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Three council member seats open during August election
Greetings Tusayan and Grand Canyon Area residents,

High winds and low moisture are not making for very safe forest conditions lately.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grand Canyon School celebrates music in May
Grand Canyon community and parents,

April is hailed as Music in our School Month. I wonder how many districts can claim this celebration. Grand Canyon Unified District can.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

School counselors an important asset to educational environment
Grand Canyon community and parents,

School counselors are becoming a rare commodity in today's educational environment.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Guest column: name change discussions spark statewide interest
Greetings Tusayan and Grand Canyon area residents,

Spring break is in gear and the business community is running strong in spite of the winds. The moisture is encouraging but we certainly need much more in the near future.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guest column: successful change at Grand Canyon School takes an entire community
Grand Canyon community and parents,

Spring quarter begins for our students as the temperatures rise from the retreat of winter's chill.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Guest column: town obtains land from Stilo
Greetings Tusayan and Grand Canyon area residents,

Last week was a significant one as a major milestone for the town was passed. After over a year of work, meetings and drafts, the town received the deeds for its first 20 acres of land at Kotzin Ranch.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Guest column: make the most of spring break
Grand Canyon community and parents,

This week is a well-deserved time to refresh the mind and relax the body from the rigors of school.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Letter: Stilo committed to see the development process through
To the editor:

Four years ago, an effort by community leaders in Tusayan to incorporate the town gained momentum.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Homework should be a high priority
Children need to know that their family members think homework is important. If they know their families care, children have a good reason to complete the assignments and turn them in on time.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Guest column: Tusayan preps for fire season
Greetings Tusayan and Grand Canyon area residents,

What a great few weeks we have had in a variety of ways. First, one of our own, Department of Public Safety Officer Shaun Shields, was named the Officer of the Year for our district. Congratulations Shaun!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Guest column: start the day with breakfast
Grand Canyon community and parents,

Students often ask why breakfast is so important.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Guest column: Grand Canyon School right on target
Grand Canyon community and parents,

Another win for our school as principal Melster has found an additional way to test our students' accuracy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Letter: park to charge for special use permits
To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the some changes that have been made to the Grand Canyon National Park Special Permit Program.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Guest column: Tusayan in final stages of General Plan
Dear Tusayan community,

Someone has said, "Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now." This seemingly impossible task has been going on for about a year in Tusayan with the creation of the town's first General Plan.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guest column: safe schools take a community effort
Grand Canyon community and parents,

In the news we hear about bullying in our schools. Bullying behavior is meant to hurt another person and is carried out by someone who is seeking power or control over another person.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Guest column: Tusayan council approves Camper Village site plan
Greetings Grand Canyon and Tusayan residents,

While we all are enjoying the mild winter and it is bringing an increase in January visitation, we will need some moisture soon. It is allowing the Forest and Park Service the opportunity to burn additional acres in their protection and healthy forest initiatives.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Guest column: PARCC meets the Community Park
Grand Canyon community and parents,

Across the state, including the Grand Canyon Unified School District (GCUSP), Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards are being implemented to ensure that all students have the academic knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, career and life.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Guest column: 2014 marks a "grand" new start
Grand Canyon community and parents,

As we begin 2014 for Grand Canyon Unified School District I would like to share a few board changes as well as some successes.

Tuesday, January 21, 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.


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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.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010


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