Amtrak closes iconic Grand Canyon stop

Amtrak closes iconic Grand Canyon stop

From Travel Pulse Williams Junction is officially closed. The gateway to the Grand Canyon for many train travelers, Amtrak has closed its popular station, forcing those heading to the national park via Amtrak to now take a shuttle service from Flagstaff, Arizona, about 30 miles away. According to a report in AZ Central, the burden of the shuttle service—operated by the […]

Hunters may be solution to reducing destructive bison herd at Grand Canyon

Hunters may be solution to reducing destructive bison herd at Grand Canyon

By Kianna Gardner / Cronkite News GRAND CANYON – A spring used to rush through a hillside on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, nourishing bats, mule deer and other wildlife — that is, until bison trampled the watering hole into a mud puddle. The herd has proven to be an environmental nuisance, depleting water sources, […]

1889 – More stars added to U.S. Flag!

1889 – More stars added to U.S. Flag!

By SoAzNewsX February 22 1847 two-day Battle of Buena Vista begins: US troops beat Mexican army. 1876- Montana Territory- Major Brisbin is ordered to leave Fort Ellis to reinforce Fort Pease, which is besieged by Sitting Bull. 1878- New Mexico Territory- William Bonney and Fred Waite are released from jail following Tunstall’s funeral. 1878- Allen […]

National Park Service employee dies at Grand Canyon

National Park Service employee dies at Grand Canyon

By SoAzNewsX On Friday, officials from Yellowstone National Park announced that a National Park Service employee had fallen to her death at the Grand Canyon reports Travel Pulse. According to NBC.com, 21-year-old National Park Service employee Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar from Quito, Ecuador, was standing with a group of coworkers at around 3:15 a.m. when […]

How the Grand Canyon changed our ideas of natural beauty

How the Grand Canyon changed our ideas of natural beauty

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed it “one of the great sights every American should see.” It’s true. Every visitor today knows the Grand Canyon as a unique testimony to […]

Ride the Polar Express to the Grand Canyon this season

Ride the Polar Express to the Grand Canyon this season

By SoAzNewsX If you’re staying in Arizona this holiday season, consider a ride aboard the Polar Express to the Grand Canyon. The excursion departs from Williams, Arizona and 90 minutes later reaches the Grand Canyon. More from Travel Pulse: If you want an inkling as to what you will encounter amid your travels, the following […]