Entries by Tia Jones

Grand Canyon News Week of May 29, 2017

Students take photo of the Grand Canyon from space The Sally Ride EarthKAM took a photo of the Grand Canyon from the International Space Station. Source:  www.khon2.com Get the Full Story Local artist’s coloring book picked up by Grand Canyon Local artist and poet Christine Sutherland’s Grand Canyon Classy Coloring Book arrived at visitors’ centers […]


Grand Canyon News Week of May 22, 2017

Snapchat introduces custom Stories for capturing group moments with friends It can also be used to capture a bunch of models riding their horses around the floor of the Grand Canyon, as in the promotional video Snap made for this launch.) Source:  www.theverge.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon Star Party returns to the rim […]


Grand Canyon News Week of May 15, 2017

This Time-Lapse Video Of The Grand Canyon Will Leave You Speechless The Grand Canyon is spectacular on a normal day but the time-lapse video recently released by the Skyglow project  is magnificent. Source:  www.forbes.com Get the Full Story Eye in the sky: fire crews deploy drones to combat wildfires High-flying tech helps fire crews safely […]


Grand Canyon News Week of May 8, 2017

National monuments face uncertain futures after Trump orders DOI review With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump charged the Interior Department with the task of reviewing nearly 30 national monuments designated by three presidents over the past 20 years. Source:  www.grandcanyonnews.com Get the Full Story Park Officials Looking to Reduce Grand Canyon Bison […]


Grand Canyon News Week of May 1, 2017

Interior department to review 4 national monuments in Arizona Four sites in Arizona are among 27 across the country identified for review by the Interior Department for possible changes to their protections. Source:  www.tuscon.com Get the Full Story                       Grand Canyon National Park Starts Hauling […]


Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center Re-Launches the Almost Famous Project

Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center has re-launcheded the Almost Famous Project that is all about putting You in the spotlight. Simply answer a few travel-related questions and be featured on the internationally famous National Geographic Visitor Center site! Here’s your opportunity to share your Grand Canyon travel story and earn a link on the […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Apr 17, 2017

Drones used for first time in search for hikers at Grand Canyon The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service’s most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission. Source:  www.sltrib.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon tram fails […]


Drones on the Lookout for Missing Grand Canyon Hikers

There’s a new niche for drones in Grand Canyon National Park: search and rescue. A search effort has been underway for two hikers since they were swept into a Colorado River tributary on April 19th:  Lou Ann Merrell, wife of the Merrell hiking boot company’s founder, and her 14-year-old step-grandson, Jackson Standefer. When traditional searching […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Apr 10, 2017

The most dangerous selfies ever taken, from the Grand Canyon After a woman plummeted 60ft from California’s highest bridge while taking a selfie, The Independent rounds up the most extreme photos ever taken Source:   www.dependent.co.uk Get the Full Story                       Biologists’ research leads to withdrawal […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Apr 3, 2017

Beyoncé Reminds Us All Why the Grand Canyon Is One of America’s Best Travel Destinations Beyoncé shared a series of images of the couple’s trip to the Grand Canyon. Source:  www.vogue.com Get the Full Story Colorado River Trail in Grand Canyon Reopens to Foot Traffic The Colorado River Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is […]


Grand Canyon: Stranded in the Desert

For 24-year-old college student Amber Vanhecke, what began as a spring break road trip soon became an arduous struggle for survival. The University of North Texas student left Denton on March 10th, Arizona-bound and looking forward to touring the Grand Canyon. 48 hours into her journey, she entered “Havasu Falls Trail Head” as her GPS […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 27, 2017

Woman who survived 5 days alone near the Grand Canyon reunites with first responders who rescued her Amber VanHecke, a 24-year-old college student from Denton, Texas, was sightseeing by herself near the southern rim of the Grand Canyon when her GPS instructed her to make a wrong tur Source:  www.abcnews.com Get the Full Story Many […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 20, 2017

Texas student stranded at Grand Canyon reveals ‘dumb’ decision she made A North Texas college student stranded near the Grand Canyon for five days shared with FOX4 the remarkable story of how she survived. Source: www.foxnews.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon Closing Area for Work for Rockslide Damage Grand Canyon visitors will face daily […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 13, 2017

