grand canyon national park

KNAU and Arizona News
8:49 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park Implements Fire Restrictions

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Beginning at 8 a.m. on Fri, June 13, Grand Canyon National Park will implement heightened fire restrictions due to the increased risk of wildfire. This applies to all areas within the park, including residential areas, except for the Colorado River corridor.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Park Officials Seek Public Input in Grand Canyon Bison Management

Bison on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Credit AP/Kaibab National Forest

The National Park Service is holding a public comment period regarding the management of a bison herd on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, some wildlife advocacy groups are pushing for the animals to remain in the park.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Grand Canyon Continues to Battle Harmful Invasive Plant Species

Invasive tamarisk trees in the Grand Canyon
Credit blog.audubonguides.com, photo by Lisa Densmore

Next month, officials at the Grand Canyon will continue a program of ridding many areas of invasive plant species. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the goal is to protect native habitats even in the most heavily visited areas.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:16 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Tusayan Town Council Considers a Name Change

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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.

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Earth Notes
8:53 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Earth Notes: Using Social Media to Manage the Outdoors

The view from Shoshone Point at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Credit Photo by Ryan Heinsius

The managers of nature-oriented parks, including many on the Colorado Plateau, don’t always know how many visitors to expect, or when peak visiting times will come. But, technology may be changing that. It turns out that vacation photos posted by tourists on the Internet may be able to improve managers’ understanding of how people use and enjoy parks.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Tusayan Receives 20 Acres of Land as Part of Development Deal

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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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:35 am
Thu February 13, 2014

ADOT Moving Ahead With Water Well and New Terminal at Grand Canyon Airport

The terminal at Grand Canyon National Park Airport
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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 still plans to build a new terminal and construct a well.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:47 am
Fri February 7, 2014

More Air Tours to be Flown Over Grand Canyon

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This year, nearly 2,000 additional air tours could be flown over Grand Canyon National Park. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the aircraft used for those flights will have to conform to certain quiet-technology standards.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

No Upstream River Trips For Hualapai Tribe

The Colorado River near Diamond Creek, with Diamond Peak towering in the background.
Credit NAU Cline Library, Margaret Eiseman Collection

The Hualapai tribe has temporarily postponed upriver rafting trips in the Grand Canyon. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the suspension comes after the National Park Service voiced concerns about upriver travel.

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Elections 2012
9:20 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Uranium Mining Near Canyon Subject of AZ Senate Debate in Yuma

Senate candidates, Democrat Rich Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake held their last debate Thursday in Yuma.

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