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Grand Canyon Weekly Community News

April 6, 2018


Community Announcements


Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for April 5th. Our goal is to combine all Grand Canyon area Activities, Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities in one newsletter and send it out weekly. If you have something to contribute please click the links below. Sorry for missed news the last few weeks - I'm on computer #3 and doing my best to catch up - all seems to be working finally :)


Help needed School Woodworking Project... 

For one of our STEM projects we are making a miniature neighborhood including a mini solar garden. I would love someone to help my 5th graders plan and build a counter height garden box, like this:
(pictured left)  It can be after school or during. I have almost zero woodworking skills. We only need one. I will find the money for the materials.

Thank you for any leads!
Peg Lyle 

Box-Tops wanted!

Here is an easy way to help our local school - check those boxtops - the school earns $0.10 cash per boxtop. Check your tops clip them and turn them in asap!


High School Job Fair April 11th 9 - 10:30 

We are looking for any businesses that want to attend, or help prior to the job fair to assist students with resumes and interviews.  If you can assist please contact Cherie Benefield at 


Have you heard?  Grand Canyon National Geographic IMAX has a new featured show!  This one is wonderful and a must see - National Parks Adventure will take you into our world of National Parks and remind us how lucky we are to live in such beautiful places.  I had the honor of meeting the film makers and they love parks as much as we all do!  Showing nightly at the IMAX at 8:30 pm until May 31st.


Haven't had enough winter?  News from Snowbowl... 

We're excited to resume resort operations, skiing, and boarding this weekend. Please see the following details and share with your family, friends, guests and employees! I hope to see you up here for some Spring skiing...

• We are open weekends in April!

• We are open this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, with the chairlifts running from 10am - 4pm.

• The following lifts will serve the mountain: Big Spruce, Little Spruce, Hart Prairie (day-by-day assessments), Grand Canyon Express, and Agassiz!

• Hart Prairie Lodge will be open for Food and Beverage, Ski School, Rentals, Tickets, and Retail. Agassiz Lodge will be open for Food and Beverage. 9500 Bar will not be open and no Ticket or Retail sales at Agassiz Lodge.


Grand Canyon Head Start 

Head Start is a Free, Family focused pre-school program for income eligible families with children 3 yrs - 5 yrs.  They also provide services to children with special needs.  To apply please contact 928-660-1259.


Coconino Community College 

Coconino Community College is working on hosting classes here at the Grand Canyon!  Please complete this survey if you would be interested in taking classes.


Coconino Communtiy College is also looking for Part-Time Faculty to teach classes here at the Grand Canyon.  They are partnering with the Grand Canyon Chamber, Town of Tusayan, National Park Service and other local businesses to broaden the local educational opportunities with on-site programs.  They want to employ local part-time faculty where possible to help supplement local incomes and provide opportunities to do something new.  If you are interested in a part-time faculty position please click here  to fill out an application.


Tusayan bus route running- The Tusayan bus route is once again running between the Main Visitor Center and Tusayan. Buses run every 20 minutes.  First bus leaves IMAX at 8 am and last bus at IMAX is 9:45 pm.  First bus leaves Visitor Center at 8:25 and last bus leaves Visitor Center at 9:30 pm.  Parking has been full in the park as early as 10 am - please encourage folks to ride the shuttle - wait may be long but at least they have a place to park.


Grand Canyon Tusayan Multi-Modal Transportation Meeting: April 17th 10 am - 2:30 pm Best Western

On behalf of Grand Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon - South Rim Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Tusayan, Paul Revere Transportation and the Kaibab National Forest, we invite you to a workshop aimed at improving diverse transportation options and visitor services at one of Arizona’s most beloved and iconic cultural and natural landscapes.

This workshop is one step in a collaborative effort to enhance multimodal transportation choices, including using the shuttle bus system or bicycling the Greenway Trail system. Enhancement of these options is critical in making the Tusayan-South Rim community a better place to live, work and visit as well protecting park resources from the effects of congestion.

Your expertise and insight will help us polish existing ideas, brainstorm new approaches and make Grand Canyon a better place to live and visit.



Input and Comments still wanted for the Town of Tusayan's Master Plan for Community Trails - comment period ends April 21st 

Click here for more info and make your voice heard.


Road Detours  
Here is the official link with maps for the road detour Please note there will be a lot of traffic on Center Road.  Road speeds are being reduced to 15 mph - please follow those limits and keep an eye out for our local kids that cross that road regularly for school and to get to the Recreation Center.  Stop signs have also been added to help reduce speeds.  Many visitors have been lost in residential areas as well - if you see a confused driver please give them some Grand Service and help them out by redirecting them.


We have added a lot to our Google Calendar so please take a look here.  




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Community Event



Apr 6th 6:30pm Movie Night Battle of the Sexes 

SRM Conference Room lgbtq+


Apr 6th 7 pm Movie Night Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  Grand Canyon Recreation


Apr 6th 1pm - 4 pm  Tax Prep Assistance

Grand Canyon Recreation Center


Apr 8th 9 am 100 Hike Challenge Hike to Ooh Aah Point - leaving from Trailhead 1.8 miles round trip text Brady at 419-733-8708 to attend


Apr 10th, 17th and 24th 5:30 - 6:30 pm Juggling Club Grand Canyon Recreation free to all ages 14 & up


Apr 11th 6 pm Grand Canyon Culture Fest 

Grand Canyon Recreation


Apr 11th 7 pm "The Harvey Girls Musical" 

Community Building


Apr 11th 11:30 - 1:30 pm Customer Service = Sales  Grand Canyon Chamber at the Best Western $10 per person RSVP


Apr 11th 2 pm - 4 pm Customer Service: Make it Easy Grand Canyon Chamber at the Best Western $10 per person RSVP 


Apr 13th 7 pm Movie Night Father Figures 

Grand Canyon Recreation


Apr 14th 9 am - 12 pm Tax Prep Assistance 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center


Apr 14th 7 am - 1 pm Lions Rummage Sale 

GCHS Multi-Purpose Room


Apr 16th 6 pm Networking Mixer 

Grand Canyon Chamber at Papillon


Apr 17th 10 am - 2:30 pm Grand Canyon Tusayan Multi-Modal Transportation Meeting at Best Western (see information above)


Apr 20th 7 pm Movie Night  Molly's Game 

Grand Canyon Recreation


Apr 21st 9 am CPR and AED Class 

Tusayan Fire Station fee $25 Spaces limited please email to register


Apr 21st 10 am - 2 pm Earth Day Main Visitor Center 


Apr 27th 7 pm Movie Night The Post 

Grand Canyon Recreation


Best Western Squire Inn would like to let you know they've made some changes to their menu's.  In addition to the fun Canyon Room daily lunch themes (Mon/Fr Italian, T/Th Mexican, Sat American) they now also have an ala cart lunch menu which features burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, fries and soup.  Their breakfast menu's have also changed and include some yummy waffles, pancakes and French toast.  Their dinner buffet has an international flare with items like naan, curry chicken and then your old favorites like mac and cheese, ribs and mashed potatoes!  So take a cooking break and check it out!