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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

Grand Canyon Library an untapped resource
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Whether it's renting the latest DVD, checking out a fashion or hiking magazine, using the internet for research or emailing family and friends, the Grand Canyon Community Library (GCCL) is hidden treasure where locals and visitors to Grand Canyon can find a quiet place to wind down and relax.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Turning recycled material into something more at Grand Canyon School
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Art students at Grand Canyon School (GCS) were reminded of the importance of good stewardship and recycling after building a larger than life size sculpture made entirely of recycled materials.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tucson hiking club helping get Latinos into National Parks
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Latinos for Parks, a new outreach group to Latin American university students is attempting to get students involved in national parks across Arizona.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hands on projects helps sophomore class gain valuable experiences
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - As part of a School to Work project created by Grand Canyon School's (GCS) sophomore class and in coordination with National Park Service (NPS) vegetation crew members, the area between the middle and high school is now fully restored with plants, mulch and weeded beds.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

National Park and Grand Canyon Village make Earth Day memories with park visitors
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Despite breezy conditions Grand Canyon celebrated the 46th anniversary of Earth Day in style with games, costumes, raffles and free fruits and vegetables.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Vandzura steps in as new chief ranger at Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A chief ranger is a leader among National Park Service (NPS) rangers, some chief rangers start their careers at the bottom as part-time or seasonal park employees and gradually work their way up the chain of command. Grand Canyon's new chief ranger, Matthew Vandzura, is no exception.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Graduate student receives scholarship to study Grand Canyon springs
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon Historical Society was founded in 1984. Starting in 1992, the society began awarding a scholarship to a deserving graduate student or historian undertaking significant research on the Grand Canyon and surrounding region.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lions Club rummage sale draws a crowd
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - When the doors opened for the annual Lions Club rummage sale April 16 around 100 people were lined up waiting to be the first to dig through the collection of cameras, kindles, iPads, iPods and other costly items.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Four years of hard work pay off for seniors at Grand Canyon School
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - While the rest of Grand Canyon School (GCS) was busy taking standardized tests March 28-30, the senior class was wrapping up a four year project and floating the Colorado River.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Photo highlights: Grand Canyon band students visit with Wisconsin orchestra
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Wauwatosa West High School Orchestra from Milwaukee, Wisconsin visited Grand Canyon School March 31.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Job fair at Grand Canyon School helps students with summer jobs
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Cassidy Free and Judith Ruiz, both freshman at Grand Canyon School (GCS) are planning on spending their summer earning money. It will be the first time either of the girls have worked and after attending the job fair at GCS April 6 they have a better idea of what kind of job they want to do.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Students turn spring break vacations into volunteer opportunities at Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Last month students from all over the country converged on Grand Canyon National Park, ready to learn how to put on a different kind of spring break, one focused on service projects.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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