Entries by Tia Jones

Rumble on the Rim: Free Event Celebrating the Native Connection to the Grand Canyon is a Success

The Indigenous people have called the Grand Canyon home for a millennium. While the Grand Canyon celebrates one-hundred years as a National Park, local tribes added to the celebration with presenting the “Rumble on the Rim” event. This awesome display of culture and passion for the beauty that surrounds us focused on the Indigenous history […]

Grand Canyon Officials are Considering Improvement Proposal to the National Park’s Telecommunications

The National Park Service is looking into their current ability to enhance telecommunications services within developed areas of Grand Canyon National Park. That is a good thing. However, the problem the NPS is facing is how to make those improvements without detracting from the natural allure of the Grand Canyon. That, after all, is what […]

National Parks Find High Volume of Instagram Tourism puts Officials in Difficult Spot

If it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen… While this, of course, is not true, the idea has sparked an even greater interest in taking selfies at places like Joshua Tree National Park or one of the poppy fields in California, or maybe even atop a cliff overlooking the Colorado River known as Horseshoe Bend. Throughout the years, […]

Beyoncé Angers Hikers by Closing Popular Grand Canyon Hiking Trail for Video Shoot

Hikers and tourists were not feeling the love over the summer, when superstar Beyoncé shut down a popular area within the Grand Canyon for the filming of her latest music video. Beyoncé’s single “Spirit” was a promotion for the summer blockbuster and beloved remake of Disney’s “The Lion King”. According to The Arizona Republic (via […]

Is the Grand Canyon Still a Must-See Landmark of the US? A Surprising Percentage from a New Poll Say No!

The last hundred years has been an interesting turn of events for the world and every living soul that walks the earth. However, the Grand Canyon has a particularly interesting view of the last century. It has seen its share of changing landscapes, as surrounding areas get swallowed up by innovation. Yet, the magnificent canyons […]

The 41 st Annual Fourth of July Parade and Laser Light Show in Tusayan Adds to the Grand Canyon’s Centennial Celebration

Each year, for the past four decades, the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce has hosted an awesome 4 th of July celebration in Tusayan. This year was no different, except, that it was a special year for the Grand Canyon National Park; the natural wonder that has brought so much joy to thousands of people, […]

Grand Canyon Crews Complete 2.7- Square-Miles of Planned Prescription Fire

Authorities at the Grand Canyon National Park were reported to have stopped the ignition operations on a prescribed fire. Controlled burning, otherwise known as “prescription fire,” are commonplace in areas of heavy vegetation. Every year, crews across the country are tasked with protecting the natural habitat by burning it. The expression fight fire with fire […]

6 Family Friendly Activities at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Traveling with kids puts families in an interesting position. While most parents want to give their children experiences, they will never forget, if they’re being honest with themselves, going anywhere with kids can be difficult. Let alone, going to Grand Canyon National Park where your primary goal is to keep your children away from the gigantic […]

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.com Get the Full Story As Grand Canyon National Park turns 100, two friends hike the entire […]

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 […]