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Finders, keepers for Verde Valley rockhounds
For a rockhound like Mark Moorehead, president of the Sedona Gem and Mineral Club, the hobby can entice the kid inside people.
Lightning strikes ignite problem fires near Grand Canyon
For the past three weeks, fires have spread across Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest and burned more than 13,000 acres.The Obi Fire, Stina Fire and Cat Fire have yielded multiple road and trail closures, including parts of the Arizona Trail and popular areas in northern Arizona.
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
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.
Environmentalists want Glen Canyon Dam removed, but is that possible?
PAGE – The Bureau of Reclamation finished Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, obliterating one of the most spectacular red-rock canyons in the Southwest and altering the flow of the mighty Colorado River.The concrete-arch dam, just south of the Arizona-Utah line, was first proposed in the 1940s to store water
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FILE - This Oct. 5, 2013 file photo, the Grand Canyon National Park is covered in the morning sunlight as seen from a helicopter near Tusayan, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)Julie Jacobson
Williams 911: week of August 15
The Williams Police Department (WPD) answered the following calls for service (among others) —• Officers assisted Lifeline on Homestead Avenue;• Officers took report of an assault on Railroad Avenue, victim wouldn’t aid in prosecution;• Officers assisted Lifeline at local hotel;• Officers issued cit
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.”
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
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.
Collision claims 3 on Ash Fork Hill
Williams Volunteer Fire Department assisted Ash Fork Fire Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Life Line Ambulance with the two vehicle accident on Ash Fork Hill that claimed the lives of the two drivers and a passenger.
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
Out of the past: The Grand Hotel in the early 1900s
Park, school update given at private event
Friends ofPayson Parks and Recreation held a fundraising event for the validation of the Rumsey Park plan at The Rim Club Wednesday. Ron Chambless, with Community Center Partners, explains how the large lobby of a proposed community center will have multiple uses. Lane and Kat Moore (right) want to
Around the Canyon: Week of Aug. 15
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 August 15, September 19 October 17, November 21 and December 19. This institution is
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.
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
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
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.