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    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 »

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December 12, 2013
Body recovered from below South Rim late last year identified
The body of a man recovered from below the rim of Grand Canyon National Park late last year has been identified as that of Yoshikazu Yamada, a Japanese National.

December 09, 2013
National Park Service Today Released a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Comprehensive Fisheries Management Plan for Glen Canyon and Grand Canyon
The National Park Service (NPS) today released a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Comprehensive Fisheries Management Plan for the Glen Canyon reach of the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GLCA), and for all waters within Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA). The plan will take a long-term comprehensive approach for fisheries management in waters between Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Mead within GRCA and GLCA, with the goals of maintaining a balance between a quality recreational fishing experience in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, known as the Lees Ferry area, while preserving and restoring the unique native fisheries within GRCA.

December 06, 2013
North Rim Closed for Season
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is now closed to vehicle traffic for the season. Arizona State Route 67, leading to the North Rim closed on December 2, 2013. State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim are expected to re-open for the 2014 season on May 15, 2014.

November 17, 2013
North Rim Slopes Prescribed Fire
National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forrest Service (USFS) fire managers working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park the week of November 18th.

November 15, 2013
800 Acres Successfully Treated with Prescribed Fire on South Rim
Last week, fire managers successfully treated 800 acres with prescribed fire (Rx) in one of the last remaining unburned areas on the South Rim.

November 06, 2013
2013 Native American Heritage Month Celebration
On, Thursday, November 14, Grand Canyon National Park will be celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with special presentations and demonstrations.

October 31, 2013
Horsethief Prescribed Burn Planned at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the South Rim the week of November 4th.

October 31, 2013
Pile Burning to Begin at South Rim of Grand Canyon
The National Park Service will begin burning piles of woody debris over the next few weeks on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park depending on weather conditions.

October 30, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day Weekend 2013
In honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military, national park units around the country, including Grand Canyon National Park, will be offering everyone fee-free entry during the Veterans Day weekend.

October 23, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Fire Managers Preparing for Multiple Prescribed Fires on the North Rim
National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, are preparing for multiple prescribed fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Fire managers anticipate initiating these prescribed fire treatments during the fall and winter months as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

October 17, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Open to Visitors
Grand Canyon National Park continues to welcome visitors from across the United States and the globe.

October 11, 2013
National Park Service Enters Agreement with State of Arizona to Re-open Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service Enters Agreement with State of Arizona to Re-open Grand Canyon National Park Park Service is in the process of negotiating similar agreements with other states

September 27, 2013
Fatality on Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park
On Wednesday, September 25 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call with a report of a deceased 67 year old female on the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park at River Mile 209.

September 12, 2013
National Park Service Continues Exotic Plant Management by Eliminating Lawns in Historic District of Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service will begin eliminating turfgrass (lawns) around the historic El Tovar Hotel and adjacent rim lodges as part of a long-term plan to re-landscape the area with native vegetation consistent with the historic Grand Canyon Village rim landscape. Weather permitting; the two-day project will begin on Tuesday, September 17.

September 12, 2013
Facilities on Grand Canyons North Rim to Begin Seasonal Closures Park Remains Open for Day Use
The staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities on Tuesday, October 15; the North Rim will remain open to visitors through December 1 unless snow closes Highway 67 leading into the park prior to December 1.

September 11, 2013
UPDATE Crews Repair South Kaibab Trail After Monsoonal Rain Damage
Recent heavy monsoonal rainfall caused damage to portions of the South Kaibab Trail approximately one-half mile below Cedar Ridge closing the trail to livestock use. Trail crews have completed work to remove debris from the trail. The trail is now open to livestock as well as foot traffic.

September 10, 2013
UPDATE Cape Royal Road at Grand Canyon National Park Closed
Cape Royal Road at Grand Canyon National Park Closed. All Other Roads Including Point Imperial Road Remain Open

September 10, 2013
Heavy Monsoonal Rain Causes Trail Damage to Grand Canyon Trails
Recent heavy monsoonal rainfall has caused damage to portions of the South Kaibab Trail approximately one-half mile below Cedar Ridge and to the North Kaibab Trail below Supai Tunnel.

September 04, 2013
Grand Canyon to Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Fee Free Entry September 28
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with fee free entry into the park on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

August 29, 2013
Update: Road Improvements to Temporarily Close Portion of Cape Royal Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park has begun improvements to Cape Royal Road on the North Rim. Beginning September 3, 2013 Cape Royal Road from Roosevelt Point to Cape Royal Point, at approximately mile 11.5, will be closed for repaving. Vehicles over 20 feet in length will not be permitted on Cape Royal Road for the duration of construction.

August 29, 2013
Grand Canyon Hosts Camping 101 and the Camp Moreno Project
Grand Canyon National Park was recently the site of “Camping 101” a family camping opportunity provided by the Camp Moreno Project which promotes family camping experiences for underserved audiences.

August 26, 2013
Road Improvements to Temporarily Close Portion of Cape Royal Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park has begun improvements to Cape Royal Road on the North Rim. Beginning September 3, 2013 Cape Royal Road from Roosevelt Point to Cape Royal Point, at approximately mile 11.5, will be closed for repaving.

August 12, 2013
Hiker Fatality on North Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park
On Friday August 9 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call from a park volunteer with a report of an unconscious male hiker on the North Kaibab Trail approximately one half of a mile below the trailhead within Grand Canyon National Park.

August 12, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Offers Free Admission on August 25
In celebration of the National Park Service’s 97th birthday all 401 national park units, including Grand Canyon National Park will waive entrance fees on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

August 06, 2013
Business Opportunity Announced for Two Hospitality Contracts on South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of two prospectuses for business opportunities in the park, to provide lodging, food services, grocery stores, retail, transportation, mule rides, an RV campground, a service station and other services on the South Rim. The two prospectuses released today outline these business opportunities, describe the existing businesses, and provide details on how to submit responsive proposals for either or both.

July 27, 2013
Multiple Incidents at Grand Canyon National Park
Park staff responded to multiple incidents Friday, July 26, 2013. Monsoonal weather patterns resulted in localized flooding affecting portions of Grand Canyon Village and Bright Angel Trail. Additionally, rangers responded to two motor vehicle accidents.

July 22, 2013
River Guide Evacuated off Colorado River
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting that an Arizona Raft Adventures (AZRA) river guide required medical attention as a result of a lightning strike.

July 22, 2013
Twentieth Annual Native American Heritage Days
The National Park Service invites the public to the 20th annual Native American Heritage Days on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 18, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park to Manage Three Fires on North Rim for Multiple Objectives
On Sunday, July 14, the National Park Service found two small lightning-caused fires burning on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. On Monday, July 15, a third lightning-caused fire was detected.

July 17, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Employees Receive Several Safety Awards
Employees of Grand Canyon National Park have been recognized for outstanding achievement and leadership in the promotion of public and employee safety in 2012.

July 16, 2013
Lightning Causes Minor Injuries at Grand Canyon National Park
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15 a lightning strike near Mather Point resulted in several visitors reporting injuries to the Grand Canyon Visitors Center.

July 11, 2013
Grand Canyon to Host Alternative Break Citizenship School 2013
On Tuesday, July 16, 42 college students, from 27 colleges and universities around the country will descend on Grand Canyon National Park to learn the art of facilitating an alternative break experience.

July 09, 2013
Fire Restrictions to be Lifted in Grand Canyon National Park
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Wednesday, July 10 at 8:00 a.m. fire managers will lift all fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park.

July 03, 2013
Female Hiker Who Died on South Kaibab Trail Identified
A woman who died while hiking the South Kaibab trail in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 48-year old Sibylle Borger of Fredericksburg, VA.

July 01, 2013
Hiker Fatality on South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park
On Sunday June 30 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call from the emergency phone at Phantom Ranch Boat Beach with a report of an unconscious female hiker approximately three quarters of a mile above Phantom Ranch on the South Kaibab Trail within Grand Canyon National Park.

July 01, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Expresses Deepest Condolences on 19 Firefighter Deaths
Grand Canyon National Park and the entire National Park Service join the nation in mourning the tragic loss of 19 firefighters, including 18 elite firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew based in Prescott, AZ.

June 29, 2013
Pipeline Repair Complete at Grand Canyon National Park Services Resume at Phantom Ranch
Grand Canyon National Park staff have completed repairs to the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline. Crews are monitoring the re-pressurization of the pipeline, which should be completed by noon on Sunday, June 30. Xanterra South Rim LLC will resume operations Sunday; guests at Phantom Ranch are being advised that water restrictions may resume if another break occurs during re-pressurization.

June 28, 2013
UPDATE Pipeline Break in Grand Canyon National Park Results in Continued Suspension of Phantom Ranch Operations
Pipeline Break in Grand Canyon National Park Results in Continued Suspension of Phantom Ranch Operations

June 28, 2013
Grand Canyon North Rim to Celebrate Western Arts Day 2013
The National Park Service invites the public to the annual Western Arts Day on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Western Arts Day celebrates the western culture which helps define what Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah are today.

June 28, 2013
Pipeline Break in Grand Canyon National Park Leads to Water Shortage at Phantom Ranch
As a result of a series of breaks in the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline, Phantom Ranch at the bottom of Grand Canyon is currently experiencing a water shortage. Visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch must be self-sufficient and be prepared to carry or treat all drinking water.

June 26, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park to Implement Fire Restrictions June 26, 2013
Due to extreme fire danger throughout Grand Canyon National Park, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions for all areas within the park except the Colorado River corridor.

June 21, 2013
Halfway Fire Final Update in Tusayan, Grand Canyon, AZ Area
Interagency News Release: The Halfway Fire remains 100 percent contained and is exhibiting minimal fire behavior. Overnight, no growth or creeping of the fire occurred.

June 20, 2013
Halfway Fire Update in Tusayan, Grand Canyon, AZ Area 6/20
Interagency News Release: The Halfway fire is currently 100 percent contained and exhibiting minimal fire behavior as it moves into areas that previously experienced either prescribed fire or wildfire.

June 19, 2013
Halfway Fire Update in Tusayan, Grand Canyon, AZ Area
Interagency News Release: The Halfway fire is currently burning north of the Ten X Ranch and 5 miles due east of Tusayan, AZ. The fire, which is burning on National Forest and National Park Service lands, is approximately 125 acres in size (100 acres on National Forest/25 acres on NPS).

June 19, 2013
Halfway Fire Active in Tusayan, AZ Area
The Halfway fire is currently active burning north of the Ten X Ranch and 5 miles due east of Tusayan, AZ. The fire is approximately 60 acres in size and is burning on National Forest and National Park lands.

June 06, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Presents Living History Performance of President Theodore Roosevelt
On June 23rd, 2013, Grand Canyon National Park will host “President Theodore Roosevelt Salutes the National Park Service.” This special program is a living history portrayal of the 26th President of the United States as performed by Joe Wiegand at 8:30pm, Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 at McKee Amphitheater located on the South Rim behind Park Headquarters near Parking Lot A.

June 04, 2013
Sesame Street Explores National Parks - Elmo and Murray Learn about Nature at www.sesamestreet.org/parks
Travel with fun-loving Muppets Elmo and Murray from Sesame Street to two of America’s most popular national parks in a new online series, Sesame Street Explores National Parks.

June 03, 2013
Translocated Humpback Chub Spawn in Havasu Creek
National Park Service (NPS) biologists found spawning translocated endangered humpback chub (Gila cypha) in Havasu Creek during a recent fisheries monitoring trip that occurred between May 6 and May 15.

May 22, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park dedicates the newly renovated Bright Angel Trailhead
On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, over 500 people gathered to celebrate the trailhead renovation of one of Grand Canyon National Park’s oldest and most visited trails.

May 14, 2013
Grand Canyon Active Trails to Kick Off 2013 Season
Join the Active Trails Team, Bright Angel Bicycles, and Grand Canyon Law Enforcement for the 2013 Bike Rodeo 5–7 pm May 20, 2013, at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center flag pole.

May 14, 2013
Astronomers to Provide Free Telescope Viewing at Grand Canyon National Park, June 8-15, 2013
The 23rd annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 8 through Saturday, June 15, 2013 on the South and North rims of Grand Canyon National Park. This event is sponsored by the National Park Service, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (South Rim), and Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix (North Rim), with funding from the Grand Canyon Association.

May 13, 2013
Grand Canyon’s Longtime Volunteer Sjors Horstman Receives Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Service Award
Grand Canyon National Park’s longtime volunteer Sjors Horstman recently received a Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Service Award – the highest volunteer award in the state of Arizona.

May 13, 2013
National Park Service Staff to Apply Herbicide within Developed Areas of Grand Canyon National Park
Throughout the upcoming field season, National Park Service staff will be applying herbicide to targeted high priority invasive plant species in Grand Canyon National Park’s developed areas. Developed areas of the park have increased levels of human disturbance, which contribute to the high concentration of invasive plants in these areas.

