Entries by Tia Jones

Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 18, 2019

A view of the Grand Canyon from space Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Grand Canyon surrounded by snow in northern Arizona. Source: www.earth.comGet the Full Story First female Grand Canyon Nation Park superintendent resigns after bogus-sounding investigationThe first openly gay female superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has resigned […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 11, 2019

Nature up close: A Grand Canyon geology lesson The thing that makes it geologically awesome is that as you walk down it, especially from the higher north side, you are literally walking through two billion years of geological history. Source: www.cbsnews.com Get the Full Storyhttp:// https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nature-up-close-a-grand-canyon-geology-lesson/ National Park Service: New readings show radiation scare at […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 4, 2019

Gay old closing time – Flintstones theme park near the Grand Canyon The classic American roadside tourist attraction had been serving Bronto Burgers and Dino Dogs since 1972 Source: www.scmp.com Get the Full Story The most popular national parks, from the Grand Canyon to Acadia Could you name the most popular National Parks if asked? […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 25, 2019

The 103-year-old Grand Canyon junior ranger who’s older than the park itself Rose Torphy has had a large life. At 103 she has just become the oldest-ever junior park ranger at the Grand Canyon National Park — Source: www.sltrib.comGet the Full Story As Grand Canyon National Park turns 100, two friends hike the entire length […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 18, 2019

The Iron Horse once again gallops to the Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Railway announces 2019 Steam Engine schedule Source: www.williamsnews.com Get the Full Story https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2019/feb/19/iron-horse-once-again-gallops-grand-canyon/ Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 11, 2019

Bald eagle web cam captures real-time drama of survival Bald eagles are nesting at Lake Pleasant north of Phoenix, and thanks to the Arizona Game & Fish Department, you can observe one pair of parents-to-be through a live webcam. Source: www.williamsnews.com Get the Full Story Plan calls for free entry for vets at Arizona state […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Feb 4, 2019

New Grand Canyon Aeronautical Chart Coming The current chart’s inconsistencies that have emerged over time range from airport elevations that have been adjusted since 2001 to updated airport runway lengths and radio frequencies, and navaids of different type and location than those charted. Source: www.aopa.org Get the Full Story Exploring The Grand Canyon, Through Maps […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 28, 2019

How Arizona national parks survived the longest government shutdown in U.S. history Despite the partial federal government shutdown, which ended Jan. 25, for most visitors, the closure didn’t affect their experience. Source: www.bizjournals.com Get the Full Story Havasupai falls hike permits nearly sold out for 2019 Permits went on sale at 8 a.m. Arizona time […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 21, 2019

WATCH: Top 10 amazing facts about the Grand Canyon Did you also know that for $900 a night, you can stay in the Underground Cave Suite in the Grand Canyon. Source: www.canoe.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon, other parks to resume full operations as shutdown ends Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 14, 2019

25 Things Nobody Can Explain About The Grand Canyon Here are 25 amazing things about the grand canyon that will help fuel wanderlust and get it to the top of many ‘must visit’ locations in America. Source: www.thetravel.com Get the Full Story Trump’s CLimate Change Policies Are Threatening Wildlife in US National Parks The Trump […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Jan 7, 2019

Grand Canyon National Park celebrates centennial in 2019 The first European American who reached the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon marveled at what was before him: an astounding system of canyons, profound fissures and slender spires that seemingly tottered from their bases. Source: www.GrandCanyonNews.com Get the Full Story Grand Canyon West remains open during […]

Different parts of Grand Canyon National Park re-open thanks to fees

Thanks to money from recreation fees the South Rim and Desert View entrance stations at the Grand Canyon National Park have been reopened. Grand Canyon parks roads, trails and overlooks have stayed accessible since the start of the government shutdown due to support from the State of Arizona. Visitor services provided by outside park concessioners […]

Closed road to east entrance of Grand Canyon park

A section of the road that connects Williams and Cameron to the Grand Canyon Park east entrance is shut down due to the snow and storms that is passing over northern Arizona Monday. David Woodfill, Arizona Department of Transportation spokesperson, confirmed that the New Year’s Eve storm caused the closure of the road between milepost […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 31, 2018

Stunning pictures show Grand Canyon blanketed in snow Stunning pictures show snow on the Grand Canyon as the west of the US saw unusually cold temperatures at the start of 2019. Source: www.independent.ie Get the Full Story Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years as a national park The Grand Canyon is celebrating 100 years as a […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 24, 2018

Preparing for the worst: technical rescue training on the South Rim An artificial high directional (tripod) is utilized on the upper edge during a technical rescue training on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park Dec. 13. Source: www.grandcanyonnews.com Get the Full Story Here’s how much it’s costing Arizona to keep Grand Canyon open […]

National Parks Open During the Holiday

As the nation enters the holiday weekend under a federal government shutdown, many of its most popular national parks and attractions will either be closed or partially closed. The National Park Service (NPS) warned that its website—usually filled with up-to-date information—“will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions.” “Some national parks may remain […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 17, 2018

Grand Canyon National Park to remain open regardless of potential government shutdown Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is offering assurances to people planning to visit Grand Canyon National Park, saying it will remain open regardless of whether there is a federal government partial shutdown. Source: www.fox10phoenix.com Get the Full Story Record number of endangered wolves found […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 9, 2018

The Most Googled Travel Destinations of 2018 We’ve called out tons of emerging destinations and hot travel trends over the course of 2018. But which places were the Googling masses obsessed with this year? Source: www.cntraveler.com Get the Full Story https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/most-googled-travel-destinations-of-2018 What It Takes to Hike the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim What the new data says […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Dec 3, 2018

The Ultimate Grand Canyon Travel Guide Grand Canyon National Park is turning 100 in 2019. Here’s how to make the most out of a visit, from hiking to boating to biking to camping and so much more. Source: www.outsideonline.com Get the Full Story A Grand Canyon Christmas If you’re looking to chase away a case […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 26, 2018

Arizona state highway closing at Grand Canyon’s North Rim for winter Arizona transportation officials say State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will close for the snow season next Monday. Source: www.azfamily.com Get the Full Story The Grand Canyon Speed Record Has Fallen. Again. Taylor Nowlin came […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 19, 2018

Prehistoric reptile left tracks at Grand Canyon A Nevada geology professor says he recently identified fossilized tracks from a reptile along a popular trail in Grand Canyon National Park. Source: www.Kgun9.com Get the Full Story How Ida Nilsson Clocked a Grand Canyon R2R2R FKT Ida Nilsson had the trail all to herself when she pushed […]

Sideways Walking Reptile Claims Title for the Oldest Known Footprints Found at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is full of wondrous sights, sounds, and experiences. Everything about the Grand Canyon is filled with history and adventure. Whether that means going back to the wild west, the Jurassic period or a little bit further, information is everywhere. New research has found a set of twenty-eight tiny reptilian, fossilized footprints, embedded […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 12, 2018

Sleep in a tent next to the Grand Canyon at this luxury glamping site If you’re a fan of glamping in cool places, you may be interested to learn that you can sleep in a tent next to the Grand Canyon at a safari-inspired luxury glamping site. Source: www.Lonelyplanet.com Get the Full Story Williams Food […]

Grand Canyon News Week of Nov 5, 2018

Controlled flood of the Grand Canyon begins a four-day exercise on At 11 a.m., it was time for Octavia, 13, to flood the Grand Canyon. She pulled a lever above four empty jet tubes that pointed toward the river. It was heavier than she expected. In the next moment, she turned around, her mouth open […]