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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.

Volunteers Keep Saguaro National Park Clean During Shutdown

Staff at Tumacácori National Historical Park tighten budgets as they wait to return to work.

Chiricahua National Monument Closes to Visitors

Officials cite "health and safety concerns" on day 12 of shutdown.

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.

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.

Court Changes Mind on Grand Canyon Mine Claim

Some say the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision may be too late.

Grand Canyon Superintendent Under Investigation

The National Park Service has not said what led to the investigation involving Superintendent Christine Lehnertz.

Cyclist Death on 'A' Mountain Raises Calls for Improvements

Residents are calling for safety measures and restricted hours for vehicles.

Voters to Decide on $225M Bond Plan to Improve Tucson Parks

The city's bond package would borrow to pay for improvements to most of Tucson's parks as well as pedestrian and bicycling mobility projects.

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.

Hiking and Poetry on the Arizona National Scenic Trail

Author writes 43 passages on more than 800 miles

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