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V. Ronnie Tierney, Williams-Grand Canyon News

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The second annual Festival of Arts will take place at Raptor Ranch/Bedrock Park July 2, and is currently seeking vendors for the event.

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A small crowd of mostly park visitors and some locals attended Grand Canyon Easter Sunrise Service at Mather Point April 16.

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Keith Evans enjoys the ride at Maverick Helicopters
As new front office manager Evans takes pride in helping with day-to-day operations

Helicopter rides can be exciting, but the joy they bring forth is what Keith Evans loves most about his job at Maverick Helicopters South Rim.

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Librarian Daniel Bell said he is very excited about the project and the opportunities it offers.

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Three mule rides to Phantom Ranch is what it took to convince Lisa “Tex” Parker that at some point she would have to come back to the Grand Canyon to work.

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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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To cool down, soft serve ice cream is available along with milk shakes.

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Podcast host, river runner, adventurer shares stories from the Canyon
More than 7,000 listeners tune in for Big Adventures with Brian Dierker

Whether you have visited or live at the Grand Canyon, there’s always more to learn and Big Adventure’s podcast host Brian Dierker is the perfect avenue for listeners to meet the people who have helped shape, preserve and treasure this majestic chasm.

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The Raptor Ranch Art Festival June 26 attracted a slew of visitors from around northern Arizona.

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Raptor Ranch hosts art festival June 26
Festival to feature 30 vendors from Arizona and New Mexico

Valle’s first Art Festival will take place at Raptor Ranch/Bedrock Park June 26 and will feature vendors from New Mexico and Arizona.

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Chamber of Commerce Board Member Stoney Ward said the town is going to be extra busy and every business in town is participating in Fourth of July events.

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Raptor Ranch, a Grand Canyon Arizona Bird of Prey Center located in in Valle, Arizona, is offering bird training demonstrations as well as daily tours to its historic Bedrock City park.

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After one year of silence, at least on the public scene, the Grand Canyon Boulder Alley Boys band came out of their yearlong COVID-19 shut-down and rocked the streets of Williams at the South Rims Wine & Beer Garage.

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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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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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