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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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Voices for children in foster care grows in 2020
Advocates still needed in Coconino County

Statewide, CASA of Arizona has trained over 275 applicants to become the voice for children in foster care in 2020.

December 29, 2020
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Conservation groups challenge helium lease in newly designated Utah Wilderness
The Green River carves a dramatic path through Labyrinth Canyon in Utah

Conservation groups recently sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to challenge the leasing of 1,400 acres for helium extraction within the newly designated wilderness area.

December 29, 2020
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Galen Howell, fixed wing pilot at Grand Canyon National Park, has been selected as the 2020 National Park Service (NPS) Aviator of the Year.

December 22, 2020
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The next step for the town of Tusayan and Stilo Development Group USA’s permit to explore privately owned lands within Kaibab National Forest for commercial use development is underway.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News December 22, 2020
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A life of purpose on Grand Canyon’s mail route
Dave Diver ensures delivery of U.S. mail, newspapers at Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan

As a side contract, Diver delivers the Grand Canyon News to Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village.

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The Havasupai Tribe has decided to continue the suspension of tourism to its remote reservation until further notice.

December 22, 2020
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted and shot a steam cloud into the atmosphere that lasted about an hour, an official with the National Weather Service said early Dec. 21.

By Associated Press December 22, 2020
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NEW MEXICO - President-elect Joe Biden selected New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his nominee for interior secretary on Thursday, a historic pick that would make her the first Native American to lead the powerful federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation’s tribes for generations.

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press December 18, 2020
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Park rangers responded to the incident and located the victim, Jaiquan Carter, 23, of Phoenix, Arizona.

December 16, 2020
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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Officials at Zion National Park have started to regularly close the road into the park’s main canyon due to overcrowding from private vehicles since the shuttle service closed for the season last month.

By Associated Press December 15, 2020
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On Dec. 9, lifelong resident and property manager Clarinda Vail was sworn in as mayor of Tusayan. She will serve a two-year term.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News December 15, 2020
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Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the school has been using a distance learning model since last spring.

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As of Dec. 14, there are 85 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon/Tusayan).

December 15, 2020
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In order to educate the community about fire safety a presentation of the Ready, Set, Go! Program was given at the Dec. 9 Tusayan Town Council meeting.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News December 15, 2020
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Having provided food to more than 100 families in need over the Thanksgiving holiday, organizers have prepared for similar numbers for the Christmas distribution event.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News December 15, 2020
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In an effort to provide safe holiday cheer to local children amid the current coronavirus pandemic, Tusayan Town Hall has opened “Santa’s Shack,” where community members can “shop” for gifts.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News December 8, 2020
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Tuweep, also known as Toroweap is a section of the Canyon that is rarely visited — at least in comparison to its more populated neighbors on the North and South Rim.

December 8, 2020
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NPS: Mouse and rat poison kills pets and wildlife
Mule deer fawn dies from rodent poison at Village

The National Park Service said a mule deer fawn found dead in Grand Canyon Village has died from rodenticide poisoning.

December 8, 2020
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Approximately 81 tests were conducted during the fourth round of COVID-19 testing in Tusayan Dec. 3.

December 8, 2020
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As of Dec. 7, there are 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases in zip code 86023 (Grand Canyon/Tusayan).

December 8, 2020
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Upcoming events in the Grand Canyon area.

December 8, 2020