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Around the Rim: Week of Dec. 7

December 6, 2022
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Supporters of the Grand Canyon Protection Act were optimistic about the 117th Congress, which began Jan. 3, 2021 and will end on Jan. 3, 2023.

December 6, 2022
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The Departments of the Interior and Agriculture announced Dec. 1 that both agencies are implementing new regulatory and policy recommendations designed to protect tribal interests and resources from the impacts of mining.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News December 6, 2022
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The Town of Tusayan has always had a penchant for dressing its best for the holidays – establishments all along Highway 64 turn out in their Christmas best to the delight of visitors from all over the world.

By Erin Ford December 6, 2022
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North Rim closed to vehicle and bicycle traffic for the winter
Campground and trails still accessible via inner canyon trails, foot travel

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is closed to all vehicle and bicycle traffic for the winter. There are no services available and very limited staff on site. State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim are expected to re-open May 15, 2023.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News December 6, 2022
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Study finds bats developing resistance to white-nose syndrome
After a 90 percent population decline, little brown bats may be developing genetic resistance to disease

A mysterious disease is wiping out one of the world’s smallest bats, the aptly named “little brown bat,” which has an extensive range across the United States and Canada.

By Elizabeth Claire Alberts, Mongabay December 6, 2022
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Ed Keable, Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) and Theresa McMullan, CEO of Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC) held the forum “Insights and Impacts” over Zoom Nov. 18 where they highlighted climate change, Indigenous relations and several park projects.

By Joseph Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News December 6, 2022
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A woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after they were caught in extreme cold weather while hiking in Utah's Zion National Park, officials said.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 29, 2022
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Michelle Kerns has been selected as superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. She has been acting superintendent of Glen Canyon since August 2022.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 29, 2022
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Around the Rim: Week of Nov. 30

November 29, 2022
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To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, Grand Canyon National Park recognizes our Indigenous employees including those in leadership positions like one of our Deputy Superintendents, Brian Drapeaux.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 29, 2022
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To increase engagement with Grand Canyon’s Indigenous communities and artisans, the park’s Cultural Demonstrator Series will transition to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center (GCVC) on the South Rim Dec. 2, 2022 through Feb. 26, 2023.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 29, 2022
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After years of hard work, the Hualapai Emergency Operations Center is the first of its kind in Mohave County.

By MacKenzie Dexter, for Williams-Grand Canyon News November 29, 2022
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Located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where connectivity is understandably in short supply, the Havasupai Reservation has long been waiting for the opportunity to connect tribal members reliably to the internet.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 29, 2022
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Ryan Mackey quietly sang a sacred Cherokee verse as he pulled a handful of tobacco out of a zip-close bag. Reaching over a barbed wire fence, he scattered the leaves onto the pasture where a growing herd of bison — popularly known as American buffalo — grazed in northeastern Oklahoma.

By Bobby Ross Jr., Associated Press November 29, 2022
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Paul Riese is the South Rim Patrol Supervisor at Grand Canyon National Park.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 22, 2022
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Commercial air tours have occurred over Bryce Canyon for many years without defined operating parameters. The air tour management plan protects national park resources and values by providing continued education and management oversight.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 22, 2022
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Divers have found more human remains at drought-stricken Lake Mead near Las Vegas, authorities said Thursday.

By Associated Press November 22, 2022
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A Montana judge has temporarily restricted wolf hunting and trapping near Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and imposed tighter statewide limits on killing the predators, over concerns that looser hunting rules adopted last year in the Republican-controlled state could harm their population.

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press November 22, 2022
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A group of 30 agencies that supply water to homes and businesses throughout the western United States has pledged to rip up lots of decorative grass to help keep water in the over-tapped Colorado River.

By Associated Press November 22, 2022
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Northern Arizona University announced Nov. 14 it will provide full tuition coverage for members of Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes beginning in fall 2023 through an expansion to the Access2Excellence initiative.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 22, 2022
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Around the Rim: Week of Nov. 23

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 22, 2022
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Arizona hunters who were unsuccessful in the recent 2023 spring draw still have an opportunity to receive a hunt permit-tag for javelina.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 22, 2022
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A trio of bills affecting water rights and infrastructure for Arizona tribes took a step closer to becoming law Nov. 16, a move one official said his tribe has been waiting for since being forced onto the reservation.

By Ryan Knappenberger, Cronkite News November 22, 2022
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The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments on a Wetland Statement of Findings for the Transcanyon Water Distribution Pipeline project through midnight, Dec. 23, 2022.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News November 22, 2022

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