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Flood at Famed Arizona Waterfalls Sends Tourists Scrambling

A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls will make repairs after heavy flooding over the Thanksgiving break sent tourists scrambling to higher ground. No one was injured in the flooding on the Havasupai reservation, and the water receded within hours. The extent of the damage is unknown.

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6/28/2020

article Havasu falls are off limits to river rafters during COVID lockdown, Havasupai Tribe says
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s Havasupai Falls have been closed to tourists since March 16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and the Havasupai Tribe issued another...

6/26/2020

article Havasu falls are off limits to river rafters during COVID lockdown, Havasupai Tribe says
(Arizona) -- Arizona’s Havasupai Falls have been closed to tourists since March 16 as a result of the new coronavirus pandemic, and the Havasupai Tribe issued...

6/25/2020

article Havasupai Tribe Tells River Trips To Stay Away
(Arizona) -- As Grand Canyon National Park allows its first trips of the season down the Colorado River, the Havasupai Tribe has told river guides to stay off its land....

5/6/2020

article Coronavirus threat will keep Havasupai Falls closed indefinitely. Here's what we know
(Arizona) -- Arizona's dramatic Havasupai Falls have been closed to visitors since March 16 because of the threat posed by the new coronavirus pandemic. They won...

4/22/2020

article Flagstaff company to host virtual run to aid Havasupai Tribe relief efforts during pandemic
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai Reservation is one of the most remote reservations in the United States, nestled deep within the Grand Canyon, the only way to access the...
article Miss Havasupai talks dreams after Verde Valley School
(Arizona) -- It was the flag of the Havasupai Tribe and signified that Kambria Siyuja, a member of the tribe, had joined the VVS community. Kambria’s mother...

4/21/2020

article Flagstaff company to host virtual run to aid Havasupai Tribe relief efforts during pandemic
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai Reservation is one of the most remote reservations in the United States, nestled deep within the Grand Canyon, the only way to access the...

4/14/2020

article Grand Canyon’s Havasupai Tribe seeks aid after loss of tourism from COVID-19
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai Tribe, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, is asking for aid. Known for its remote location and breathtaking turquoise waterfalls and...

4/13/2020

article Flagstaff company donating money to help Havasupai tribe and Flagstaff foodbank
(Arizona) -- A Flagstaff based company that is known for its award-winning brand of hiking and trekking footwear spikes known as MICROSpikes and NANOspikes has decided...

4/9/2020

article Havasupai Ill Equipped To Handle COVID-19, Close Canyon
(Arizona) -- Down at the bottom of the Grand Canyon the most isolated Native American tribe in the lower 48 states lacks the resources needed to deal with a pandemic. If...

4/6/2020

article Tribal Land Known for Waterfalls Extends Tourism Closure
(Arizona) -- A small northern Arizona reservation known for its blue-green waterfalls will remain closed to tourists through mid-May. The Havasupai Tribe passed a...

4/1/2020

article The Havasupai Nation Loves Sharing Havasu Falls With You — but Now They Need Your Help in Return
(Arizona) -- You may not know the name Havasu Falls, but if you've spent any time on Instagram, you most certainly know what it looks like. There are few words to...

3/22/2020

article Havasupai Tribe Declares State Of Emergency
(Arizona) -- The Grand Canyon-area Havasupai tribe, known for its turquoise-blue Havasupai Falls, has declared a public health emergency in the wake of the coronavirus....
article Havasupai Tribe Declares State Of Emergency
(Arizona) -- The Grand Canyon-area Havasupai tribe, known for its turquoise-blue Havasupai Falls, has declared a public health emergency in the wake of the coronavirus....

3/16/2020

article Havasupai Tribe Suspends Tourist Visits For 30 Days To Slow Spread of COVID-19
(Arizona) -- A popular tourist destination deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon is shutting down temporarily over concerns about the new coronavirus. The Havasupai...

3/15/2020

article Havasupai Falls closes temporarily because of coronavirus threat
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai Tribal Council on Saturday announced a temporary suspension of hiking and tourism to the tribe's wildly popular Havasupai Falls in a...
article Havasupai Tribe: Tourism to Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, Beaver Falls suspended until April 14
(Arizona) -- Tourism to one of Arizona's most popular destinations -- the Havasupai Falls -- has been temporarily suspended, the Havasupai Tribal Council announced...

1/27/2020

article Reservations for Arizona's stunning Havasu falls go on sale Feb. 1. Here's how to get an elusive permit
(Arizona) -- Reservations to hike to the idyllic green waters of Arizona's Havasupai Falls don't come easy. If you want to try to reserve a 2020 hiking permit...

12/20/2019

article Judge pares down Arizona tribal students’ lawsuit vs US agency
(Arizona) -- A judge has pared down a lawsuit that accuses the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education of failing to adequately provide for students on a small Arizona...

