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Founded in 1995 Navajo Youth Empowerment Services (NavajoYES) is a nonprofit group which has become a driving force behind major trail infrastructure projects across the Navajo Nation.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 19, 2021
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A vision for the future of tribal relationships at Grand Canyon National Park
NPS outlines Native strategies, future planning at Grand Canyon Intertribal meeting

At the meeting, NPS Deputy Superintendent Louis Rowe outlined the three strategies.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 19, 2021
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Smoke will be visible within the area and traffic signs will be posted along the roadway advising visitors of the operations.

October 19, 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by Western drought as she visits Lake Mead in Nevada and makes the case for the Biden administration's infrastructure and climate change proposals that have stalled in Congress.

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM Associated Press October 18, 2021
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Grand Canyon National Park has experienced the first snowstorm of the season Oct. 12.

October 12, 2021
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There will be two trail closures in place on the Nankoweap Granaries Trail and the Deer Creek Trail.

October 12, 2021
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Dutton’s Atlas: How cartography helped Grand Canyon become grand
Arizona State University updates early cartography of Grand Canyon area

Arizona State University (ASU) has unveiled a new multimedia and public outreach program to bring the first monograph by the U.S. Geological Survey into the Digital Age.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 12, 2021
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North Rim begins seasonal closures Oct. 16
North Rim campground and backcountry office closes Nov. 1; entrance gate to close Nov. 30 or first major snowstorm

Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim will begin transition to day-use operations beginning Oct. 16.

October 12, 2021
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Grand Canyon and Flagstaff to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day
Virtual events take place Oct. 11 in Flagstaff, featuring NPS Archaeologist Jason Nez, among others

On Oct. 11, communities across the U.S. will observe Indigenous People's Day, which celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 7, 2021
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Grand Canyon announces changes in water availability on Bright Angel and North Kaibab Trails
Backcountry users advised on changes in water availability beginning Oct. 11

Effective Oct. 11, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin shutting off water to the upper Bright Angel and North Kaibab Trails.

October 7, 2021
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Tribal program in Grand Canyon to elevate Native perspectives
Grand Canyon National Park works to welcome, facilitate services for tribal communities

The three-part mission will focus on interpretive development, economic development and increased outreach to indigenous communities.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 5, 2021
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Called Spirit of the Canyon, Ward says his mission is to help people by educating them on the system of hydroponic gardening so they can grow vegetables at home.

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The incident remains under investigation.

October 5, 2021
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University of Arizona expanding its focus of Indigenous peoples
Diné professor Karletta Chief to lead Indigenous Resilience Center

UofA has launched the Indigenous Resilience Center, a new initiative to support national and international indigenous communities’ ability to respond to environmental challenges such as climate change, droughts, flooding and pandemics.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 5, 2021
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Grand Canyon is a major migratory byway for the Monarch butterfly.

October 5, 2021
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Tusayan Fire District (TFD), Grand Canyon National Park fire units and High Country Fire Rescue of Williams responded to two separate structure fires in the Grand Canyon area last week.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News September 28, 2021
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For 31 years, the Arizona Mountaineering Club (AMC) of Phoenix has visited Grand Canyon to pick up trash that blows over the edge of the South Rim.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News September 28, 2021
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Former Grand Canyon river ranger missing in Yellowstone National Park
Kim Crumbo missing while on canoe trip at national park

On Sept. 24, after five days of searching, efforts to locate Crumbo transition from rescue to recovery.

By Associated Press September 28, 2021
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Bulls have been known to charge at humans during rut, as they defend their territory and groups of female elk known as a “harem”.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News September 21, 2021
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School of Rock is back in black after COVID put previous year online
Popular music program returns to Grand Canyon School for week of professional instruction

The 15th annual ‘School of Rock’ was in session Sept. 13 immediately after Grand Canyon School’s last bell rang for the day.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News September 21, 2021
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Tusayan Fire District to host open house Sept. 23
Public invited to meet new staff, view operations

On Sept. 23, the Tusayan Fire District (TFD) will open its doors to the public for an open house tour and presentation celebrating recently promoted and newly-hired staff.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News September 21, 2021
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Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 21, 2021
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The National Park Service (NPS) is in the process of pursuing changing the name of Indian Garden to Havasupai Garden.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News September 21, 2021
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Clifton Beck, 66, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was reported to be in stable condition after being treated and transported to the North Rim

September 21, 2021
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Tusayan to receive American Rescue Plan funds; mayor explores direct payments to residents
Vice mayor interested in using funds for emergency services

So far, the Tusayan council is undecided as to how the funds will be utilized, and several ideas have been suggested by both Mayor Clarinda Vail and Vice Mayor Brady Harris.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News September 14, 2021

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