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Another Grand Canyon Visitor Dies in Fall From Edge
Officials said about 12 people die each year within the park, which draws millions of visitors a year.
2 More Fatal Falls at Grand Canyon Follow Dozens of Others
Sixty-four fatal falls have been recorded in the park's history, many from someone going around a guardrail or accidentally driving off the rim.
Grand Canyon Park Superintendent Steps Down
Christine Lehnertz, the first female superintendent of the park, is the second consecutive Grand Canyon chief to leave under pressure.
Wildflowers Show Off Their Colors Around Arizona
Fall and winter rains provided a necessary resource for brilliant blooms.
Agencies Rush to Get Ready for Wildfire Season Following Shutdown
Things like trainings, prescribed burns and hiring had to be put off during the partial government shutdown.
Volunteers Keep Saguaro National Park Clean During Shutdown
Staff at Tumacácori National Historical Park tighten budgets as they wait to return to work.
Garbage, Feces Take Toll on National Parks Amid Shutdown
The shutdown has left parks without many of the employees who monitor campgrounds and otherwise keep parks running.
Tucson Youth Put National Parks in Focus
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Grand Canyon National Park, Turning 100, Works With Tribes to Tell Their Stories
The agency is collaborating with 11 tribes in advance of the park's centennial next year.
Tucson-Based Nonprofit to Run Shuttles at Sabino Canyon
The Regional Partnering Center plans to use gas vehicles at first and switch to an all-electric fleet.
State parks projects under review due to delays, cost hikes
Leadership is reviewing all projects in the wake of complaints that led to the ouster of the previous director.
National Forest Offices Closed, Recreation Sites Open on Wednesday
All federal offices will be closed on Dec. 5th for a national day of mourning.
Oro Valley Residents Concerned About Possible Land Annexation
Mayor says that development is necessary for growth.
Tom Bailey's Return to Pop
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Origins of Tucson street names; walking The Arizona Trail inspires poetry; and "The Great American Read" in Saddlebrooke.
Coronado National Forest Finalizes New Management Plan
The plan covers activities including mining, ranching and recreation in the roughly 2-million-acre forest.
Interior Secretary to Lead Volunteer Project at Grand Canyon
Secretary Zinke's visit is intended to highlight maintenance projects at the park.
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