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Officials at Canyon propose response to climate change

November 23, 2009, 6:16 am
Officials at the Grand Canyon are proposing to make the national park one of at least 50 in the country that attempts to counter and respond to global climate change.Led in part by an administrator formerly charged with tackling global warming for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the national ...

Winter Travel Deals: The Grand Canyon and Mexico

November 13, 2009, 8:58 am
Entering the busiest travel weeks of the season, it may come as a surprise that there are a lot of great deals to be found, especially in the few-week period between the peaks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. The vast majority of national park visits occur between May ...

The Grand Canyon is Alive with the Sound of Music

November 13, 2009, 8:31 am
Stop by the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on Friday, November 13, to catch a presentation by Randy Erwin, a western/cowboy singer and yodeler, who is the park’s Artist-in-Residence during November. He’ll be giving a performance and musical presentation at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrine of Ages.The park’s ...

Grand Canyon considers limits on mule trains

September 30, 2009, 6:04 am
For more than a century, mules have been carrying people into and out of the Grand Canyon. Teddy Roosevelt saddled up wearing a black felt hat and a tie. The Brady Bunch rode down with Alice. And today, another group of tourists will hit the trail.Yet the mules, while ...

Grand Canyon National Park Selects Send Word Now(TM) Alert Service

September 1, 2009, 7:43 am
Send Word Now, the leading provider of emergency notification and on-demand alerting and response services, announced today that Grand Canyon National Park has selected the Send Word Now Alert Service to communicate with personnel across the entire park. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and receives close to five million ...

Grand Canyon plan would upgrade tribal housing

August 19, 2009, 7:48 am
A Grand Canyon housing area for members of a tribe displaced by the national park is in desperate need of repair.The five 300-square-foot cabins at Supai Camp have no plumbing or insulation, the floors are cracked, windows are broken and the electric work dates to the 1930s when the ...

Officials Unsure When Yosemite’s Grand Canyon Trail Will Open

August 18, 2009, 11:04 am
Yosemite, CA -- The Grand Canyon Trail along the Tuolumne River remains closed as firefighters continue to manage the 900 plus acre Wildcat Fire in Yosemite National Park.The Yosemite Fire Information Office says that the Wilderness Ranger and Fire Management are working together to evaluate when the trail can ...

Paint the Parks 100 exhibition on display this month at Kolb Studio

August 6, 2009, 2:21 pm
This month, head to Grand Canyon National Park’s Kolb Studio to view the 2009 “Paint the Parks 100.” The exhibition, sponsored by Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park, showcases the paintings of the contest’s top 100 winners and will be on display through September 15. Paint the Parks 100 is America’s leading ...

US Govt Proposes Halting Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

July 20, 2009, 1:56 pm
The U.S. Interior Department proposed Monday a two-year suspension of new mining claims on Arizona lands near the Grand Canyon National Park pending further study into whether such lands should be permanently protected from development.The Interior Department said it is taking public comments on its proposal to take nearly ...

Sizzling summer deals at Grand Canyon National Park

July 13, 2009, 2:44 pm
Don't let the end of summer get your down–Xanterra South Rim L.L.C. is offering an “End of Summer Package” with savings of up to 44% to help you hold on to the last days of summer just a little longer. Xanterra South Rim, operator of the lodges and other services in Grand Canyon National ...

Canon Photography in the Parks heads to Grand Canyon National Park

July 13, 2009, 2:21 pm
This month, join American Park Network and Canon at Grand Canyon National Park to learn how to take better digital photographs at the free Photography in the Parks workshops. Beginners and seasoned photographers alike will benefit from guidance and direction offered by our team of expert photographers, all while exploring the most scenic areas of ...

One Year Later: Uranium Threat to Grand Canyon Still Dire Despite Emergency Action by Congress

June 26, 2009, 6:50 am
A resolution to temporarily protect Grand Canyon National Park by withdrawing 1 million acres from uranium exploration, passed by Congress one year ago, has been ignored by the Bureau of Land Management, leading to an increased risk of contaminating drinking water consumed by millions of people.Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., ...

Grand Canyon’s 19th Annual Star Party: June 13-20, 2009

June 1, 2009, 10:20 am
    In the Grand Canyon there will be a weeklong opportunity to take in the wonders of the night sky. You have the option of joining the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association at Yavapai Point on the South Rim or the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix at Grand Canyon Lodge ...

Scientific Flights Over Grand Canyon National Park Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2009, 8:50 am
The U.S. Geological Survey will conduct scientific overflights at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, during Memorial Day weekend to document the status of natural and cultural resources along the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam. Aerial photographs will be taken using two fixed-wing aircraft flying at an elevation about 7,000 ...

Astronomers Present Free Star Programs at Grand Canyon National Park

May 21, 2009, 8:26 am
 The nineteenth annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, June 20, 2009 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park.This event is sponsored by the National Park Service, the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (South Rim), and the Saguaro Astronomy Club of ...