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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

An unconventional beginning for a National Park volunteer at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Theodore "Ted" Buxton, an experienced hiker who has been down in the Canyon and has hiked and run rim to rim on several different occasions, found himself in a difficult and dangerous predicament last summer.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Watchtower engineer's descendent pays a visit
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In August 2015, Hal Hichborn (right), son and grandson of the contractor and engineer involved in the building of the Desert View Watchtower, re-visited the Watchtower 80 plus years after its construction in 1932.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rosa's guide to back to school success
The Grand Canyon News recently sat down with Rosa Velazquez, the face of Grand Canyon School, to talk about important things for parents and students to remember this school year.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

New administration aims for consistency at Grand Canyon School
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On Aug. 17 when student's head back to class, parents will notice a few changes at Grand Canyon School (GCS), including new administration, six new teachers, new school curriculum and an athletics program ready to jump into a new season.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Q & A session with Grand Canyon School's new teaching staff: part one
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon News asks new teachers at Grand Canyon School to share a little about themselves.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Q & A session with Grand Canyon School's new teaching staff: part two
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon News asks new teachers at Grand Canyon School to share a little about themselves.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Q & A session with Grand Canyon School's new teaching staff: Part three
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon News asks new teachers at Grand Canyon School to share a little about themselves.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Grand Canyon butterfly count Aug. 16
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Grand Canyon's 2nd annual South Rim Butterfly Count will be held August 16.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park's lead helitack and paramedic wins national award
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A Grand Canyon ranger has done it again.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Guardian Air celebrates 30 years of saving lives in northern Arizona
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - In an emergency it is comforting to know there is a quick option to get to the hospital. Over the last 30 years the air medical flight transportation has become a large part of how patients get the help they need.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Guardian Air's angels in action at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Junji Sakai is a flight medic with Guardian Air and is in the business of saving lives.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cowboy singer Dave Stamey brings western music to a new generation
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Traditional western music made its way back to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on July 28 when western music legend Dave Stamey gave a free concert at the Shrine of the Ages.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Grand Canyon Music Festival to kick off August 28
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Over the course of three weeks, the 32nd annual Grand Canyon Music Festival will feature musicians from around the country and the world.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park's Tim Jarrell retires July 31
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Forty-one years after changing his first roll of toilet paper in a national park campground bathroom, Tim Jarrell, chief of facility management and engineering at Grand Canyon National Park, retired July 31.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015


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