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Around the Rez: week of June 20
The Black Falls Bible Church camp meeting takes place June 22-23 in Tolani Lake, Arizona. The church is about 15 miles northwest of Tolani Lake Chapter. Turn northwest at milepost 14 on Navajo Route 2. Go about five miles of dirt road and a church sign will be visible at a split road. Take the left
Hopeful recovery for foals found amidst dozens of dead horses near Cameron
A tiny foal found to still be living among dozens of dead horses at a dried up watering hole near Cameron this spring wasn’t the only young horse rescued from that herd. Two others were recovered around the same time.The two foals now named Coco and Moana were rescued by a Navajo woman and her daugh
Photos: Rescuing the feral horses of Gray Mountain
Wild horses in the area are suffering as well, so a growing number of people from the Navajo Nation, Flagstaff and the surrounding areas are rallying to truck food and water to the hundreds of horses.
Manhunt cancelled: Texas fugitive arrested in Grand Canyon National Park
Darrius Johnson, Jr., 24, of Terrell, Texas, was wanted in the shooting death of 23-year-old Billy Gardner Jr., also of Terrell. Gardner was found suffering from gunshot wounds in his vehicle in the small bedroom community east of Dallas May 28. He later died at the hospital.
Desert Dogs offers tasty treats on the go at Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Visitors to Grand Canyon now have a two new dining options, with one added benefit – the food is just as mobile as the guests.
Grand Canyon to implement Level 2 water restrictions on North Rim starting Monday
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Due to a malfunction in the pump that supplies water to the North Rim of Grand Canyon, the North Rim will enter Level 2 water restrictions on June 18. These restrictions only affect the North Rim and Supai Tunnel on the North Kaibab Trail.
Fourth of July festivites, parade and laser light show coming to Tusayan
TUSAYAN, Ariz. — As summer kicks into high gear, plans for Tusayan’s annual Fourth of July festivities are underway. This year, in addition to food, activities and a parade, the event will feature a laser light show.
Arizona groups launch campaign to protect Grand Canyon from mining
In 2012, the secretary of the Interior imposed a 20-year freeze on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, protecting the wildlife from mining impacts.
Around the Canyon: Week of June 20
The Grand Canyon Rec Center is now providing two shuttle rides to pick up food boxes at the Tusayan Food Bank. Rides will be offered at noon and 2 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month. Food boxes are distributed June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19 October 17, November 21 and December 19. Th
Photo highlights: Grand Canyon kids take a lesson at British Soccer Camp
Students took turns trying to score goals against each other. (Erin Ford/WGCN)Grand Canyon youth participated in Challenger British Soccer Camp June 4-8 at the school soccer field. The kids learned fundamentals of the game, including goalkeeping, moving the ball and scoring.
Zinke has 'no intention' of revisiting Grand Canyon uranium mining ban | Cronkite News
WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has “no intention to revisit uranium mining” in and around the Grand Canyon, his spokeswoman said, after outdoorsmen’s groups launched a campaign urging him to keep a 20-year mining moratorium in place.
Broken pipe curbs water usage for Grand Canyon's North Rim
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — The Grand Canyon’s North Rim will be following new water restrictions because of a malfunctioning pump.Grand Canyon National Park officials say Level 2 water restrictions will be implemented Monday while crews work to fix a pump that
Transparency initiative can outlaw dirty money
Whether you call it dark money or dirty money, Arizonans agree: Money from secret, undisclosed sources is polluting our elections and should be outlawed.For a state with so much sunshine, Arizona seems to be in the dark when it comes to transparency in political spending. Political cash from undiscl
Grand Canyon Cafe closes; looking for new owners
Sometimes no matter how hard you wish, no matter how much money and elbow grease you put into something, it just isn’t meant to be.Nearly a year after opening under new management, the more than 70-year-old Grand Canyon Café has closed.Paul and Laura Moir were two of four local business owners who c
Experts call out Havasupai horse comment
Several of the veterinarians and horse rescue organizations that have treated and taken in wild horses from Gray Mountain have done the same for horses rescued from the Havasupai Indian Reservation.Several horses per year for at least the past two years have been surrendered or confiscated by law en
Guest Column: We can't get rid of dirty money unless it makes the ballot
We are in the crucial final days of an effort to give voters the opportunity to clean house when it comes to dirty political spending. The people of Arizona should have the right to know the real source of all money spent to influence our vote.Right now petitions are being circulated to get the “Sto
Cars are meant for driving, right?
I had a few hours to kill in the car while my girlfriend drove. Not an exact match, but I'm still pretty proud of it!
Grand Canyon panorama mural recently completed at Canyon Plaza hotel
Timper said the mural, which is about 6 feet tall and 15 feet long, was modeled after a panorama view he digitally stitched together from about 30 photographs of the Grand Canyon. Using the photo as a guide, Timper drew the outline of the canyon walls, grasses and trees and then filled in with color
Williams 911: week of June 13
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) —• Officers responded to suspicious person on Third Street;• Officers assisted Lifeline on Route 66;• Officers took report of theft and criminal damage at Williams cemetery;• Officers responded to suspicious
Stubbornly steadfast: Mules have kept the Grand Canyon moving since the 1880s
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Thousands of years ago, in what’s now Turkey, someone bred a horse with a donkey. The mule was born, and the sturdy hybrids soon were put to work across the globe.