tusayan http://knau.org en Tusayan Town Council Considers a Name Change http://knau.org/post/tusayan-town-council-considers-name-change <p>The Town of Tusayan near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is considering changing its name. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the driving force behind the plan is marketing the town to tourists.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:16:14 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 45248 at http://knau.org Tusayan Town Council Considers a Name Change Tusayan Receives 20 Acres of Land as Part of Development Deal http://knau.org/post/tusayan-receives-20-acres-land-part-development-deal <p>The Town of Tusayan just outside Grand Canyon National Park is now the owner of a parcel of land to be used for affordable housing construction. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the transfer is part of a large and controversial development project.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 44841 at http://knau.org Tusayan Receives 20 Acres of Land as Part of Development Deal ADOT Moving Ahead With Water Well and New Terminal at Grand Canyon Airport http://knau.org/post/adot-moving-ahead-water-well-and-new-terminal-grand-canyon-airport <p>Last month, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced the cancelation of construction of a small building at Grand Canyon National Park Airport. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the agency <em>still</em> plans to build a new terminal and construct a well.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:35:24 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 43396 at http://knau.org ADOT Moving Ahead With Water Well and New Terminal at Grand Canyon Airport For many locals, Tusayan development debate revolves around housing http://knau.org/post/many-locals-tusayan-development-debate-revolves-around-housing <p>Sheryl Strobeck is the office manager of an RV campground in the tiny town of Tusayan.&nbsp;&nbsp;Since moving here eight years ago, she&rsquo;s worked at most of the businesses in town.</p><p>But every time her job changes, her home address changes too.</p><p>That&rsquo;s because all of the housing in Tusayan is owned by companies who rent it to their employees.</p><p>&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t live here unless you work here,&quot; she says. &quot;There&rsquo;s nothing to rent here unless you are employed. Nothing.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:21:33 +0000 Shelley Smithson 9868 at http://knau.org For many locals, Tusayan development debate revolves around housing Developer sues to halt voting on land-use plan near Grand Canyon http://knau.org/post/developer-sues-halt-voting-land-use-plan-near-grand-canyon <p>The Italian real estate developer planning a major resort near the Grand Canyon is suing the town of Tusayan to block a vote on the development.</p><p>Stilo Development Group USA filed suit this week against the tiny town of Tusayan, located at the southern entrance to the Grand Canyon.</p><p>The suit came as a surprise to town leaders.</p><p>They had voted last fall in favor of rezoning and annexation agreements for the firm&rsquo;s commercial and housing developments. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 03:46:21 +0000 Shelley Smithson 8933 at http://knau.org Development Plans Raise Water Concerns at Grand Canyon http://knau.org/post/development-plans-raise-water-concerns-grand-canyon <p>Larry Stevens is an evolutionary biologist. For the last 41 years, he&rsquo;s dedicated much of his life to the study and salvation of springs, little spots where water bubbles out of the earth.<br /><br />Stevens stands in huge alcove carved out of a sandstone cliff on a remoter trail in Grand Canyon National Park. He holds a measuring cup under a stream of water that drips from a cluster of bright green ferns.<br /><br />&ldquo;Dripping Springs is a fairly small spring,&rdquo; Stevens says. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking at half a gallon a minute of flow.&rdquo;<br /> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:03:36 +0000 Claudine Lomonaco 6284 at http://knau.org Development Plans Raise Water Concerns at Grand Canyon