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PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A man is dead after driving a vehicle over the western rim of the Grand Canyon in an apparent suicide, authorities said Wednesday.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News October 28, 2021
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Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan are getting in the spirit of Halloween by offering family friendly options for the holiday.

October 26, 2021
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Grand Canyon anticipates increased tourism this winter
Visitation predicted to rise as international travel restrictions lift Nov. 8

On Nov. 8, the U.S. government will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for international visitors who are fully vaccinated.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 26, 2021
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Grand Canyon resident Denise Vazquez is excited for her new position as director of Kaibab Learning Center (KLC), a local daycare located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

By Loretta McKenney October 26, 2021
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Mental Health First Aid: Class will equip Tusayan, GC community members with training/resources
Town of Tusayan, Coconino County to offer mental health fist aid class Nov. 18

To help bring awareness to mental health issues and to equip community members to respond to mental health crisis, a Mental Health First Aid Class will be offered in Tusayan Nov. 18.

By Loretta McKenney October 26, 2021
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The public comment period is for 30 days, starting Oct. 25 and ending Nov. 24.

October 26, 2021
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According to the National Park Service, these awards celebrate the most prestigious recognition that can be granted by the DOI for career accomplishments.

October 26, 2021
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The humpback chub is found only in the Colorado River basin in Utah, Colorado and Arizona.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 26, 2021
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Bryce Canyon selected to host NASA telescope launch
Nov. 6 event to feature special guest speaker, telescope viewing and more

Webb is the largest and most complex space science telescope ever built – the premier observatory of the next decade.

October 26, 2021
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Crews will broadcast burn a low intensity 228-acre block on the upper Ten X Unit of the Reed Prescribed fire project located three miles east of the Town of Tusayan.

October 25, 2021
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Founded in 1995 Navajo Youth Empowerment Services (NavajoYES) is a nonprofit group which has become a driving force behind major trail infrastructure projects across the Navajo Nation.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 19, 2021
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A vision for the future of tribal relationships at Grand Canyon National Park
NPS outlines Native strategies, future planning at Grand Canyon Intertribal meeting

At the meeting, NPS Deputy Superintendent Louis Rowe outlined the three strategies.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 19, 2021
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Smoke will be visible within the area and traffic signs will be posted along the roadway advising visitors of the operations.

October 19, 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by Western drought as she visits Lake Mead in Nevada and makes the case for the Biden administration's infrastructure and climate change proposals that have stalled in Congress.

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM Associated Press October 18, 2021
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Grand Canyon National Park has experienced the first snowstorm of the season Oct. 12.

October 12, 2021
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There will be two trail closures in place on the Nankoweap Granaries Trail and the Deer Creek Trail.

October 12, 2021
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Dutton’s Atlas: How cartography helped Grand Canyon become grand
Arizona State University updates early cartography of Grand Canyon area

Arizona State University (ASU) has unveiled a new multimedia and public outreach program to bring the first monograph by the U.S. Geological Survey into the Digital Age.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 12, 2021
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North Rim begins seasonal closures Oct. 16
North Rim campground and backcountry office closes Nov. 1; entrance gate to close Nov. 30 or first major snowstorm

Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim will begin transition to day-use operations beginning Oct. 16.

October 12, 2021
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Grand Canyon and Flagstaff to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day
Virtual events take place Oct. 11 in Flagstaff, featuring NPS Archaeologist Jason Nez, among others

On Oct. 11, communities across the U.S. will observe Indigenous People's Day, which celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 7, 2021
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Grand Canyon announces changes in water availability on Bright Angel and North Kaibab Trails
Backcountry users advised on changes in water availability beginning Oct. 11

Effective Oct. 11, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin shutting off water to the upper Bright Angel and North Kaibab Trails.

October 7, 2021
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Tribal program in Grand Canyon to elevate Native perspectives
Grand Canyon National Park works to welcome, facilitate services for tribal communities

The three-part mission will focus on interpretive development, economic development and increased outreach to indigenous communities.

By By Lo Frisby, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 5, 2021
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Called Spirit of the Canyon, Ward says his mission is to help people by educating them on the system of hydroponic gardening so they can grow vegetables at home.

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The incident remains under investigation.

October 5, 2021
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University of Arizona expanding its focus of Indigenous peoples
Diné professor Karletta Chief to lead Indigenous Resilience Center

UofA has launched the Indigenous Resilience Center, a new initiative to support national and international indigenous communities’ ability to respond to environmental challenges such as climate change, droughts, flooding and pandemics.

By By Joe Giddens, Williams-Grand Canyon News October 5, 2021
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Grand Canyon is a major migratory byway for the Monarch butterfly.

October 5, 2021