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No count was conducted in 2019 due to a federal government shutdown.

February 4, 2020
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The attack happened the morning of Jan. 30 on Grand Loop Road in the Canyon Village area.

By Associated Press February 4, 2020
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Park officials say 24-year-old Tristen Watson and her son, Christopher, were found with gunshot wounds on the Beaver Meadows Trail Jan. 24.

By Associated Press February 4, 2020
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National Park Service identifies 2019 wildfire risk reductions
Treatment of 230,300 acres of public land helps reduce wildfire risks in America’s national parks

In Fiscal Year 2019, the bureau reached a milestone with over 90 percent of the 31,339 structures listed in the NPS Wildland Fire database now surveyed for threats from wildland fire.

February 4, 2020
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The application will be submitted to Kaibab National Forest later this week.

By Loretta McKenney January 28, 2020
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Most special events and activities held in the park, such as weddings, organized group rim-to-rim trips and using the Shrine of the Ages, require a special use permit.

January 28, 2020
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An amber-colored snail found in Arizona and Utah could be losing it status as an endangered species.

By Associated Press January 28, 2020
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The policy change, signed by heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, narrows the types of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the half-century-old Clean Water Act.

By By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press January 28, 2020
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In 2019, visitation to Yellowstone National Park was at the lowest level it has been since 2014.

January 21, 2020
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On Jan. 9, an eight person crew launched from Lees Ferry in an attempt to break a speed record by rowing 277 river miles of the Grand Canyon in less than 34 hours. They were unsuccessful.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 21, 2020
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Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses and has confirmed two cases of norovirus, officials said Jan. 16.

By Associated Press January 21, 2020
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Grand Canyon Youth (GCY) will hold its second annual “River Stories Told Live” fundraiser Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

January 21, 2020
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Grand Canyon School hosted its annual spelling bee Jan. 15.

January 21, 2020
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AZGFD accepting applications for 2020 pronghorn, elk hunts
Raptor capture seasons now included in latest draw process

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is now accepting applications for 2020 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk.

January 15, 2020
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of two female (doe) mule deer near Colorado City, Ariz.

January 14, 2020
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Grand Canyon Conservancy recently announced that the Arizona Lottery is donating $50,000 to support Canyon Field School scholarships for students.

January 14, 2020
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Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a critical missing person.

January 14, 2020
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Entrance fees at state parks will be waived for all Arizona residents on Monday, Jan. 20.

January 14, 2020
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Last February, four dead horses were found inside the Heber Wild Horse Territory. That brought the total to 16 dead horses found since October 2018.

By Associated Press January 14, 2020
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Grand Canyon National Park will join national park sites around the country in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with free entrance to the park.

January 14, 2020
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WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Austin M. Peck is a name most Williams residents do not recognize. He was not raised within the community, has no relatives in the region and he spent little, if any time embracing the town’s beauty and the people who love it so.

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With windmill ears and a winter red coat, my mule, Twinkie, hauled my bony butt to Phantom Ranch and back. A few hikers on the trail down toted fishing poles. None had any luck.

By By Margret Mason, Special to Williams-Grand Canyon News January 14, 2020
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Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan make plans for 2020
Annual events return including star party, half marathon and more for locals and visitors

Looking for something to do in 2020? There’s plenty being scheduled in and around the South Rim.

By Abigail Kessler, Williams-Grand Canyon News January 14, 2020
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Fearing an eroding tax base, two Republican legislators are leading efforts to block private individuals from giving away property to the federal government.

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The closure is expected last from Jan. 2 through March 28 (subject to change due to inclement weather).

January 9, 2020

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