weeks, some of the country's most talented musicians will descend on the South Rim for the 31st annual Grand Canyon Music Festival.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Park Service announces business opportunity for hospitality contract
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, August 12, 2014

National Geographic Visitor Center opens new Arizona National Scenic Trail exhibit
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Arizona National Scenic Trail will now be celebrated worldwide.

The 800-mile-long Arizona Trail is showcased in a large-scale, new exhibit at the National Geographic Visitor Center (NGVC) in Tusayan.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Classical music concert this Saturday
Free performance starts at 8 p.m. at Shrine of the Ages.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Man kicking squirrel off rim of Grand Canyon caught on video
Authorities trying to locate man but say chance of finding him is slim
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Body found below rim of Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - National Park Service personnel located a body Aug. 6 several hundred feet below the rim in the area where missing Glendale, AZ resident Marc Buckhout, 36, was last seen.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Man missing at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz.- National Park Service employees continue to search for missing Glendale, Arizona resident Marc Buckhout, 36.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Native American Heritage Days kicks off Aug. 7 on North Rim
Event begins with morning nature walk
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Grand Canyon School welcomes new administration
Principal Steven Landes

Tell us a little bit about your background.

Last year I was the superintendent intern at Higley Unified School District in the Valley. Before that I was an assistant principal at Florence Unified School District.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

School denies Tusayan roadway access
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - After initially supporting town of Tusayan's Forest Service roadway access application to build a road around school property to reach Kotzin Ranch, part of the proposed Stilo development in Tusayan, Grand Canyon School board members decided they didn't like the idea after all.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Feds grant endangered species status to Zuni bluehead sucker
WASHINGTON - A fish found only in the Little Colorado River watershed in Arizona and New Mexico was declared an endangered species Thursday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

McRae Fire southeast of Tusayan reaches 3,486 acres
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - With the return of rain to all fires currently burning, growth and activity have slowed. Crews continue to monitor the fires and do preparation work ahead of drier conditions forecast to return this week.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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


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