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After Kane Ranch retreat, diverse group of students stands up for water justice

'We are your next activists'

One month ago today, 10 Flagstaff High School students crowded into the bright but small dining room at Kane Ranch, an isolated Mormon pioneer ranch below the Vermilion Cliffs.

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Part III of Fostering a fire-adapted forest: In fire's aftermath, a renewal

It’s a strange concept – too many trees in a forest, especially a national forest or wilderness area that is managed to be healthy and vibrant and full of birds, wildlife and all the things a visitor might expect.

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Haunted hike: Catch a glimpse of Transept Trail's wailing woman

Like many of the world’s most beautiful places, Grand Canyon’s history is filled with life, prosperity, a billion breaths caught short and, inevitably, death.

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Hot mic moment underscores Tusayan, Stilo development frustration

Leaked recordings between Tusayan council members and Stilo rep posted online

Questions arose Oct. 12 after the Grand Canyon Watchdog, an online news blog covering Tusayan’s Town Council, released leaked audio between council members and a representative of the Stilo USA development group.

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Grand Canyon School District improves AzMerit grades

'Hard work, great kids, great teachers:'

With the ink dried on the latest set of Arizona Department of Education letter grades, Grand Canyon Unified School District is celebrating a jump in grades.

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Part II of Fostering a fire-adapted forest: Erosion control crucial for healthy forests

That debris flow is just one of the most dangerous aspects of flash floods caused by flame-scorched ground.

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Photo highlights: Phantoms drop conference game to Ash Fork

The Grand Canyon Phantoms soccer team lost a tough game on the road to Ash Fork Oct. 18.

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A guide to Halloween haunts for all ages in northern Arizona

Whether you're looking for family fun, an all-night fright fest or something different for date night, Grand Canyon, Tusayan, Williams and Flagstaff have a variety of events for everyone.

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Phantoms Volleyball scores win over Shonto Prep Oct. 10

The Grand Canyon Phantoms volleyball team hosted Shonto Prep Oct. 10.

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Suspect in custody after incident at Grand Canyon

A ranger at Grand Canyon National Park is on paid administrative leave after discharging his firearm during a scuffle with a suspect Oct. 11.

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Part I of Fostering a fire-adapted forest: What happens after a fire?

As wildfires tear through acres and acres of forest, onlookers are often horrified when they see the charred remains of a once-lush landscape.

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Army vet and paralympic cyclist Shawn Cheshire sets women's rim-to-rim-to-rim record — without seeing a single step

Anyone who has ever wandered even a mile down Bright Angel or South Kaibab trail can attest to the fact that going down is a lot easier than coming back up. Now, imagine you’re blind.

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Finding fall in northern Arizona

Visitors looking to take in the colorful changing of the leaves have a variety of options on both the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests.

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Ranger on Duty: Lori Honrath offers guests a warm welcome to Grand Canyon

The first time Lori Honrath saw the Grand Canyon, it was about three decades ago, and it was almost completely obscured by fog and clouds.

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Grand Canyon Brewery partners to produce Conservation Kolsch beer

Trout Unlimited, the Arizona Wildlife Federation and Grand Canyon Brewery teamed up to roll out Conservation Kolsch Sept. 28 in Williams.

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Grand Canyon Unified School District puts finishing touches on three-year strategic plan

After a months-long process of gathering information, processing it and turning it into usable action items, the Grand Canyon Unified School District is moving forward with its three-year strategic plan to improve the students’ education and experience.

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Zinke hears 'substantial concerns' during Grand Canyon visit

Deferred maintenance costs, NPS policy changes discussed Sept. 22

When the term deferred maintenance gets tossed out, different images come to mind.

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Grand Canyon Rotary Club hosts annual chili cook-off, awards community grants

Brady Harris takes annual event's top prize for third year in a row

When it comes to chili, eaters and experts alike tend to disagree on what makes the perfect pot.

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Once imperiled, condors now soar free over Vermilion Cliffs

In a remote area of northeastern Arizona, far from the crowds gathering to celebrate National Public Lands Day Sept. 22, another celebration was taking place. A California condor opened its wings and soared high above Vermilion Cliffs.

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In one canyon, a thousand different views

Plein air artists capture ever- changing essence of Grand Canyon, raise funds for Grand Canyon Association at annual Celebration of Art

Twenty-five artists gathered at Grand Canyon for the week-long Celebration of Art Sept. 8-16.

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Photo highlights: Phantoms score 6-0 victory over Leading Edge Academy

The Grand Canyon Phantoms scored an impressive 6-0 victory over Leading Edge Academy at home Sept. 15.

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Grand canyon students participate in International Walk to School Day

Grand Canyon students participate in International Walk to School Day Sept. 6.

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Art students forge connections to the land, water and themselves at Kane Ranch

Art as Activism

Looking out over the isolated stretches of wilderness surrounding Kane Ranch, the presence of water is evident. But so is its absence.

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Remembering Bella: Namesake sign raised over Bella's Place

Four years ago, the world handed the family of eight year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella a tragedy after she was murdered in September 2014.

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Pink Jeep vehicles vandalized for fuel

Pink Jeep employees in Tusayan found a surprise waiting for them as they prepared for tours Aug. 25.

