Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Northern Arizona's Locally Owned Newspaper

Sportsmen Want Permanent Uranium Mining Ban

The U.S. House of Representatives has included a provision in a spending bill that would short-circuit a 2-year-old ban on new uranium mining covering one million acres of public lands surrounding the Grand Canyon National Park. But local businesses and sportsmen say that protecting these lands from new uranium mining is critical for supporting hunting, fishing, and tourism jobs >> Read More…

Grand Canyon Celebrates Summer by Waiving Fees

On Tuesday, June 21, Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units around the country in welcoming summer with a fee-free day.  The National Park Service will be waiving entrance fees on June 21, 2011. Visitors who arrive on Tuesday, the 21st will be allowed to enter the park free of charge.  Those >> Read More…

Uranium Mining Tied to Regional Economy

Mining companies and local residents are awaiting Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s final decision to allow or ban hard rock mining for the next 20 years on approximately one million acres on the Arizona Strip north of Grand Canyon National Park. Surges in the price of uranium from about $10 per pound in 2003, >> Read More…

New Grand Canyon Superintendent Hired

Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels today announced that Mount Rainier Superintendent David Uberuaga has been named Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park.  Uberuaga will begin his duties in mid-July. “I am extremely pleased that we have someone of Dave’s character, experience and ability at Grand Canyon National Park,” Wessels said.  “He has all the skills >> Read More…

Live Bird Show’s World Premiere in Tusayan

Grand Canyon Condor Encounter debuts this week here at the Canyon’s south rim entrance. This live bird show by nationally recognized show performer Joe Krathwohl features raptors and other live birds plus a giant condor – this is the first program of its kind to enhance the visitor experience for thousands of Grand Canyon visitors. >> Read More…

Grand Canyon Field Institute Opportunity

Grand Canyon Association is excited to announce aGrand Rim Adventure, a daily half-day walking tour led by our expert Grand Canyon Field Institute instructors, available for same day booking, from June 13 to August 31. A Grand Rim Adventure will share the compelling stories of the canyon’s rocks, plants, animals, landmark structures and colorful historic >> Read More…

Governor Tells Agencies to Prepare for Federal Shutdown

Governor Jan Brewer has asked her state agencies to prepare for a possible shutdown of the federal government beginning Saturday, April 9. This shutdown would impact non-essential federal programs, facilities and properties. Operations of the military, postal service, air traffic control, border patrol and other essential federal services would continue. Governor Brewer called state agency >> Read More…

Beer Lovers Choose Cans and Keep Microbreweries Hopping

    The  original concept about beers in cans was ‘cheap, watered-down rice beer,’ right?” said Grand Canyon Brewing Company owner John Peasley, smiling in his Williams, Ariz. brewery. “Colorado beer manufacturer Oskar Blues turned that around; those guys only do cans.” Award-winning Oskar Blue revolutionized the microbrewery world by canning handcrafted beers in back >> Read More…

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