May 09, 2013
National Park Service Announces Availability of Comprehensive Fish Management Plan Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service Comprehensive Fisheries Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) for waters between Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Mead within Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon) and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Glen Canyon) is available for public review and comment. Comments will be accepted from May 9 through June 10, 2013.

May 08, 2013
Translocation of Endangered Humpback Chub to Tributaries of Colorado River in Grand Canyon
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the USGS-Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department will translocate endangered humpback chub (Gila cypha) to two tributaries of the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park.

May 08, 2013
TUSAYAN ROUTE SHUTTLE TO RESUME SERVICE BETWEEN TUSYAN, ARIZONA AND GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Shuttle service resumes between Grand Canyon National Park and Tusayan, AZ

May 01, 2013
Bright Angel Trailhead Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday May 18
Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association will dedicate the renovated trailhead for Bright Angel Trail, one of the oldest and best known trails in the National Park system.

April 30, 2013
Grand Canyon Celebrates Earth Day with a Weekend Full of Activities
The park commemorated the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day with a weekend of activities April 19 – 21, 2013. The weekend included a film about conservationist Aldo Leopold, a keynote presentation by author Mary Ellen Hannibal, and a day of fun and educational activities all centered on celebrating and protecting the Earth.

April 26, 2013
Grand Canyon’s North Rim to Open May 15 for the 2013 Summer Season
The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday, May 15 by 8:00 am; and Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, a Forever Resorts property, and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will commence their 2013 seasonal operations.

April 25, 2013
Public Invited to Grand Canyon's Celebrate Wildlife Day Events
Grand Canyon to Celebrate Wildlife Day

April 11, 2013
Grand Canyon to Recognize National Park Week with Earth Day Celebration and Fee-Free Entry
Grand Canyon National Park will kick off National Park Week with a weekend of Earth Day activities and then will join national park units around the country in waiving entrance fees on April 22 – 26, 2013.

April 08, 2013
Annual turbidity in water caused by spring snow melt at Grand Canyon
Each year in the spring (April – June) water turbidity increases in the drinking water within Grand Canyon National Park. This increased turbidity is caused by snow melt and spring rains recharging the aquifer, as well as by increased water flows through rock formations to the point of supply for Grand Canyon National Park's water supply system supplied from Roaring Springs.

April 01, 2013
Woman Recovered from River Identified
The body of a woman recovered from the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park on March 22 has been identified as that of Kaitlin Anne Kenney.

March 22, 2013
Grand Canyon Rangers Recover Body from Colorado River
No abstract supplied.

March 22, 2013
Enjoy Grand Canyon’s Earth Day Celebration Weekend – April 19-21, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day with a weekend of activities April 19 – 21, 2013. The weekend will include a film about conservationist Aldo Leopold, a keynote presentation by author Mary Ellen Hannibal, and a day of fun and educational activities.

March 14, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Recently Celebrated Black History Month and Healthy Parks Healthy People with Darryl Haley
On, Friday, February 22, Grand Canyon National Park and special guest Darryl Haley kicked off a weekend celebration of Black History Month and Healthy Parks Healthy People. This groundbreaking event was a part of the Grand Canyon Diversity Council’s effort to increase diversity and inclusivity in Grand Canyon National Park.

March 05, 2013
Rangers Recover Body from Below South Rim
No abstract supplied.

March 04, 2013
"Canyon Condor" Puppet Show Returns to Grand Canyon
The National Park Service and Great Arizona Puppet Theater are proud to again present Canyon Condor, a fun and educational puppet show. Free performances will be offered daily, March 11 – 16, at 1 p.m. in the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

February 26, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Tourism Creates Over $467 Million in Economic Benefit
Grand Canyon National Park Tourism Creates Over $467 Million in Economic Benefit

February 25, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park to Host Archaeology Day on March 23
Grand Canyon to Celebrate Archaeology Day on March 23

February 22, 2013
Exceptional Grand Canyon Ranger Honored with 2012 Harry Yount Award
Last night, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation presented Grand Canyon's Chief of Emergency Services Brandon Torres with the 2012 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award.

February 20, 2013
Darryl Haley to Help Grand Canyon Celebrate Black History Month and “Healthy Parks Healthy People”
This weekend, Darryl Haley, former New England Patriot, Ironman Triathlete, and world-renowned fitness trainer, will be joining Grand Canyon National Park's Diversity Council in celebrating Black History Month and enjoying the Grand Canyon as a place to have fun, learn something, and get healthy at the same time.

February 12, 2013
Grand Canyon Goes High Tech in Order to Reach Students Nationwide
Recently, Grand Canyon National Park unveiled its new, high tech, Virtual Studio for Kids.

February 08, 2013
Application Now Open for Grand Canyon’s Artist-in-Residence Program
Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program is now accepting artist applications for the upcoming North and South Rim AiR seasons

February 08, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Soon to be 94 Years Strong
On Tuesday, February 26, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the anniversary of its designation as a national park 94 years to the day after An Act to Establish the Grand Canyon National Park in the State of Arizona was signed into law.

February 07, 2013
New Deputy Superintendent Selected for Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga recently announced that Diane Chalfant, currently, the NPS Deputy Associate Director, Interpretation and Education, has been selected as the park’s new Deputy Superintendent.

January 31, 2013
Grand Canyon Lottery for 2014 Noncommercial River Trip Permits Opens February 1
On Friday, February 1, 2013 the National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. The permits will be for specific launch dates within calendar year 2014.

January 15, 2013
UPDATE: Grand Canyon Rangers Search for Woman Missing from River Trip
Twenty-one year old Kaitlin Kenney of Englewood, Colorado remains missing in Grand Canyon National Park; and an extensive search by the National Park Service has turned up no additional clues as to her whereabouts.

January 14, 2013
Grand Canyon Rangers Search for Woman Missing from River Trip
No abstract supplied.

January 11, 2013
Free Entry to Grand Canyon on Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Grand Canyon National Park will join national park units around the country in offering fee-free entry for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

January 07, 2013
National Park Service to Dedicate New Science and Resource Management Building at Grand Canyon
National Park Service will hold a ribbon cutting ceremeony on January 15 to dedicate new Science and Resource Management building at Grand Canyon.

December 13, 2012
Grand Canyon to Replace and Relocate Underground Electric Cable at Phantom Ranch
Grand Canyon National Park will be replacing and relocating the underground electric cable that serves Phantom Ranch in early 2013.

December 10, 2012
Grand Canyon Rangers Recover Body from below South Rim
No abstract supplied.

December 05, 2012
Grand Canyon 2013 South and North Rim Artists-in-Residence Announced
Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is pleased to announce its South Rim (SR AiR) selected artists for the October 2012 – September 2013 season, and the North Rim (NR AiR) selections for the May – October 2013 season.

November 07, 2012
Final Update: North Rim Prescribed Fires, November 7
North Zone Interagency Fire Managers have completed ignitions on both the Range and Thompson Prescribed Fires (Rx).

November 05, 2012
Update: North Rim Prescribed Fires, November 5
North Zone Interagency Fire Managers estimate approximately 2,000 acres have been treated since Friday, November 2 on the Thompson prescribed fire (Rx). Fire managers decided to take advantage of favorable conditions and deepen the unit to the south, expanding defensible space between the park and the Kaibab National Forest.

November 02, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day Weekend 2012
In honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military, national park units around the country, including Grand Canyon National Park, will be offering everyone fee-free entry during the Veterans Day weekend.

November 01, 2012
Update: North Rim Prescribed Fires, November 1
North Zone Interagency Fire Managers have completed ignitions on the Range prescribed fire (Rx) unit. Fire managers plan to begin hand and aerial ignitions on the Thompson Rx unit on Friday, November 2, if environmental conditions are favorable.

October 30, 2012
Update: North Rim Prescribed Fires, October 30
North Zone Interagency Fire Managers have treated approximately 1,700 acres of the Range prescribed fire (Rx) unit since ignitions began on Saturday, October 27. Fire managers plan to continue ignitions today and tomorrow if environmental conditions remain favorable.

October 26, 2012
UPDATE: North Rim Prescribed Fires, October 26
North Zone Interagency Fire Managers currently anticipating intitiating the Range Prescribed Fire on Saturday, October 27.

October 23, 2012
Fire Managers Are Making Plans for Two Prescribed Fires on Grand Canyon’s North Rim
National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, are making plans for the Range and Thompson Prescribed Fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Fire managers anticipate initiating these prescribed fire treatments within the next four weeks as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

October 18, 2012
Grand Canyon Orientation Film is a Winner
Grand Canyon National Park's interpretive orientation film, Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder, which debuted on April 18, 2011, recently won two prestigious awards: the National Association of Interpretation (NAI) First Place Award for Interpretive Media in the Long Video category and an Aurora Platinum Best of Show Award in the Nature / Environment category.

October 10, 2012
Woman Dies in Motor Vehicle Accident on North Rim of Grand Canyon / Passenger being treated for minor injuries
No abstract supplied.

October 10, 2012
Grand Canyon Investigators Seeking Information in Search for Missing Man
Rangers are trying to locate Yoshikazu Yamada who was last seen waiting to get on a tour bus on October 6.

October 01, 2012
Earth Science Week to be Celebrated at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to join in its celebration of Earth Science Week (ESW) and National Fossil Day during the week of October 14 – 20, 2012.

September 26, 2012
Man Who Collapsed and Died on Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is Identified
The man who collapsed and died on the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon yesterday has been identified as 72 year-old David Roberts of Cleveland, Tennessee.

September 25, 2012
Man Collapses and Dies on Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park
Man Collapses and Dies on Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

September 21, 2012
Grand Canyon Rangers Arrest Guide for Operating in Park without a Permit
On Friday, August 31, after approximately four weeks of investigation, Grand Canyon National Park rangers arrested 42-year old Brian Thompson of Cottonwood, Arizona, for conducting commercial operations in a national park without a permit.

September 21, 2012
North Rim Fire Managers Make Plans for Fall Pile Burning
Fire managers on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are making plans to burn piles of woody debris over the next 30 days as weather conditions allow.

September 19, 2012
Many Facilities on Grand Canyon’s North Rim to Close for Season on October 15, 2012
The staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities on Monday, October 15; but the North Rim will remain open to visitors through November 25 or until snow closes Highway 67 leading into the park.

September 17, 2012
Grand Canyon to Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Fee Free Entry on September 29
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with fee free entry into the park.

September 04, 2012
Man Rescued After Fall in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

August 30, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate New Park Facilities: Public Invited to Attend Ribbon Cutting and Open House
On Wednesday, September 12, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the completion of several new park facilities intended to promote healthy outdoor activity in the park and to increase visitor access to the South Rim by means other than automobile.

August 27, 2012
Interagency News Release: SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA CONDOR PROGRAM REVIEW COMPLETED
A review of the 2007-2011 period of the California condor reintroduction program in northern Arizona and southern Utah is complete.

August 24, 2012
Final Update: North Rim Fires, Grand Canyon National Park
Regular monsoonal moisture over the course of the last week has extinguished both the Green Lake and Manzanita Fires.

August 17, 2012
Update on North Rim Fires in Grand Canyon National Park
Fire managers on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park continue to manage the Green Lake Fire and are now managing the Manzanita Fire for multiple objectives.

August 09, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park to Manage Two Fires on North Rim
Fire managers on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be managing two lightning-caused fires for multiple objectives.

August 04, 2012
Grand Canyon Hiker Injured in Rock Fall
Last night at approximately 9:30 Grand Canyon National Park rangers received a report that a 19 year-old male hiker had sustained injuries from a rock fall that occurred in an area of the canyon known as the “Box”. A significant thunderstorm was passing over the area when the incident occurred.

July 27, 2012
History to Come Alive at Grand Canyon National Park
Travel back in time and meet eight of Grand Canyon National Park’s most influential people during “Echoes from the Canyon”, the park’s first living history event on Friday, August 3, 2012.

July 23, 2012
Woman Who Fell from Grandview Trail Identified
A woman who died in a fall from the South Rim’s Grandview Trail in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 68-year old Rosa Torres Rios of Nogales, Arizona.

July 19, 2012
Rangers Respond to Report of Woman Over Edge at Grandview
At approximately, 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report that an older woman had fallen over the edge at Grandview Point, located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, and that she was not responding to people calling down to her.

July 13, 2012
Fire Restrictions Lifted in Grand Canyon National Park
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, fire managers have lifted all fire restrictions within the park.

July 13, 2012
Gary Paul Nabhan, “pioneer of the local food movement”, to speak at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park’s Green Team is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan, award-winning author, conservation biologist, farmer, and "pioneer of the local food movement" as he has been called by Time magazine, Utne Reader, and Mother Earth News, will be presenting special programs at the park on July 21 and 22, 2012.

July 05, 2012
Youth artists bring images of the inner canyon to South Rim visitors
Grand Canyon National Park and partner Grand Canyon Youth are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of works by 10 young artists. The grand opening of the exhibit will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, in the Park Headquarters lobby.