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Grand Teton supe tapped by Trump to lead NPS

On Aug. 31, President Donald Trump named the superintendent of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park to head the National Park Service, a job that has been filled on an acting basis for nearly 20 months.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon Phantoms volleyball prepares for the season

The Grand Canyon Phantoms volleyball team practices in preparation for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 8.

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Poll: Arizona voters prioritize conservation of public lands, support mining ban

In a recent bipartisan poll conducted statewide, Arizona voters signaled their support for recreation on public lands, with 48 percent indicating they would have a more favorable opinion of a candidate who supports a ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

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Havasupai campground reopens; Humane Society offering aid for animals

Lodging and tourism facilities will reopen on the Havasupai Reservation more than a month after a catastrophic flash flood tore through the campground.

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Early election results: Tusayan voters hand Mayor Craig Sanderson second term

Brady Harris wins council seat; Chavez, Baldosky to face off in November

On Aug. 28, Tusayan voters narrowly handed incumbent Mayor Craig Sanderson a second term.

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Grand Canyon students mentored by jazz greats at annual School of Rock

Sixteen Grand Canyon students came together as a band Aug. 30.

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Art on the Rim: 10th annual Celebration of Art kicks off Sept. 8

The 10th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art takes place Sept. 8 through Jan. 21, 2019 at Grand Canyon National Park.

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Hiker flown to Las Vegas hospital after North Rim lightning strike

While summer is peak visiting season for the Grand Canyon, the monsoon storms that bring cool breezes and dazzling rainbows also bring danger: lightning strikes.

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Rescue Rangers: Grand Canyon search and rescue team practices life-saving techniques

When someone calls for help, search and rescue personnel are training to spring into action.

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Tusayan Housing Authority adopts guidelines, moves forward on construction

The banners are hung, a groundbreaking has been held and some concrete plans are coming together for a housing development at Ten X Ranch just a few miles from Grand Canyon's South Rim.

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Where are the lids and straws? Grand Canyon offers straws by request

Once a ubiquitous part of the American dining experience, plastic straws have recently been knocked down a few notches from Slurpee King to second class citizen.

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Grand Canyon School Board approves short-term internet

The Grand Canyon School governing board took steps at its Aug. 15 meeting to bring high-speed internet to the school.

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Tailor-made moccasins: Navajo artisan brings craft to the Rim

Moccasin-maker Bill Thomas, Jr. crafts traditional Navajo leather footwear

Anyone who has taken a hike through red rock country can attest to the importance of tough, comfortable footwear.

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Grand Canyon youth get a taste of baseball during weekly game nights

The pop of baseballs hitting metal bats of the excited cheers of youngsters returned to the Grand Canyon Aug. 7 as the Rec Center teamed up with Kaibab Learning Center to provide youth baseball nights Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September.

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Fire on the Rim: Monsoon lightning sets North Rim ablaze

Obi Fire grows to 9,921 acres, headed toward Cape Royal

Lightning-caused fires sparked by Arizona’s monsoon range from high-priority suppression efforts to monitored burns optimal for forest health.

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Grand Canyon Music Festival celebrates 35 years

Guest artists include Catalyst Quartet and New York's Manhattan Chamber Players

In 1983, Robert Bonfiglio and Claire Hoffman had an idea – to fill one of the seven natural wonders of the world with the most glorious music they could muster.

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Tusayan expresses State Route 64 concerns during ADOT Board of Directors visit

After a series of fatal accidents earlier this year and several more over the years, Tusayan residents and council members expressed their concerns about the safety of one of the state’s most heavily traveled roads.

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Tick-borne infections may become more common as insects move into new territory

While plague-bearing fleas often command the attention of parents and pet owners, other tiny terrors may go unnoticed.

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Maswik South to get much-needed facelift

New buildings, new amenities and a fresh style update are headed for the southern block of guest rooms at Maswik Lodge.

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Grand Canyon National Park awarded state grant to stop impaired driving

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, along with the DUI Abatement Council, granted Grand Canyon National Park $10,000 to improve highway safety and stop impaired driving.

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Grand Canyon welcomes students, new faculty

As the school year kicks off for Grand Canyon School, three new teachers will join the faculty in welcoming students back today.

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Gateway community of Tusayan breaks ground on housing development near Grand Canyon National Park

TUSAYAN, Ariz. — After six long years and an obstacle or three, the housing development at Ten X Ranch is finally underway, according to Mayor Craig Sanderson.

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Artisan Elroy Natachu Jr. uses traditional weaving methods to link Zuni past and future generations

Weaving the past into the future

Like many agrarian tribes of the American Southwest, the people of Zuni Pueblo dedicate time, energy and art to praying for and praising the life-giving rains that allow the tribe to thrive in an arid climate.

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In heat of fire season, equipment lags behind at Tusayan Fire District

It’s a typical warm summer morning in northern Arizona, but inside the engine bays at the Tusayan Fire Department, the air is heavier, warmer and smells strongly of diesel fuel.

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Environmental assessment for Transcanyon Pipeline due this fall

Grand Canyon National Park has nearly six million visitors per year, from viewpoint drivers to hardcore hikers and even man’s best friends, and they all need to stay hydrated.

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