grand canyon Archives

‘Tis the season for Grand Canyon Railway special events

Grand Canyon Railway
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Digits on the thermometer may be dropping, but the event calendar for the Grand Canyon Railway is just heating up. It’s holiday season for the Railway and that means specialty trains and special rates galore. From the Railway’s festive Pumpkin Patch Train and the area’s popular Harvest Festival, to the magical holiday excursion, THE POLAR EXPRESS… Read More →

Papillon Group pilots go pink for breast cancer awareness

Papillon Group pilots will wear pink epaulettes during the entire month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The ornamental pink epaulette shoulder piece will be worn by every pilot during every tour throughout the month to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness. The tradition began in 2013 when one of Papillon Group’s own pilots… Read More →

Grand Canyon at confluence of money and conservation


When Renae Yellowhorse comes to the area of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet, she feels the presence of her late father. She says she sees him in the desert blooms, feels him in the breeze and senses him when she takes steps toward the edge of the canyon. But… Read More →

Arizona’s hospitality industry embraces global market

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Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona, but to promote these natural wonders to international travelers is no walk in the park. To showcase Arizona around the globe, it takes detailed research, strategic planning, effective branding and marketing, a global network of industry professionals — and the power to erase any lingering negativity… Read More →

Tickets on sale for Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

There is a pumpkin patch that you can only get to by train, where pumpkins for the picking abound. Activities at the historic Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams, Ariz., include a haunted railway car, a hay bale maze, and pumpkin arts and crafts in the Harvest Room. Reserved tickets are now on sale for… Read More →

Road creates easier trip to Skywalk at Grand Canyon

CORRECTION Grand Canyon Skywalk Road

Officials from the Hualapai Tribe held a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Crews recently paved the final 9-mile stretch of dirt and gravel road that had tour operators complaining of broken windows, flat tires, missing hubcaps and dust. Motorists now… Read More →

EPA ruling may close Navajo Generating Station by 2044


The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: TapHouse Kitchen

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by in Dining | Eat | Featured

TapHouse Kitchen lives up to its name by providing all of its beers and wines on tap. The new Scottsdale restaurant has achieved a great start with its fabulous patio (equipped with comfy chairs, a fireplace and heaters for cold weather and misters for the summer), delicious appetizers and entrees and of course its long… Read More →

Will Brewer keep the Grand Canyon open?

by in Business News | Tourism

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer must decide Wednesday whether to send more money to keep the Grand Canyon National Park open. The agreement Brewer struck last week with the National Park Service to pay to keep the park open expires Friday night. The deal requires Brewer to give the park two days’ notice if she wants… Read More →

Arizona strikes deal to reopen Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011
by in Business News | Tourism

Arizona reached a deal Friday with the Interior Department to pay for Grand Canyon National Park to completely reopen using state and local funds during the federal government shutdown. The deal means the park should reopen Saturday, allowing thousands of tourists to flock to the natural wonder in northern Arizona, said Andrew Wilder, spokesman for… Read More →

Diane Costantino – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Diane Costantino - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Diane Costantino – Managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Costantino has been managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers since June 2004. She helps her clients with acquisition structuring, global expansion and other complex tax matters. She also gives back to the community through her involvement in Boys and Girls Clubs and United Way. She also received the Spirit of Philanthropy… Read More →

Kiehl's Since 1851 Arrives in Scottsdale

by in Beauty | Scottsdale News

The Store Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care preparations, opened its very first retail store in at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Kiehl’s is proud to offer visitors and the Scottsdale community the opportunity to discover the brand’s efficacious skin, hair and body care products, personalized customer service… Read More →

10 Top Arizona Landmarks And Sights


Despite the typical images of a colorless and dry land that the word “desert” brings up in our minds, Arizona has a lot more to offer than varying shades of brown. Arizona landscapes and sights are unique and often breathtaking. They show the long, rich history of Arizona before buildings and people. Here are the… Read More →

Judge Upholds Mining Ban Near Canyon

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

U.S. District Judge David Campbell late yesterday denied a uranium industry motion to overturn the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. The ban was adopted January 2012 to protect the Grand Canyon’s watersheds. The withdrawal prohibits new mining claims and development on old claims that lack… Read More →