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Advocates press for more Grand Canyon funding

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park officials say the park should break last year’s record of 5.5 million visitors this year, but advocates are worried the park may not be able to handle such large crowds. They note that the park has $371.6 million in deferred maintenance projects, according to a National Park Service report, part of… Read More →

New support to protect 1.7M acres at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Backers of a bill that would create a new national monument on 1.7 million acres of federal land around the Grand Canyon touted a new survey Thursday that they said shows broad support for the plan. The telephone survey of likely voters across the state found 80 percent of respondents said they somewhat supported or… Read More →

Monument Valley

Monument valley, four corners, az utah
by in Play

Countless photographs, paintings and movies filmed in this area have made the towering sandstone buttes of Monument Valley a universally recognized symbol of the majestic natural beauty of the American West. Wind and water carved away most of a vast layer of rock that once covered this area of northern Arizona and southern Utah, leaving… Read More →