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Report says using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law

Posted by   /  September 9, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kailey Broussard | Cronkite News  The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements toward keeping places like Grand Canyon National Park open during the last government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday. The 17-page legal opinion claims the Interior Department’s decision to use park maintenance fees for […]

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House panel OKs bills to rein in mining around Grand Canyon, elsewhere

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Canyon Mine uses water cannons to evaporate water from its holding pond near the mine shaft. (Blake McCord/Grand Canyon Trust) By Miranda Faulkner | Cronkite News Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments Wednesday before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico. […]

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Video showcases Italian developer Stilo’s ambitions for the Grand Canyon

Posted by   /  June 11, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times Recent viral tweets warned that an Italian company was about to build behemoth developments at the Grand Canyon. Local and federal officials scrambled to assure the public otherwise. The information that had spread so rapidly on social media was outdated and inaccurate, they said. True, some tweets had […]

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Tribal leaders, lawmakers push bill to ban mining near Grand Canyon [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  June 6, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Havasupai Councilwoman Carletta Tilousi, Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans and the Grand Canyon Trust’s Amber Reimondo, from left, backed the mining ban, while Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson opposed it./Photo by Miranda Faulkner/Cronkite News By Miranda Faulkner | Cronkite News Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers Wednesday to protect sacred land and natural resources by […]

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Grand Canyon airport plans renovations, upgrades to facilities

Posted by   /  December 19, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Erin Ford | Grand Canyon News TUSAYAN, Ariz. — Tucked back behind ponderosa pines and helipads, the Grand Canyon Airport is one of the first things visitors see as they drive north toward the Grand Canyon and its gateway community of Tusayan. Built in 1967, the facilities have mostly stood the test of […]

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Grand Canyon gap: Arizona national parks need $531 million to fix roads, buildings

Posted by   /  November 8, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Corey Hawk | Cronkite News Arizona’s national parks are feeling their age and need a $531 million makeover on hundreds of roads and buildings that serve millions of annual visitors, park officials said. It’s a problem in national parks across the country, but financial rescue may be edging closer. The Grand Canyon, Petrified […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Industry Challenge to Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban

Posted by   /  October 1, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The Center for Biological Diversity (Editor’s note:News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.) GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the mining industry’s challenge to the 20-year ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. The National Mining Association and the American Exploration […]

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Tusayan Housing Authority adopts guidelines, moves forward on construction

Posted by   /  August 22, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Erin Ford | Grand Canyon News The banners are hung, a groundbreaking has been held and some concrete plans are coming together for a housing development at Ten X Ranch just a few miles from Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Ten X Ranch is designed to support 52 single-family and micro-home lots, although there […]

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Grand Canyon National Park considers replacing Maswik Lodge

Posted by   /  July 19, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  Grand Canyon News With a history dating back to the Fred Harvey era, Maswik Lodge has been a staple at the Grand Canyon since 1927. Harvey originally had a motor lodge constructed on the site, about a half-mile from the rim, to accommodate visitors who had begun traveling in their own vehicles as opposed […]

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Sportsmen push to keep uranium mining ban near Grand Canyon

Posted by   /  June 19, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Sarabeth Henne | Cronkite News Arizona wildlife groups launched a campaign Monday to block what they fear is a Trump administration effort to reopen 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon to uranium mining, saying the environmental risks are too great. The campaign by Trout Unlimited and the Arizona Wildlife Federation includes billboards […]

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