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  1. Birding In The National Parks: Grand Canyon National Park Designated...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | National Parks Traveler

    Tice Supplee, director of bird conservation, Audubon Arizona, and Grand Canyon Superintendant Dave Uberuaga celebrate the park's designation as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance/Jennie MacFarland When it comes to the preservation of threatened and endangered bird species, it's safe to say that there's no such thing as too many layers of protection. Just because the habitat of a declining bird falls within the borders of a national park doesn't mean that bird's best interests will always be served.


  2. Anschutz's Xanterra sues feds over Grand Canyon visitor-services contractsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Business Journal

    Xanterra Parks & Resorts Inc., Philip Anschutz 's business that operates hotels, restaurants and other visitor services in several national parks, said Wednesday it has sued the federal agency that runs the parks over its handling of contracts to operate facilities at Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park. In a statement , Greenwood Village-based Xanterra said it filed a complaint Tuesday to protest "arbitrary and capricious actions" by the National Park Service .


  3. Xanterra sues over National Parks changes to Grand Canyon contractsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Denver Post

    The nation's largest and oldest national park concessionaire, Greenwood Village's Xanterra Parks & Resorts, is suing the National Park Service over recent policy changes at Grand Canyon National Park where it has operated since 1905. The fight highlights a growing problem with concessionaires whose multi-million-dollar investments at national parks, which the park service must pay back at the end of the contract, is dwarfing the park service's revenues.


  4. It's Chuckwagon Roundup time at Family FirstRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Copper Basin News

    The fourth annual Chuckwagon Roundup and Auction will happen Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Catalina. Following a delicious barbeque dinner with 'all the fixins,' prepared by Bubb's Grub, hundreds of items will be auctioned off at amazing prices.


  5. Judge upholds 20-year ban on new uranium mines near Grand CanyonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Grand Canyon News

    A federal judge Tuesday, Sept. 30, upheld the U.S. Department of the Interior's 20-year ban on new uranium mines on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, rejecting a challenge by a coalition of mining industry groups.


  6. Sheriff Department working on full time deputy in TusayanRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Grand Canyon News

    The last time a Sheriff's Department deputy lived in the town of Tusayan was more than two years ago. Even with deputies from the Coconino County Sheriff's Department making trips daily to the Tusayan area, many in the community believe that a permanently based deputy would benefit citizens by cutting down on officer response times and discourage wrongdoers in and around Tusayan If an officer is not already in the Tusayan area, response times to any disturbance, crime, or emergency is greatly increased when officers must drive from Williams or Flagstaff, if not farther.


  7. Tusayan Fire finds budget reliefRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Grand Canyon News

    After explaining to the Tusayan Town Council that the fire department's annual budget is $672,000 with their net income totaling $0, Tusayan Fire Department officials showed that the department is doing everything in its power to remedy the financial situation. This includes pursuing a grant for Hazard Fuel Reduction, allowing them to thin and burn 300 acres within the Grand Canyon Airport.


  8. Meteorite hunters chase fireball near Grand CanyonRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Astronomy

    A National Weather Service webcam in Bellemont, Arizona, caught the smoke trail after a rare daytime fireball streaked south of Grand Canyon National Park on the morning of Saturday, October 4. Courtesy image A small team of veteran meteorite hunters is combing the desert south of Grand Canyon National Park in hopes of finding the remains of a fireball that lit up the skies of Flagstaff, Arizona, on Saturday. The daytime fireball sent out a sonic boom and left a small trail of smoke hovering in the sky just before 9 a.m. local time.


  9. Why the middle class feels squeezedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | CNN

    Middle class income is back to where it was in 1995 - but people are paying more for many things, including college, homes and even a movie ticket. Sources: Income - Census.


