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V. Ronnie Tierney, Williams-Grand Canyon News
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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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Every summer since 1953 A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) has sent a team of enthusiastic college-age youths to the north and south rims of Grand Canyon National Park to work and lead ministry and worship.

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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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Canyon Closet to provide clothing needs at Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon Village residents welcome new non-profit, free clothing exchange

Another valuable resource for Grand Canyon village residents is expected to open soon and for some, the timing might be just right with colder temperatures setting in.

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Grand Canyon hiking: Rim to Rim to Rim at 86
Lifelong adventurer takes on the Grand Canyon in Rim to Rim to Rim hike

Six days, six people, and lot of determination was what 86-year-old Dale Sanders needed in his efforts to pursue the Guinness World Book of Records for the oldest person to hike rim to rim to rim at the Grand Canyon.

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The rustic ranch style setting welcomes visitors with an ample size gelato and sorbettos counter featuring a colorful variety of flavors.

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General Manager steps up to lead by example, with focus on positive attitudes
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges GM, Marc Ducharme, takes the reins in midst of pandemic

Growing up in Sudbury, Canada, General Manager for Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, Marc Ducharme, thought for sure he would be playing professional hockey for a career.

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Over the past five months, it has been easy to spot Grand Canyon National Park’s newest superintendent, Ed Keable. Most evenings, Keable can be found walking along the rim of the Canyon, talking to visitors, locals and their dogs.

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“The mules got a good break during the shutdown,” said livery manager John Berry.

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With the recent re-opening of the Grand Canyon all three transportation tour companies — Buck Wild Hummer Tours, Grand Canyon Jeep Tours and Safari and Pink Jeep Tours are ready to roll.

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