MLB Dodger Justin Turner proposes to girlfriend at the Grand Canyon MLB stars have come up with some pretty elaborate ways to pop the question in recent years. Mike Trout took to the skies. Elvis Andrus laid out approximately four tons of roses. Sean Doolittle enlisted the help of no less a musical luminary than […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 6, 2017

Careful: It’s icy at the Grand Canyon (and crowded) Folks at Grand Canyon National Park shared some harrowing photos that show the potential dangers of the canyon this time of year in vivid detail. Source: www.usatoday.com Get the Full Story Arizona home to 3 national parks on ‘Most Deadly’ list As much beauty as the […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 27, 2017

From Climbing Everest To Kayaking The Grand Canyon, Blind Adventurer Finds ‘No Barriers’ In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But he didn’t rest on his laurels. Source:  www.wbur.org Get the Full Story 9 Trips in 34 Years Down the Grand Canyon, All in One Book […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 20th 2017

Teaser: US Team Attempts Grand Canyon Rafting Record The impressive attempt was captured on film and will be screened exclusively at select REI locations and breweries ahead of a wider March 13 release. Source:  www.gearjunkie.com Get the Full Story Wilson establishes Grand Canyon as a national park, Feb. 26, 1919 President Woodrow Wilson signed into […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 13th 2017

Tweet at Your Own Risk If you deliberately tweet or post “alternative facts” about someone, they may have a strong case for libel. Source:  https://www.entrepreneur.com Get the Full Story Bolingbroke man conquers Grand Canyon for late friend Tim had no pulse and no respiration but through heroic efforts of fellow expedition members, he was revived […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 6th 2017

Caught on video: Utah man survives 90-foot fall in Grand Canyon Nick Smith from “Seldom Seen Adventures” fell in Soap Creek Canyon in the Grand Canyon. Source:  www.fox13now.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon National Park 2017 annual passes available Online lottery for 2018 non-commercial river trips available until Feb. 22 Source: www.grandcanyonnews.com Get the […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 30th 2017

National parks can hire for summer, despite Trump freeze Will Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite and other national parks be closed to visitors this summer? Source:  www.cnn.com Get the Full Story My Office Is the Grand Canyon. Mic Drop Elk sightings and waterfall hikes are all part of a day’s work for Grand Canyon park ranger […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 23rd 2017

Sticking to paved roads is the safest way to go When a highway closes or you’re just looking for possible routes, it’s natural to consult a navigation app or GPS unit. Source:  www.wmicentral.com Get the Full Story A week later, snow impact still evident in northern Arizona A week after heavy snow hit Arizona’s high […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 16th 2017

Kaibab National Forest encourages visitors to participate in year-long biodiversity study Visitors can use their smartphone to capture a photo of any plant or animal and share them on the free online platform “Kaibab NF 2017 Citizen Science Project” via iNaturalist.org. Source:  www.grandcanyonnews.com Get the Full Story It’ll cost more to hike to Havasupai Falls […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 9th 2017

Snowbowl’s New Chairlift Offering Views, Speed The opening celebration for the Grand Canyon Express lift, Arizona’s first six-person chairlift, was held on Saturday, Dec. 10. Source:  www.flagstaffbusinessnews.com Get the Full Story This Day In History: The Grand Canyon becomes a national monument On Wednesday the Grand Canyon celebrates 109 years as a national monument. Source:  […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 2nd 2017

Moving company: Arizona second-most popular for 2016 relocation Whether it’s for a new job, family or a fresh start, many people moved to new states in 2016, and many of them came to the Grand Canyon State. Source:  www.12news.com Get the Full Story Reasons to Go See the Grand Canyon at Night. Now. At night, […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 26th 2016

How rescuers found Karen Klein, the woman who trekked 26 miles in the snow through the Grand Canyon The snow was at least 3 feet deep and still falling when Tracy Glover and two other men came upon the fee booth at the North Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon. Source:  www.latimes.com Get the Full […]


Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 19th 2016

Searchers rescue family stranded in snow near Grand Canyon Search crews have rescued a Pennsylvania family that got stranded in the snow on a forest road in northern Arizona while trying to reach the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is closed for winter. Source:  www.usatoday.com Get the Full Story National park photo ops: […]