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The goal of the program is to reduce the herd size, which is currently estimated at around 600, to fewer than 200.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News July 13, 2021
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Starting July 17, Grand Canyon National Park will resume all three in-park shuttle bus routes. This service will continue through Nov. 30.

July 13, 2021
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The Fish and Wildlife Service first said it would recommend the change in 2018.

By By James Anderson, Associated Press July 13, 2021
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A man has been found dead at White Sands National Park, authorities said July 6.

By Associated Press July 13, 2021
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While some fire restrictions have been lifted in parts of Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park remains under Stage 2 fire restrictions.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News July 13, 2021
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Water spigots on the Bright Angel and North Kaibab Trails are now operating after crews made repairs last week.

July 9, 2021
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DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials on Wednesday urged anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River because low flows during a historic drought in the U.S. West, critically warm water temperatures and sediment runoff from wildfire burn scars are all starving trout of oxygen.

By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press July 8, 2021
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Town Council and the South Rim Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor's Bureau. After a difficult year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the town stated that it wanted organize a unique event to bring a sense of normalcy and relief to the community and its visitors.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News July 6, 2021
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At the Tusayan Fire District (TFD), established in 1996 at the request of Grand Canyon, you will encounter a number of these dedicated citizens, whose commitment and sacrifices have paved the way for future generations.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News July 6, 2021
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Grand Canyon urges community to “stay vigilant” as Delta variant emerges locally
Navajo Nation on Grand Canyon’s east border continues mask mandate after discovery of Delta variant; park asks for continued caution

On June 25, the first case of the SARS CoV-2 Delta variant was discovered on the Navajo Nation, which borders Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News July 6, 2021
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On June 18, rangers from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area kayaked to Antelope Canyon and removed 550 square feet of graffiti and found human waste on the shore.

July 6, 2021
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Visitors were warned to expect traffic delays, debris on roads and potential closures of trails and parking areas as clean-up continued and damage was assessed.

July 6, 2021
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Nearly 3,000 people go to the emergency room every year for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, the Arizona Department of Health Services says.

By By Jamie Landers, Cronkite News July 6, 2021
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The Raptor Ranch Art Festival June 26 attracted a slew of visitors from around northern Arizona.

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Foodie Club opened on Dec. 4, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic and offers options that international visitors and locals both enjoy.

By Loretta McKenney June 29, 2021
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High flying action planned for Tusayan Fourth of July
Drone show, parade and concert celebrate community spirit, Independence Day and 10-years of incorporation for Tusayan

In addition to the show, the town is also saluting community members for their persistence and dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as 10 years of incorporation as a town.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News June 29, 2021
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“The Inner Canyon: Rafting Down the Colorado River” is a series of 28 oil paintings that capture the canyon from perspectives large and small.

By By Mike Easterling, Associated Press June 29, 2021
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A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 384,000 visitors to Petrified Forest National Park in 2020 spent $25.3 million in communities near the park.

June 29, 2021
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A bear bit a person who was camping near Mystic Lake in the Custer Gallatin National Forest earlier this month, the U.S. Forest Service said.

By Associated Press June 29, 2021
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The Slate Fire, located 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff is 90 percent containment at 11,435 acres.

June 29, 2021
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Grand Canyon says evacuation may become necessary during severe fire season
National Park Service encourages Grand Canyon communities to be prepared to follow READY-SET-GO! in the event of a wildfire

“Should evacuations become necessary for any Grand Canyon employee or partner, please comply with the evacuation orders immediately,” said GCNP Deputy Superintendent Brian Drapeaux.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News June 24, 2021
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Combined Kaibab and Coconino national forests cover approximately 3.5 million acres across northern Arizona along the Colorado Plateau and include Coconino, Yavapai, Gila and Mohave Counties.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News June 23, 2021
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William Smith,60, was hiking out of the canyon when the incident occurred.

June 23, 2021
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On June 7, Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) permanently suspended the practice of scattering human remains, or ashes, throughout the park.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News June 22, 2021
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Raptor Ranch hosts art festival June 26
Festival to feature 30 vendors from Arizona and New Mexico

Valle’s first Art Festival will take place at Raptor Ranch/Bedrock Park June 26 and will feature vendors from New Mexico and Arizona.