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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

Grand Canyon National Park seeks temporary concessionaire contract for transition
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - National Park concessionaire Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C and Grand Canyon National Park have not agreed on a new contract, but they might agree that a temporary, contract could avert a massive layoff.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

People to elect future Tusayan mayor at polls in 2016
GRAND CANYON, Ariz - In 2016 Tusayan voters will decide who holds the office of mayor.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park Proposes Entrance Fee Increase
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park is proposing to increase entrance fees into the park.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hiker falls off trail in Grand Canyon
Multi-agency search and rescue team able to haul her to safety with helicopter
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Power shifts to Tusayan voters to choose mayor in 2016
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - In the future, voters will decide who holds the office of mayor in the town of Tusayan rather than council members.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grey wolf spotted near Grand Canyon?
FLAGSTAFF - Federal officials said Thursday they are trying to determine whether a wolf-like animal repeatedly spotted in an area north of the Grand Canyon is an endangered gray wolf, as environmental groups believe.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park offers free entrance to honor Veterans on Nov. 11
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -Grand Canyon National Park offers free entry on Nov. 11.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Best Western Squire Inn renovations to continue
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn in Tusayan, received approval from the Tusayan Planning and Zoning Commission to continue overhaul plans.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Jon Jarvis, Director of National Parks, visits Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis flew in from Washington, D.C. on Oct. 22 for the Bi-Annual National Park System Advisory Board meeting.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Grand Canyon School students preparing for 5k
Girls on the Run, provides girls an after school program.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Arizona parks see drop in vistors over decades
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - James and Kay Burr had visited 20 national parks over the course of their seven-week vacation, ranging from Olympic National Park in coastal Washington to Badlands National Park in South Dakota.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Park and Forest Service plan for fall and winter burning
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service fire managers are working together as they anticipate the ignition of prescribed fire treatments during the fall and winter months as the weather permits.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Xanterra sues National Park over contract
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - National Park concessionaire Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C is suing the National Park Service over one of the park's concession contracts because the concessionaire says the contract unfairly raises franchise fees, does not provide adequate employee housing and has the potential to raise visitor entrance fees to the Canyon.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Council continues crosswalk overhaul debate
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Town Manager Will Wright and Mayor Greg Bryan met with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to discuss options for crosswalk improvements in Tusayan.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bat tests positive for rabies at Grand Canyon
Park officials ask visitors to avoid contact with bats or other animals
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Williams Justice Court looks to bring court to Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Williams Justice Court provides services to the citizens of Tusayan, Grand Canyon, Valle and many surrounding areas but sometimes it is difficult for people to make their court dates.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tusayan gets own Sheriff's Deputy
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - On Oct. 4 the town of Tusyan welcomed its newest and vitally important member to the community. Grand Canyon Airport and the Coconino County Sheriff's Department finalized the terms of a lease agreement to house a deputy on airport property.
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Judge upholds 20-year ban on new uranium mines near Grand Canyon
PHOENIX - A federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 30, upheld the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) 20-year ban on new uranium mines on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, rejecting a challenge by a coalition of mining industry groups.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sheriff Department working on full time deputy in Tusayan
The last time a Sheriff's Department deputy lived in the town of Tusayan was more than two years ago.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tusayan Fire finds budget relief
Temporary budget relief is in sight for Tusayan Fire Department but a long-term solution is still necessary.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Judge upholds 20-year ban on new uranium mines near Grand Canyon
1 million acres near the Grand Canyon off limits
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Park helps veterans learn firefighting
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A new partnership between the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the National Park Service helps veterans transition from the military into a civilian world and into federal firefighting jobs.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tusayan crosswalks: help or hazard?
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - How many crosswalks is too many in a town the size of Tusayan? Seven?
Tuesday, September 30, 2014


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