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More than six million people visit the Grand Canyon every year to stand on the edge of one of the world’s most magnificent scenic wonders.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 9, 2022
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Grand Canyon Recreation Center is offering a host of fun events this month, including a Human Battleship and Water Balloon Day Aug. 20 at 3 p.m.

August 9, 2022
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With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the unofficial results of the Aug. 2 primary election show Clarinda Vail ahead of Brady Harris for Tusayan mayor, with Vail taking in 57 percent of the vote to Brady’s 43 percent

August 9, 2022
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The following is a list of calls from the South Rim District Report for the period ending July 30.

August 9, 2022
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The Gym Team won the adult Grand Canyon Tug-o-War Tournament at the Grand Canyon Rec Center in Grand Canyon Village July 22.

August 9, 2022
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Tourists find safety after floods close Death Valley National Park roads
NPS officials say it will take time for the park to rebuild and reopen roads

Hundreds of hotel guests trapped by flash flooding at Death Valley National Park were able to drive out after crews cleared a pathway through rocks and mud, but roads damaged by floodwaters or choked with debris were expected to remain closed into next week, officials said Aug. 6.

By Jaques Billeaud and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press August 9, 2022
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Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Ed Keable was interviewed by NBC News at Moran Point on Thursday, Aug 4.

August 9, 2022
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Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll recently announced Coconino County Sheriff’s Office will once again have a resident deputy assigned to the Tuba City District.

August 9, 2022
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To help bring awareness to mental health issues and to equip community members to respond to mental health crisis, a Mental Health First Aid Class will be offered online via Zoom Aug. 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The 8-hour class is free.

By Loretta McKenney August 9, 2022
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With community level transmissions now at medium, Grand Canyon National Park has announced that masking requirement are now optional.

August 9, 2022

North Country HealthCare will be offering a health and wellness event Aug. 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Grand Canyon Clinic.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 9, 2022
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The 27th annual North Rim, Native American Heritage Days takes place on the grounds of Grand Canyon Lodge, Aug. 5-7.

August 5, 2022
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Brooke Merrell has been named superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska and is the first woman in that role in the 105-year history of the park, the National Park Service announced July 21.

By Associated Press August 2, 2022
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The Grand Canyon Unified School District welcomes new staff for the 2022-2023 school year.

August 2, 2022
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Last week, the Dragon Fire remained at approximately 1,375 acres in size.

August 2, 2022
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WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A 79-year-old Florida man has died in a fall in Glacier National Park while he was trying to scramble up an off-trail slope with a group of friends, park officials said July 26.

By Associated Press August 2, 2022
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The Grand Canyon National Park Fire Effects Crew pause for a selfie while working on the Dragon Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

August 2, 2022
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that was part of a National Park Service study was fatally struck by a vehicle on a highway near Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains.

By Associated Press August 2, 2022
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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Some roads in and out of Death Valley National Park have been closed after they were inundated over the weekend with mud and debris from flash floods that also hit western Nevada and northern Arizona hard.

August 2, 2022
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Over the weekend of July 16-17, Arizona Trail Association (ATA) volunteers and staff partnered with NPS Trails and Backcountry Information Center staff to remove fallen trees and clear the Arizona Trail corridor between the Widforss Trailhead and the North Rim Entrance Station.

August 2, 2022
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee considered and offered amendments on the Grand Canyon Protection Act, a bill that will protect about 1 million acres of public lands near Grand Canyon National Park from uranium mining.

August 2, 2022
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park is a remarkable place to be during thunderstorms, but lightning hazards do exist on the exposed mesas and canyons.

August 2, 2022
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The next Firewise residential cleanup weekend will be held Aug. 6 and 7 for Grand Canyon Village. Here’s how you can make a difference

August 2, 2022
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Last week the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee reviewed the Grand Canyon Protection Act, which would safeguard lands, waters, and communities in the Grand Canyon region from the harmful impacts of uranium mining.

August 2, 2022
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If you’d asked me 10 years ago where I thought I’d be, it wasn’t here as the new editor of the Williams-Grand Canyon News and Navajo-Hopi Observer.

August 2, 2022

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