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Dec 18th
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As colors on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park begin to change, it is a reminder that the North Rim's 2010 visitor season is winding down. The South Rim and Inner Canyon facilities remain open year-round, however.

The staff on the North Rim will soon begin to shut down most visitor services and facilities, but the park will remain open to visitors through Nov. 28 or until snow closes Highway 67 leading into the park.
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Grand Canyon Railway has added a completely refurbished, full-length dome car to its rolling stock and named it in honor of Fred Harvey, an 1870s railroad restaurateur who became a legend in the Old West for bringing good food, civilized service and attractive, honestly run eating houses and hotels to travelers.
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Temporary repairs to the North Kaibab trail on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are now completed and all restrictions have been lifted.

Permanent repairs to the third bridge north of Phantom Ranch, the National Park Service said, will take place this winter when flows in Bright Angel Creek are at their lowest and most stable.
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Grand Canyon National Park on Jan. 11, 2008 celebrated with birthday cake and special programs the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Grand Canyon National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.

"This is an exciting time in the history of Grand Canyon National Park," said park Superintendent Steve Martin.

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