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Grand Canyon Flooding Forces Evacuation of 400 People

October 23, 2008, 10:42 am
Officers, deputies and rescuers from eight public safety agencies worked today and Sunday to evacuate more than 400 campers and residents from Supai Canyon after heavy rainfall and the breach of an earthen dam flooded the area. No injuries were immediately ...

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Developers and Conservationists Battle Over National Parks

October 16, 2008, 1:31 pm
In a long-running saga that underscores a broader battle over commercial construction in and around national parks, voters in this tiny community just south of the Grand Canyon have thwarted the latest proposal by hotel developers. Tusayan, with just 500 residents and 174 registered voters, last month narrowly defeated ...

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Developers and Conservationists Battle Over National Parks

October 15, 2008, 7:16 am
In a long-running saga that underscores a broader battle over commercial construction in and around national parks, voters in this tiny community just south of the Grand Canyon have thwarted the latest proposal by hotel ...

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Canyon Victim from Scottsdale

October 9, 2008, 1:27 pm
A man who died after falling 250 feet into the Grand Canyon has been identified as a Scottsdale resident, the Associated Press ...

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Scottsdale Man Plunges to His Death at Grand Canyon

October 8, 2008, 10:34 am
A Scottsdale man fell to his death Monday afternoon from an overlook at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Michael S. Wilson, 47, fell from the first viewpoint along Desert View Drive, a 25-mile stretch that attracts tourists for it scenic views, said Shannan Marcak, a spokesperson for the ...

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Park Palates: Phantom Ranch Stew

October 3, 2008, 11:54 am
Located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch is nestled alongside Bright Angel Creek on the north side of the Colorado River and is the only lodging facility below the canyon rim. Phantom Ranch, designed by architect Mary Colter and completed in 1922, can only be reached by ...

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Phantom Ranch: Behind the Name

October 3, 2008, 9:37 am
Over millions of years, the Colorado River carved a mile deep, 277 mile-long chasm through terrain that geological forces concurrently shaped into a plateau of unparalleled beauty. The Grand Canyon attracts visitors from around the world to see this feat of nature unequalled in its vastness; however, few realize ...

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Settlement Repeals Uranium Exploration Near Grand Canyon, Requires Full Reviews of Subsequent Drilling Proposals

September 26, 2008, 9:10 am
The Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust and Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter have reached a settlement agreement with the United States Forest Service and VANE Minerals, a British mining firm, over a legal challenge to uranium exploration approved last December for national forest land immediately south – ...

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Settlement Repeals Uranium Exploration Near Grand Canyon, Requires Full Reviews of Subsequent Drilling Proposals

September 26, 2008, 9:10 am
The Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust and Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter have reached a settlement agreement with the United States Forest Service and VANE Minerals, a British mining firm, over a legal challenge to uranium exploration approved last December for national forest land immediately south – ...

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Grand Canyon Facilities Closing Soon for Season

September 19, 2008, 10:08 am
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin announced today that many of the park's North Rim facilities will close for the season on Oct. 15. The National Park Service will continue park operations through Nov. 30, unless snow closes Highway 67 leading into the park prior to that date. Visitors ...

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Toyota Donation Supports Environmental, Education and Safety Programs for Grand Canyon National Park

September 18, 2008, 12:39 pm
Toyota is providing $500,000 and five hybrid vehicles to the Grand Canyon Association to support a number of environmental, education and safety programs for visitors to the park and high school students across the country, it was announced ...

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Scenic National Parks: Grand Canyon Blu-ray Review

September 15, 2008, 2:23 pm
Proudly carrying on the trend of natural wonders as high definition eye candy, Questar debuts on Blu-ray Disc with a trio of titles focusing on national parks in the United States. Roughly divided into regional themes, each release contains two hour-long features that overview their subject's natural and human ...

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National Parks Travel: Six-Shooters Coming Soon?

September 11, 2008, 1:35 pm
There's now one more thing that you may be able to add to your packing list for a trip to a national park. The Christian Science Monitor reports that after the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a constitutional right to keep a weapon at home for protection in ...

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Town Government Rejected by Tusayan

September 5, 2008, 10:15 am
Tusayan voters have rejected creating a town government for their small community just outside Grand Canyon National Park. Voters turned down incorporation 69-56 in a divisive election over development issues. "We once again said no to massive commercial development here in Tusayan," said Clarinda Vail, a spokeswoman for the Vote No ...

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Canyon Gateway Tusayan Awaits Vote on Town Status

August 25, 2008, 9:16 am
Grand Canyon visitors may not feel political tension gripping the tourist gateway of Tusayan, but they could see big changes on the road to the national park depending on how the community settles its differences next week. Fewer than 175 voters will decide Sept. 2 whether to turn Tusayan into ...

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