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Japanese hiker dies on Devil's Corkscrew amid heat advisory
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A hiker, identified as 36-year-old Takayuki Fujiwara of Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, died while hiking the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park on June 18.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lightning caused Locust Fire on North Rim reaches 423 acres
FREDONIA, Ariz. - During the last 24-hours, North Zone firefighters have continued to monitor weather, fire behavior and fire progression, as well as scout and prepare for firing opportunities along the perimeter boundaries of the Locust Fire being managed to improve forest health on the Kaibab Plateau.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Environmental groups want re-vamped mining laws
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - "My tagline for Grand Canyon uranium is, unsafe, uneconomic and unnecessary," said Anne Mariah Tapp, energy program director at the Grand Canyon Trust, an environmental group located in Flagstaff.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Proposed Tusayan road easement spurs 200,000 comments
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The U.S. Forest Service has collected the second largest amount of comments ever for a proposed housing and commerical development project on the Kaibab National Forest.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kaibab managing lightning caused fire on North Rim
FREDONIA, Ariz. - The Locust Fire burning near the Rainbow Rim Trail on the North Kaibab Ranger District has seen some growth on the east and northwest sides over the last seven days and is currently at 85 acres.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hiker fatality on Bright Angel Trail
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - At around 3:45 p.m. on June 18, hikers reported to a park ranger near Indian Garden that a member of their party needed help.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tusayan Ranger District seeks public comments on forest restoration project
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The U.S. Forest Service wants to treat 7,300-acre area on the Tusayan Ranger District (TRD) in the spring of 2016.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Northern Arizona land managers' leadership recognized
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Northern Arizona land managers for Kaibab National Forest (KNF) and Grand Canyon National Park were recently recognized for the ir leadership in managing wildland fires for the purpose of improving forest health.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Grand Canyon Railway to collect $15 - $30 as part of increases to park entrance fees
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - As of June 1, Grand Canyon National Park increased its entrance fees and the cost of overnight backcountry permits.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tusayan Town Manager moves on, retires from state after more than 30 years of service
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - For the last two years Will Wright has been town manager for the town of Tusayan, but after July 3 he and his wife, Cathleen, will move on.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Plague monitoring at Grand Canyon National Park to last through September
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHS) and the National Park Service (NPS), hope that by monitoring public areas for the presence of the plague and detecting it early, they can help prevent the potential spread of the plague to the public.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

No trace of man missing on Colorado River in Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Following a hike, Morgan Heimer of Cody, Wyoming, was reported missing by a member of the river trip.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Finding ways to save on park entrance fees: America the Beautiful pass program
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - America the Beautiful pass program is one way visitors can save money this year.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Missing man on Colorado River
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On June 2 at around 8 p.m. the National Park Service (NPS) received a satellite phone call from a commercial river trip reporting a missing guide at Pumpkin Springs, near river mile 213.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Televised hearings take Tusayan court to next level
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Williams Justice Court has taken court services up a notch and plans to offer televised court hearings at the Tusayan Town Hall within the next month.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Coconino County seeks applicants for openings on Williams and Grand Canyon school boards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applications to fill governing board vacancies on the Williams Unified School District (WUSD) and the Grand Canyon Unified School District (GCUSD).
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kaibab National Forest Supervisor moves on
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - After more than 13 years of serving as the Kaibab National Forest Supervisor, Mike Williams is preparing to move to Washington to supervise a new forest.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Plane wreckage and human remains found in Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On May 20, while on a hike near Emerald Canyon at Colorado River Mile 104, members of a private boating trip found the wreckage of an airplane with human remains inside.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Man dies on South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On May 24 at approximately 12:10 p.m., the Grand Canyon received a 911 call reporting an unconscious man.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Opponents and supporters of Tusayan project gather in Flagstaff
TUSAYAN, Ariz. -Town of Tusayan residents, Sierra Club members and residents from around Arizona stand outside the Doubletree by Hilton in Flagstaff holding conflicting messages to protest the potential development by the Italian based developers Stilo.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Grand Canyon Phantoms 2015
GRAND CANYON Ariz. - Grand Canyon School High School commencement ceremony and eighth grade promotion will be held May 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the McKee Amphitheater. See pages 3-6B for a look at this year's Grand Canyon School seniors and eighth grade classes.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Grand Canyon School eighth grade promotion: future class of 2019
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon eighth grade class.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Middle School awards
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon Middle school awards.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Coconino County seeks applicants for opening on Williams and Grand Canyon school boards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applications to fill governing board vacancies on the Williams and Grand Canyon Unified School Districts.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Park entrance fees and backcountry camping fees to increase
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Starting June 1, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park will pay a little more for their park entrance fees and overnight backcountry permits.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015


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