The Tusayan Town Council discussed several items at its last regular meeting April 10.
Community businesses and federal agencies lined the Grand Canyon School cafeteria April 10 to offer eager students information and even seasonal employment after the last bell rings at the end of May.
During an April 2 work session, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors issued a resolution in support of a permanent ban on uranium mining around the Grand Canyon and its watershed.
After years of waiting, the town of Tusayan has a resident deputy: Jeremaiyah Greyeyes began his patrols in February.
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, one in four women will experience domestic violence or abuse by an intimate partner in her lifetime.
'There really is a need'
If it wasn't for the sandwich board sign and the enthusiastic promotion by volunteers like Mike Scott, someone looking at 87 Sunset Drive might easily mistake it for a storage shed.
Sweeping the trail
For visitors to the Grand Canyon, sometimes the allure of inner canyon trails is part of the magic — looking further and further down and thinking “that doesn’t look very far at all.”
Finding new beginnings for students
According to the National Education Association, getting a jumpstart on education in a quality preschool program can pay dividends later in life, including increased earning potential and higher academic achievement.
Tusayan Fire Department offers monthly CPR and classes, next class April 20
As visitation to the Grand Canyon begins to climb into peak season, the Tusayan Fire department is offering visitors and residents the opportunity to become supervised in CPR during monthly classes at the station.
After a series of setbacks in the town of Tusayan’s development of affordable housing at Ten X Ranch, the town council instructed staff to begin searching for a town project manager to oversee construction at the site.
Proposed expansion to be completed in phases
Sitting back from State Route 64 just south of Tusayan, Ten X campground offers visitors eager to experience Grand Canyon National Park a placid alternative to the park’s camping accommodations.
The American Institute of Stress (AIS) defines stress as a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences, and it’s something everyone experiences from time to time.
Final report to be released in 90 days detailing exposure
According to a preliminary interagency safety review, Grand Canyon employees and visitors aren’t experiencing ongoing radiation exposure from uranium ore samples previously stored in the Museum Collection building.
After partnering with the National Geographic Society (NGS) for the past two decades, the Visitor Center and IMAX theater in Tusayan has been renamed the Grand Canyon Visitor Center after NGS declined to renew its license agreement with the property.
Lack of paperwork voids Nov. 2018 election results
Tusayan could be looking at steep cuts to its annual budget next year after the Auditor General’s office found the town did not comply with state statutes prior to the Nov. 6, 2018 election.
Grand Canyon National Park celebrated its centennial Feb. 26 with cake, chorus and visitors from around the world.
The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into whether employees and visitors at Grand Canyon National Park were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation.
Calling a measure to permanently ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon just and overdue, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D – Tucson) stood before a full house Feb. 23 at Grand Canyon to announce the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act.
Season of change?
According to a recently-released report, communities surrounding the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park could see an economic impact of about $14 million per year to the region if the national park extends its open season by four weeks.
The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into whether employees and visitors at Grand Canyon National Park were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation after an employee raised the alarm Feb. 11.
A monumental celebration
Theodore Roosevelt, a New York City statesman who harbored a longstanding love affair with the American West, made his way to the Grand Canyon for the first time in 1903.
After an exciting season that reached all the way to the west coast, the Lady Phantoms came up just inches short in their playoff game against the St. David Lady Tigers Feb. 15 in Prescott, Arizona.
Forest Service environmental studies projected to begin in late summer
After listening to key input from local residents and stakeholders, the Tusayan trail master plan is on-schedule and moving forward, with Phase two scheduled to begin later this year.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival will return to Shrine of the Ages, this time bringing a tale of witches, greed and corruption as Macbeth wrestles with his own relevance.
The weeks-long government shutdown produced a backlog of work for employees once they returned, and with another shutdown a possibility, Grand Canyon National Park is simultaneously catching up and looking ahead.