June 29, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park to Implement Enhanced Patrols during Fourth of July Week
Grand Canyon National Park rangers will be implementing enhanced patrols, including random safety and sobriety checkpoints, during Fourth of July week in an effort to assure the safety of park visitors and residents.

June 19, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park to Implement Additional Fire Restrictions
Due to Extreme Fire Danger throughout Grand Canyon National Park, park officials will be increasing fire restrictions and extending them to all areas within the park except the Colorado River corridor.

June 15, 2012
INTERAGENCY NEWS RELEASE: FINAL UPDATE: Grand Fire
The Grand Fire, burning on both the Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park, experienced no growth today and remains at about 480 acres in size. Containment is now at 90 percent.

June 14, 2012
Grand Canyon North Rim to Celebrate Western Arts Day, 2012
The National Park Service invites the public to celebrate Western Arts Day 2012, Saturday, July 14, on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

June 13, 2012
INTERAGENCY NEWS RELEASE: Grand Fire Grows to 446 Acres
Fire crews continue working towards containment of the Grand Fire and estimate the current size at 446 acres with 50 percent containment.

June 13, 2012
INTERAGENCY NEWS RELEASE: Grand Fire Update – 8:00 p.m.
Fire crews continue to make progress on the Grand Fire, which is now 481 acres with 70 percent containment. The change in acreage is not from additional growth; it is the result of a more precise assessment of the total acreage.

June 12, 2012
Crews Responding to Grand Fire on the Kaibab National Forest
US Forest Service and National Park Service fire crews are responding to the Grand Fire on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.

June 07, 2012
Grand Canyon’s South Rim to Implement Campfire Restrictions
Due to continued hot, dry and windy conditions and increasing fire danger, Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim will begin campfire restrictions tomorrow (Friday, June 8) at 8 a.m.

June 06, 2012
Trans-canyon Pipeline Repaired: Drinking Water once again Available at all Filling Stations in the Inner Canyon
Potable water is once again available at all filling stations within the Inner Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park.

June 02, 2012
National Park Service Lifting North Kaibab Trail Closure in Grand Canyon National Park
A trail closure is being lifted between Roaring Springs and Cottonwood Campground on the North Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park.

May 31, 2012
Third Pipeline Break in Grand Canyon Closes Section of North Kaibab Trail
A third pipeline break in Grand Canyon National Park has closed a one-mile section of the North Kaibab Trail between Roaring Springs and Cottonwood Campground.

May 31, 2012
National Park Service Seeking Comments on Comprehensive Fisheries Management Plan for Glen Canyon and Grand Canyon
The National Park Service (NPS) is now accepting comments on the development of a fisheries management plan for waters between Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Mead within Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

May 29, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees on National Get Outdoors Day
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in offering fee free entry to the park on Saturday, June 9, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day.

May 25, 2012
Pipeline Break in Grand Canyon Inner Canyon Hikers Should Be Prepared to Treat and Filter Creek Water
Due to a pipeline break in the inner canyon near Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National Park, rangers are advising hikers to be prepared to access and treat or filter creek water below Supai Tunnel and above Phantom Ranch on the North Kaibab Trail.

May 25, 2012
Man That Fell from South Rim of Grand Canyon is Identified
The National Park Service today released the name of the young man that died after a fall from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 25, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park Taking Steps to Ensure Public Safety over the Memorial Day Weekend
Grand Canyon National Park rangers will be setting up sobriety safety checkpoints, over the Memorial Day weekend, in an effort to assure the safety of park visitors and residents.

May 24, 2012
In preparation for the Memorial Day Weekend, Grand Canyon National Park would like to remind everyone to be fire aware and “know before you go” to your public lands
Although Grand Canyon National Park received below-average precipitation this winter, the warm spring caused vegetation in the park to thrive. Now, fine fuels are quickly drying out as winds and temperatures rise, increasing the risk of wildfire.

May 24, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park Receives Clean Air Champion Award
Grand Canyon National Park recently received a Clean Air Champion Award from the Arizona Clean Cities Coalitions.

May 22, 2012
Man Dies in Fall from South Rim of Grand Canyon
On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a visitor report of a man over the edge at Pipe Creek Vista located about one mile west of the junction of Desert View Drive and South Entrance Road.

May 21, 2012
Superintendent Issues Grand Canyon’s First America the Beautiful Passes for Military
On Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 19), Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga issued the park’s first two American the Beautiful Passes for Military to Sergeants Lozier and Morse of Camp Navajo.

May 16, 2012
Thanking America's Armed Forces - Active Duty US Military Offered Free Entrance to National Parks
On Saturday, May 19, 2012 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.

May 15, 2012
June is the Month for Astronomy in Grand Canyon National Park
On the afternoon of June 5, 2012, there will be public telescope viewing of a rare Transit of Venus at the South Rim’s Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Then, from Saturday, June 16 through Saturday, June 23, the twenty-second annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held on both the South and North Rims of the park.

May 09, 2012
Second Translocation of Endangered Humpback Chub to Havasu Creek in Grand Canyon National Park to Occur on May 13
On May 13th, the National Park Service, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will translocate wild juvenile humpback chub to Havasu Creek below Beaver Falls in Grand Canyon National Park. This translocation of humpback chub to Havasu Creek will be the second of three planned experimental releases.

May 04, 2012
Tusayan Route Shuttle to Resume Service between Tusayan, Arizona and Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service will again offer shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and the neighboring town of Tusayan, Arizona in 2012.

May 04, 2012
Grand Canyon Concessioner Awarded NPS Director’s Environmental Achievement Award
Grand Canyon National Park concessioner Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. was recently awarded the National Park Service Director's Environmental Achievement Award in the Building Our Future category.

May 02, 2012
Rangers Identify Woman Whose Body was Recovered from below South Rim of Grand Canyon
No abstract supplied.

April 30, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE of Annual Turbidity in Drinking Water
Each year in the spring, Grand Canyon National Park experiences an increase in turbidity in the drinking water. This increased turbidity is caused by snow melt, spring rains recharging the aquifer and increased water flows through the rock formations to Roaring Springs..

April 27, 2012
Rangers Retrieve Woman’s Body from below Rim
No abstract supplied.

April 27, 2012
Grand Canyon Rangers Recover Body of Missing Man
No abstract supplied.

April 25, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park: A Great Place to View the Annular Eclipse
Ranger-assisted opportunities to view the eclipse will be provided on both rims; and on the South Rim, NASA scientists and amateur astronomers will share their telescopes for views of the eclipse and of the night sky afterwards.

April 25, 2012
Public Invited to Grand Canyon’s Endangered Species Day, Celebrate Wildlife Day Events
On Friday, May 18, 2012, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate Endangered Species Day in recognition of the national conservation effort to protect our nation’s endangered species and their habitats. Then, on Saturday, May 19, the celebration will continue as the park hosts its 5th annual Celebrate Wildlife Day.

April 24, 2012
Vegetation Program Staff to Apply Herbicide within Developed Areas of Grand Canyon National Park
Starting in May and continuing through September, the National Park Service will be applying herbicide to targeted, high priority, invasive plant species as part of an ongoing invasive plant management program in Grand Canyon National Park.

April 23, 2012
Exciting New Exhibits Installed at Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Grand Canyon National Park recently completed installation of new interpretive and orientation exhibits at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center located near Mather Point on the South Rim.

April 17, 2012
Grand Canyon Rangers Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Man
Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 47-year old Shaw Joseph Ostermann of Tempe, Arizona.

April 17, 2012
Grand Canyon Active Trails to Kick Off 2012 Season
Grand Canyon National’s Park is proud to announce the return of Grand Canyon Active Trails.

April 12, 2012
Grand Canyon’s North Rim to Open May 15 for the 2012 Summer Season
With the opening of Highway 67 on Tuesday, May 15, the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open for the 2012 summer season.

April 05, 2012
Enjoy Grand Canyon’s Earth Day Celebration during Fee-Free National Park Week
On Sunday, April 22, 2012, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day with demonstrations, games, and much more. Grand Canyon’s Earth Day festivities will kick off National Park Week in the park; and like national park units around the country, Grand Canyon will recognize National Park Week by waiving entrance fees April 21 – 29, 2012.

April 03, 2012
National Park Service Announces Award of New Contract for Grab and Go Food Service and Bicycle Rental Operation
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent David V. Uberuaga today announced the award of a concession contract for a "grab and go" food service and bicycle rental operations located at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

March 30, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park hosts Alternative Spring Break at Lees Ferry
Grand Canyon National Park hosted a group of students from the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) as part of an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. The event took place at Lees Ferry, which is jointly managed by Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, from March 12-15, 2012.

March 21, 2012
Department of the Interior to Present Summary of Public Input Received on a Long-Term Plan for Glen Canyon Dam Operations
The public is invited to participate in web-based presentations, to be held on March 27 that will summarize public comments on the scope of the Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement for Glen Canyon Dam operations.

February 28, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park = visitors, money and jobs for local economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that almost 4.4 million visitors spent more than $415 million in Grand Canyon National Park and in gateway regions around the park in 2010.

February 27, 2012
Grand Canyon Rangers Receive Report of Fallen Hiker
No abstract supplied.

February 24, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park to Host Archeology Day on March 24
On Saturday, March 24, 2012, Grand Canyon National Park will host its 5th annual Archeology Day in honor of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

February 21, 2012
Park Concessioner Grand Canyon Railway Recently Received NPS Director’s Environmental Achievement Award
Grand Canyon National Park concessioner Grand Canyon Railway (owned and operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts) was recently awarded the National Park Service's Environmental Achievement Award in the Lean, Clean and Green category.

February 06, 2012
Intermountain Region News Release: Grand Canyon National Park to Eliminate Sale of Water in Disposable Containers
Grand Canyon National Park will eliminate the in-park sale of water packaged in individual disposable containers within 30 days under a plan approved today by National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional (IMR) Director John Wessels.

February 01, 2012
Weighted Lottery for 2013 Noncommercial River Trips through the Grand Canyon Now Open
The National Park Service is now accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.

January 31, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Arizona’s Centennial with Fee-Free Entry on February 14
In honor of the historic event of Arizona's centennial, Grand Canyon National Park will offer fee-free entry on Tuesday, February 14.

January 31, 2012
Repair and Maintenance to Temporarily Close Ribbon Falls Bridge
Grand Canyon National Park’s Trail Crew will soon begin repairs to the bridge across Bright Angel Creek on the Ribbon Falls spur trail in the Inner Canyon.

January 26, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park Announces Speakers for 2012 "Conversations on the Edge" Community Lecture Series
Grand Canyon National Park's Division of Science and Resource Management will once again be presenting monthly community lectures in Flagstaff, Arizona in collaboration with the Grand Canyon Association and Northern Arizona University's Cline Library.

January 24, 2012
Grand Canyon Railway to Apply Herbicide within Grand Canyon National Park 2012
On February 7, 2012, Grand Canyon Railway, in consultation with the National Park Service (NPS), will be applying herbicide along their railroad tracks including those within Grand Canyon National Park.

January 19, 2012
Body Found on January 12 in Grand Canyon National Park Identified
A body found near Yaki Point in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as that of 41 year-old Peter Reichner of Glenside, Pennsylvania.

January 13, 2012
Artists for this year’s Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence program announced
Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is pleased to announce its South Rim Artist-in-Residence selections for the October 2011 – September 2012 season, and the North Rim Artist-in-Residence selections for the May – October 2012 season.

January 12, 2012
Body Found Near Yaki Point in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

January 10, 2012
Grand Canyon Sobriety Safety Checkpoint Educates Public, Increases Awareness
On December 28, during the peak of the holiday season, a sobriety safety checkpoint was conducted in Grand Canyon National Park.

December 30, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend
No abstract supplied.

December 21, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park Taking Steps to Ensure Public Safety over the Holidays
Sobriety safety checkpoints will be set up within Grand Canyon National Park this holiday season in an effort to assure the safety of park visitors and residents.

December 16, 2011
Grand Canyon’s Trail of Time Receives National Recognition
Grand Canyon National Park's Trail of time was recently honored with a National Association for Interpretation Media Award - first place in the Wayside Exhibit category.

December 12, 2011
Body Discovered Below Navajo Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park Identified
A body found below Navajo Bridge on November 17,2011 has been identified.

November 30, 2011
Grand Canyon Now Recognized As StormReady National Park
NPS employees receive StormReady award

November 17, 2011
Body Discovered in Grand Canyon National Park Below Navajo Bridge
No abstract supplied.

November 10, 2011
Update on this year's condor chicks
Status of three wild-hatched condor chicks in Arizona: one fledged, one still in nest, one found dead

November 08, 2011
NPS News Release: Grand Canyon’s Green Team Wins a 2011 GreenGov Presidential Award
No abstract supplied.

