Expect Isolated Thunderstorm Activity Through Thursday. A Greater Chance on the Weekend
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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Tim Jarrell Named Chief of Maintenance at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon, AZ. – Tim Jarrell, a 32 year veteran of the National Park Service, was recently named Chief of the Facilities Management Division at Grand Canyon National Park. In his new position, Mr. Jarrell will oversee the division which is responsible for all National Park Service roads, buildings, trails, utility systems and campgrounds within the park.
Jarrell came to the Grand Canyon from Chickasaw National Recreation Area where he was the Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist. He had recently served as the acting Superintendent of Washita Battlefield, and had previously worked at Padre Island National Seashore and at Hot Springs National Park.
Mr. Jarrell’s experience is a large part of the reason he was chosen for the job. “Not only does Tim have extensive experience supervising maintenance divisions within parks, but he has worked on maintenance advisory committees at both regional and national levels. We believe these experiences have prepared him to keep the park’s many maintenance and improvement projects moving forward,” said Palma Wilson, Deputy Superintendent of Operations at Grand Canyon National Park.
According to Mr. Jarrell, “I took this job because I like a challenge; and Grand Canyon is on the cutting edge of what’s going on in the National Park Service. The prospect of working in a situation like that was very intriguing to me.”
Tim Jarrell, who has been in his new position since February 15, was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas where he graduated from Lakeside High School. He later attended The University Texas and the University of Arkansas.
Mr. Jarrell will be joined shortly by his wife Teresa, and his three children Jared (18), Jordanne (16) and Justin (13).
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Did You Know?
During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...