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UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Changing water flow leads to more bugs in Grand Canyon

Ted Kennedy sums up what he sees along the river in the Grand Canyon: “It’s buggy out there.”


Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years as a national park in 2019

The first European American who reached the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon marveled at what was before him: an astounding system of canyons, profound fissures and slender spires that …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Will Smith to make birthday bungee jump near Grand Canyon

Will Smith is diving head first into turning 50.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Most of 200 tourists evacuated from flooding near Grand Canyon waterfalls

Rescue workers were evacuating about 200 tourists Thursday who were caught in flash flooding at a popular campground on tribal land near the Grand Canyon where visitors go to see …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

3 dead, 4 rescued after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital on Sunday while crews tackled difficult terrain …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

Tribe plans to open zip lines at west rim of Grand Canyon

The Hualapai Tribe is expanding tourist offerings at the west rim of the Grand Canyon.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

U.S. national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ …


Court keeps ban on new mining claims around Grand Canyon

A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama administration ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon.


Town weighing effects of taller buildings near Grand Canyon

Residents in a tiny town outside Grand Canyon National Park are voting on a proposed building height increase.


U.S. moves to end ban on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon

U.S. officials said Wednesday that they have proposed ending the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining leases on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park.


Wanted: Volunteer shooters to thin Grand Canyon bison herd

The National Park Service plans to thin a herd of bison in the Grand Canyon through roundups and by seeking volunteers who are physically fit and proficient with a gun …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

Skilled shooters will help thin out Grand Canyon bison herds

The National Park Service will use skilled shooters, capture and other methods to reduce the Grand Canyon’s bison population by more than half.


Idaho man dies on private boating trip on Colorado River

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an Idaho man has died while on a private boating trip on the Colorado River.


Sheriff’s official: Rescue of family ‘a Christmas miracle’

A sheriff’s official said it was “a Christmas miracle” that searchers found and rescued members of a Pennsylvania family stranded in two separate locations in a northern Arizona forest after …


Grand Canyon hits 6 million visitors, setting annual record

Grand Canyon National Park has surpassed its visitation record for the second year in a row.


Yellowstone park gets $250K grant to preservation project

Yellowstone National Park has been awarded a $250,000 grant to make repairs to historic stonework at one of 10 sites overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.


Grand Canyon weighs killing, capturing bison to cut numbers

The National Park Service is looking at using sharpshooters, capture and other methods to reduce the number of bison that are roaming the far northern reaches of the Grand Canyon …


72-year-old hiker Dawes Eddy bags Grand Canyon goal

Dawes Eddy, 72, continues to rewrite the physical limitations of growing older, most recently during a butt-kicking hike in Grand Canyon National Park. The outdoor adventurer had a brush with …


Winter road trips ideal offshoot of low gas prices

The plummeting price of gasoline has made this winter prime time for an outdoors-inspired road trip. With the exception of a couple of months in 2008, drivers haven’t enjoyed gasoline …


In brief: Photo may show first wolf in 80 years at Grand Canyon

A tourist photograph of a radio-collared canine is thought to be the first gray wolf to grace the North Rim of the Grand Canyon since the 1940s. The U.S. Fish …


Grand Canyon Railway melds spectacular views with historic experience

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – The drive to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is easy enough. Get to Flagstaff and it’s only about 90 miles across Arizona’s high country. But why …


Rafting the Grand Canyon during winter is gamble with the elements

P otential for debilitating desert coldness was the baseline in preparations to raft the Colorado River through Arizona’s Grand Canyon during February. Nobody could overlook the group’s experience four years …


Smooth sailing to Grand Canyon’s Skywalk

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Teeth-chattering. Axle-busting. Head-pounding. The dirt and gravel stretch of the road that leads tourists to the Grand Canyon Skywalk is no doubt rugged. For some, the washboard …


Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push …