November 03, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month
On, Wednesday, November 16, Grand Canyon National Park will be celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with a day of special presentations and demonstrations.

October 31, 2011
Update on North Rim Prescribed Fire Activity
Over the weekend, fire managers in Grand Canyon National Park began ignitions on the Range Prescribed Fire, located on the North Rim of the park. In addition, they resumed work on the Bright Angel Prescribed Fire, also located on the North Rim, which was partially completed earlier this year.

October 28, 2011
Business Opportunity Announced for Bicycle and Food Services on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of a new business opportunity in the park to provide bicycle rentals, guided bike tours, and “grab and go” food service at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center plaza on the South Rim.

October 27, 2011
Grand Canyon Ranger Wins Prestigious Harry Yount Award
On Wednesday, October 26, Grand Canyon National Park Supervisory Park Ranger Lisa Hendy was awarded the National Park Service's 2011 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award for excellence in the field of rangering.

October 27, 2011
Fire Managers Are Making Plans for the Range Prescribed Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

October 26, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day 2011
No abstract supplied.

October 18, 2011
Public Invited to Open Houses on Plan for Glen Canyon Dam Operations
Beginning Nov. 7, the public will have an opportunity to attend public meetings on the development of a long-term plan that will determine the timing and volume of water flows from Glen Canyon Dam. Those flows affect hydroelectricity production, beach recreation, native fish and other river-related plants and animals, as well as archeological sites in Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

October 13, 2011
Final Update on Investigation into Fatal RV Fire in Grand Canyon National Park
The bodies of three people found inside of a recreational vehicle that burned at the South Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park have been identified as those of Anthony Dehaven and his two juvenile children.

October 07, 2011
Many Facilities on Grand Canyon’s North Rim to Close for Season on October 15
The staff on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities on Saturday, October 15; but the North Rim will remain open to visitors through November 27 or until snow closes Highway 67 leading into the park.

October 05, 2011
Update on Investigation into Fatal RV Fire in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

October 04, 2011
Man Who Died at North Rim’s Cape Royal Trailhead Identified
A man whose body was found next to his car at the Cape Royal Trailhead on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as Donald Haney of Cherokee Village, Arkansas.

October 03, 2011
RV Fire Results in Fatalities at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

October 03, 2011
Rangers Investigate Report of Fatality on North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

September 28, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Earth Science Week
- Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day by offering a variety of special programs and events during the week of October 9 – 15, 2011. Earth Science Week promotes understanding and appreciation of the value of earth science research and its applications and relevance to our daily lives. Grand Canyon National Park is an ideal place to celebrate Earth Science Week, as the park is a natural classroom and laboratory for the earth sciences, and is one of the world’s most well known and most scenic geologic landscapes.

September 28, 2011
Prescribed Fire Planned at Grand Canyon on South Rim
Fire Mangers in Grand Canyon National Park are making plans for the Watson Prescribed Fire (Watson Rx) on the South Rim of the park. Weather permitting; the Watson Rx will be initiated within the next 30 days.

September 27, 2011
Body Discovered Near Tanner Beach in Grand Canyon National Park Identified
The body of a man discovered near Tanner Beach in Grand Canyon National Park on Sunday, August 28, has been identified as that of 52-year old Stephen Norman O’Keeffe from Flagstaff, AZ.

September 19, 2011
Kansas Man Dies In Colorado River
Yesterday at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center, located within Grand Canyon National Park, received a call from a private river runner via satellite phone reporting a fatality on the Colorado River near Lava Falls.

September 15, 2011
Fire Management Staff to Resume Pile Burning at the Grand Canyon
No abstract supplied.

September 14, 2011
Grand Canyon to Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Fee Free Entry
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day with fee free entry into the park.

September 09, 2011
Update: Lower Fire, September 9, 2011
No abstract supplied.

September 08, 2011
Update: Lower Fire, September 8, 2011
No abstract supplied.

September 04, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, September 4, 2011
No abstract supplied.

September 04, 2011
Update: Lower Fire, September 4, 2011
No abstract supplied.

September 03, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, September 3, 2011
No abstract supplied.

September 02, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, September 2, 2011
No abstract supplied.

September 02, 2011
Investigators Seek Information on Possible Child Abuse in Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service investigators are seeking information on two separate incidents of possible child abuse in Grand Canyon National Park, both involving the same family.

September 01, 2011
Update: Lower Fire, September 1, 2011
No abstract supplied.

August 31, 2011
Rangers Respond to Report of Vehicle Hitting Rock Wall on South Rim
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center began receiving reports of a vehicle hitting a rock wall on the canyon rim between Thunderbird and Kachina Lodges in Grand Canyon National Park.

August 29, 2011
Body Discovered Near Tanner Beach in Grand Canyon National Park
Mid-morning on Sunday, August 28, a ranger at the Mather Campground on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park received a report of a hiker possibly in distress on the Tanner Trail.

August 29, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, August 29, 2011
No abstract supplied.

August 26, 2011
Lower Fire to be Managed for Multiple Objectives on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
National Park Service and US Forest Service fire managers on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon have decided to manage the Lower Fire for multiple objectives within both Grand Canyon National Park and the Tusayan District of the Kaibab National Forest.

August 25, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, August 25, 2011
No abstract supplied.

August 24, 2011
New Water Fire Now Classified as Controlled
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The New Water Fire, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near Meadview, Arizona, was declared “controlled” on Friday, August 19.

August 22, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, August 22, 2011
No abstract supplied.

August 22, 2011
Grand Canyon to Celebrate Birth of the National Park Service
Grand Canyon to Celebrate Birth of the National Park Service

August 17, 2011
Grand Canyon Fall Victim Identified
Grand Canyon Fall Victim Identified

August 15, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, August 15, 2011
No abstract supplied.

August 12, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, August 12, 2011
No abstract supplied.

August 08, 2011
Update: North Rim Fires, August 8
The Point Fire experienced slow growth this weekend as warmer, drier weather moved into the area; and on Wednesday, August 3, the Tipover Fire was discovered due north of the Point Fire, near the park/forest boundary, and is now being managed for both resource and protection objectives.

August 07, 2011
August 7 Update on New Water Fire on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
New Water Fire contained.

August 06, 2011
August 6 update on new water fire on the south rim of the grand canyon
Update on New Water Fire on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

August 05, 2011
New Water Fire Update
Update on New Water Fire

August 05, 2011
Park Rangers Recovering Body From Below the Rim at Grand Canyon National Park
At approximately 2:00 this afternoon, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call from a park visitor reporting a man over the edge below Lookout Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

August 05, 2011
New Water Fire Being Suppressed on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
A type III incident management organization is currently working to suppress the New Water Fire (previously referred to as Grand Wash Complex Fire) which include lands within the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, as well as lands managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs –Truxton Cañon Agency, the Bureau of Land Management - Kingman Area Field Office, and the Arizona Division of Forestry. This lightning-caused fire was reported at approximately 5 pm on Wednesday, August 3.

August 04, 2011
Lightning Causes One Fatality and Five Injuries at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

August 01, 2011
Update: Point Fire, August 1
A week of cool, moist weather conditions and occasional rainfall have led to minimal growth on the Point Fire which is now estimated at 1,049 acres in size.

July 28, 2011
South Rim Fire Managers to Implement Final Phase of Market Plaza and School Hazardous Fuels Reduction Projects
As weather conditions allow, South Rim fire crews will begin burning piles of woody debris in the vicinity Market Plaza and the Grand Canyon School.

July 27, 2011
Eighteenth Annual Native American Heritage Days Starts August 11 on North Rim of Grand Canyon
The National Park Service invites the public to the 18th annual Native American Heritage Days on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 26, 2011
Update: Point Fire, July 26
A warm and dry weekend has led to moderate growth on the Point Fire as it continues to achieve objectives on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 26, 2011
Man Rescued from Below Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

July 26, 2011
Progress on Multi-Use Trail Connecting Grand Canyon National Park with Gateway Town of Tusayan Continues
Progress on a multi-use Greenway trail linking Grand Canyon National Park with the gateway town of Tusayan continues. The eight mile trail passes through both Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National

July 21, 2011
Update: Point Fire, July 21
No abstract supplied.

July 21, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park Receives Active Trails Grant
Grand Canyon National Park was recently awarded a National Park Foundation grant to support the launch of Grand Canyon Active Trails, a new, innovative project that encourages community members and visitors alike to get out and explore their national park.

July 20, 2011
Canyon Condor Puppet Show Returns to Grand Canyon
The National Park Service and Great Arizona Puppet Theater proudly present the second annual performance of Canyon Condor, a fun and educational puppet show, August 1 – 6, at 2:00 p.m. in the Shrine of the Ages.

July 18, 2011
Update: Point Fire, July 18
Drier weather over the weekend led to increased fire activity and moderate growth on the Point Fire, located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 18, 2011
Behind the Scenes - Science and Resource Management staff to host Public Open House in the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park’s Division of Science and Resource Management will host a public open house on July 25 in the Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium on the North Rim from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 15, 2011
Point Fire Update, Friday, July 15
A brief lull in monsoonal rain patterns has led to increased growth on the Point Fire, located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 14, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park Welcomes New Administrative Officer
Tom Shehan was recently selected as the new Administrative Officer for Grand Canyon National Park.

July 11, 2011
Pile Burning Planned for North Rim of Grand Canyon.
Fire managers on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are making plans to burn piles of woody debris within the next 30 days as weather and fuel conditions allow.

July 08, 2011
FIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED AT GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Due to the onset of monsoons and recent precipitation the National Park Service (NPS) lifted fire restrictions on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park effective immediately.

July 07, 2011
Fire Start Reported on North Rim of Grand Canyon
On Monday, July 4, at approximately 6 p.m., North Zone fire managers received a report of a new fire start in the vicinity of Point Sublime on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 05, 2011
Grand Canyon Fire Managers to Continue Thinning Projects to Reduce Hazardous Fuels
Fire managers are making plans to implement their spring thinning projects within the next few weeks, weather permitting.

July 03, 2011
Vehicle Accident Temporarily Closes South Entrance of Grand Canyon
On Saturday, July 2, a three vehicle accident injured eight and temporarily closed Grand Canyon National Park’s South Entrance Road to all vehicular traffic.

June 29, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park to Implement the First Stages of Fire Restrictions on Thursday
The Superintendent is implementing the first stages of fire restrictions in the park, beginning June 30.

June 29, 2011
Youth to Share their "Grand Inspiration" with Park Visitors
Grand Inspiration participants developed a collection of paintings, creative writing, and photographs that will be on display at Grand Canyon National Park Headquarters from July 8 – August 8, 2011.

June 29, 2011
Rangers Respond to Report of Train Passenger with Difficulty Breathing
In spite of the rapid response time, park emergency responders were not able to revive 72-year old John Debelack of Saddlebrooke, Arizona.

June 29, 2011
New Location Awaits Science and Resource Management Facility in Grand Canyon
The National Park Service (NPS) will break ground on a new facility for Grand Canyon National Park’s science and resource management staff later this year. The new facility will be constructed just south and east of the park headquarters building, located near Market Plaza. The site, which is currently vacant, was once the location of the park gas station.

June 23, 2011
Grand Canyon North Rim to Celebrate Western Arts Day
The National Park Service invites the public to Western Arts Day on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

June 21, 2011
Celebration Draws Crowd and Provides Opportunity to Explore Improvements at Grand Canyon National Park
On Wednesday, June 15, Grand Canyon National celebrated the completion of two years of improvements to the Mather Point and Grand Canyon Visitor Center area, and hundreds showed up to join in the celebration.

June 18, 2011
Overdue Hiker Found on North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
William (Billy) Driscoll was found yesterday as the National Park Service and the Coconino County Sheriff's office, with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety, made plans to ramp up search efforts.

June 14, 2011
Grand Canyon to Waive Entrance Fees on the First Day of Summer, June 21
No abstract supplied.

June 10, 2011
Translocation of Endangered Humpback Chub to Shinumo and Havasu Creeks in Grand Canyon National Park to Occur in June
In late June 2011, the National Park Service, in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department will translocate wild juvenile humpback chub to Shinumo Creek and to Havasu Creek below Beaver Falls in Grand Canyon National Park.

June 10, 2011
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK AWARDED PARK STEWARDS GRANT FROM NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
Park is one of twenty-one national parks to receive a grant from the National Park Foundation to support interactive and engaging projects designed to strengthen Americans’ connection with their national parks

June 10, 2011
South Carolina man dies in Colorado River
Park Rangers from Grand Canyon National Park recovered the body of 39 year-old James J. Waring Jr., of Lexington, South Carolina yesterday following a boating accident on the Colorado River.

June 08, 2011
Bigfork High School Cave Club Completes Inventory and Impact Mapping of Caves in Grand Canyon National Park
In April 2011, five students from Bigfork High School Cave Club (Bigfork, MT) and their sponsor spent a week with Grand Canyon National Park Hydrologist and Cave Resources Manager, Steve Rice, conducting cave resource inventories, impact analysis, and repeat photography of several backcountry cave sites.

