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Food Manager Class

Coconino County will be conducting the training class on Tuesday August 20th.  It will be held at the Big E Steakhouse from 10 am - 2 pm.

   It is recommended that each participant download and review the course manual before class.  

Please register on-line or email Laura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fee is $55 per person for Manager Training or $30 for recertification. Day of the class please have checks made out to Coconino County Health Dept.  

Questions please call 520-329-1889

National Park Service Requests Public Input on a Telecommunications Plan at Grand Canyon National Park

Contact: Lilly Daniels, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, AZ – The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposal to enhance cellular and Internet services and data network capacity within developed areas of Grand Canyon National Park. 

These services are currently insufficient to meet the needs of visitors, the NPS, and park partners. Action is needed at this time to address these deficiencies and develop guidance for types and locations of telecommunications infrastructure within the park that minimizes impacts to natural and cultural resources and visitor experiences.

The current proposed action includes accommodating up to five additional telecommunications towers within developed areas on the North and South Rims, the installation of small-cell nodes in high visitor use areas, and the installation of fiber optic communications cable along existing corridors. The proposed action also includes the removal or relocation of existing telecommunications infrastructure. 

Public comments on the proposed action will be accepted July 22 until midnight, Aug. 20, 2019(date changed). Additional information is available on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GCTelecommunications

During this time, any individual or group can submit scoping comments electronically through the PEPC project website, which is the preferred method for submitting comments, in person at public scoping open house events, or by mail.

A virtual open house webinar is also scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 12 to 1 p.m. (MST). For additional information on the webinar, visit: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GCTelecommunications.

Webinar for Public Scoping
DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocation
08/06/2019 12:00 PM 1:00 PM MST Webinar

Please join staff from the National Park Service to learn about and discuss the proposed action to enhance cellular and Internet services within Grand Canyon National Park by allowing some upgrades to and relocation of existing telecommunications infrastructure as well as construction and operation of additional telecommunications towers and other infrastructure within developed areas of the park. 
The purpose of this webinar is to provide information to the public about the proposed action and seek public comment. There will be a formal presentation on the proposed action and the planning process from approximately 12:00-12:30pm, with time following to answer questions from the public.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 

Access Code: 787-867-253 

Comments by mail can be sent to:

Grand Canyon National Park
Attn: Telecommunications Plan
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Comments that provide insights about the project purpose and need and the park’s current proposal are particularly helpful. New ideas and proposals are welcome. Following the public comment period, the NPS will analyze and consider all feedback and prepare an environmental assessment (EA), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, to develop and evaluate alternatives.

The NPS will not select an alternative for implementation until after the analysis of the alternatives and their potential impacts has been completed within the EA. There will be a second opportunity for public comment on the EA later this year.



 South Rim - Tusayan Multimodal Transportation Action Plan  &

South Rim - Tusayan Multimodal Transportation Action Plan Outcomes

The entrance to the South Rim of GrandCanyon National Park is one of the busiest single entrances to a park in the world. Total visitation to the park has increased sharply by1.8 million over the last 5 years, culminating in a record 6.35 million visitors in 2018. In recognition of the challenge posed by the resulting congestion in and around Tusayan and the south entrance to the park, a collaborative group made up of Grand Canyon-South Rim Chamber of Commerce, Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, Town of Tusayan and Paul Revere Transportation formed in 2017. Along with community partners, they sought to better understand the current situation, assess driving factors and explore possible solutions.

Project Purpose  Enhance the quality, extent, and use of multimodal transportation options between Tusayan and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to benefit visitors, residents, service providers, community members, and park resources.

Outcomes The South Rim – Tusayan Multimodal Transportation Action Plan contains a series of tangible actions for implementation over the next 5 years.The strategy contained in the plan includes 45 prioritized actions presented under four themes. Some represent current efforts that have proven effective and are recommended for continuation. Others have already been launched during the preparation of the plan, while a substantial number require concerted action by one or more parties. Nearly all of the recommendations sit on the foundation of existing, approved plans.

Please click here for the full overview and click here for the detailed plan.

Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau
P.O. Box 3007 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 | P: (844) 638-2901
© 2016 Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce

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