Families looking for a friendly, affordable meal in Tusayan before a long day at the Canyon can look no further than the Chicken Kitchen, which opens Feb. 15 next to the Grand Canyon Visitor’s Bureau.
Environmentally conscious options abound at Grand Canyon National Park, and drivers of electric vehicles can now find charging options at Yavapai Lodge.
Phantoms bow out of regional tournament with last-minute loss to Williams
Fully-rested from a first-round bye in the regional tournament, the Lady Phantoms rolled past the Williams Lady Vikings on the road Feb. 8, 55-49.
When it comes to catastrophic flooding, most people worry about their homes and businesses, but a much more devastating casualty is sitting just off the main drag, surrounded by forest and flanked by unassuming employee housing.
Lady Phantoms roll over final opponents, head into post season on a high note
The Phantoms held their own against the Joseph City Wildcats in the first half of the Feb. 1 game, down by just 8 points at intermission, the game still firmly within reach.
With the possibility of another government shutdown on the horizon after Feb. 15, Grand Canyon National Park will hold its annual non-commercial river trip lottery Feb. 16-March 12.
Town ordered to restore Ten X development area to original water storage capacity, install flood control measures
The town of Tusayan voted to enter an agreement with the Coconino County Flood Control District Feb. 4 to begin the process of obtaining a floodplain permit.
As the primary first responders in a remote are, members of the Tusayan Fire Department rarely know what they might find when they respond to vehicle accidents on State Route 64.
Phantoms lose to Williams, come home to defeat conference rival Mayer
The Lady Phantoms coasted for three quarters in the Jan. 25 game against the Williams Lady Vikings, but the game came down to the final moments of the game as junior Cayli Miles sank a clutch three-pointer for the road win, 66-63.
Sometimes, remote communities struggle, whether it’s with housing, education or meeting residents’ basic needs.
Floodplain administration: Ten X housing in holding pattern while town works with county flood control
Although construction has ceased as the town of Tusayan works to come into compliance with Coconino County Flood Control District permitting requirements, work on the project – and its costs —are still ongoing.
Swaying lightly before a small crowd in the Ash Fork Route 66 Museum, Meagan Gipson strums her guitar as photos, mostly black and white, scroll slowly on a screen behind her.
The Lady Phantoms’ younger players saw significant playing time in the team’s runaway win over the Holbrook Lady Roadrunners on the road Jan. 18.
Coconino County Community Services is stepping up to let Grand Canyon community members know there are services available to them, including electric bill help from Arizona Public Service (APS) and other utility assistance and rent assistance.
When it comes to building a safe development, water reigns supreme. Specifically, a lot of water, moving at high speeds, toward communities and infrastructure.
Lady Phantoms lose to high-scoring Mogollon, notch comeback win over Mayer
For a team decimated by injuries this season, the Phantoms were firmly within upset territory for the entire game against the top-ranked Mustangs Jan. 11.
Grand Canyon to California
When you want something, you set a goal and you go for it.
After a West Coast Jamboree tournament, the Lady Phantoms won two in their return to northern Arizona.
With no end in sight, employees of the Grand Canyon Conservancy have stepped up to try and fill the large shoes left by the rangers’ absence.
Affordable housing project in Tusayan on hold after discrepancy in flood plain
Mayor Craig Sanderson said the town received filing documents from the county floodplain administration and chose to voluntarily shut down the construction to work with the county directly instead of going through the court system.
The Grand Canyon Phantoms took two tough losses before the winter break, bringing their record to 4-8 for the first half of the season.
While last year’s solar eclipse may have stolen the show in terms of exciting astronomical events, January’s super wolf blood moon promises to be spectacular in its own right.
Shutdown, not shut out
Michele Nguyen gazed out over the rim on a cold, clear, sunny day after Christmas.
Four years after the murder of Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella, her family will finally get the closure they’ve been waiting for: Justin James Rector pleaded guilty to first-degree murder four months before his April 2019 trial.
Elyssa Shalla, a Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 National Freeman Tilden Award.