Entries by Tia Jones

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 30th 2017

Tourism companies also face rising fees in Grand Canyon National Park Visitor entrance fees aren’t the only ones set to climb in a recently released National Park Service proposal. Source: www.azdailysun.com Get the Full Story Navajo Nation Votes Down Controversial Hotel and Tram Project at After years of controversy, the Navajo Nation rejected plans to […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 23, 2017

Grand Canyon, other popular national parks may double fees Visitors to the Grand Canyon and other popular national parks may soon feel sticker shock when they pull up to the entrance gates. Source:  www.cbsnews.com Get the Full Story Navajo leaders to consider controversial Grand Canyon tram Navajo Nation lawmakers are scheduled to take up legislation […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 16, 2017

Team quantifies fatigue using wearables Can fatigue be predicted? Can life-threatening fatigue be differentiated from recoverable fatigue?  A team of researchers led by Sandia National Laboratories is seeking answers to these questions through the Rim-to-Rim Wearables. Source: https://www.phys.org/ Get the Full Story Grand Canyon bridge closure means detour for Kaibab Trail hikers Hikers trekking to the […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 9th 2017

Want a deal on Grand Canyon aerial tour? Book soon. If you want a deal on an aerial tour of the Grand Canyon you’ll have to act fast. Source:  www.azcentral.com Get the Full Story 4 fantastic northern Arizona hikes for fall colors The temperatures are mild and the aspens are aglow, making October the perfect […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 2nd 2017

Arrest revives animal-abuse concerns on Havasupai Reservation in … The recent arrest of a man in charge of a pack animal on the Havasupai Reservation has revived concerns of animal abuse in the remote southwestern reaches of the Grand Canyon. Source:  www.azcentral.com Get the Full Source Grand Canyon Park To Demolish North Rim Camping Yurt […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 25th 2017

National Park Service showed that its bottled water ban worked Long before the Trump administration rescinded a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in select national parks, the Interior Department was aware of a report from the National Park Service that the program worke Source:  www.washingtonpost.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon celebrates […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 18th 2017

THE TESLA ROAD TRIP We try to see the Grand Canyon but there’s not a Supercharger station in sight Source:  www.businessinsert.com Get the Full Story Man who hiked 800 miles through Grand Canyon to speak at KiMo Theatre An Arizona man is one of only two dozen people who can say they’ve completed the 800-mile […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 11th 2017

Jaguar Seen on Video Roaming AZ Wilderness Is 1 of Only 3 Spotted in US Wildlife conservationists released new video footage on Thursday of a wild jaguar trekking through southern Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains. Source:  www.ktla.com Get the Full Story Phantom Ranch reservations: Online lottery replaces call-in system The days of to get through on jammed […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 4th 2017

Invasion of the butt flickers When tourists toss their spent cigarettes at the Grand Canyon, I’m the one who picks them up. Source:  www.hcn.com Get the Full Story National Park Service To Begin Reducing Bison Herd At Grand Canyon The National Park Service will begin reducing the number of bison at the Grand Canyon National […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Aug 28th 2017

Night hiking: Beating the heat in Grand Canyon Below the Tapeats on the South Kaibab Trail is a great place to stop and rest that we call “Big Shady.” Source:  www.azdailysun.com Get the Full Story Business leaders want endangered wolves in Grand Canyon area More than 60 business leaders have urged the federal government to […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Aug 21st 2017

Teen hikers rescued after 5 days lost in Grand Canyon Two 18-year-olds from Florida who went hiking in the Grand Canyon as a final summer exploit before heading to college got more of an adventure than they had bargained for. Source: www.abc25.com Get the Full Story ‘I Nearly Died Hiking In The Grand Canyon—And It […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Aug 14, 2017

Sun takes center stage at Grand Canyon When the moon passes in front of the sun on the morning of Aug. 21, it will be the first time a total solar eclipse has passed across the entire length of the United States since 1918. Source:  www.grandcanyonnews.com Get the Full Story National Park Service ends ban […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Aug 7, 2017

Al Roker took 3 NYC kids to the Grand Canyon and their reaction Al Roker has been to the Grand Canyon several times, and every visit still takes his breath away.  That’s the feeling he wanted to share with three promising young students attending school in his New York childhood neighborhood. Source:  www.today.com Get the […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jul 31, 2017

Senior Pass price hike not as unreasonable as it seems Get your lifetime senior pass for the national parks and federal recreational areas by Aug. 28, or it’ll cost eight times as much, headlines have blared through the summer months. Source:  www.nrtoday.com Get the Full Story Girls hike Grand Canyon rim to rim with grandma […]

Grand Canyon News Week of July 10, 2017

The $10 Lifetime National Park Pass for Seniors Is About to Get a Lot More Expensive For just $10, older Americans have been able to access all of the country’s national parks for the rest of their lives. Source:  www.time.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon National Park Plans to Bring Back River Unit The […]

Grand Canyon News Jul 3, 2017

Christian geologist wins battle to study Grand Canyon rocks An Australian geologist and Christian creationist has prevailed in his battle to study rocks from the Grand Canyon as part of an effort to prove that the biblical Great Flood was real. Source:  www.nypost.com Get the Full Story These Grand Canyon photos, time-lapse will make you […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jun 26, 2017

New recovery plan has no wolves on North Rim After repeated failures over decades, U.S. wildlife officials have finally drafted a recovery plan for endangered wolves that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Source:  www.azdailysun.com Get the Full Story                         […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jun 19, 2017

Apple celebrates America’s national parks this July Apple today introduced new ways customers can enjoy and support America’s national parks next month. Source:  www.apple.com Get the Full Story                             Out of space: Historic Grand Canyon cemetery closing to new burials National Park […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jun 12, 2017

Sorry Grand Canyon, this cave was just named Arizona’s best attraction It may be one of the natural wonders of the world, but when it comes to being Arizona’s best tourist attraction — the Grand Canyon comes in seventh place. At least, according to the people who voted in USA TODAY’s 10Best list. Source: www.12news.com […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jun 5, 2017

Rescuers save fallen climber in Grand Canyon National Park Authorities say they rescued a solo climber in Grand Canyon National Park after he fell about 200 feet while looking for future climbing locations. Source:  www.azcentral.com Get the Full Story Fire Closes Highway To The Grand Canyon A stretch of Highway 180 between Flagstaff and Grand […]

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 […]