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Group Supporting Uranium Mining Moratorium

Just days before the annual celebration of National Public Lands Day, 50 Arizona business associations and small businesses have sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, voicing support for a proposed 20-year moratorium on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. The state’s national parks, monuments and other public lands they say are […]

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Grand Canyon Celebrating Birth of National Park Service

The public is invited to join in the celebration of the 95th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) this Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Grand Canyon National Park.  Special programs will highlight the National Park Service’s mission and history. When Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872, there was no National Park Service; and when the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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