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The bureau approved the trio of leases last September in Navajo and Apache counties.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press February 11, 2020
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Arizona crews blast national monument hill for border wall
Blasting for wall underway at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Crews are bulldozing through Monument Hill to construct a 30-foot steel wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

By Associated Press February 11, 2020
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Upcoming events in Grand Canyon and Valle area.

February 11, 2020
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The 31-year-old male hiker and his dog were stranded in the boulders on the south side of Mount Elden below Devils Chair.

February 11, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four sailors from a fishing trawler that wrecked along a dangerous stretch of water near North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

By Associated Press February 11, 2020
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Along with a free, long-term employee bike rental program encompassing a fleet of 41 bikes and bike racks stationed at its lodging, retail and dining locations, DNC is one of 153 nation-wide businesses that won an award for a bike-friendly workplace.

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Lottery opens for private Grand Canyon river trips
Grand Canyon National Park announces 2021 non-commercial river trip lottery Feb 1-25

The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2021. A total of 462 permits will be available for 12- to 25-day river trips.

February 4, 2020
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Business owners and representatives gathered Jan. 30 at Canyon Plaza Hotel in Tusayan for the annual Grand Canyon Chamber and Bureau Visitor’s Luncheon.

February 4, 2020
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As demand for uranium has plummeted, the price is too low for U.S. companies to compete with other countries and still turn a profit. Uranium is processed in just seven facilities in the U.S., including the White Mesa Mill in Utah.

By By James Carr, Cronkite News February 4, 2020
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Upcoming events in around Grand Canyon Village and Tusayan.

February 4, 2020
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The annual Outdoor Expo will feature everything from wildlife exhibits and family fishing tanks to kayaking at the 90,000-gallon “Lake Paddlemore” and trying out firearms in a safe, controlled environment on the range.

February 4, 2020
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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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