Wednesday Sep 10
Report: US judge to rule on Grand Canyon mining ban in 2 weeks
A U.S. District Court in Phoenix will decide in two weeks whether to uphold or overturn a 20-year ban on new hard rock mining claims on more than a million acres of uranium-rich lands near the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Mineweb reported Sept. 10. Mining associations, the federal government and conservationists have already presented their respective arguments regarding the prohibition before U.S. District Judge David Campbell in a Sept.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Judge hears arguments on mining near Grand Canyon
Mining industry groups say a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon is irresponsible public policy, but the federal government and conservationists say it will protect water flowing through the canyon from potential contamination. Those arguments will be presented Tuesday before U.S. District Judge David Campbell in Phoenix in a case that stemmed from one of the most high-profile decisions of former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's tenure.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Tusayan mayor opposes Grand Canyon mall project
One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World might be getting a little bit of a modern-day upgrade in the near future with the hopes of attracting more tourists. That's because a proposal for a mega mall, estimated at more than 420 acres, has been submitted for review by developer R. Lamar Whitmer to the Navajo tribal government, who oversee the lands in and around the Grand Canyon National Park.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
The Arizona Republic
Scientists estimate that in about 10 years, America will have only three dark patches of land where people will be able to clearly see the Milky Way. When she's trying to explain the idea of light pollution, Laura Williams often shows people a picture taken from the South Rim during a blackout at Grand Canyon National Park .
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Arizona Republic
Canyon ranger works to limit annoying light
Canyon ranger works to limit annoying light Laura Williams could change how we experience national parks, if she gets to keep her job. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1o9bJpo While you were enjoying your Labor Day weekend the world kept turning.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Center for American Progress
Infographic: The Land and Water Conservation Fund - How America's Best Parks Program Works
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, establishing what has become the nation's most effective program for protecting natural, historic, and cultural treasures for future generations.
Yes, the Government Can Turn Even the Grand Canyon Into a Money Pit
Grand Canyon National Park has unrivaled views, and a steady flood of tourists eager for a look, and for a place to get a bite and sleep while they're visiting.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit
Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit -- a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Group Trips Across Grand Canyon Will Need Permit
Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit - a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues at the popular tourist attraction in Arizona.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
11 hawk watches in 10 states to visit this fall, plus one not to miss in spring
Watch hawks this fall! Below we've assembled some of our favorite articles about some of our favorite hawk watches.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Phoenix New Times
18 Arizona Parks and Monuments to Visit on Free National Parks Day
When President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill that created The National Park Service, it read in part, "[...] and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Who will run lodging, restaurants at Grand Canyon?
Hikers walk on the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. One of the most lucrative contracts in the National Park Service is going out to bid for a third time, after Grand Canyon found the previous bids unacceptable.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again
One of the most lucrative contracts in the National Park Service is going out to bid for a third time, after Grand Canyon officials found the previous bids unacceptable.