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James Crocker, 63, of Lakewood, Colorado, entered the river at the top of Hance Rapid, Colorado River mile 77.

June 15, 2021
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Chamber of Commerce Board Member Stoney Ward said the town is going to be extra busy and every business in town is participating in Fourth of July events.

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An excessive heat warning continues at Grand Canyon after the park reported temperatures were expected to exceed more than 100 degrees June 12-17.

June 15, 2021
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Common themes throughout the weekend included hikers underprepared for the hot, dry weather and difficulty of the hikes, overly ambitious hiking plans and drug and alcohol consumption.

June 15, 2021
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Some of the hardest working folks at any park are the trail crew, especially during the heat of the summer.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 15, 2021
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Stage 2 fire restrictions begin for state, federal and local agencies
Tusayan Fire District asks public to report illegal campfires

On June 11, Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park entered Stage 2 fire restrictions in an effort to mitigate the dangers of human-caused wildfires.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News June 15, 2021
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Grand Canyon announces low county transmission, encourages vaccinations
No-cost vaccine events offered June 18 for Grand Canyon, Tusayan residents

In Grand Canyon, 58.5 percent of residents age 15 and older have been fully vaccinated, and local efforts continue to provide opportunities for residents to receive vaccinations.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News June 15, 2021
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The search is on for a missing Texas man at Grand Canyon National Park.

June 14, 2021
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Biden targets $2.8B for conservation, outdoor recreation
New law would authorizes $1.9 billion per year on improvements at national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and rangelands

The Biden administration June 3 proposed funding for dozens of conservation and recreation projects across the country as it allocates $2.8 billion in grants and programs authorized by a landmark conservation law enacted last year.

By Associated Press June 8, 2021
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The Great Depression brought the United States to its knees as millions of people became unemployed and a generation of young people were facing a hopeless future.

By By Robert Audretsch, National Park Service June 8, 2021
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An historic, creek-side farm once targeted for residential development will be preserved instead as an agricultural and ecological oasis 40 miles south of Tucson.

By By Henry Brean, Associated Press June 8, 2021
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Park Medics were able to reach the patient shortly before she succumbed to her injuries.

June 8, 2021
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - An excessive heat warning has been issued for Grand Canyon this weekend.

June 3, 2021
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Each evening, Grand Canyon National Park will premiere two videos at 7:30 and 9 p.m. PDT. The weeklong Star Party Speaker Series will feature nine special guest speakers.

June 2, 2021
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Grand Canyon School’s (GCS) class of 2021 graduation takes place June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Canyon School Soccer Field at Grand Canyon National Park.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 1, 2021
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The increasing popularity of e-bikes at Grand Canyon
With two locations offering rentals to visitors, e-bikes are becoming a common sight in and around Grand Canyon

Last December, as bikes became increasingly popular among visitors, the National Park Service (NPS) finalized regulations governing the use of e-bikes in national parks.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News June 1, 2021
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Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park this summer season can expect long lines, full parking lots and crowded conditions.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 1, 2021
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Grand Canyon National Park expressed its appreciation to bystanders and volunteers who stepped up when help was needed.

June 1, 2021
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New study makes case for jaguar reintroduction in Arizona, New Mexico
Study estimates up to 150 cats could be supported in U.S.; would require collaboration with Mexico

A new study suggests jaguars could be successfully reintroduced to parts of their historic range in the United States, where the large cats were wiped out by humans decades ago.

By By Kendal Blust, KJZZ Cronkite News/KJZZ June 1, 2021
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Environmental groups have been being pushing for the release.

By By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press June 1, 2021
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Raptor Ranch, a Grand Canyon Arizona Bird of Prey Center located in in Valle, Arizona, is offering bird training demonstrations as well as daily tours to its historic Bedrock City park.

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Grand Canyon School’s class of 2021 graduation takes place June 4 at 6 p.m. at the Grand Canyon School Soccer Field at Grand Canyon National Park.

May 25, 2021
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NPS announces new mask guidelines in Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Clinic still offering vaccines to residents

On May 19, the National Park Service (NPS) released new mask guidelines for Grand Canyon — wearing a mask is no longer a requirement in many buildings or outdoor spaces in and around the park.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News May 25, 2021
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Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) has announced applications are now available for the 2020 Astronomer-in -Residence program.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 25, 2021
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Grand Canyon tourism rebounding after nearly 50 percent decline in 2020
Monthly averages since October 2020 show park visitation at approximately 73 percent of normal range

In 2020, Grand Canyon National Park visitation dropped by nearly 50 percent because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to National Park Service (NPS) reporting data.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News May 25, 2021

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