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February 12, 2018
Business Opportunity Announced for Contracts for River Running on the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz has announced the availability of a prospectus for 16 business opportunities to provide guided whitewater tours on the Colorado River.

February 12, 2018
Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates African American History Month with Special Evening Program
In honor of African American History Month, Grand Canyon National Park will host a special evening program to highlight the African American experience in Northern Arizona and contributions to Grand Canyon National Park.

February 06, 2018
National Park Service Requests Public Input on the Desert View Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site Plan at Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to modify facilities at Desert View to create an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site. The NPS is preparing an environmental assessment (EA), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, to develop and evaluate alternatives.

February 01, 2018
Grand Canyon National Park to Open 2019 Noncommercial River Trip Permit Lottery
On Thursday, February 1, 2018 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 are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2019.

January 26, 2018
Road Improvement Project Continues on South Rim with Additional Detours and Road Closures Expected to Start the Week of February 4, 2018
Another phase of the 2018 South Rim roads improvement project will begin the week of February 4, which will include full closures of several Grand Canyon Village intersections.

January 23, 2018
Statement from Grand Canyon National Park on Resumption of Visitor Services Following End of Government Shutdown
Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Grand Canyon National Park resumed regular operations Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

January 11, 2018
Grand Canyon South Rim to Scale Back to Level 1 Basic Water Conservation Measures
Crews repaired one of the pumps at Indian Garden and park managers feel confident that enough water is in storage to scale back to Level 1 basic water conservation measures.

January 08, 2018
Grand Canyon National Park to Waive Entrance Fees on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Grand Canyon National Park will join national park units across the country and offer visitors free entrance into the park on Monday, January 15, 2018.

January 05, 2018
South Rim of Grand Canyon Continues to Conserve Water; May Implement Further Water Restrictions Next Week
Grand Canyon National Park remains in Level 2 water conservation measures due to water delivery system issues and may implement further restrictions next week.

January 05, 2018
Additional South Rim Construction to begin Monday at South Entrance Road and Desert View Intersection
As part of the 2018 Federal Highways Administration’s South Rim Roads Improvement project, additional construction and detours will begin Monday, January 8 at the South Entrance Road and Desert View Drive (Arizona Highway 64 East) intersection.

December 29, 2017
Mandatory Water Conservation at Grand Canyon National Park Due to Water-System Issues
Grand Canyon National Park is implementing immediate Level 2 water conservation measures due to water delivery system issues. Due to a water pump failure that occurred with the Transcanyon Pipeline pump system located at Indian Gardens, the primary pump is inoperable and is not currently flowing water to the South Rim.

December 16, 2017
South Rim Roads Improvement Project to begin in Early January
Construction will begin as early as January 2, 2018 at the Hermit interchange to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection.

Last updated: October 10, 2017

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