On Nov. 19, Grand Canyon West and Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters resumed aerial and pontoon tours after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The park remains open year round for visitors, but those planning to visit during the winter months should plan for unexpected changes in the weather along with some seasonal closures, and adjustments for COVID-19.
Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau (GCCVB) is developing new strategies to get timely and appropriate messaging out to targeted audiences.
Home Rule allows towns across Arizona, including Tusayan, to set their own budget, versus adhering to the state-imposed spending limit.
The town of Tusayan has received three bids so far.
The holidays are coming and food security efforts in the Grand Canyon area are out in full force.
With COVID-19 safety concerns at the forefront, the Tusayan Town Council and staff have devised plans which are designed to increase morale of Tusayan residents and increase the tourism footprint.
The Williams City Council discussed the possibility of assuming operations for the Williams Senior Center from Coconino County at its Nov. 12 meeting.
Williams Rotary Club is hosting a non-event for its 21st annual Western Auction.
As of Nov. 16, there are two active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and 14 reported cases in the 86046 zip code.
“Nobody has been through this situation before and we are uniquely, unique,” said Grand Canyon School Principal Matt Yost.
Between March 1 and Nov. 30, Hermit Road can only be accessed by the free Hermit Road shuttle bus or by foot, bicycle or commercial bus tour.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Grand Canyon National Park is open, however visitors must use the South Entrance near the town of Tusayan to enter and exit the park.
As of Nov. 5, Arizona reported 2,135 additional coronavirus cases, the most since Aug. 1, as related hospitalizations and rates of cases, deaths and positive test results continued to increase.
Hendrix said that although the symptoms were tolerable, she and her family needed extra rest while continuing to work and attend school from home.
So far, there have been 551 COVID-19 tests performed between the two areas as of Oct. 16.
The latest figures released Oct. 25 bring the total number of cases to 11,298 with the known death toll remaining at 574.
Coconino County Health and Human Services tested 88 people for COVID-19 in Tusayan Oct. 22.
As of Oct. 26, there are four active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and 11 active cases in the 86046 zip code.
Starting Oct. 12, community members have been able to go inside the library to use the computers and browse the collection.
The Tusayan Town Council has also postponed its next outdoor movie event, which was tentatively planned for after the Trunk-or-Treat activities.
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As of Oct. 19, there are three active cases of COVID-19 in the city of Williams and 11 active cases in the 86046 zip code.
The rustic ranch style setting welcomes visitors with an ample size gelato and sorbettos counter featuring a colorful variety of flavors.
Grand Canyon School Principal Matt Yost said the school is optimistic about the start of the school year and said staff has been able to adapt to the various and unique challenges associated with distance learning.