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Canyon Ranger Wins Prestigious Harry Yount Award

Grand Canyon National Park Supervisory Park Ranger Lisa Hendy was awarded the National Park Service’s (NPS) 2011 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award for excellence in the field of rangering. The award is named after the nation’s first park ranger (hired in Yellowstone National Park in 1880) and is the highest honor that can be […]

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Free Entry to Grand Canyon Saturday

Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with fee free entry into the park.  National Public Lands Day began in 1994 and is intended to encourage shared stewardship of our nation’s public lands. Today, NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort […]

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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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