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Tourism to Grand Canyon brings in $584 mil to local economies
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5.5 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) in 2015 spent $584 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 8,897 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $813 million.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

National Park visitor spending contributes $32 billion to economy
WASHINGTON - Spending by a record number of national park visitors in 2015 provided a $32 billion benefit to the nation's economy and supported 295,000 jobs, according to a report released by National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mexican Grey wolf/livestock compensation applications due June 1
PHOENIX - Livestock producers can now submit applications to the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Council to receive payments for wolf presence under the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Plan. The deadline for application submissions is June 1.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

North Kaibab Ranger District firewood permits available May 2 on North Kaibab District
FREDONIA, Ariz. - Each year, approximately 3,000 cords of legally cut firewood are removed from the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Grand Canyon senior Deya Ramos receives $55,000 in scholarship offers
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - After receiving three scholarship offers worth a grand total of $55,000 from three of the top universities in the state, Grand Canyon School (GCS) senior Deya Ramos decided she's going to throw in her hat with Arizona State University (ASU) this fall.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument: preserving wilderness or land grab?
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - In a public session put on by Congressman Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, the town of Tusayan was among multiple public and private entities that said they strongly opposed the establishment of a Grand Canyon Watershed Monument.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

As Grand Canyon looks to record year, advocates press need for funding
WASHINGTON - Grand Canyon National Park officials say the park should break last year's record of 5.5 million visitors this year, but advocates are worried the park may not be able to handle such large crowds.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Options for avoiding long lines at Grand Canyon entrance gates
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In the heat of the summer, when tourism at Grand Canyon National Park is in full swing and with over five million visitors to the Canyon in 2015, visitors might be happy to learn that there is more than one way to visit Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Grand Canyon celebrates National Park Week
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day during National Park Week April 22.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Grand Canyon superintendent addresses sexual harassment by NPS employees on Colorado River
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - "I'm here with my heart in my throat a little bit right now," said Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga during a presentation at the annual Guide Training Seminar in Marble Canyon April 2.

Although Uberuaga has addressed members of the Grand Canyon river guiding community for the last five years, this time it was different.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sportsmen, conservation groups applaud Presidential Memorandum on drought
WASHINGTON D.C. - On March 22, World Water Day, national sportsmen and conservation groups applauded a Presidential Memorandum to increase on-the-ground coordination among federal agencies to combat drought and protect water resources.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Colorado River guides discuss important river issues at annual training seminar
MARBLE CANYON, ARIZ. - Every year around April 1, river guides kick off the official first day of the season for commercial trips on the Colorado River.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

National Parks to waive entrance fees April 16-24 for National Park Week
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park is offering free entrance to national parks April 16-24, to celebrate National Park Week (NPS) and the NPS Centennial.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Search continues for missing woman at Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Search and Rescue crews continue looking for Diana Zacarias of Natchitoches, Louisiana, who was reported missing since April 3.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Missing woman at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On April 3 the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a phone call reporting a missing individual last known to be at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Grand Canyon dissolves unit that ran river trips for workers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The unit of Grand Canyon National Park that ran river trips has been dismantled following a report by a federal watchdog that found a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment there.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Prescribed burn starts April 3 east of Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz.- Kaibab National Forest crews started a 264-acre burn on the Tusayan East Prescribed Fire Project April 3. They intended to continue burning for approximately two days in the area if conditions remain favorable.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

National Park Service releases centennial stamps
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the National Park Service's Aug. 25 centennial just in time for summer vacation letter writing by issuing a pane of stunning Forever stamps depicting 16 examples of our national treasures on June 2.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anavon Harris sworn into Planning and Zoning Commission
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Anavon Harris was sworn in as a member of the Tusayan Planning and Zoning Commission March 28.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Free admission and festivities during National Park Week April 16-24
WASHINGTON - As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving the nation's parks and monuments, it's encouraging all Americans to get out and #FindYourPark.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tusayan not giving up on affordable housing dreams
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest's decision not to accept the town of Tusayan's road easement application shocked Tusayan town officials but they said they are not giving up.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Grand Canyon's Cave of the Domes closed for potential Hantavirus exposure
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - With two cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) reported this year by Coconino County, the National Park Service has temporarily closed Cave of the Domes because of rodent activity and the potential for exposure to HPS.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tusayan to Grand Canyon shuttle bus extended five weeks, starts May 7
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - With a steady increase of tourism at the Grand Canyon, the town of Tusayan and Grand Canyon National Park have extended the dates the shuttle service will be available to go in and out of the park from Tusayan.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Grand Canyon School District and town of Tusayan planning for track and sports field at Sports Complex Center in Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Sport's Complex Center in Tusayan features muti-use basketball courts, a playground and a recently completed public restroom.

The next step for improving the complex is to install a baseball field, soccer field, running track, bleachers and parking lot.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Yosemite changes iconic names to eliminate trademark issues
GRAND CANYON, Ariz.- On Jan. 14, Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced the names of several buildings and facilities within the park would be renamed to eliminate potential trademark infringement issues with Yosemite's concessioner, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (DNCY), a subsidiary of the Delaware North Companies. The name changes impacted several iconic buildings and landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Monday, March 21, 2016


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