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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.

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

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

Arizona official backs bill to streamline Western state land exchanges, foster environmentally sensitive development
WASHINGTON - Arizona State Land Commissioner Vanessa Hickman told a congressional committee Tuesday that a bill to streamline public-land exchanges in Western states could make for more sensible and environmentally sensitive development.
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.

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

Monsoon season means extra vigilance
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) advises visitors to be safe inside the park and out during monsoon season.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Echoes from the Canyon returns to McKee Amphitheater this summer
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to the third season of its living history event, "Echoes from the Canyon." The event will take place over three Saturdays in place of the nightly evening program at McKee Amphitheater this summer.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two bats test positive for rabies at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Two Grand Canyon bats have tested positive for rabies.

On July 16 sometime between 2:30-3 p.m., a bat landed on a visitor while she was standing in front of the Tusayan Museum, just west of the Desert View Visitors' Center.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Park Service dedicates 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines aviation accident site
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On July 8, the National Park Service (NPS) dedicated one of the nation's newest National Historic Landmarks, the 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site in Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Forest Service manages lightning started fire near Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Lightning caused fires have started across the forest with the return of significant monsoon activity to northern Arizona.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man recovered from Colorado River identified
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The body of a man recovered from the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as that of Victor Tseng.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Officials identify hiker who died on North Kaibab Trail
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Officials have identified a man who died while hiking the North Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon as 47-year-old Andrew Sammler of Lancaster, Ohio.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Senate panel takes up water-rights agreement between Hualapai and Freeport Minerals Corp
WASHINGTON - Tribal and state lawmakers urged a Senate panel July 9 to approve a water-rights agreement between the Hualapai tribe and Freeport Minerals Corp., saying time is fast running out on a deal.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lightning starts two fires on Kaibab National Forest
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Fire officials to manage fires on Tusayan and Williams districts to benefit forest and surrounding communities
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tusayan celebrates the Fourth of July
Tusayan celebrated the Fourth of July in style with a parade, live music, raffles and plenty of food.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Grand Canyon North Rim to celebrate Western Arts Day
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to celebrate the unique culture that defines Grand Canyon, northern Arizona and southern Utah at Western Arts Day 2014 July 12 on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Navajo woman looks back after almost 10 years fighting Redskins' name
WASHINGTON - Amanda Blackhorse said things have changed since a 2005 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins, when she and other protesters faced fans' verbal abuse for having the audacity to suggest that the teams' names were racist.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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