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Grand Canyon Project shares family history through stories and song in Ash Fork

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.

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Lady Phantoms score pair of wins over Holbrook, St. Michaels; Phantoms split series

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.

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APS encourages residents to take apply for bill assistance during shutdown

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.

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Floodplain administration: County sets parameters for Tusayan floodplains

When it comes to building a safe development, water reigns supreme. Specifically, a lot of water, moving at high speeds, toward communities and infrastructure.

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Phantoms record pair of losses to Mogollon, Mayer

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.

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Lady Phantoms find adventure, experience in San Francisco tournament

Grand Canyon to California

When you want something, you set a goal and you go for it.

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Phantoms run over El Capitan, drop game to Ask Fork

After a West Coast Jamboree tournament, the Lady Phantoms won two in their return to northern Arizona.

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Grand Canyon Conservancy employees step up in rangers' absence

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.

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Housing development near Grand Canyon halted for county violation

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.

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Phantoms fight hard in losses to Ash Fork, Rock Point; Lady Phantoms split

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.

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Coppery-red super blood moon visible Jan. 20

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.

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Visitors flock to Grand Canyon National Park in spite of limited services

Shutdown, not shut out

Michele Nguyen gazed out over the rim on a cold, clear, sunny day after Christmas.

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Closure: Rector pleads guilty to 8-year-old’s 2014 murder, faces life in prison

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.

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Park ranger Elyssa Shalla wins National Freeman Tilden Award

Elyssa Shalla, a Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 National Freeman Tilden Award.

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Grand Canyon airport plans renovations, upgrades to facilities

Tucked back behind ponderosa pines and helipads, the Grand Canyon Airport is one of the first things visitors see as they drive north toward the Grand Canyon and its gateway community of Tusayan.

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Council approves wireless internet provider, swears in new members

After months of decision-making and requests for qualifications, high-speed internet will finally be coming to the town of Tusayan.

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Lady Phantoms trounce Wildcats, Phantoms split last two contests

In their fast-paced, high-scoring style, the Lady Phantoms ran over the Joseph City Wildcats, 59-25, at home Dec. 14.

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Annual Rotary Holiday Dinner Dance celebrates community spirit, inclusion

Grand Canyon Community Church's Mike Scott named 2018 Community Leader of the Year

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club hosted its annual Holiday Dinner Dance Dec. 8 at the El Tovar Hotel.

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Forest Service revokes grazing permit for wolf killing

More than any other public lands, national forests often serve as the backdrop for conflicts between residents — native wildlife and the people who live on and work the lands.

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Lady Phantoms lose rematch with Mogollon; Phantoms drop tough game

With the regular season now in full swing, the Grand Canyon Phantoms basketball teams are facing rematches with some of their toughest competitors throughout the season.

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Grand Canyon Phantoms cruise at Route 66 Holiday Classic tournament

The Grand Canyon Phantoms and Lady Phantoms had a strong showing at the Route 66 Holiday Classic Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Ash Fork and Williams.

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Shopping and shipping deadlines for a hassle-free gifting experience

With Christmas just three weeks away, even recent shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday seem like distant memories.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students celebrate Native American heritage

Students at Grand Canyon School were treated to dancing and musical performances by the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers, as well as performing themselves and watching fellow students perform a Havasupai social dance.

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Grand Canyon basketball teams notch first wins over Fredonia

The Grand Canyon Phantoms boys and girls basketball teams won their opening games against the Fredonia Lynx Nov. 24.

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Tusayan Council no longer streaming council meetings after mishap

Brady Harris, Robb Baldosky to be seated at December meeting

Following an October meeting after which conversations between council members and representatives of the STILO development group were recorded and posted online, the Tusayan Town Council will no longer stream live audio of its meetings for the public.

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Sequoia supe Woody Smeck to serve as interim boss at Canyon

Smeck to temporarily replace Superintendent Christine Lehnertz

Woody Smeck, superintendent of Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Park in California, has been temporarily reassigned to Grand Canyon National Park during a federal investigation of the park’s chief.

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Hopi potter carries on family tradition

Grand Canyon celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Through all the hard times in Delaine Tootsie-Chee’s life, pottery has been the thing that got her through.

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Tusayan Home Rule passes after extended vote count

After a head-spinning week of processing the upcoming need for drastic budget cuts, Tusayan residents may be in the clear.

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If Home Rule fails to pass, two years of state budget caps in store for Tusayan

After a contentious election season across the country, residents closer to home in Tusayan learned they would have to adjust to a new fiscal reality Nov. 7.

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Big Red joins Tusayan Fire District; funding uncertain after home rule "no" vote

When the engine on Tusayan’s only ladder truck blew its engine a few months ago, things were looking pretty grim for the Tusayan Fire Department.

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Book Review: Emerging readers in for a colorful treat with 'Rosa Gets It Right'

Local author and longtime Grand Canyon resident Nancy Rivest Green invites emerging readers to step into the bright, watercolor world of rural Mexico in her newest book “Rosa Gets It Right.”

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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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