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Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC), the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, will be hosting its second virtual “Trailblazer” fundraiser April 17-25.

March 23, 2021
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The results of the latest annual survey show there are at least 186 Mexican gray wolves in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona.

By By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press March 23, 2021
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NPS announces plans to fully reopen Grand Canyon by May 21
Grand Canyon consults Navajo Nation in preparation for opening east entrance; park visitation drops 3 million in 2020

Closures caused dramatic losses to revenue park-wide, as Grand Canyon National Park visitation numbers dropped from 5 million in 2019 to just 2 million in 2020.

By Lo Frisby March 16, 2021
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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved rezoning Marble Canyon that will enable a California-based developer to renovate and expand the remote lodge and trading post.

By Wendy Howell March 16, 2021
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Wildlife managers offer $500 bonus during Brown Trout Bonanza on Colorado River
Anglers earn $33 per brown trout for incentivized harvest

Anglers can now earn cash bonuses for participating in the Brown Trout Bonanza on the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and the Paria River, April 1 - May 2.

March 16, 2021
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As of March 15, there are 191 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan).

March 16, 2021
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The 163-acre property is set to become Marble Canyon Village, a master-planned resort facility that will include a variety of lodging, shopping, entertainment and wellness-centered recreation opportunities.

By Wendy Howell March 9, 2021
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Spring sports get green light at Grand Canyon School
Governing board plans for March 22 hybrid reopening

The board approved plans to go ahead with both high school track and field and middle school volleyball.

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Coordinated spring flow to enhance ecosystem below Glen Canyon Dam
Simulated spring runoff scheduled March 15-26

Between March 15-26, the Department of the Interior will implement a spring disturbance flow at Glen Canyon Dam, which is designed to simulate a spring-timed runoff event.

March 9, 2021
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The Friends of Lake Powell recently announced a new partnership with the Glen Canyon Conservancy (GCC) that they said will mutually benefit both organizations’ stakeholders, members and partners.

March 9, 2021
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Fees at the campgrounds below will increase by $5 to cover the Recreation.gov processing fee.

March 9, 2021
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Starting March 2, Grand Canyon National Park's Cultural Demonstrator Program at Desert View launch the 'History Behind the Arts' video series.

March 5, 2021
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On July 25, while in the Sandy Cove area outside of Callville Bay a park visitor was assaulted by her boyfriend.

March 5, 2021
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The body of a missing person is believed to have been found 465 feet below the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park.

March 4, 2021
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During a special meeting Feb. 17, the Grand Canyon School District Governing Board voted to set March 22 as a tentative reopening date for hybrid learning, provided all metrics are met.

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The coronavirus pandemic is no match for music students at Grand Canyon School, who spent three months writing, recording and producing an original song about life during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

By Loretta McKenney March 2, 2021
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Pennington abandoned his vehicle at Yaki Point on or around Feb. 23 and is believed to be traveling alone.

March 2, 2021
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Text to 9-1-1 now available in Grand Canyon and Tusayan
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office now accepting 911 texts

On Feb. 23, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office announced that Text to 9-1-1 services are now available throughout the county, including Flagstaff, Williams, Valle, Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News March 2, 2021
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On Feb. 23, the National Park Service located a body below the rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

February 23, 2021
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Arizona Lottery partners with Grand Canyon Conservancy for Desert View cultural site
$100,000 sponsorship to help transform Desert View into Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site

The Arizona Lottery is teaming up with Grand Canyon Conservancy, the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, in their effort to reimagine the site at Desert View.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News February 23, 2021
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Tusayan Town Council to create engineering department
Tusayan Town Hall to host public workshops via Zoom, Feb. 27 and March 31

With several large-scale engineering projects in the works, the Tusayan Town Council has begun to take steps toward creating an engineering department to help streamline operations and facilitate a greater level of community understanding of projects.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News February 23, 2021
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A hiker was found dead in Zion National Park in Utah, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

By Associated Press February 23, 2021
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As of Feb. 22, there are 174 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon and Tusayan). There are 42 confirmed cases inside the park, with 42 recovered cases.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News February 23, 2021
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Pandemic boredom buster: Building longboards on the rim
Grand Canyon resident turns childhood hobby into backyard business

The pandemic of 2020 may have put a halt to a lot of businesses, but for Scott Rommel it got him rolling right into his dream — making longboards.

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A social media post was widely shared about a missing dog on Grand Canyon's South Rim.

February 16, 2021