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  • Showers and Thunderstorms Possible Today, Then a Drying Trend Later in the Week

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »

Man Who Died in Single-Vehicle Accident Identified

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Date: August 27, 2010
Contact: Shannan Marcak, (928)638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The man killed in a single-vehicle accident on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 22 year old Randy Nelson of Chambers, Arizona.

Nelson died as a result of injuries he sustained when a pick-up truck he was riding in ran into a tree near the intersection of Center and Shuttle Bus Roads in Grand Canyon Village at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service with the assistance of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Did You Know?

CCC STRINGS THE INNER-CANYON TELEPHONE LINE

In November of 1934, the Grand Canyon Civilian Conservation Corps began working on a telephone line through the canyon. They started at Indian Garden and moved down to the Colorado River. They needed to complete this portion of the line first before the extreme summer heat started. More...