12/12/2019

article PETA purchases billboard in northern Arizona to highlight Havasupai horse abuse
(Arizona) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has purchased a billboard advertisement to warn people traveling to the Havasupai reservation about the...

12/6/2019

article Flash flood hit sleeping campers near popular waterfall. California man came to the rescue
(Arizona) -- Justin Corley thought he was going on vacation last week when he and his family left their Clovis home bound for spectacular hiking near Grand Canyon...

12/2/2019

article Flood at Famed Arizona Waterfalls Sends Tourists Scrambling
(Arizona) -- A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls will make repairs after heavy flooding over the Thanksgiving...

9/18/2019

article Most Isolated Tribe In Continental U.S. Gets Broadband
(Arizona) -- Nestled among turquoise blue waterfalls and cottonwood trees, the tiny Havasupai reservation is accessible only by foot, by mule or by helicopter.

9/11/2019

article Tourists Warned: Video Shows Limping, Scarred Horses, Mules on Havasupai Trail
(Arizona) -- PETA has released a new video exposé showing horses and mules on the Havasupai trail being forced to carry heavy loads of tourist gear up and down a...

7/20/2019

article Arizona waterfall featured in Beyoncé ‘Lion King’ video
(Arizona) -- For a few hours, Beyoncé had a famed blue-green waterfall in northern Arizona to herself. The Havasupai (hav-uh-SU’-peye) Tribe says it was honoured...

7/17/2019

article Beyonce's Lion King video shoot shut down Arizona's Havasu Falls. Then she went to Sedona
(Arizona) -- Last week, the head of Arizona’s film office received a phone call: Would it be possible for Beyonce to shoot a video to promote new "The Lion...

7/16/2019

article How Beyonce's 'Lion King' 'Spirit' video shut down remote Grand Canyon waterfalls
(Arizona) -- Last week, the head of Arizona’s film office received a phone call: Would it be possible for Beyonce to shoot a video to promote new "The Lion...

7/15/2019

article Desperately Seeking Refuge: Susan Ash Rescues Abused Pack Animals
(Arizona) -- Susan Ash remembers the moment she became an animal-rights activist. It was sometime in the 1980s, and she had just moved to Texas and purchased her first...
article Desperately Seeking Refuge: Susan Ash Rescues Abused Pack Animals
(Arizona) -- Susan Ash remembers the moment she became an animal-rights activist. It was sometime in the 1980s, and she had just moved to Texas and purchased her first...

7/12/2019

article OP/ED: Havasupai Tribe hindered by inadequate internet
(Indian Country) -- The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable...
article Lack of broadband puts Havasupai tribe, rural areas ‘in jeopardy’
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai tribe is falling behind in education, health and emergency needs because, like many rural communities, it lacks affordable, reliable and high-...
article Beyonce spotted shooting music video at Havasupai
(Arizona) -- Beyonce shut down the famous Havasu Falls in Havasupai to shoot a music video Wednesday. The area on the Havasupai Indian Reservation is very remote and...

6/25/2019

article The turquoise Havasupai falls in the Grand Canyon are stunning. Here's how to experience them
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai waterfalls are as glorious as thousands of visitors have attested on myriad social media posts devoted to this Grand Canyon natural wonder. So...

6/24/2019

article Hiking to Havasupai: How far is it, what's Mooney Falls like and everything you need to know
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai waterfalls are as glorious as thousands of visitors have attested on myriad social media posts devoted to this Grand Canyon natural wonder. So...

5/28/2019

article With Viral Tweet, Activist Urges Defeat of Massive Grand Canyon Development That Threatens Local Tribe's Water
(Arizona) -- A grassroots campaign is calling on anyone who opposes a huge new development just a few miles from Grand Canyon National Park to make their objections...

5/22/2019

article Sen. Sinema Applauds Broadband Expansion for the Havasupai Tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to invest in four new Educational...

5/17/2019

article Havasupai secures license to retain, expand internet access
(Arizona) -- A Native American tribe has plans to expand internet access on its northern Arizona reservation now that it has a permanent license from the U.S. government...
article Havasupai students travel 250 miles to experience 'eye-opening' promises of a larger school
(Arizona) -- Gretchen Maynard thought the students were in shock. She saw it in hoodies cinched tight as the kids toured the gleaming high school hallways. It was in the...

2/18/2019

article Selling Havasupai falls reservations is prohibited but that doesn't stop people from trying
(Arizona) -- As the official starting time approached, eyes across the world were glued on the "reservations" button, ready to pounce as soon as it came to...

1/30/2019

article Havasu Falls Has Banned Tour Guides — Here’s How To Get There In 2019
(Arizona) -- The famed Havasu Falls are hidden deep within the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The small village of Supai is the most remote Indigenous American community...

