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Straight from the rim: Do you think it's worth getting an annual flu shot?
With flu season in full swing, health facilitators are encouraging the public to get their flu shot to prevent the spread of the virus.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guest column: The flu versus the common cold
Allen Boutwell, PA-C at Grand Canyon Clinic. Submitted PhotoAllen Boutwell, PA-C at Grand Canyon Clinic. Submitted Photo
It is the time of year where we begin to see many upper respiratory illnesses, including allergies, the common cold, and yes...the dreaded flu bug.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Guest column: Arrival of fall and re-elected officials in Tusayan
Greetings Tusayan & Grand Canyon area residents.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Around the Canyon
Upcoming events around the Grand Canyon, Tusayan, and Valle area.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Editorial: Online commenting to move to Facebook
Our grandcanyonnews.com comments section, and all relative Western News&Info Inc. online publications will implement a change to our article comments system in the coming weeks.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Straight from the rim: Do you take precautions while viewing wildlife?
A bat found along the Colorado River inside Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) tested positive for rabies recently. Park officials asked visitors to the Grand Canyon to be aware of their surroundings and alert to potential interactions with bats and other wildlife.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Straight from the rim: How do you think Tusayan benefits from a resident Sheriff's Deputy?
On Oct. 4 the town of Tusyan welcomed its new resident deputy to the community.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Straight from the rim: Should a Grand Canyon Artist in Residence Program continue?
The Grand Canyon's Artist in Residence Program is one of the most prestigious art residency programs in the nation. The Grand Canyon News took to the rim to ask people visiting the Canyon, if they think the program should continue.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Guest column: Tusayan Council talks street lighting with County Supervisors
Our community showed what it is made of and we must never forget how well we work together when it counts.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Guest column: Only a matter of time before Grand Canyon reaches recovery goal for self-sustaining condor population
Three California condors - among the rarest bird species on Earth - were released at Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona this weekend.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Guest column: Town to attend school board meeting
Greetings Tusayan and Grand Canyon area residents,

The summer season has been a busy one so far with minimal issues with fire threats. We were all thankful for the coming of the monsoon rains, even with the lightning.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Letter: Councilman Blasi resigns
To the Community and the Voters of Tusayan, Ariz.:

It is my wish to offer to all those people who supported me in the Office of Town Council, to all the voters of Tusayan, and to any and all others that may find this of interest, an explanation of my decision to resign from public service to the community of Tusayan, Ariz.


(6 comments)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Editorial: Entrances have a long history at the park
While many take the train from Williams to Grand Canyon each day, a large amount of the South Rim's visitors drive along Highway 64 through Tusayan, finally reaching the entrance to the national park.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Letter: Unhappy with Kiel coverage
Page 8, indeed? While I found your article on our seasonal turbidity occurrence and the potential for wider parking spaces in downtown Williams riveting and breaking news, I found your page 8 send off to Don Keil disappointing.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Editorial: History told through GC museum collection
When it comes to the Grand Canyon National Park, part of the allure of the place comes in the form of its history, the myriad stories of those who came here centuries ago, or even 50 years ago, at a time when the experience was a little different than it is now.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Letter to the editor: Uranium mining coverage questioned
To the editor:

Your letter policy states that you give all readers a chance to comment on issues of public interest. I'm aware of meetings regarding the uranium mining issue and that the mining community has been represented at these meetings and has even had very qualified speakers give the mining industry's story.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Editorial: Mountain lions enjoy the views as well
When it comes to the wildlife at the Grand Canyon, the mountain lion has always inspired a sense of wonder when it comes to the creatures who call the South Rim area home.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Editorial: New bypass lane an exciting addition for locals
Residents of the Grand Canyon area are all abuzz over the new bypass lane leading into Grand Canyon National Park. While anyone who has ever made their way through the south entrance through Tusayan can attest, the bypass lane will shave off some time when it comes to getting into the park during peak periods of activity.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Editorial: A lot going on at the Grand Canyon
There will be no shortage of things to do at the Grand Canyon's South Rim in the coming days, particularly for book lovers and lovers of the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Letter:Mule problems at Canyon exaggerated?
To the editor:

Your March 24 and March 31 editions feature lengthy news articles about the National Park Service's assessment of stock use at the Grand Canyon and the public hearings regarding this assessment.
(4 comments)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Letter:Community comes out for fundraiser
To the editor:

Once again, the Grand Canyon community has come together to help out some of their own. Two school employees, Ina Zeena and Rudy Keebahe, have recently been facing some serious medical issues.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Editorial: Share your events, photos with the News
Got an event you think deserves a little attention in the local newspaper? Holding onto a few old photographs, or even new ones, which show a side of the Grand Canyon community that many may not have seen before?
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Editorial: Stay safe, prepared when hiking in the Canyon
As the weather grows warmer across northern Arizona, many are beginning to turn their attention to the outdoors. There may be some snow headed our way still, as well as a little rain, but temperatures are definitely on the rise.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Editorial: Mule rides will always be a part of Canyon
One day mule trips to Plateau Point, once part of daily life at the Grand Canyon, could change as part of an alternative being proposed by the National Park Service (NPS), but it may lead to other forms of mule rides that could appeal to a number of visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park - in the form of an above rim ride.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Letter: Time to start anew
To the editor:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 was truly historic as the residents of Tusayan voted overwhelmingly to incorporate their town.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


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