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US Parks Draw Record Crowds Ahead of 100th Anniversary
Visitation to 409 National Parks estimated at 300M last year, even bigger in 2016.
Dated Technology Hinders Grand Canyon Search And Rescue Efforts
Increased visitors, inconsistent radio communication put strain on first responders
National Parks Add Millions to Arizona Economy
Annual report shows $837 million spent at area National Parks in 2014
Bountiful Brilliant Blooms Expected This Spring
Scientists say good wildflower conditions may be manifest in certain Sonoran Desert sites.
Training to Preserve Saguaro Park Through Good Practices
Traveling pair from 'Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics' will be at park this weekend.
Saguaro National Park May Raise Some Fees
Park officials say increases have been authorized by National Park Service
Road to Grand Canyon West Now Paved
Project cost more than $30M; will ease access to canyon's Skywalk.
Part of Grand Canyon Bison Herd Recently Moved
19 animals taken back to their original home on Arizona Strip; more than 300 remain.
Grand Canyon Damages Leads to Questioning Future of Bison
Iconic animal has made area its home; the herd has grown over years, and is now overgrazing park land, draining already low water holes, trampling archaeological sites.
Brewer Will Continue to Use State Money to Keep Grand Canyon Open
National park will remain open for another 9 days; AZ governor had until Weds to make decision, send funds to fed gov.
North AZ Towns Losing Millions Over Closure of Grand Canyon
Government shutdown costing the region about $12M, estimates say; town of Tusayan has felt much impact since most income comes from canyon's tourism.
Rangers Citing Grand Canyon Intruders in Shutdown
21 people caught trying to hike in or go past locked gates in national park closed by federal government.
Shutdown: Parks Closed, D-M Civilians Furloughed
Essential services, including air traffic control, Border Patrol, other security forces, still working.
Suspect Charged in Saguaro National Park Vandalism
16-year-old boy alleged to have spray-painted graffiti on 11 saguaros, other spots in May.
National Parks Week Spotlights Special Places
Nature, history, culture are major economic contributors to Arizona
Grand Canyon Economic Impact $467M
Study: Tourism supports 7,400 jobs in and around national park
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