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Grand Canyon Shuttle Service Resuming

The National Park Service (NPS) will again offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan, Arizona in 2012. The Tusayan Route shuttle will be available from May 12 through September 7 and will run at 15-minute intervals between 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., daily. Each day, the first bus will leave […]

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Bear Aware Week Underway in Northern Arizona

  May 1st-May 7th is Bear Aware Week at Bearizona Wildlife Park. During Bear Aware Week, the park provides information to visitors about how to live and recreate in areas that are inhabited by black bear.  The first 100 people to download and complete the Bear Aware Quiz from our website before they visit the […]

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Earth Day 2012: Green Parks Sustainability

National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today released the Green Parks Plan to focus the bureau on sustainable management of national parks and key environmental issues ranging from reducing energy and water consumption to limiting waste to lowering emissions of greenhouse gases. “The Green Parks Plan is a comprehensive approach to sustainability that will reduce the […]

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Economy Could See Boost from Potash Mining

During the 1960s and 1970s, two companies called Arkla Exploration and the Duval Corporation explored Northern Arizona for potash in the Holbrook Basin by drilling over 100 holes. The Holbrook Salt Basin is a project area that rests approximately seven miles east of Holbrook, Arizona. A report was released with compelling evidence that the location […]

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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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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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Arizonans Concerned About Tusayan Developments

For years, Flagstaff and Williams have billed themselves as the gateways to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon – the conduits through which tourists must stop, rest, eat and, most importantly for local businesses, spend money. However, as the tiny town of Tusayan gears up for a big residential and commercial development that will […]

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Winslow’s Route 66 Plaza Moving Forward

Plans for a showplace park in Winslow celebrating the history and car culture of Old Route 66 are a step closer to reality, but the city still has miles to go before the tourist destination becomes a reality. Visitors from all over the world already flock to tiny Standin’ On the Corner Park to stand […]

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AmeriCorps Crews Working at Slide Rock State Park

A team of young adults has been working in Northern Arizona, restoring the apple orchard at Slide Rock State Park. Upon arriving from their headquarters in Denver, this AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team received training to identify which species needed to be removed and instructions for operating machinery such as wood chippers. These […]

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