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The quest for truth: new book asks if Noah's flood explains the Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In the U.S., 40 percent of the population believe the Earth was created over a period of six to 10,000 years. The other 60 percent of the population believe the Earth is billions of years old, according to research completed for the new book, 'The Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth.'
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Grand Canyon in race with 19 National Park projects for 2 million in preservation funding
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On May 25 a national contest to award $2 million in historic preservation funds launched. The iconic Desert View Watchtower at Grand Canyon National Park was one of 20 competing projects for the contest.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fighting fire with fire: Grand Canyon Helitack crews respond to southwest fires
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - With fire season lighting up acres across the Southwest the Grand Canyon Fire and Aviation crew will spend the rest of fire season trekking across the U.S. to help put out wildfires.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Native plants get sustainable start at Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - With the construction of a new greenhouse facility at Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP), the Vegetation Program has reached a milestone and helped the National Park Service (NPS) take one more step toward sustainability.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

North Rim Artists in Resident take Canyon art to New York City
GRAND CANYON, NORTH RIM - The Grand Canyon Artist in Residence (AIR) programs, once offered on both the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park, are considered one of the most prestigious residency programs in the nation.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

National Park Service: new study shows extent of light pollution across night skies
WASHINGTON - National parks offer some of our nation's best views of the cosmos.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Postal Service releases NPS centennial stamps
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -The National Park Service received a stamp of approval from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to publicly launch the 16 National Park Forever stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) June 2.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Parade and live music on tap for town of Tusayan Fourth of July celebration
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, cotton candy, parade and live music by local musicians and America's Got Talent singer-songwriter Michael Grimm are just a few things the 38th annual July fourth celebrations in Tusayan will offer.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Commercial development moves forward in Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - On June 1, the town of Tusayan and Stilo Development Group U.S.A. reached an agreement that allows both entities to move forward with commercial development and town housing without having to get Forest Service approval for immediate access to their properties.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

From Africa to Arizona: building park service relationships
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Phoenix is hotter than Africa.

While that may not surprise those living or visiting the Valley of the Sun, it took Joseph Mayombo from Gabon, Africa by surprise.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Forest Service releases video of tribal-forest partnership to restore springs and build relationships
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Kaibab National Forest (KNF) released a video to its website showing a partnership between the Hopi Tribe and forest on an important spring restoration project.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

North Zone Readiness Review a success:'we train together to respond together'
FREDONIA, Ariz. - Wildland firefighters from the Kaibab National Forest, Color Country Bureau of Land Management and Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) conducted annual readiness review training May 12 for the North Kaibab Ranger District.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Grand Canyon rededicates Desert View Watchtower
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In the last year the Desert View Watchtower on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) has been transformed from a gift shop into a place to celebrate, share, and learn about the heritage of Grand Canyon's 11 traditionally associated tribes.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Grand Canyon School keeps accreditation after one year review
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - After being under review for the last year, Grand Canyon School (GCS) will be allowed to keep its accreditation.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Be prepared: Park Service practices worst case scenario evacuation
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Organized chaos took place May 10 at the Emergency Control Center for Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) during a staged evacuation of the South Rim.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Blast from the past: Theodore Roosevelt impersonator brings history to life at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - It's not everyday you see a U.S. president out for a walk along the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Kindergarten class celebrates moms with songs and poetry
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - "You give me joy and happiness. I give you love, a hug and kiss on Mother's Day. Oh how I love you mom," sang 18 kindergarten students to their mothers during a special Mother's Day program at the Grand Canyon Best Western Squire Inn in Tusayan May 5.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Park Service gives a shout out to Grand Canyon class of 2016
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Four years ago, as part of a special centennial outreach, Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) adopted the freshman class at Grand Canyon School (GCS).
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Part 2 of 3: Senate Bill 1243 could mean protection for Mexican gray wolves and livestock
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Arizona Senate Bill 1243 authorizes Arizona Game and Fish (AZGF) to enter into a memorandum of understanding with U.S. Fish and Wildlife to limit reintroductions and releases of Mexican gray wolves to within three miles of state or private land.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Part I of 3: Mexican Gray Wolf population declines, problems persist for ranchers
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In 1998 Mexican Gray Wolves were reintroduced to the Arizona landscape. From 1998 to 2014 there were over 297 confirmed and/or probable wolf kills on livestock in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA) where the endangered wolf population went from 110 to 97 in 2014.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016


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