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Grand Canyon rangers carry an injured person up the trail. Rangers were recognized by the National Park Service on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

January 19, 2021
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — One of the world’s longest-running wildlife field studies has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic.

By John Flesher Associated Press January 19, 2021
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WASHINGTON — Security concerns surrounding President-elect Biden’s inauguration prompted the closure Jan. 15 of core areas of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to the public through January 21, at least. The U.S. Secret Service requested the closure, which took effect at 11 a.m. EST.

By Associated Press January 19, 2021
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — In November, the National Park Service found that the 2019 Grand Canyon Telecommunications Plan and Environmental Assessment would have ‘no significant impact’ meaning it could be implemented in a manner that minimizes impacts to park resources.

January 19, 2021
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Following an investigation by Special Agents of the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) and US Park Rangers, a man has been sentenced to serve time in prison for disorderly conduct-fighting and interfering with agency functions by resisting arrest within Grand Canyon National Park.

January 19, 2021
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — In a pair of virtual talks this week, Grand Canyon National Park presented information about its Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan. This included information about the vaccines themselves, the park’s prioritization strategy and an update on the progress.

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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Ten months after switching to distance learning, Grand Canyon Unified School District (GCUSD) is working to find a safe and enriching way to meet its students’ needs.

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Because of overwhelming demand, Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim has announced special reservation windows.

January 19, 2021
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The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon in 2018, killing five British tourists, told investigators that he wasn’t able to control the aircraft after a “violent gust of wind” sent it spinning, according to a new report.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 19, 2021
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If you’re walking, the South Kaibab Trail crosses the Colorado River on a narrow footbridge.

January 19, 2021
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When Sirena Rana moved from Chicago, Illinois, to Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, she didn’t know the first thing about hiking.

January 12, 2021
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The COVID-19 vaccine requires a 28-day follow up booster shot to be fully effective.

By Loretta McKenney January 12, 2021
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GCC’s volunteer board includes 18 business and community leaders from throughout the U.S., who commit their time and expertise.

January 12, 2021
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The ten-year contract is in effect from Dec. 1, 2020 through Nov. 30, 2030.

January 12, 2021
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Visitors must show an Arizona ID for free entrance.

January 12, 2021
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There are 391 NPS sites across the nation, 200 of which do not charge a fee.

January 12, 2021
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There is 12,823 confirmed cases in Coconino County and 218 deaths.

January 12, 2021
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A Utah man has pleaded guilty after authorities said he was caught digging in a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in search of hidden treasure.

By Associated Press January 12, 2021
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The Colorado River is one of the most engineered river systems in the world. Over millions of years, the creatures that call the river home have adapted to the natural variability of its seasonal highs and lows. But for the past century, they have struggled to keep up with rapid changes in the river’s flows and ecology.

By Luke Runyon/KUNC, Cronkite News January 5, 2021
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Rangers at Zion National Park in Utah picked up 14 pounds of trash — nine of those pounds being human waste and cleaned around 1,000 handprints or etchings in less than a mile walk.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 5, 2021
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Park managers were forced to cut down aging cottonwood trees at Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument last month.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 5, 2021
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An environmental group has no legal standing to challenge the specifics of recovery plans for endangered species, a judge in Montana has ruled.

By Associated Press January 5, 2021
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NPS is investigating an incident involving a confrontation between a park ranger and visitor at Petroglyph National Monument which resulted in the visitor being shot with a TASER.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 5, 2021
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In August, President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, which is designed to address the chronically underfunded, multi-billion-dollar deferred maintenance backlog at national parks and public lands across the United States.

By Wendy Howell December 29, 2020
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Act to promote therapeutic use of outdoors for veterans passes
Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors act signed into law Dec. 5

A bill signed into law Dec. 5 stands to bring U.S. veterans to the outdoors for healing and recovery.

By Wendy Howell December 29, 2020

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