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Grand Canyon Celebrating New Facilities

On Wednesday, September 12, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the completion of several new park facilities intended to promote healthy outdoor activity in the park and to increase visitor access to the South Rim by means other than automobile. At 10 a.m., Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga will host a ribbon cutting at the new trailhead and parking […]

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Sale of Plastic Water Bottles Banned in Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park is eliminating the in-park sale of water packaged in individual disposable containers within 30 days under a plan approved today by National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional (IMR) Director John Wessels. Free water stations are available throughout the park to allow visitors to fill reusable water bottles. The park’s plan calls […]

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NAU Alumna Highlighting AZ Centennial

The Flagstaff community and NorthernArizona University will welcome NAU alumna and author Lisa Schnebly Heidinger as part of the president’s speaker series and in honor of Arizona’s centennial celebration next month. Heidinger will discuss Arizona: 100 Years Grand, her recently published work selected as the official book of the state’s centennial celebration, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, […]

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Mixed Reactions to Ban on New Uranium Mining

Conservation groups are applauding the Obama administration’s final decision this week, protecting 1 million acres of public land around Grand Canyon National Park from new uranium mining. Today’s Interior Department “record of decision” establishes a 20-year ban on new uranium mining and mining of current claims without valid permits across 1 million acres (more than 1,500 […]

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Uranium Mining Appeal for Mine Near Grand Canyon

Conservation groups and American Indian tribes today filed an appeal in the 9th Circuit Court challenging a lower court ruling that allowed a uranium mine near Grand Canyon National Park to re-open without updating decades-old environmental reviews. The Arizona 1 uranium mine is located near Kanab Creek immediately north of Grand Canyon National Park. In 2010, […]

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Of Course!

Whenever colleagues from abroad tell me they are planning a trip to the east coast, I urge them to add Arizona as a detour destination. “We have the Grand Canyon,” I tell them. “If this is your only trip, you can’t leave without taking one look.” Those who make the trek are eternally grateful. There’s […]

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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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