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PHOENIX — The state has gotten back some of the funds it sent to Washington to keep the Grand Canyon open during the federal shutdown.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will use state money to keep the Grand Canyon National Park open an additional nine days.
The trains are rolling in, tour buses are pulling up and vehicles are moving steadily through the entrance gates of Grand Canyon National Park after Arizona struck a deal with the federal government to reopen the landmark tourist area.
The Grand Canyon National Park is set to reopen Saturday.
PHOENIX — Federal officials said Thursday they're willing to reopen national parks with state dollars — but only in a way that may make it financially impossible.
So, it’s really happened.
PHOENIX — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park said Thursday it will not reopen during the government shutdown, even if others come up with the operating cash.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Everybody gathers around Joe, the guy who seems to have all the answers. Only he doesn't.
Several nonprofit and for-profit organizations with East Valley ties expect to feel the effects of an extended closure of the federal government.
Cars line up at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim entrance on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
No resource in Arizona is more precious or scarce than water. Economic growth in our desert environment relies upon inexpensive and easy access to available water, plain and simple.
A collection of Republican representatives from Arizona, including one from the East Valley, criticized the EPA and President Barack Obama for recent actions and what they deemed repeated overreach by both as part of an “imperial presidency” at a recent hearing in Mesa.
With much at stake for Arizona, a group of very different interests recently gathered to best determine how to provide certainty for our energy future while balancing the environmental impacts on national parks in the Southwest — in particular the Grand Canyon.
Steam Train Voyage; Sonoita Vineyards HarvestFest; Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival
**FILE** Charlie Nichols, 12, of St Louis, looks out of a window of a Grand Canyon Railway car as he waits to leave the Williams, Ariz., depot, for a trip to the Grand Canyon in this March 25, 2001 photo. A historic railroad that takes tourists from Williams, Ariz., 60 miles north of the Grand Canyon, the railway will be able to expand operations from two to three trains a day under a plan approved by the National Park Service. An environmental assessment for train operations approved this week also will allow up to 30 special trains each year for events and promotions. (AP Photo/Jake Bacon)
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VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT — Small wooden balls click rapidly in a whirling bingo basket, as 78 hikers wait to see if their numbers will roll out to win one of 10 permits to visit a rock formation known as The Wave.
Grand Canyon Education Inc.'s shares soared Wednesday after the for-profit education company reported first-quarter results that far exceeded market expectations, and it issued a strong full-year forecast.
CAMERON, Ariz. — Florida aerialist Nik Wallenda has planned his highest tightrope walk yet, and he says he'll do it without a harness.
Dirty bathrooms, closed trails and longer lines at Grand Canyon National Park. Furloughs for thousands of civilian defense workers. Reduced health care access.
Once, the barren mesas and shrub-covered canyons that extend east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted to waiting cars or a trolley stop in San Diego, passing border agents who were too busy herding others to give pause.
FLAGSTAFF — The Grand Canyon is an international destination where spectacular views are not the only thing that grab tourists' attention.
This photo taken Aug. 15, 2011and released by Grand Canyon National Park showing park tourists photographing a park elk as it was seen outside the Thunderbird Lodge, left, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. People living at and visiting the Grand Canyon decades ago never encountered elk that now regularly create traffic jams, graze on the school’s recreational field and hotel lawns and aren’t too shy to display their power. (AP Photo/Michael Quinn, Grand Canyon National Park)
This Oct. 19, 2010 photo released by Grand Canyon National Park showing park tourists photographing a park elk on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. People living at and visiting the Grand Canyon decades ago never encountered elk that now regularly create traffic jams, graze on the school’s recreational field and hotel lawns and aren’t too shy to display their power. (AP Photo/Michael Quinn, Grand Canyon National Park)
Neighbors, city officials and media were treated Tuesday to a preview of the ceremonial grand opening of Mesa Grande Cultural Park and its new visitor center.