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Kaibab Learning Center gets 40,000 from town council
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - As one of the only licensed childcare center in a 75 mile radius, Kaibab Learning Center (KLC) is an essential part of the Grand Canyon and Tusayan communities.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Arizona still gets D+ on schools report card, despite some modest gains
WASHINGTON - Arizona student test scores stayed level from 2013 to 2015 while scores nationally declined slightly. Arizona got a grade of D+ and was ranked 45th among states in the annual ranking by Education Week.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

National Park Service opens 2017 non-commercial river trip permit lottery Feb. 1
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Feb.1 the National Park Service began accepting applications for non-commercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

National Park looks to partner with Tusayan for Centennial celebrations
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Doug Lentz chief of concessions for Grand Canyon National Park gave a presentation to Tusayan council members during their Jan. 20 meeting, asking for the town's participation in upcoming park Centennial celebrations.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

National Park: record number of visitors at parks in 2015
WASHINGTON - More than 305 million people visited national parks in 2015, eclipsing the all-time visitation record that the National Park Service (NPS) saw in the previous year.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Grand Canyon to host open house and webinar for revised Backcountry Management Plan
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) announced today another opportunity for the public to weigh in on revisions to Grand Canyon National Park's Backcountry Management Plan (BMP).
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Power restored at Phantom Ranch
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - At around 7 p.m. Jan. 25 Arizona Public Service crews were able to locate the fault in the power line and restore power to Phantom Ranch.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Power outage at Phantom Ranch causes temporary closures
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A power outage at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of Grand Canyon Jan. 23 caused a temporary closure at the ranch. It is anticipated that Phantom Ranch will re-open to guests once power is restored and all health and safety checks are completed.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Arizona Game and Fish commissioners urge president to say no to monument designation
PHOENIX - The five-member Arizona Game and Fish Commission and 10 former commissioners sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Jan. 15 urging that he not designate 1.7 million acres in northern Arizona as a new Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kaibab National Forest seeks input on proposed changes to management of grazing allotment on Tusayan Ranger District
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest is seeking public input on a proposal to make changes to management of the Anita/Cameron grazing allotment on the Tusayan Ranger District.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kaibab National Forest releases draft to add camping corridors to transportation system
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest has released a draft decision to add camping corridors and make other improvements to the transportation system of the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Visitor center features Kaibab National Forest, A Historic Snap Shot display
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Williams Visitor Center is featuring a showing of historical images, maps and documents of the Kaibab National Forest from the late 1880s to 1960 as part of the Kaibab National Forest, A Historic Snap Shot visual display, which will be available for public viewing through this summer.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Proposed 20 year adaptive management plan announced for Glen Canyon Dam
Public comment period to close April 7
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Report: NPS river trips hostile to women in Grand Canyon
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Deep inside the Grand Canyon, on river trips that stretch for weeks, National Park Service workers have preyed on their female colleagues, demanding sex and retaliating against women who refused, a federal investigation found.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wingsuit jumper dies in Paria Canyon Jan. 12
PAGE, Ariz. - On Jan. 12, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a death in Paria Canyon involving a man who was wingsuiting with friends.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Federal court gives environmental groups OK to challenge Forest Service on lead ammo policy
PHOENIX - Environmental groups have the legal right to challenge the failure of the U.S. Forest Service to restrict the use of lead ammunition, a federal appeals court ruled Jan. 12.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Third biennial Grand Canyon Semester at Prescott College aims to create conservation leaders and public lands advocates for the future
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Many things surprised Zoey Greenburg, a senior at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, when she arrived in Arizona to attend Prescott College's Grand Canyon Semester.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Musical chairs on Tusayan Town Council
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - At the Jan. 6 council meeting, Councilman Craig Sanderson was appointed as mayor and a new council member was selected from the audience and appointed on the spot.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tom Rowland takes the helm at Grand Canyon School
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - To kick off the new year, Assistant Principal Tom Rowland stepped into a new role at Grand Canyon School (GCS), taking over as principal after former principal Javier Abrego took a leave of absence.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New rapids and other updates for the Colorado River
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - River Runners for Wilderness put out its report of river conditions and updates for those river trips traveling below Diamond Creek in Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016


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