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Environmental groups, county and tribes ask federal agencies to change mining regulations
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - In light of the recent Gold King Mine spill, concerned tribes, counties, national and regional groups are petitioning federal agencies to change mining regulations to prevent mining disasters from occurring, particularly in the Grand Canyon region.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Celebration of Art kicks off Sept. 12
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon Association (GCA) and Arizona Public Service (APS) are celebrating the seventh annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 12 through Jan. 18, 2016.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New curriculum at Grand Canyon School
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - After a recent accreditation evaluation Grand Canyon School (GCS) administrators have a new strategy to help the school become the number one performing school district in the state.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bike and Build cyclists make pit stop in Valle
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Bike and Build bicycle group are riding across the U.S. to raise money for affordable housing projects and have worked with Habitat for Humanity on projects.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rock Fire on Tusayan Ranger District growing due to dry conditions
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Dry conditions over the last few days have led to increasing activity on a lightning-caused wildfire on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Arizona officials watchful, hopeful as EPA spill moves downstream
WASHINGTON - Arizona officials continue to monitor a massive spill of toxic sludge that is heading toward the Colorado River, but most were hopeful Tuesday that it will have little impact by time it reaches the state.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fitzgerald steps down from Tusayan Town Council
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Tusayan town council will fill a vacancy on the council sometime in the near future after Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan announced Councilman Bill Fitzgerald's decision to step down during the Aug. 5 council meeting.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Searchers have found missing 5-year-old boy dead
JACOB LAKE, Arizona - The search for a 5-year-old Arizona boy who went missing from a campsite north of the Grand Canyon has ended with searchers finding the boy's body.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Search continues for missing 5-year-old boy in Arizona 
JACOB LAKE, Ariz. (AP) - A massive search continues for a 5-year-old boy who wandered off from a camp site while chasing grasshoppers north of the Grand Canyon.
Monday, August 10, 2015

National park helps find tomorrow's leaders, Alternative Break Citizenship School held at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Sixty-four students, representing 35 universities spent the week of July 25-31 volunteering and learning new leadership skills during the fifth Alternative Break Citizenship School (ABCS) at Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New wildfire on Tusayan Ranger District 50 acres and growing
TUSAYAN, Ariz., - A lightning-caused wildfire on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest is burning actively and growing in size.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Restrooms at Sport's Complex one step closer
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Restroom facilities at the Sport's Complex center in Tusayan are getting closer to completion after an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for easements to the restrooms were reached between the town of Tusayan and Grand Canyon School.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Twenty-second Annual Native American Heritage Days begins August 6 on the North Rim
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park is putting on the 22nd annual Native American Heritage Days on the North Rim of the Park Aug. 6 and 7.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Missing man on South Rim of Grand Canyon found
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Twenty-seven year old Justin Kremer of Tempe, Arizona, who was reported missing on July 31, was located by search crews at Grand Canyon National Park Aug. 2.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Valle Fly-In set for Aug. 22, moves to Flagstaff Airport
VALLE, Ariz. - Airplanes, helicopters, a pancake breakfast, food vendors, a beer garden, special guest speakers and a classic car show are an annual tradtion at the Valle Airport.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

$500,000 grant for Tribal Heritage Project to be used at Grand Canyon's Desert View
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - ArtPlace America recently announced that the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), on behalf of the tribal heritage project partnership, received a grant of $500,000 to further arts and culture at Desert View in Grand Canyon National Park.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mason Fire on South Rim, reaches final size of 4,370 acres
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - After burning 4,370 acres and providing multiple benefits for the forest, the Mason Fire on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has been contained.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New office hours during July at the Tusayan Ranger District
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Because of recent staff changes, the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will be offering reduced office hours for the remainder of July.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Grand Canyon Airport looking to 2017 for facility updates
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon Airport recently contracted a company to complete a revised master plan for the airport. The plan, expected to be finished by 2017, will address growing safety and infrastructure concerns at the airport.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Critics call new wildfire bill 'bad for forests'
WASHINGTON - The House voted 262-167 for a bill that could reduce wildfires by streamlining the process for managing federal forests before and after outbreaks.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Feds move one Arizona species toward endangered status, one the other way
WASHINGTON - The federal government moved the Arizona toad closer to endangered status this week while dimming hopes for the gray wolf, which moved a step closer to losing endangered species protection altogether.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Finding boundaries for Mexican Gray wolves in Arizona
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has been working on Mexican wolf recovery in northern Arizona for the last 17 years and now the area that these wolves could be spotted in is expanding.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Drones raise concerns around aerial firefighting
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Airtanker operations were suspended at the San Bernardino National Forest in California, after drones were detected in fire areas.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mason Fire produces less smoke, continues to slowly increase in size
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Mason Fire, merged with the Old Fire, July 12, bringing the total number of acres treated to 2,200.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim celebrates 2015 Western Arts Day
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim will be celebrating the 2015 Western Arts Day on July 11 on the North Rim.
Thursday, July 9, 2015


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