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Grand Canyon News Releases Now Available Via RSS Feed

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Date: January 22, 2009
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

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Grand Canyon, AZ. -- Grand Canyon National Park's Public Affairs Office is pleased to announce that its news releases are now available via RSS feed. RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) technology allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the web sites you are interested in so that you don't have to regularly check each site.

You will need to have RSS reader software (a program that collects and displays RSS feeds) in order to subscribe to Grand Canyon's news releases. If you already have this software, or if you are using a web browser that has it built in, you can subscribe to the park's news releases by going to Grand Canyon National Park's web site at: http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/newsreleases.htm and clicking on "Subscribe" next to the RSS symbol:    

At this time, all Grand Canyon news releases will continue to be distributed by e-mail to all who are on the park's e-mail distribution list as well as being available via RSS feed.

If you would like to learn more about what RSS feeds are and how to use them, you can visit Grand Canyon's web site at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/rss-feed-info.htm
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Did You Know?


Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.