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V. Ronnie Tierney, Williams-Grand Canyon News

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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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Perseverance, hard work, faith and a passion for children were stepping-stones that led Elyse Moreno to her new position as director of Kaibab Learning Center.

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The Grand Canyon School senior procession began at the south entrance of Grand Canyon Airport and continued through Tusayan on to Grand Canyon Village May 22.

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The Scholarship Committee at American Legion John Ivens Post 42 selected Grand Canyon School senior, Nolan Lyle as one of two recipients of the Richard Patton Graduating Class Scholarship.

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Larsen assists clients in crisis or crime situations helping them research options to make informed decisions to help them move through their adversity.

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Rolling into almost three years as senior pastor at Grand Canyon Community Church (GCCC), the Beavers are working through the COVID-19 crisis with live-stream services and Bible studies.

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A Grand Canyon tradition since 1935, the annual Easter Sunrise Service at Mather Point will not take place.

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Meals are currently being delivered to Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan and Valle.

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This year’s competition drew 24 enthusiastic Grand Canyon students (referred to as Odyssey Angels) who excitedly brought home awards Feb. 29.

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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — For spring break, Marietta, California high school teacher Doug Vomsteeg had planned a 10 day European trip. But when the airlines cancelled their trip because of the concern with COVID-19, they decided to travel locally, visiting Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

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From the moment she stepped on the court Redmond told the Phantoms to have a winning attitude.

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Junior Alana Keebahe not only broke the school record for shot put but also placed first in the meet.

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Creating an online community: Grand Canyon hikers find connection through social media
Facebook groups share experiences and advice for all-levels

On Oct. 1, 2013, DugHoff set up his first Grand Canyon Facebook Rim to Rim group page. To his surprise, people worldwide started to join.

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A ranger's legacy: Grand Canyon remembers Ron Brown
Park employees, friends and family gather to remember life, legacy of Grand Canyon ranger Feb. 12

Friends and work associates from the National Park Service (NPS) as well community members attended to pay tribute to Brown.

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Complete with weapons, action and murder, the drama, under the creative direction of Audrey Stone, took only three rehearsals.

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Arizona Beer Week is in its 10th year and celebrates Arizona craft beer during the month of February.

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As a licensed non-denominational chaplain and member of the National Chaplains Association, Lambert has training in emergency response, mental health, firearms chemical agents and tactical support.

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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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LiLou, an internationally famous therapy pig, made her debut at the Grand Canyon Dec. 27 attracting friendly smiles and coddles from visitors along the rim.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus didn’t parade in on their sleigh Thursday morning at the Best Western Premiere Grand Canyon Squire Inn, but instead an AS 350 B3e helicopter breezed them to their landing as students from the Grand Canyon School waited eagerly for their arrival.

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Shipping it out: Grand Canyon Post Office handles holiday packages with ease
Postmaster Christine (Krissy) Root shares holiday tips to having your holiday shipping run smoothly

When the Christmas season rolls around, Christine “Krissy” Root, Postmaster at the Grand Canyon Post Office turns into a real life Santa Claus.

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The best part of Christmas is giving and knowing you can give locally always makes a heart bit warmer. The Christmas Angel Tree located at the Canyon Village Market provides an easy and fun opportunity to give.

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Supercharger Station opens in Tusayan
The Grand Hotel completes network of electric charging stations in Arizona with installation of Supercharger Station in Tusayan

Rick During, General Manager of the Grand Hotel in Tusayan, is really excited and for good reason: Tesla has just installed the largest Supercharger Station in Arizona at his Hotel.

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Visiting her grandchildren at Grand Canyon Village brings much joy to Phyllis Kachinhongva (Yoyetewa), but seeing them dance is an added blessing.

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Dedicated to the preservation and safe legal operation of vintage railroad equipment, the North American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA) made its annual debut to the Grand Canyon Village in late October.

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Although the history of fudge is unclear and hotly debated, some say it was developed in the 1880’s in America when some bakers “fudged” a batch of caramels.

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There’s a lot of musical surprises at Grand Canyon Village and four of them are the Boulder Alley Boys who warmed up the Yavapai Tavern outdoor patio last Friday and Saturday nights with a collaboration of rock, blues and country tunes.

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Eighty-one years and 29 pastors later the Grand Canyon Community Church (GCCC) welcomed Rev. Robert “Bob” Beaver and his wife, Cheryl to serve at the South Rim parish.

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At a glance the simulated disaster scene Aug. 30. at Grand Canyon National Park Airport is alarming, a crashed airplane with bodies spewed about, first responders bustling in hurried motions and emergency vehicles stacked up alongside the runway.

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Cara Pelligrini loves keeping current and in her new position as Deli Manager for the Canyon Village Market at Grand Canyon Village, she’s doing just that.

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'Instant sisterhood' in Grand Canyon's mule corrals
Teigan Babcock and Traci Dolan share their western connection

Finding common ground can happen anywhere… even on the trails of the Grand Canyon where wranglers Traci Dolan and Teigan Babcock have found their “long-lost twin.”

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When planning her family's itinerary for the Grand Canyon, Ireland native Jean Stewart and her family were adamant about finding a local worship service; so she searched online and found Sunset Worship on the Rim by A Christian Ministry in a National Park (ACMNP).

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Xanterra raises the bar at annual employee Olympics
Xanterra employees treated to food and games during annual Property Olympics July 13

An appetite for fun competition and yummy food was quenched at Xanterra’s Annual Property Olympics July 13.