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Forest Service: moderate fire season expected for summer
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Camping, roasting marshmallows and long evenings by the firepit are all sure signs summer is on its way. With moderate fire restrictions in place, this fun in the forest is a thumbs up in the Tusayan and Grand Canyon area.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Kaibab Learning Center seeking scholarships for summer camp
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Kaibab Learning Center's (KLC) nine-week summer camp is all about themes; patriotic, cultural, community, nature, space, music, culinary... you name it, they've got it.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Prescribed fire planned for Grand Canyon Village May 19
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On May 19, National Park Service (NPS) fire managers are planning a prescribed fire in Grand Canyon Village.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tusayan council takes over as flood plain administrators, takes closer look at FEMA maps
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Tusayan town council voted to be administrators for the town's the flood plains April 20.

Council members will compile prior and future flood plain studies to submit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to get accurate maps of trouble areas in the town.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Internet provider promises faster connection for Tusayan and Grand Canyon
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - By mid - June, Triad Wireless, an internet service provider based out of the Phoenix area, plans to offer faster internet services to businesses and residents in Tusayan and eventually to the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tusayan takes steps toward affordable housing
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Affordable housing has been a hot topic in Tusayan since before the community incorporated. Since 2010, the town has been working on plans to provide its residents with affordable housing.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tusayan's assistant fire chief finds housing assistance in nick of time
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - On March 15 Assistant Fire Chief Lora Pitsinger was given an eviction notice and told she had 30 days to move out of her home. Pitsinger, an employee of Tusayan Fire Department for more than10 years, was quickly running out of options.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cave of the Domes Reopens in Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) has reopened Cave of the Domes in Grand Canyon National Park after an investigation by the park for a hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) exposure.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Public asked not to approach newborn wildlife
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGF) are asking the public not to approach or try to care for baby wildlife.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tribes, Grijalva ask Obama to sign 1.7 million acres into national monument
WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, on April 26 urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Three decades after Endangered Species Act protection, government required to prepare recovery plan
TUCSON, Ariz. - On April 26, a coalition of wolf conservation groups, environmental organizations and a retired federal wolf biologist announced a court settlement requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) to prepare a long-delayed recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves by November 2017.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

North Rim to open May 15
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will officially open its entrance gates at 7:30 a.m. May 15.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Prescribed fire planned for Grand Canyon Village May 5
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A 40 acre prescribed burn is planned for Grand Canyon Village May 5, visitors and residents can expect smoke and may see fire personnel and vehicles in the area. National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating the prescribed burn as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Back to basic bison: mutli-agency effort underway to create a Plains Bison conservation herd at Raymond Wildlife Area
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The American Bison has been a part of American history for centuries.

Considered a sacred animal to many Native American tribes, a primary food source and livelihood for Natives, trappers and later buffalo hunters, the America Bison has stood the test of time and prevailed. Now in a national effort to preserve genetically pure bison lineage, Arizona is joining a national effort to create a conservation bison herd.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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


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