June 08, 2011
Firefighters respond to two human-caused fires in Grand Canyon National Park
On Tuesday, June 7, Grand Canyon firefighters responded to two separate human-caused fires in Grand Canyon National Park.

June 01, 2011
INTERMOUNTAIN NEWS RELEASE: David Uberuaga Named New Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park
Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels today announced that Mount Rainier Superintendent David Uberuaga has been named Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 26, 2011
Grand Canyon Wilderness Coordinator Recognized as Leader in Wilderness Stewardship for Intermountain Region
Grand Canyon Wilderness Coordinator Recognized as Leader in Wilderness Stewardship for Intermountain Region

May 26, 2011
Grand Canyon to celebrate improvements to Mather Point and Grand Canyon Visitor Center area
On Wednesday, June 15, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the completion of two years of improvements to the Mather Point and Grand Canyon Visitor Center area.

May 26, 2011
North Rim fire managers making plans to initiate the Walla Valley Prescribed Fire
Grand Canyon fire managers are making plans to initiate the Walla Valley Prescribed Fire within the next few weeks on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 25, 2011
South Rim Chip Seal Project to be Completed this Summer
A chip seal project that began last summer on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be completed early this summer.

May 25, 2011
Behind the Scenes – Grand Canyon Science and Resource Management staff to host Public Open House
Grand Canyon National Park’s Division of Science and Resource Management will host a public open house on June 8th at Park Headquarters in the courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 25, 2011
Astronomers to Provide Free Telescope Viewing at Grand Canyon National Park, June 18-25, 2011
The twenty-first annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 18 through Saturday, June 25, 2011 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 20, 2011
Body retrieved from 700 feet below canyon rim identified
The body of a young man recovered from below the rim on Friday, May 6, in Grand Canyon National Park, has been identified as that of 24-year old Robert Watson of White Plains, New York.

May 12, 2011
Prescribed Fire Planned for South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Fire Mangers in Grand Canyon National Park are making plans for the Watson Prescribed Fire on the South Rim of the park. Weather permitting, the Watson Rx will be initiated within the next 30 days.

May 10, 2011
Shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and neighboring town of Tusayan to resume for season
Shuttle bus service between Grand Canyon National Park and neighboring town of Tusayan to resume for season

May 06, 2011
Rangers Employ Technical Rescue Techniques to Retrieve Body from Below Rim
At approximately 10:45 a.m. today, rangers retrieved the body of a young male from below the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 05, 2011
National Park Service to hold open house public meetings on revision of Grand Canyon National Park's Backcountry Management Plan
No abstract supplied.

May 03, 2011
Park Rangers Identify Woman Who Suffered Fatal Injuries in Fall
A woman who suffered fatal injuries in a fall in Grand Canyon National Park on Thursday, April 28, has been identified.

May 02, 2011
Grand Archaeology Exhibit on Excavation Project along the Colorado River Open at Kolb Studio
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April 29, 2011
Rangers Receive Report of Fatality on River Trip
No abstract supplied.

April 29, 2011
The Grand Canyon Goes to Fort Worth, Texas
No abstract supplied.

April 28, 2011
Spring Fire Management Activities Planned for Grand Canyon’s North Rim
This spring, Fire Managers at the North Rim are planning to prescribe burn approximately 30 acres on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

April 27, 2011
National Park Service Begins Process to Revise Backcountry Management Plan for Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service Begins Process to Revise Backcountry Management Plan for Grand Canyon National Park

April 26, 2011
DON'T FORGET:  Into the Wild’s Jack Hanna to Help Grand Canyon Celebrate Wildlife Day!
Grand Canyon National Park will Celebrate Wildlife Day on Saturday, May 7; and wildlife expert Jack Hanna will be joining in the celebration.

April 26, 2011
Driver survives crash over canyon rim
Driver survives crash over canyon rim

April 25, 2011
Vegetation Program to Apply Herbicide within Developed Areas of Grand Canyon National Park
Vegetation Program to Apply Herbicide within Developed Areas of Grand Canyon National Park

April 22, 2011
Man Who Fled Rangers Rescued from Below Rim in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

April 14, 2011
National Park Service offers new interpretive/orientation film at Grand Canyon National Park
Beginning Monday, April 18, 2011, the National Park Service will begin showing an interpretive/orientation film at a newly constructed theater located at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

April 08, 2011
Into the Wild’s Jack Hanna to Help Grand Canyon Celebrate Wildlife Day
Grand Canyon National Park will Celebrate Wildlife Day on Saturday, May 7 this year; and television host Jack Hanna will be joining in the celebration.

April 06, 2011
Grand Canyon’s North Rim to Open May 15 for the 2011 Summer Season
No abstract supplied.

April 01, 2011
New Technology Employed in Search for Joseph Radford at Grand Canyon National Park
New Technology used in search for missing plane

March 31, 2011
Mule use to resume on South Kaibab Trail within Grand Canyon National Park
South Kaibab Trail Reconstruction

March 31, 2011
Manual Hazardous Fuels Reduction Projects to Continue at Grand Canyon
No abstract supplied.

March 31, 2011
Grand Canyon to Waive Entrance Fees During National Park Week 2011
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating National Park Week by waiving entrance fees April 16 – 24, 2011.

March 31, 2011
Spring snow melt causes annual turbidity in drinking water
Spring snow melt causes annual turbidity in drinking water

March 30, 2011
Hikers Injured in Rock Fall Incident at Grand Canyon National Park
Two hikers were injured yesterday in a human-caused rock fall incident on the South Kaibab Trail below the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

March 23, 2011
Update on Search for Possible Downed Plane in Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) continues to work with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office to refine its search for a plane which may have gone down in Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, March 11.

March 18, 2011
NPS Continues to Search for Possible Downed Plane in Grand Canyon National Park
NPS Continues to Search for Possible Downed Plane in Grand Canyon National Park

March 16, 2011
Grand Canyon Soon to Have Water Bottle Filling Stations Throughout Park
The National Park Service (NPS) will soon complete the installation of nine new water bottle filling stations in Grand Canyon National Park, making access to free Grand Canyon spring water easier than ever before.

March 16, 2011
National Park Service Searching for Missing Plane in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

March 09, 2011
National Park Service to hold open house public meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Special Flight Rules Area in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service to hold open house public meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Special Flight Rules Area in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park

March 02, 2011
Reclamation Extends Public Review and Comment Period for Two Glen Canyon Dam Draft Environmental Assessments
Reclamation Extends Public Review and Comment Period for Two Glen Canyon Dam Draft Environmental Assessments

February 28, 2011
Grand Canyon National Park to Host Archeology Day Saturday, March 19
On Saturday, March 19, 2011, Grand Canyon National Park will host Archeology Day in honor of “Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.”

February 17, 2011
Woman Who Died in Fall at Grand Canyon Identified
No abstract supplied.

February 10, 2011
Rangers Recovering Body from below Rim at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

February 02, 2011
National Park Service releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement that addresses air tour flights and the substantial restoration of natural quiet in the vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) has developed a draft plan to address the impacts of aircraft noise on park resources and visitor experience. Released by the park today, the plan is formally called a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Special Flight Rules Area in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park. The document will be available for public review and comment for 120 days, with public comments due by June 20, 2011.

February 01, 2011
National Park Service Accepting Applications for Noncommercial Colorado River Rafting Permits for 2012 calendar year
The National Park Service is now accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2012.

January 31, 2011
Reclamation Releases Environmental Assessment for Control of Non-Native Fish in the Colorado River to the Public for Review and Comment
Reclamation Releases Environmental Assessment for Control of Non-Native Fish in the Colorado River to the Public for Review and Comment

January 25, 2011
Grand Canyon Railway to Apply Herbicide within Grand Canyon National Park
On February 7 - 9, 2011, Grand Canyon Railway, in consultation with the National Park Service (NPS), will be applying herbicide along their railroad tracks including those within Grand Canyon National Park.

January 20, 2011
NPS News Release: Grand Canyon National Park Acting Superintendent Named
Jane Lyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior, has been named acting superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park. Lyder will assume her new duties in early February.

January 20, 2011
Reclamation Releases Environmental Assessment for Public Review and Comment on an Experimental Protocol for High-Flow Releases from Glen Canyon Dam
Reclamation Releases Environmental Assessment for Public Review and Comment on an Experimental Protocol for High-Flow Releases from Glen Canyon Dam

January 12, 2011
Deceased Kayaker Identified
A kayaker who died yesterday in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 42 year-old Scott Foster of Bend, Oregon.

January 11, 2011
NATIONAL PARK SERVICES APPROVES STOCK USE PLAN FOR GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
NATIONAL PARK SERVICES APPROVES STOCK USE PLAN FOR GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

January 10, 2011
Rangers Respond to Report of CPR in Progress on the River
No abstract supplied.

January 06, 2011
Grand Canyon to Waive Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend  AND  DOI news release: Salazar Announces National Park Fee Free Days for 2011
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park sites around the country in celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a fee free weekend.

January 06, 2011
Improved Mather Point and Visitor Center Plaza Areas Now Open to Public
Phase II of the improvements called for in the South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment (Transportation Plan) is now substantially complete; and Mather Point and the Visitor Center plaza areas have reopened for public use.

December 27, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park accomplishments outlined in new report for fiscal years 2009 and 2010
Grand Canyon National Park accomplishments outlined in new report for fiscal years 2009 and 2010

December 15, 2010
Finding of No Significant Impact Signed for New Science and Resource Management Facility at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

December 14, 2010
National Park Service completes work on improvements to railway tour bus staging area near the Historic Grand Canyon Depot
National Park Service completes work on improvements to railway tour bus staging area near the Historic Grand Canyon Depot

December 09, 2010
Manual Hazardous Fuels Reduction Projects to Begin at Grand Canyon
In accordance with Grand Canyon National Park's 2010 Fire Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement, park fire managers will begin to expand the use of non-fire treatments to reduce hazardous fuels in the park's wildland-urban interface.

December 07, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin Announces Retirement
Steve Martin, Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, has announced his retirement on January 1, 2011.

November 29, 2010
Grand Canyon Hosts Focus Group on Accessibility and Universal Design
Grand Canyon National Park staff recently hosted a focus group on accessibility and universal design in wayside exhibits.

November 05, 2010
Body Discovered on Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

November 05, 2010
North Rim Fire Managers Make Plans for Prescribed Fire
Fire managers in Grand Canyon National Park plan to initiate one of two prescribed fires on the North Rim within the next few weeks.

November 04, 2010
Abandoned Mine Lands Safety Projects Begin in Grand Canyon National Park
Abandoned Mine Lands Project

October 25, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees on November 11
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units around the country as they waive entrance fees on Veterans Day in recognition of current and former servicemen and –women.

October 22, 2010
Phase V of the Grand Canyon Greenway now Open for Public Enjoyment
Grand Canyon National Park’s trail crew recently completed work on Phase V of the Grand Canyon Greenway.

October 21, 2010
Private River Trip Reports Fatality at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

October 12, 2010
Prescribed Fire Planned for North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Fire managers in Grand Canyon National Park are making plans to initiate a prescribed fire on the North Rim within the next few weeks.

October 07, 2010
Glen Canyon NRA and Grand Canyon NP Host Project Odyssey
The National Park Service is partnering with Wounded Warrior Project to provide a Project Odyssey retreat at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park, October 11-15, 2010.

October 05, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park to dedicate the Trail of Time
No abstract supplied.

October 05, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Earth Science Week October 10 thru 16, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Earth Science Week October 10 – 16, 2010

October 04, 2010
Man falls to his death in Grand Canyon – two women hit by lightning on Friday
No abstract supplied.

September 30, 2010
Body of man recovered from remote area of Grand Canyon identified
Body of man recovered from remote area of Grand Canyon identified

September 29, 2010
PARK RANGERS RECOVER BODY OF HIKER FROM REMOTE AREA OF GRAND CANYON
PARK RANGERS RECOVER BODY OF HIKER FROM REMOTE AREA OF GRAND CANYON

September 27, 2010
Many North Rim facilities to close for season soon at Grand Canyon
Many North Rim facilities to close for season soon at Grand Canyon Park will remain open to visitors through late November or until snow closes Highway 67

September 21, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees for National Public Lands Day
On Saturday, September 25, 2010, Grand Canyon National Park will join National Park Service (NPS) sites around the country in celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with free admission for park visitors.

September 21, 2010
Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence Programs Announce Their Selections for the 2010 – 2011 Season
Grand Canyon National Park’s North and South Rim Artist-in-Residence (AiR) programs are pleased to announce the artists selected for the October 2010 – September 2011 season.