  10. Grand Canyon National Park Rangers Kept Busy With Medical EmergenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | National Parks Traveler

    As beautiful as the Inner Gorge of Grand Canyon National Park is, it can be a dangerous place, too/NPS, Mark Lellouch Many of us are awestruck by the beauty and grandeur of Grand Canyon National Park , but enjoying that landscape comes with the caveat that it can be a dangerous place if you're not careful or simply unlucky. A recent day in the life of Grand Canyon rangers drives that message home.


  11. Provisions: What the traveler should buy, read, consumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

    We won't keep you in suspense: Yes, California made the list. It's the Tuolumne River, prime spot for kayaking and rafting with a Class IV+ degree of difficulty.


  12. The week's odd news: Elk nose into Grand CanyonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 4 | St. Cloud Times

    The week's odd news: Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations A roundup of odd news from around the world Check out this story on The animals are helping themselves to water from bottle-filling stations set up around Grand Canyon National Park by lifting the spring-loaded levers with their noses and letting the water flow. It's not exactly the kind of use officials had in mind when they installed the stations and dropped the sale of disposable water bottles.


  13. Cancer awareness events fill the calendar in OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | The Kingman Daily Miner

    While the month of October may mark the return of fall to many, with cooler weather and longer nights, it signifies cancer awareness month to others who have battled the dreaded disease. As part of that effort, the city of Kingman, the Kingman Regional Medical Center and the Kingman Cancer Care Unit are teaming up with a flurry of activities to bring more awareness to the area and raise money to fight cancer.


  14. Court upholds uranium mining banRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | The Kingman Daily Miner

    The U.S. District Court on Tuesday upheld a 20-year ban against uranium mining on 1 million square miles near the Grand Canyon known as the Arizona Strip. The ruling by District Judge David Campbell dismissed civil lawsuits by several mining entities challenging the ban.


  15. Federal District Court Upholds Obama Administration's Grand Canyon Uranium Mining WithdrawalRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 2 | Environmental Law Prof Blog

    On Tuesday, Arizona federal district court judge David G. Campbell dismissed claims by several mining associations, Utah and Arizona counties, and the Nuclear Energy Institute, seeking to set aside the Obama Administration's January 9, 2012 withdrawal of over one million acres of federal lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park from uranium mining. This decision protects the Colorado River watershed and several Havasupai sacred sites from the direct and indirect impacts of uranium mining by preventing the development of thousands of claims that have been located on federal lands near the park since the latest spike in uranium prices in 2004.


  16. Arizona state parks still benefiting from federal shutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | KTAR

    Nearly a year since the federal government shutdown closed national parks, Arizona's state parks are still reaping the benefits. "I think people are starting to discover that they own these beautiful places and they can use them," state parks spokeswoman Ellen Bilbrey said.


  17. The Grand Canyon of our oceansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | The Hill

    President Obama has just protected the Grand Canyon of our oceans. By expanding and protecting the Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, he has created one of the world's largest protected marine reserves and conserved a breath-taking, ecological hot spot for sea turtles, sharks and other unique and endangered species.


  18. Judge upholds ban on new mining claims on 1M acresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The Navajo Times

    Salazar announced the 20-year ban in 2012 for an area rich in high-grade uranium reserves outside Grand Canyon National Park. Mining industry groups and a Chino Valley resident quickly sued, saying the ban was irresponsible public policy and violated federal laws.


  19. Grand Canyon plans to elk-proof water stationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | The Arizona Republic

    Grand Canyon plans to elk-proof water stations Elk are helping themselves to water at the stations by lifting spring-loaded levers with their noses. Check out this story on In this Nov. 10, 2013 photo provided by Brandon Holton, a Wildlife Biologist with the Science and Resource Management at the at the Grand Canyon National Park, elk interact with visitors at the South Kaibab water station at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.


  20. Federal Judge Deals Win for 'Life-Giving Waters' Near Grand CanyonRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Common Dreams

    "Storm breaking up on the afternoon of September 9, 2014." A decision issued by a federal judge Tuesday is being cheered by conservation groups for protecting "life-giving waters" and the people and wildlife that depend on them from toxic uranium mining.


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