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Fire on the Rim: Monsoon lightning sets North Rim ablaze
Easily the most visible of the several fires burning on the North Rim, the Obi Fire has consumed 9,921 acres. The fire continues to back down toward Cape Royal, and Grand Canyon National Park has implemented temporary closures for public and firefighter safety. These include the Swamp Ridge Road, th
Around the Rez: week of Aug. 15
Coconino County Fair will be held in Flagstaff Aug. 31-Sept. 3 over the Labor Day weekend at Fort Tuthill County Park Fairgrounds. The fair will feature youth livestock shows and auction, carnival rides, fair food, exhibitions,live entertainmen, contests and more. More information is availble at (92
Grand Canyon Music Festival celebrates 35 years
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — In 1983, Robert Bonfiglio and Claire Hoffman had an idea – to fill one of the seven natural wonders of the world with the most glorious music they could muster. Thirty-five years later, their vision is still going strong as talented musicians make their way to the canyon once a
National Park Service blocks fees for Grand Canyon outfitters
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, chairman of the Western Causus, said the “outrageous” fee increases threatened the livelihood of Grand Canyon businesses. The National Park Service instead extended existing contracts for a year.
Tick-borne infections may become more common as insects move into new territory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — While plague-bearing fleas often command the attention of parents and pet owners, other tiny terrors may go unnoticed.
Obi Fire Grows to 9_921 Acres
Grand Canyon, AZ- The Obi Fire is estimated at 9,921 acres.Growthtoday was primarily in the southern portions of the fire perimeter as the fire continues to back down towards CapeRoyal. Fire behavior is active with isolated tree
Grand Canyon youth get a taste of baseball during weekly game nights
“We made $120 the very first night,” Pahl said. “We’re splitting the proceeds 50-50 with the Rec Center, but if we have a big turnout and a lot of kids want to come play, then we’re looking to invest some of the money back into the program.”
Tusayan expresses State Route 64 concerns during ADOT Board of Directors visit
TUSAYAN, Ariz. — After a series of fatal accidents earlier this year and several more over the years, Tusayan residents and council members expressed their concerns about the safety of one of the state’s most heavily traveled roads.
Obi Fire on Grand Canyon North Rim grows, fire behavior on North Kaibab district increases
A firefighter working on the Obi Fire, Grand Canyon National Park, Aug. 7, 2018 | Photo courtesy of InciWeb, St. George News
Real Vegetable Meat sees wide-reaching impact
Although a plant-based, allergen-free, whole food meat substitute with quality taste may sound too good to be true, Flagstaff’s Real Vegetable Meat (RVM) is out to prove it’s possible – and available now.Local Alternative Foods, a plant-based whole food manufacturer and creator of the RVM product li
Throwback Thursday: Getting you up and over the Grand Canyon
These pictures of the Grand Canyon National Park Airport date from 1977, just three short years after ADOT began operating the single-runway airport in Tusayan. Technically the state has been overseeing operations more than 50 years, as originally it was under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Departm
Masters of Brewtality: MOB hangs out at the new GCB taproom
The sunshiny summers in Flagstaff are all well and good, but the ghosts and ghouls of Masters of Brewtality prefer the dark, which is exactly why a gloomy monsoon day makes for the perfect excuse to hop into the MOB turbocharged hearse and cruise out for a taste of the unknown. Under a blackened sky
Earth Notes: Grand Canyon Caves
The caverns are extremely fragile and protected by federal law, which limits public access. But a few researchers are allowed to study them. By a slow, tedious process, they’ve so far mapped about a hundred miles of passageways. But, they say this represents only a small fraction of the vast cave ne
Around the Rez: week of Aug. 8
Your purchase of this infant car, a Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 LX Infant Car Seat, Walmart item #553649485, , will be donated to expectant Navajo women in Winslow, Arizona area along with training and motivation.
Region in brief: August 8
PRESCOTT — Survivors of sexual assault in Yavapai County now have a new resource to turn to for information, support and reporting called Seek Then Speak, orseekthenspeak.org.
Letter: Five-year-old cowboy finds a hero in Williams
The next day we went on his first trail ride — in the Coconino National Forest, a dream come true for me, him and his dad. I always wondered if I’d get a chance to do it again as I did with my dad and my son.
State School Superintendent: A crowd of candidates in both primaries
A public school teacher, Hoffman says a fully-funded, robust public school system provides the fairest opportunities for all. Hoffman opposes vouchers to private schools. The Arizona Legislature has dramatically expanded taxpayer support for private and religious schools in recent years. Parents can
Current closures at Grand Canyon National Park due to wildfire activity
The park has also temporarily closed Cape Royal Road. Included in this closure are Cape Final Trail, Cliff Spring Trail, the northern section of the Ken Patrick Trail from Point Imperial to Cape Royal Road and the southern section of the Ken Patrick Trail from Cape Royal Road to the old Bright Angel
Grand Canyon National Park awarded state grant to stop impaired driving
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, along with the DUI Abatement Council, granted Grand Canyon National Park $10,000 to improve highway safety and stop impaired driving.
Water, air quality and roads key to impact of fracking
The Village of Woodruff, located about 10 miles southeast of Holbrook, is near where BLM lands could be leased out to companies for fracking wells.Photos by Trudy Balcom/The Independent/