September 17, 2010
Grand Canyon Association Grant Supports Grand Canyon National Park's Vegetation Volunteer Program
Grand Canyon Association Grant Supports Grand Canyon National Park’s Vegetation Volunteer Program

September 17, 2010
Prescribed Burn at Grand Canyon National Park
Prescribed burn at Grand Canyon

September 13, 2010
Prescribed Burns Planned at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park fire managers plan to conduct two prescribed fires on the South Rim this week.

August 27, 2010
Man Who Died in Single-Vehicle Accident Identified
The man killed in a single-vehicle accident on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on August 23, has been identified.

August 24, 2010
Rangers Respond to Single Vehicle Accident
On Monday, August 23, rangers responded to a report that a vehicle had collided with a tree on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

August 10, 2010
Rangers Free Boats Stranded at Crystal Rapid
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9, rangers freed the second of two boats which became stranded over the weekend at Crystal Rapid on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.

August 10, 2010
North Rim Scenic Drive CLOSURES RESCHEDULED
Scenic Drive closures planned for August 9 - 11 and August 16 - 18 were postponed and have been rescheduled for August 23 - 25 and August 30 - September 1.

August 05, 2010
National Park Service awards contract for the construction of new employee housing at Grand Canyon
No abstract supplied.

August 05, 2010
National Park Service and Havasupai Tribe hold ribbon cutting ceremony on new housing for Supai Camp constructed with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Under clear blue skies the National Park Service and Havasupai tribal members held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for newly constructed housing in Supai Camp located within Grand Canyon National Park.

August 05, 2010
Man Rescued after Falling over Edge of Grand Canyon
At approximately 2:45 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report that a man had fallen over the edge near Mather Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

August 02, 2010
Recovery Act provides natural gas-powered shuttle buses for Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) has purchased six low-floor accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) powered transit buses to be used as part of the visitor transportation system on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 28, 2010
Grand Canyon Hosts World Heritage Fellow
Grand Canyon National Park recently hosted a U.S. World Heritage Fellow from the Seychelles.

July 22, 2010
Youth visit Grand Canyon National Park for Two Weeks of Inspiration
The National Park Service and its partner Grand Canyon Youth designed this pilot program to get youth into the outdoors and inspired by the unique scenery and resources of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 21, 2010
Temporary Closures of North Rim's Scenic Drive Planned to Facilitate Road Improvements
In order to facilitate the safe and timely completion of pavement preservation work, it will be necessary to temporarily close the North Rim Scenic Drive on two separate occasions.

July 21, 2010
Pile Burning Planned on South Rim of Grand Canyon
The National Park Service is making plans to burn piles of woody debris on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park within the next several days, if current weather conditions persist.

July 20, 2010
Grand Canyon in Focus
In late July 2010, 12 Arizona youth will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Grand Canyon National Park with some of our country’s most enthusiastic outdoor leaders and photography professionals.

July 16, 2010
Saffron Fire Update, July 16
No abstract supplied.

July 15, 2010
Body Discovered Below Moran Point Identified
A body retrieved from below Moran Point at Grand Canyon National Park on Monday, July 12 has been positively identified as that of 50 year old Kirby Porter of Mechanicsville, Virginia.

July 13, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park Welcomes Two New Division Chiefs
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin recently welcomed two new division chiefs to the park’s management team.

July 12, 2010
Saffron Fire Update, July 12
The Saffron Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park remains at 3,072 acres as fire spread was minimal due to higher humidity, cloud cover and moisture received on the fire.

July 12, 2010
Body Discovered Below Moran Point in Grand Canyon National Park
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man seen exiting a car at Moran Point, climbing over a retaining wall and lying down on the edge of the canyon rim.

July 10, 2010
Saffron Fire Update July 10
Burn out operations continue in preparation for northern containment of the Saffron Fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 09, 2010
Grand Canyon to Host Alternative Break Citizenship School
On Sunday, July 10, 47 college students, from 17 states around the country will descend on Grand Canyon National Park to learn the art of facilitating an alternative break experience.

July 09, 2010
Body of young woman found below the North Rim identified
Body of young woman found below the North Rim of Grand Canyon identified

July 08, 2010
Park rangers recover body of hiker from Lava Falls Route
Grand Canyon National Park rangers located the body of a female hiker today in an area below the North Rim of Grand Canyon near the Toroweap Valley.

July 07, 2010
Saffron Fire Update
The Saffron Fire continues to be managed for multiple objectives on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 05, 2010
Windy Weekend Leads to Moderate Growth on the Saffron Fire
Windy conditions on Saturday and Sunday led to moderate growth on the Saffron Fire which is being managed for multiple objectives on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 01, 2010
Saffron Fire Being Managed for Multiple Objectives on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Park and forest managers have made the decision to manage the Saffron Fire for both resource and protection objectives.

June 24, 2010
Local Teacher Helps Turn Grand Canyon National Park into Area's Best Classroom
Lori Rommel will be donning a National Park Service uniform to participate in immersive learning experiences that she will turn into service-based educational programs for students in the fall.

June 17, 2010
Chip Seal Project to Occur on North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park this Summer
Chip seal projects are scheduled to begin at Grand Canyon National Park on both the South and North Rims.

June 16, 2010
Let's Move Outside: more action, new rewards for Junior Rangers
We dare you to try to keep up with the Junior Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park! It’s fun and healthy to play in the parks and now National Park Junior Rangers get an extra reward for movin’ it outside.

June 15, 2010
Exhibit Celebrating Grand Canyon's Diverse Plant Life to Open at Kolb Studio
No abstract supplied.

June 14, 2010
Project to construct new RV sites on North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to begin soon
No abstract supplied.

June 14, 2010
Prescribed Burn Planned at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the South Rim within the next several weeks if weather and forest conditions permit.

June 14, 2010
Lightning Causes Several Fire Starts on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
A thunderstorm passed over Northern Arizona late last week resulting in three lightning caused fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

June 11, 2010
Second Translocation of Endangered Humpback Chub to Shinumo Creek to Occur in Late June
No abstract supplied.

June 10, 2010
Grand Canyon Visitor Center Soon to Have Theater
The Grand Canyon Visitor Center will soon be getting an addition – a theater for the park's new interpretive orientation film.

June 02, 2010
Identification Made of Man Reported over the Edge at Grand Canyon
The body of a man retrieved from below the rim at Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, May 21, has been identified as 64 year old Michael McMahon of Long Beach, California.

May 27, 2010
Work to begin on improvements to railway tour bus staging area near the Historic Grand Canyon Depot
Construction will begin next week near the Historic Grand Canyon Depot (Depot) to improve the area where Grand Canyon Railway passengers load and unload buses for tours within Grand Canyon National Park. The project was included as part of Grand Canyon’s 2008 South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan which addressed an array of transportation strategies to promote alternative travel modes to the park, reduce congestion, and better integrate connections between parking, transit, wayfinding and trip planning.

May 27, 2010
Admission to Grand Canyon National Park Free the Weekend of June 5 and 6
Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national parks and wildlife refuges around the country in offering free admission to the park on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6.

May 21, 2010
Rangers Respond to Report of Someone over the Edge at Grand Canyon
 

May 13, 2010
Twentieth Annual Grand Canyon Star Party to be Held June 5 - 12, 2010
The twentieth annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 5 through Saturday, June 12, 2010 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 13, 2010
Man Who Died of Self-inflicted Gunshot is identified
A man found deceased after park rangers and tactical team negotiators spent several hours trying to talk him out of a residence in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 51 year old Mark Twain Ferguson of Arizona.

May 12, 2010
Flagstaff Tactical Operations Team Called in to Assist Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

May 10, 2010
Pile Burning Planned for North Rim of Grand Canyon 
Fire managers on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are making plans to burn piles of woody debris.

May 06, 2010
Concession Contract Awarded for Guided Trail Rides on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

May 03, 2010
Grand Canyon's Historic River Ranger Station to Get a Face Lift
Grand Canyon National Park’s historic River Ranger Station, located along the Colorado River near Phantom Ranch, will soon get a face lift.

April 27, 2010
Grand Canyon's North Rim to Open May 15 for the 2010 Summer Season
The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, May 15 by 7:00 a.m.

April 22, 2010
Grand Canyon Nation Park Announces Issuance of Commercial Use Authorization for South Rim Bicycle Rental Operations Beginning May 1
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin today announced the issuance of a commercial use authorization (CUA) for bicycle rental operations located at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center on the park’s South Rim. 

April 22, 2010
Seasonal Increase in Water Turbidity at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

April 15, 2010
Grand Canyon to Celebrate Wildlife Day on Saturday, May 1
On Saturday, May 1, 2010, Grand Canyon National Park will host its third Celebrate Wildlife Day. 

April 14, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park will offer free shuttle service between the gateway community of Tusayan and the Grand Canyon Visitor Center again this year
No abstract supplied.

April 06, 2010
Grand Canyon to Waive Entrance Fees During National Park Week
The National Park Service will be celebrating National Park Week in Grand Canyon National Park by waiving entrance fees April 17 – 25, 2010.

March 24, 2010
Grand Canyon Achieves Milestone in Recovery of Endangered Plant
Grand Canyon National Park’s greenhouse population of sentry milk-vetch blooming in early March 2010, representing a major landmark in the park’s effort to recover its only federally-listed, endangered plant species.

March 23, 2010
Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park Search for Two Missing Men in South Bass Royal Arch Area  
Grand Canyon National Park rangers are currently searching the South Bass and Royal Arch areas west of the Hermits Rest area on the park’s south rim for two overdue hikers, Isaac Rabicoff and Michael Wu, both from Kansas. 

March 23, 2010
Rangers Locate Two Overdue Hikers at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

March 17, 2010
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETINGS TO DISCUSS MULE OPERATIONS AND STOCK USE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Grand Canyon Announces Public Meeting Schedule for Mule Operations and Stock Use Environmental Assessment

March 16, 2010
National Park Service Announces Availability of Environmental Assessment for Mule Operations and Stock Use in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

March 05, 2010
Record of Decision Signed for Grand Canyon's Fire Management Program
No abstract supplied.

March 04, 2010
LAKE MEAD NEWS RELEASE: Pearce Ferry Road Extension Announced
The Superintendents of Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Lake Mead NRA) and Grand Canyon National Park announce the March 15th opening of the two-mile extension of the Pearce Ferry Road to the Colorado River.

March 04, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park hosts Third Annual Alternative Spring Break
Grand Canyon National Park will host the third annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program sponsored by the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in partnership with American Eagle Outfitters.

March 02, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park to Host Archeology Day Saturday, March 27
On Saturday, March 27, 2010, Grand Canyon National Park will host Archeology Day in honor of "Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month."

March 01, 2010
Volunteers from Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association Team Up with NPS Staff for Rehabilitation Project
No abstract supplied.

February 26, 2010
Stranded Boaters Rescued, their Boat Freed in Grand Canyon
A private boating party stranded near Crystal Rapid in Grand Canyon National Park was able to continue down the river late Thursday afternoon after being rescued by National Park Service rangers.

February 12, 2010
INTERMOUNTAIN REGION NEWS RELEASE: Abandoned Mine Lands Closure Plan and Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review and Comment
The National Park Service has released an Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Closure Plan and Environmental Assessment for projects to correct health and safety hazards associated with abandoned mines in four national park system sites in Arizona.

February 10, 2010
National Park Service Seeking Comments on Potential Changes to Concessions Operations at Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is developing an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to analyze potential changes to concession operations at Grand Canyon National Park.

February 08, 2010
National Park Service Announces Availability of Revised Environmental Assessment for new Science and Resource Management Facility in Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin has announced that a revised environmental assessment (EA) for the construction of a new Science and Resource Management Facility in the park is now available for public review and comment.

February 08, 2010
Grand Canyon Awards Contract for Phase II of Improvements Called for in Transportation Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) recently awarded the contract for construction of Phase II of the improvements called for in Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan to Fann Contracting, Inc. of Prescott, Arizona. 

February 01, 2010
National Park Service accepting applications for noncommercial Colorado River rafting permits for 2011 calendar year
The National Park Service is now accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2011.

January 26, 2010
Grand Canyon National Park Accepting Applications for Bicycle Rental Operation Commercial Use Authorization
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin today announced that the park will begin accepting applications for a commercial use authorization (CUA) for bicycle rental operations on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. 

January 11, 2010
Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park to Undergo Renovations
Desert View Watchtower, one of the most prominent architectural features on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, is slated to undergo renovations over the next several months.

January 06, 2010
Body Found Below Rim at Grand Canyon National Park
The body of a lone male has been discovered below the rim at the Abyss on Hermit Road in Grand Canyon National Park. 

December 29, 2009
Desert View Drive in Grand Canyon National Park is Closed as Rangers Clear Multiple Accidents
Grand Canyon National Park rangers and road crews continue to work on clearing Desert View Drive of multiple accidents after light snow fell on wet roads just as evening temperatures dropped below freezing on Tuesday, December 29.

