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The railway offers Steam Saturdays on select days from April through September.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 6, 2021
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Interior Department announces special days for National Park week
Outdoor enthusiasts encouraged to recreate responsibly April 17-25 with variety of events

National Park Week — an annual weeklong celebration of America’s national parks — will take place April 17-25.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 6, 2021
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Helicopter 368 and Grand Canyon search and rescue personnel respond to an injured hiker in Zion National Park In March.

April 6, 2021
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Work on the Silver Bridge near Phantom Ranch is planned for the weeks of April 12 through May 7, with daily bridge closure beginning April 13.

April 6, 2021
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The park warned visitors of extended waits on its website.

April 6, 2021
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It’s estimated that there’s more than 2 million cactuses at Saguaro National Park within the 140-square-mile preserve bracketing Tucson.

By Associated Press April 6, 2021
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said bald eagles, the national symbol that once teetered on the brink of extinction, have flourished in recent years.

By By Matthew Daly, Associated Press April 6, 2021
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Zion National Park will be closing Angels Landing Trail April 7 through, April 8, for maintenance on the chain sections of the trail. The trail should reopen by 4:30 p.m. April 8.

April 6, 2021
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In a few months it will be fruit harvest season in Capitol Reef National Park.

April 6, 2021
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Rocky Mountain National Park will implement a new pilot temporary timed entry permit reservation system beginning May 28.

April 6, 2021
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The Fish and Wildlife Service released its first assessment in almost a decade about the status of grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. The bruins are shielded from hunting as a threatened species except in Alaska.

By By Matthew Brown, Associated Press April 6, 2021
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As of March 31, there have been 1,561 vaccine doses administered at the Grand Canyon Clinic.

April 6, 2021
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Spring Break crowds flock to Grand Canyon as east entrance remains closed
Some east entrance facilities to reopen starting April 3

Currently, the park is only accessible through its south entrance station via the town of Tusayan. It’s east entrance at Desert View remains closed.

By Loretta McKenney March 30, 2021
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The new benches provide a place for park programs, picnics and great views.

March 30, 2021
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As of March 29, there are 195 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan).

March 30, 2021
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City of Page pushes for reopening of Grand Canyon’s east entrance
Mayor worries continued closure will do lasting damage to city’s economy and small businesses

“Our sales tax for this year is down nearly 30 percent from last year,” Page city manager Darren Coldwell said.

By Associated Press March 23, 2021
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Kaibab National Learning Center (KLC) in Grand Canyon is preparing for Spring with a “Maskerade” themed fundraiser planned for March 27.

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The project has been in the planning stage for over a year, and will utilize a design created by Norris Design Inc., also of Flagstaff.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News March 23, 2021
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As of March 22, there are 194 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan).

March 23, 2021
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A National Park Service (NPS) ranger used a stun gun on a man who identifies as Native American after trying repeatedly to defuse a confrontation on federal land in New Mexico, according to an internal investigation released March 12.

By By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press March 23, 2021
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Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC), the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, will be hosting its second virtual “Trailblazer” fundraiser April 17-25.

March 23, 2021
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The results of the latest annual survey show there are at least 186 Mexican gray wolves in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona.

By By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press March 23, 2021
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NPS announces plans to fully reopen Grand Canyon by May 21
Grand Canyon consults Navajo Nation in preparation for opening east entrance; park visitation drops 3 million in 2020

Closures caused dramatic losses to revenue park-wide, as Grand Canyon National Park visitation numbers dropped from 5 million in 2019 to just 2 million in 2020.

By Lo Frisby March 16, 2021
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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved rezoning Marble Canyon that will enable a California-based developer to renovate and expand the remote lodge and trading post.

By Wendy Howell March 16, 2021
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Wildlife managers offer $500 bonus during Brown Trout Bonanza on Colorado River
Anglers earn $33 per brown trout for incentivized harvest

Anglers can now earn cash bonuses for participating in the Brown Trout Bonanza on the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and the Paria River, April 1 - May 2.

March 16, 2021

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