1/28/2019

article Havasupai Tribe Bans Professional Guides From Its Picturesque Tribal Land
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai Tribe has decided not to allow professional guides to escort visitors to its reservation in the Grand Canyon, an area which includes...

1/26/2019

article Tribal land known for waterfalls won't allow tour guides
(Arizona) -- The thousands of tourists who travel to a remote Native American reservation deep in the Grand Canyon each year to camp near a series of picturesque, blue-...

11/11/2018

article More to be done to help Havasupai horses
(Arizona) -- SAVE is grateful to the Daily Sun for reporting the abuse of the Havasupi pack animals in Grand Canyon. However, an accurate exposure of the level and scope...

10/30/2018

article Court Revives Effort To Stop Mining Near The Grand Canyon
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court has revived a challenge to a company's right to mine uranium near the Grand Canyon. An Obama-era decision prohibits new mining...

10/28/2018

article Court gives tribe, environmentalists new chance to fight uranium mine
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court said Thursday that the Havasupai tribe and environmental advocates can challenge an existing uranium mine on land near the Grand...

10/1/2018

article U.S. Supreme Court keeps ban on uranium mining at Grand Canyon
(Washington D.C.) -- In a major victory for environmental groups and the Havasupai Tribe, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by mining interests to overturn...

9/29/2018

article Progress, not perfection, for Havasupai horses
(Arizona) -- In the spring of 2016, eight pack horses were transferred from the Havasupai Indian Reservation to Coconino Humane Association for care. The horses were...

8/31/2018

article Arizona canyon famed for waterfalls to reopen after flooding
(Arizona) -- Weeks after flooding rushed through a world-famous gorge off the Grand Canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the Arizona tribe that calls the...

8/30/2018

article Havasupai Falls and campground to reopen on Sept. 1, Tribe says
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai hiking trails and campground will reopen on Sept. 1, the Tribal Council announced this week. "The necessary repairs to the trail and...

8/29/2018

article Havasu falls hiking trail, campground will reopen Sept. 1 after flood damage
(Arizona) -- Folks who hold coveted reservations to hike to the Havasu waterfalls can breathe easy. The wildly popular destination on the Havasupai Reservation in a...

7/27/2018

article Tribal land near Grand Canyon suffers extensive flood damage
(Arizona) -- An American Indian tribe whose land lies deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon has issued a disaster declaration after extensive flooding forced the...
article Tribe near Grand Canyon issues disaster declaration after extensive flooding
(Arizona) -- An American Indian tribe issued a disaster declaration Thursday after its tribal land deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon saw extensive flooding earlier...

7/26/2018

article Tribal land near Grand Canyon suffers extensive flood damage
(Arizona) -- An American Indian tribe whose land lies deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon has issued a disaster declaration after extensive flooding forced the...

7/25/2018

article Flooding closes famed Arizona waterfalls through August
(Arizona) -- A popular hiking and camping destination on tribal land deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon is closed to tourists through August. The Havasupai Tribal...

7/24/2018

article Havasupai waterfalls closed through Aug. 31 because of flooding
(Arizona) -- Havasu Falls, the bucket-list Arizona hiking and camping destination in a remote corner of the Grand Canyon, will remain closed to tourists through Aug. 31...

7/19/2018

article Havasupai at Grand Canyon closed due to flood damage
(Arizona) -- Officials say Havasupai at the Grand Canyon is closed through at least the end of July due to flood damage. About 200 tourists were evacuated from a...

7/16/2018

article Flooding Cancels Hundreds Of Trips To Coveted Havasupai Waterfalls
(Arizona) -- Hundreds of tourists who booked coveted overnight trips on tribal land deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon will have to reschedule after heavy flooding...
article The Chaos of a Flash Flood at Havasupai Falls
(Arizona) -- As early as last Wednesday, rain began dumping into the Havasu Falls area of the Grand Canyon, turning the renowned and typically placid turquoise water...

7/14/2018

article Flooding cancels hundreds of trips to coveted waterfalls
(Arizona) -- Hundreds of tourists who booked coveted overnight trips on tribal land deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon will have to reschedule after heavy flooding...
article Havasupai Flood: Firsthand videos, photos and quotes
(Arizona) -- On Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning, heavy precipitation over the Havasupai reservation deep in the Grand Canyon caused massive flash flooding....

7/12/2018

article Flash floods force evacuations, closures on Havasupai Reservation
(Florida) -- Monsoon-related flash flooding that hit the Havasupai village of Supai on Wednesday and Thursday have forced the closure of the popular Grand Canyon...

7/10/2018

article In the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents want to regain control over failing school
(Arizona) -- The Havasupai wanted their school back. Sixteen years had passed since the tribe handed control of Havasupai Elementary School to the federal government....

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