December 18, 2009
Youth Photography from Grand Canyon in Focus Program on Display at Historic Williams Depot
A new exhibit is on display at Williams’ historic train depot; and the eye-catching photographs were all taken by Arizona youth. 

December 14, 2009
Rangers Respond to Request for Assistance for Grand Canyon Railway
 

December 07, 2009
National Park Service Announces Award of Contract to Operate Grand Canyon Visitor Transportation System
No abstract supplied.

December 07, 2009
Winter Driving Conditions Have Arrived in Grand Canyon National Park
With snow already falling and a winter storm warning in effect through the evening of Monday, December 7, winter driving conditions have arrived in Grand Canyon National Park.

November 30, 2009
Body of man recovered from below the South Rim of Grand Canyon identified
The body of a man that was recovered from below the South Rim of Grand Canyon on Saturday afternoon has been identified as that of 62 year-old, B. Holt Vaughn from Broomfield, Colorado. 

November 28, 2009
Body of man recovered from below South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Body of man recovered from below South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

November 23, 2009
North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to Close for the Season
North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to close for the season

November 20, 2009
Operational Changes to Backcountry Permitting Procedures Planned at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

November 19, 2009
National Park Service Announces Availability of Environmental Assessment for new Science and Resource Management Facility in Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin has announced that an environmental assessment for the construction of a new Science and Resource Management Facility in the park is now available for public review and comment.

November 16, 2009
National Park Service continues repair and reconstruction projects at Grand Canyon with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The National Park Service continues to accomplish work on projects at Grand Canyon National Park that have been funded, in part, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

November 12, 2009
New Visitor Center Parking Expected to Open in Time for Thanksgiving
No abstract supplied.

November 10, 2009
Rangers Respond to Fatality on Bright Angel Trail
  

November 04, 2009
Veterans Day Now Entrance-Fee-Free for ALL in 2009
Veterans Day, will now be entrance-fee-free for ALL who visit the park on November 11, 2009.

November 02, 2009
Grand Canyon to Waive Fees for Veterans on Veterans Day 2009
On Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009, all military veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families will be admitted to Grand Canyon National Park free of charge.

October 25, 2009
Update on South Rim Prescribed Fire
Grand Canyon National Park fire officials implemented the Hearst Tank prescribed burn on the South Rim Saturday, Oct. 24. Approximately 100 acres were ignited.   

October 22, 2009
Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence Programs Announce Their Selections for the 2009 - 2010 Season
Grand Canyon National Park’s North and South Rim Artist-in-Residence programs are pleased to announce the artists selected for the October 2009 – September 2010 season.

October 21, 2009
Tamarisk Beetle (Diorhabda spp.) found along Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park
Biologists and ecologists from the National Park Service and the Tamarisk Coalition, based in Grand Junction, Colorado, recently found the first tamarisk leaf beetle (Diorhabda spp.) in Grand Canyon National Park.

October 21, 2009
Update on South Rim Fall Prescribed Fire Plans
No abstract supplied.

October 09, 2009
Business Opportunity Announced for Guided Trail Rides on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin today announced the availability of a prospectus for guided trail rides using mules at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. 

October 07, 2009
National Park Service Approves Temporary Mule Ride on South Rim of Grand Canyon
National Park Service approves temporary mule ride on South Rim of Grand Canyon

October 07, 2009
Pile Burning Planned for North Rim of Grand Canyon
The National Park Service is making plans to burn piles of woody debris on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park over the course of the next 30 days.

September 30, 2009
North Rim of Grand Canyon to Remain Open after October 15 with Limited Services
Grand Canyon National Park staff will soon begin the regular seasonal closure of many visitor services and facilities on the North Rim. However, the rim will remain open with limited services through November 29 or until snow closes Highway 67.

September 28, 2009
Fall Prescribed Burn Planned at Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park fire officials are planning to conduct a prescribed fire on the South Rim within the next two weeks if weather and forest conditions permit.

September 24, 2009
Body of man found below the North Rim of Grand Canyon identified
The body of a man found deceased in an area below the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park near the Toroweap Valley, has been identified as that of 39 year-old Thomas Peake of Atlanta, Georgia.  

September 24, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Earth Science Week October 11 through 17
Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate Earth Science Week by offering a variety of special programs and activities during the week of October 11 – 17, 2009.

September 22, 2009
Grand Canyon hiker discovered deceased below North Rim near Toroweap Valley
No abstract supplied.

September 18, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Día de la Familia on National Public Lands Day
No abstract supplied.

September 16, 2009
Desert View Restroom Renovation and East Rim Drive Toilets Project to Begin at Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) recently awarded a construction contract to SKY Engineering and Construction, Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz., for the renovation of the Desert View restroom and the replacement of existing chemical toilets with new concrete vault toilet buildings at four locations along Grand Canyon National Park’s Desert View Drive. Locations include: South Kaibab Trailhead, Grandview Overlook and Trailhead, Buggeln Hill Picnic Area, and Tusayan Museum.

September 09, 2009
Body Believed to be that of Andrew Brunelli Found in Grand Canyon National Park
At approximately 10:45 a.m. today, the body of a lone male was discovered outside of the initial Andrew Brunelli search zone by the park’s helicopter. The body is believed to be that of 43 year-old Andrew Brunelli of Clayton, North Carolina.

September 08, 2009
The Search for Andrew Brunelli Continues in Grand Canyon National Park
The search continues for 43 year-old Andrew Brunelli of Clayton, North Carolina, who was last seen on August 31 as he entered Grand Canyon National Park.

September 07, 2009
Rangers Seek Information to Aid Search for Andrew Brunelli
As the search for Andrew Brunelli continues, Grand Canyon National Park rangers seek the assistance of anyone who has visited the park within the last week and might have information on his whereabouts.

September 06, 2009
Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park Search for Missing Man in Grandview Area
Grand Canyon National Park rangers are searching the Grandview-Hance area for a man who has been missing for at least two days.

September 03, 2009
Finding of No Significant Impact Signed for the Supai Camp Improvements Environmental Assessment at Grand Canyon National Park
A Finding of No Significant Impact was signed today for improvements to Supai Camp at Grand Canyon National Park. These improvements will be funded in part through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

September 02, 2009
Transition to New Road Alignment to Begin September 8 as Improvements at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Mather Point Continue
As the first phase of improvements called for in Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan nears completion, the transition to the new South Entrance Road alignment will begin on Tuesday, September 8. 

September 01, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate Dia de la Familia on National Public Lands Day
This year National Public Lands Day at Grand Canyon National Park will be commemorated with more than free admission and volunteer opportunities. Park staff and friends will also be celebrating the park’s first Dia de la Familia.

September 01, 2009
Pile Burning Planned for South Rim of Grand Canyon
The National Park Service will be burning piles of woody debris on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The pile burns will occur over the next few weeks as weather conditions allow. 

August 31, 2009
Finding of No Significant Impact Signed for the Train Operations Environmental Assessment at Grand Canyon National Park
A Finding of No Significant Impact was signed on August 28, 2009, by Michael D. Snyder, Regional Director for the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service, for Train Operations at Grand Canyon National Park

August 25, 2009
Free Outdoor Family Expo to Highlight National Parks in Arizona
A free event to celebrate National Parks in Arizona and other public lands will take place on the University of Arizona campus in Centennial Hall and on the nearby grounds on Saturday, August 29, 2009.

August 24, 2009
Improvements at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Mather Point in Grand Canyon National Park Continue to Progress
Construction on Phase I of the improvements called for in Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan (SRVTP) continues to progress. 

August 23, 2009
Aspen Fire Update, Grand Canyon National Park: August 23, 2009
The Aspen Fire, located on the Walhalla Plateau east of the North Rim developed area in Grand Canyon National Park, received precipitation on Saturday, August 22, reducing visible smoke and fire activity. 

August 19, 2009
Fire Update: Grand Canyon National Park, August 19, 2009
The Aspen Fire is currently burning along the west rim of the Walhalla Plateau and has now reached 3,835 acres in size.

August 17, 2009
Missing German-National Located
Klaus Lauterbach, the 20 year-old German-national that the Flagstaff Police Department and Grand Canyon National Park rangers have been attempting to locate since August 14, reported in to his family last night. 

August 17, 2009
Preliminary Data Indicate Humpback Chub Translocation Successful to Date
Preliminary Data Indicate Humpback Chub Translocation Successful to Date

August 16, 2009
Rangers Seek Information on Missing Man at Grand Canyon National Park
Investigators are looking for a young man last seen on August 9, exiting a commercial shuttle in Grand Canyon National Park.

August 13, 2009
Fatality Reported to Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center
No abstract supplied.

August 12, 2009
Abandoned Mine Lands Closure Plan Project Scoping
Abondoned Mine Closure Plan Public Scoping

August 11, 2009
Fire Update: Grand Canyon National Park, August 11, 2009
The Aspen Fire, located on the Walhalla Plateau east of the North Rim developed area in Grand Canyon National Park, continues to be managed for resource benefits. 

August 10, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees the Weekend of August 15, 16.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, Grand Canyon National Park will join national park units across the country in waiving entrance fees for all park visitors.

August 08, 2009
Fire Update: Grand Canyon National Park, August 8, 2009
The Aspen Fire, located on the Walhalla Plateau east of the North Rim developed area continues to meet resource objectives. 

August 07, 2009
National Park Service releases Final Environmental Impact Statement and Assessment of Effect to update Grand Canyon National Park's Fire Management Plan
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin today announced the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Assessment of Effect (FEIS/AEF) to update the park’s Fire Management Plan.

August 06, 2009
Fire Update: Grand Canyon National Park, August 6, 2009
The Cape Royal Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open to visitor traffic. Restricted one-lane traffic on the road will be necessary as fire crews continue to work on clearing potential hazards.

August 05, 2009
Sixteenth Annual Native American Heritage Days Starts August 13 on North Rim of Grand Canyon
No abstract supplied.

August 05, 2009
Fire Update: Grand Canyon National Park, August 5, 2009:
The Cape Royal Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has re-opened with pilot car escorts from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. 

August 04, 2009
Environmental Assessment for improvements at Supai Camp within Grand Canyon National Park available for public review and comment
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin has announced that an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Supai Camp Improvements is now available for public review and comment.

August 03, 2009
Fire Update: Grand Canyon National Park, August 3, 2009
The Cape Royal Road on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park remains closed as fire management staff continue to manage the Aspen Fire for resource benefits.

August 03, 2009
Renovations to Clinic Building in Grand Canyon National Park Begin
Work recently began on renovations to the clinic building on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. 

August 02, 2009
Fire Update Grand Canyon National Park
Fire Update Grand Canyon National Park

July 31, 2009
Lightning Causes Multiple Fire Starts on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Afternoon thunderstorms brought abundant lightning to Grand Canyon National Park this week; and fire managers have identified six new fires, all on the North Rim of the park.

July 25, 2009
Body of Missing Backpacker Found in Grand Canyon National Park
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, search teams found a body believed to be that of overdue backpacker Bryce Gillies in the Bonita Creek drainage on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

July 23, 2009
Update on Search for Missing Backpackers
Grand Canyon National Park search and rescue personnel are intensifying their search efforts as they re-asses who they are looking for.

July 22, 2009
Four Grand Canyon National Park Lookout Towers have been listed on the National Historic Lookout Register
Four historic fire lookout towers in Grand Canyon National Park, two on the North Rim and two on the South Rim, have been listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.

July 22, 2009
National Park Service and Federal Aviation Administration to Hold Meeting on Grand Canyon Overflights
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 28 to update an advisory panel on the agencies’ efforts to restore natural quiet in Grand Canyon National Park.

July 22, 2009
Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park Initiate Search for Overdue Backpackers
No abstract supplied.

July 21, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of National Park Service in Lawsuit Challenging Grand Canyon National Parks Colorado River Management Plan
No abstract supplied.

July 20, 2009
Finding of No Significant Impact signed for the Exotic Plant Management Plan at Grand Canyon National Park
A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONISI) was signed Thursday, July 16, by Michael D. Snyder, Regional Director for Intermountain Region of the National Park Service for the implementation of the Exotic Plant Management Plan for Grand Canyon.

July 20, 2009
Investigators Conclude that No Abduction Occurred at Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

July 17, 2009
Man Who Drove Car Over Edge at Grand Canyon Identified
The body of a man who drove his car over the edge of the Grand Canyon earlier this week has been identified as that of Gheorghe Chiriac of Apple Valley, California.

July 16, 2009
Rangers Investigate Report of Possible Abduction in Grand Canyon National Park
Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are investigating the possible abduction of a woman from a residential area within the park.

July 13, 2009
Rangers Respond to Report of a Car Over the Edge at Grand Canyon National Park
At approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received multiple reports that a car had driven over the edge near the El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park.

July 13, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Releases Proposed Rule to Update Regulations Governing Colorado River
A proposed rule to update regulations associated with the management of the Colorado River and adjoining lands administered by the National Park Service within Grand Canyon National Park was published in the Federal Register today.

