Entries by Tia Jones

Big, hairy, Bear Crowned Queen of Fat Bear Week

The week of October 7 th proved to be another big, hairy, bear of a competition for the annual wildlife title: Katmai National Park’s Fat Bear Week. Yet, after reviewing the footage, a clear winner emerged victorious…and folks, it is a Momma Bear the Alaskan park community has met before. The 2019 Queen Fat Bear […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 14, 2019

Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon The Little Colorado River cuts across the northeast corner of Arizona, emptying its waters into the much-larger Colorado River after a more than 330-mile journey. Source: www.latimes.comGet the Full Story 1930s murals inside Grand Canyon watchtower are restored A project to conserve murals […]

Four Captive-Bred California Condors released at Vermilion Cliffs

September 28 th, 2019 marked the spoils of a twenty-three-year-long rescue mission. This was the day when more than six-hundred people met in a remote portion of Vermilion Cliffs National Monument to witness the release of four captive-bred California condors. In the year 1982, the California condors were dwindling dangerously close to extinction. At that […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Oct 1, 2019

Grand Canyon is the Dark Sky Place of the Year. Here’s why that’s big Grand Canyon National Park has been named Dark Sky Place of the Year by the International Dark-Sky Association. The park earned Dark Sky status in June after a six-year effort to replace nearly 3,500 light fixtures and perform other updates in […]

The Grand Canyon Honors its Hundredth Year by Going Dark

The Grand Canyon is celebrating its centennial. The year 2019 is a milestone that rivals that of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The gift for the Grand Canyon came in the form of a new honor and the start of a fresh adventure: International Dark Sky Park certification. The Grand Canyon […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 23, 2019

North Rim at Grand Canyon begins reducing services for winter Arizona’s most popular tourist attraction, the Grand Canyon, will start shutting down some services at the North Rim in two weeks, ahead of changes in weather. Source: www.ktar.comGet the Full Story Environmentalists concerned about two dam proposals near Grand Canyon A Phoenix-based company has proposed […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 16, 2019

Water pump replacement project to begin Monday in Grand Canyon Beginning on Sept. 23 and running through May 2020, the city will be replacing two water pumps at the Indian Garden. Source: kttar.comGet the Full Story Havasupai Work To Bridge Digital Divide In Grand CanyonNestled among turquoise blue waterfalls and cottonwood trees the tiny Havasupai […]

Water Pump Replacement Project Underway at Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is undergoing a multitude of different replacement projects lately. One of the most recent projects include a much-needed water pump replacement at the Grand Canyon. While this might not be the most convenient project for hikers, it is essential to prolong the flow of water. Nevertheless, if you are planning on going […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Sept 9, 2019

Enter for the chance to win a Grand Canyon adventureWe’re celebrating the Grand Canyon’s 100th anniversary and you could win a special trip for you and a guest to the national park! Enter below for the chance to win. Source: www.usatoday.com Get the Full Story Electric vehicle chargers at Grand Canyon reduce ‘range anxiety’Electric vehicle […]

Win a Trip to the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is celebrating its 100 th Anniversary. To commemorate a century of welcoming guests to the park, Xanterra Travel Collection is giving away a special trip for two to the national park! The chosen winner and their guest will be flown into Las Vegas, Nevada and receive a rental car that will start […]