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Rim to rim: Racing for brain cancer research
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - BethAnn Telford is an Ironman World Champion triathlete, a serial marathoner and a 10-year brain cancer survivor. Maria Parker is is an accomplished ultra-marathon cyclist and the winner of the 2013 3000 Miles To A Cure. On Oct. 3 they raced 21.1 miles from the North to South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New children's book brings desert tortoise back to Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Tino is a tortoise, a Mojave Desert Tortoise to be exact, and he's had more adventures than the average human being.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

North Rim textile Artist in Residence finds her inspiration in Grand Canyon's colors
GRAND CANYON, NORTH RIM, Ariz. - Red, blue, purple, black, orange, green, gray, pink, gold - a collage of colors laced together to create a perfect blend of mystery and intrigue.

Textile artist Daren Redman creates these colors through dye recipes she has developed for quilted wall hangings.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Unbranded: traveling 3,000 miles on wild mustangs
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Four young adventure seekers decided to do what people say couldn't be done any longer - ride 3,000 miles, on horseback, from the border of Mexico to Canada.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Grand Canyon cyclist takes on a steam engine during race
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon cyclist Aaron Resnick took on Grand Canyon Railway's steam engine No. 4960 - a 185-ton monster built in 1923, fueled by waste vegetable oil during the Man vs. Machine race Sept. 26.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A local alternative and proudly Arizonan veggie burger
A few years ago, Jonathan Netzky, an energetic young entrepreneur from Flagstaff under the company name Local Alternative, approached Xanterra about providing his Tepa Burger at restaurants on Grand Canyon's South Rim.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Music Together to focus on Fiddle Collection
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Music Together, an eight-week program, focusing on musical involvement and interactive experiences for children and their caretakers kicks off its fall program Sept. 22.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Grand Canyon Rotary Chili Cook - Off Sept. 24
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Can you handle the heat?

Grand Canyon Rotary Club invites the community to attend the annual chili cook-off and see who will take home the $50 grand prize for people's choice award.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tracking Grand Canyon's condors
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - There's no mistaking the calls of, "Condor Bob!" from the lips of tourists as they rush over to the tall, slender man standing on the edge of Hopi Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Long time wildlife volunteer Bob George is known by many names but Condor Bob is what tour guides at the Canyon call him.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rockin' the free world: Grand Canyon School students participate in School of Rock
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The annual School of Rock performance, featuring middle and high school students from Grand Canyon School, rocked the Shrine of the Ages Sept. 4.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Military veterans give North Rim of Grand Canyon Forest Service trails a facelift
FREDONIA, Ariz. - Recreational staff from the North Kaibab Ranger District (NKRD) of the Kaibab National Forest partnered with the Arizona Wilderness Coalition (AWC) and military-veteran volunteers once again worked together to maintain trails within and near the Saddle Mountain Wilderness on the North Kaibab.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Desert View Watchtower to host last cultural demonstration of 2015
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -Grand Canyon National Park's second annual Desert View Cultural Demonstrator series will come to an end Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Celebration of Art to kick off Sept. 12
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon Association (GCA) and Arizona Public Service (APS) are celebrating the seventh annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park Sept. 12 through Jan. 18, 2016.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuweep: Grand Canyon's best kept secret
GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - Tuweep overlook lies at the end of 61 miles of dirt road on the western edge of Grand Canyon National Park, if you're not paying attention you can drive right by the turn off.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

American warriors find path to healing and hope on Colorado River trip
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Four therapists, a handful of river guides and 18 veterans - men and women, from 12 different states and representing all branches of the U.S. military spent one week on the Colorado River seeking adventure, camaraderie and healing.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Australian fire coordinator works as international exchange participant at Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Isaac Hatch, a district fire coordinator for the Department of Parks and Wildlife in Western Australia. arrived five weeks ago as part of an inter-governmental exchange program to learn how Americans manage fire - specifically at Grand Canyon National Park.

Hatch discovered many similarities between American and Australian fire management programs.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cyclists to race steam engine in Man vs. Machine race Sept. 26
TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Cyclist will be going head to head with a 1923 300 ton steam engine on a grueling 54 mile race.

The race will start at the Grand Hotel in Tusayan and will finish on historic Route 66 in downtown Williams on Sept. 26.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Protecting Grand Canyon's endangered Sentry milk-vetch plant
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Sentry milk-vetch is a small blooming plant only found on the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park volunteers take aim at North Rim re-vegetation projects
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park volunteers love plants. There's no two ways around it and why not? Where else do you get a chance to work at one of the most beautiful places in the world while being part of the cycle of life?
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

News flash: Arizonans love the Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -It's official. We finally have proof that Arizonans love the Grand Canyon more than just about anything else.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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