July 09, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees the Weekend of July 18-19.
No abstract supplied.

July 07, 2009
Grand Canyon Resident Rescued After Fall
A resident of Grand Canyon National Park was rescued via short-haul this morning after suffering a fall during a recreational climb of Newton Butte.

July 01, 2009
South Rim Fire Managers Complete Final Prescribed Burn of the Spring/Summer Season
Firefighters completed ignition of the 243 acre Moqui Prescribed Fire on Tuesday, June 23. 

June 29, 2009
National Park Service Announces Availability of Environmental Assessment for Train Operations in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

June 23, 2009
Grand Canyon Fire Managers to Initiate Prescribed Burn on South Rim
Grand Canyon National Park expects to implement the Moqui prescribed fire project within the next 48 hours.

June 21, 2009
Man Rescued After Fall at Grand Canyon National Park
Man rescued after fall in Grand Canyon.

June 17, 2009
Ruby Complex Update
One organization is managing the complex in a cooperative effort between the Grand Canyon National Park and the Kaibab National Forest.

June 16, 2009
The Ruby Fire and Game Reserve Fire Now Managed as the Ruby Complex
The two fires forming the Ruby Complex have grown to 3,396 acres.

June 15, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Employee Receives Award for Excellence in Workforce Development
No abstract supplied.

June 14, 2009
Ruby Fire and Game Reserve Fire now Managed as the Ruby Complex
Forest and park managers have agreed it is beneficial to manage both fires under one organization. On Saturday, June 13, the Ruby and Game Reserve fires became the Ruby Complex.

June 11, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park begins trail reconstruction project using funds received under President's Economic Recovery Plan
On Tuesday, June 9, 2009, the National Park Service began a project to reconstruct the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park. The project is funded, in part, with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

June 11, 2009
Propane line break causes short-term closure of Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Propane line break causes short-term closure of Grand Canyon Visitor Center

June 11, 2009
Endangered Humpback Chub to be Translocated to Shinumo Creek in Grand Canyon National Park
Endangered Humpback Chub to be Translocated to Shinumo Creek in Grand Canyon National Park

June 11, 2009
Grand Canyon Fire Update: June 11, 2009
Two lightening strike fires, the Quincy Fire and the Game Reserve Fire, are currently burning within Grand Canyon National park.

June 08, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Fire Update
 

June 06, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Fires
 

June 05, 2009
Game Reserve Fire Burning on South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
 

June 04, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park to Offer Fee-Free Weekends in June, July and August
On the weekends of June 20 – 21, July 18 – 19, and August 15 – 16, 2009, Grand Canyon National Park and the 146 other National Park Service (NPS) sites around the country that charge entrance fees will offer fee-free entry into the parks.

June 04, 2009
Woman Rescued After Fall at Grand Canyon National Park
Late this afternoon, park rangers rescued a 38 year old woman who had fallen approximately 50 feet near a popular view point in Grand Canyon National Park.

June 02, 2009
Body of Missing Hiker Found in Grand Canyon National Park
A body, presumptively identified as 69 year old Robert (Bob) A. Williams, was found today by park search and rescue personnel in the Hermit Basin area of Grand Canyon National Park.

June 01, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin Receives Resource Stewardship Award
No abstract supplied.

May 30, 2009
Hiker Still Missing in Grand Canyon National Park
Sixty-nine year old Robert A. Williams of Surprise, Arizona has not been located, and search efforts have yielded no additional clues as to his whereabouts.

May 29, 2009
Park Rangers Narrow Search Area in Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park search and rescue personnel are now focusing their search for Robert A. Williams on the Hermit Basin area west of Grand Canyon Village.

May 28, 2009
Rangers Search for Missing Man at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA) search and rescue personnel are currently searching for a man last seen outside of the park's Backcountry Information Center on Saturday, May 23, 2009.

May 22, 2009
National Park Service Seeking Comments on Mule Operations and Stock Use in Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service is now accepting comments on mule operations and stock use in Grand Canyon National Park as the agency begins to develop an environmental assessment. 

May 20, 2009
Astronomers Present Free Star Programs at Grand Canyon National Park, June 13-20, 2009
The nineteenth annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, June 20, 2009 on the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 16, 2009
Update on Spring Prescribed Burns at Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park has completed two of three South Rim prescribed fires planned for this spring.

May 15, 2009
Two bodies recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Two bodies recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon

May 13, 2009
Grand Canyon's North Rim to Open for the 2009 Summer Season on May 15
The Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, May 15 by 7:00 a.m.

May 13, 2009
Prescribed Fire Update Wednesday, May 13, 2009
No abstract supplied.

May 12, 2009
Dedication of New Photovoltaic System Planned at Grand Canyon
The National Park Service and Arizona Public Service will be hosting a public event on Monday, May 18, at 11:00 a.m., to celebrate the installation of eighty-four photovoltaic solar panels at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.

May 05, 2009
Woman injured in mule accident in Grand Canyon National Park
Woman injured in mule accident in Grand Canyon National Park

May 04, 2009
Two young men still missing in Colorado River
Two young men still missing in Colorado River

May 02, 2009
Search Continues for two young men still missing in Colorado River
Search continues for two still missing in the Colorado River

May 01, 2009
Body Found in Grand Canyon Search for Three Missing in Colorado River
At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, National Park Service (NPS) search and rescue personnel found the body of a young man in the Colorado River near Phantom Ranch. The body has been identified as one of three young men missing since yesterday.

May 01, 2009
Phase I Construction of Grand Canyon's South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan Begins
Construction began this week on visitor improvements outlined in Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan. 

April 30, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park rangers searching for three individuals in the Colorado River
Grand Canyon National Park rangers searching for three individuals in the Colorado River

April 30, 2009
Update on Search for Three Individuals Missing in Colorado River
The National Park Service (NPS), with the assistance of the Department Public Safety, searched today for three individuals last seen earlier today in the Colorado River near Phantom Ranch.

April 29, 2009
The National Park Service (NPS) completes comprehensive radiological survey of the Grand Canyon Unified School District athletic fields
No abstract supplied.

April 29, 2009
Ohio man rescued after falling 60 feet at Grand Canyon
A 47 year-old Ohio man was rescued after falling 60 feet while hiking in the Grand Canyon yesterday.

April 24, 2009
Grand Canyon Fire Managers to Initiate Prescribed Burns on South Rim
Grand Canyon National Park fire managers will be implementing up to three prescribed fires on the South Rim this spring: the Picnic Prescribed Fire, the Quarry Prescribed Fire and the Moqui Prescribed Fire. 

April 14, 2009
Pile Burning to Resume at South Rim
The National Park Service will be burning piles of woody debris on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The pile burns will occur over the next few weeks as weather conditions allow.

April 09, 2009
Grand Canyon to Host Second Annual Celebrate Wildlife Day on May 2
On Saturday, May 2, 2009, the staff and friends of Grand Canyon National Park will be celebrating their second annual Celebrate Wildlife Day with special exhibits and programs, live animal demonstrations and fun for the entire family.

April 06, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park implements the South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan Phase I construction to begin at the Canyon View Information Plaza
No abstract supplied.

April 06, 2009
National Park Service seeking comments on construction of new Science and Resource Management Facility within Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is now accepting public comments on the construction of a new Science and Resource Management Facility within Grand Canyon National Park. The NPS proposes to design and construct a facility for use by the Division of Science and Resource Management (SRM). In addition to providing necessary office and storage space, the SRM building will invite visiting scientists, students, and others to utilize classrooms and laboratories, offer training sessions, and have some exhibits and opportunities for experiential learning. This cutting edge facility will utilize alternative energy sources and water conservation technology.

April 02, 2009
Park Helicopter Exhibit a Hit at Air Force Open House
Grand Canyon National Park was once again invited to display its contracted MD 900 Explorer helicopter at the recent "Thunder in the Desert" Open House and Air Show at Luke Air Force Base on March 21 and 22 in Glendale, Arizona. 

April 01, 2009
National Park Service to offer pilot shuttle bus program between Grand Canyon National Park and neighboring town of Tusayan again this year
No abstract supplied.

April 01, 2009
PUBLIC NOTICE: Increase in Water Turbidity
Each year in the spring (April – June), an increase in the turbidity of drinking (potable) water occurs at Grand Canyon National Park. Turbidity has no health effects. 

March 31, 2009
National Park Service to begin trail reconstruction project on South Kaibab Trail within Grand Canyon National Park
Starting in May the National Park Service (NPS) will begin the reconstruction of Grand Canyon National Park’s popular South Kaibab Trail. The project will significantly improve the condition of the trail for both hikers and mule users alike. The project is expected to take anywhere from two to four years and will include resurfacing of the trail; stabilization and preventative maintenance to existing retaining walls; replacing retaining walls that have been lost to floods, slides, or erosion; repairing and aligning existing water diversion features; etc.

March 30, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park launches new youth program with new partners
No abstract supplied.

March 26, 2009
Grand Canyon to Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day as Part of National Park Week
On Saturday, April 25, 2009, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day with kid-friendly activities and programs for the entire family.

March 25, 2009
SEASON OPENING FOR NORTH RIM MAY 15
Grand Canyon's North Rim to open for the season on May 15, 2009.

March 19, 2009
Follow-up on Probable Suicide
  

March 19, 2009
Tim Jarrell Named Chief of Maintenance at Grand Canyon National Park
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.

March 17, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park to Host Archeology Day on March 28
On Saturday, March 28, 2009, Grand Canyon National Park will host Archeology Day in honor of "Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month". 

March 16, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Helitack and Search and Rescue Crew Members Receive Igor I. Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award
No abstract supplied.

March 16, 2009
Rangers Investigate Probable Suicide at Grand Canyon
  

March 13, 2009
Ninetieth Anniversary Celebration Opens Door to New Perspective
No abstract supplied.

March 02, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Hosts Second Annual Alternative Spring Break
No abstract supplied.

February 27, 2009
Joint News Release: Condors from Oregon and Idaho to join Arizona's flock
The public is invited to attend the 14th annual release of California Condors on Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. Four condors will be released at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

February 25, 2009
Grand Canyon’s GOAL Program Develops Leaders, Generates Excellence
At Grand Canyon National Park, the staff is ushering in its own era of excellence with the introduction of the park’s new Generating Organizational Advancement and Leadership or “GOAL” program.

February 24, 2009
Environmental Assessment for the Exotic Plant Management Plan available for public review and comment
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Steve Martin has announced that an Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect (EA) for the Exotic Plant Management Plan is now available for public review and comment. 

February 09, 2009
Lottery Applications for Noncommercial Colorado River Permits now being accepted by Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service is now accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2010.

February 06, 2009
Presumptive identification made on bodies discovered in Grand Canyon
No abstract supplied.

February 05, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Rangers Respond to 9-1-1 call in a housing area within the park and discover two deceased bodies
Grand Canyon National Park Rangers Respond to 9-1-1 call in a housing area within the park and discover two deceased bodies

February 05, 2009
Update on discovery of bodies following a 9-1-1 call in Grand Canyon National Park
No abstract supplied.

February 02, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park to celebrate 90th Anniversary Thursday, February 26, 2009 along with celebratory opening of the Verkamp's Visitor Center
No abstract supplied.

January 27, 2009
Grand Canyon National Park Announces New Community Lecture Series in Flagstaff in Partnership with the Grand Canyon Association
No abstract supplied.

January 22, 2009
S. Rim's Newest Artist in Residence to Provide Public Workshops
Grand Canyon, AZ. -- The staff at Grand Canyon National Park is pleased to welcome Artist-in-Residence Patty DiRienzo. Ms. DiRienzo brings 25 years of artistic experience to the Artist-in-Residence program.

January 22, 2009
Grand Canyon News Releases Now Available Via RSS Feed
No abstract supplied.

December 11, 2008
Grand Canyon CCC Exhibit Shared Echoes of the Past, Provided Inspiration for the Future.
"It Saved My Life, the CCC at Grand Canyon, 1933 - 1942," was a highly successful, temporary exhibit developed for Grand Canyon National Park's Kolb Studio.

December 11, 2008
New Exhibit in Grand Canyon's Geology Museum at Yavapai Point Wins the Prestigious NAI Award
No abstract supplied.

December 04, 2008
Two More California Condor Chicks Flying Free at the Grand Canyon
This year, two wild chicks hatched and fledged in Grand Canyon National Park, bringing the Arizona population close to 70 and the word's total population (captive and free-flying) to well over 320.

December 02, 2008
Finding of No Significant Impact signed for the Bright Angel Trailhead Area Design Plan at Grand Canyon Nat. Park
No abstract supplied.

Did You Know?

WHITEWATER RAFTING

There are different river trip opportunities through Grand Canyon National Park, including professionally guided raft trips, available to the public and often reserved a year or two in advance; and self-guided, or "private" river trips, made available to the public through a weighted lottery. More...