Arizona governor declares emergency for wildfire

U.S. 07/24/19, 14:32

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for a wildfire burning near Flagstaff in northern Arizona. The blaze, first spotted on Sunday at about 11 a.m., charred about four square miles in a mountain pass that is ...

Tribes across country push for better internet access

Business 05/14/19, 15:50

In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet.The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust. School children who have online homework struggle ...

Arizona campus sees fleet of food delivery robots

Business 03/30/19, 15:42

Dozens of cooler-like robots on wheels have begun rolling around Northern Arizona University's main campus in Flagstaff to deliver meals from Einstein Bros. Bagels, Cobrizo Mexican Grill and other retailers to hundreds of students a day.San Francisco Bay Area startup ...

Stranded man who feared arrest found dead after 5-day search

U.S. 03/19/19, 18:05

A man who likely died from exposure while stranded in Arizona might have survived if he had not rejected rescue efforts because he was afraid of being arrested, authorities said Tuesday. Ryan Long, 38, died several days after authorities found his ...

1st female superintendent of Grand Canyon park steps down

U.S. 03/14/19, 16:26

The first female superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park resigned Thursday, less than three years after she took the helm of one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Christine Lehnertz's resignation comes months after she was reassigned amid a federal ...

Grand Canyon chief isn’t back after being cleared in inquiry

U.S. 03/05/19, 20:26

The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has not returned to her job nearly a month after being cleared of accusations that she created a hostile work environment, improperly disciplined an employee and wasted park resources.Christine Lehnertz was reassigned in ...

Update: Lingering cold air keeps S. California frigid

U.S. 02/22/19, 10:48

The Latest on wintry weather (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Lingering cold air is keeping Southern California frigid following a storm that dropped snow at elevations rarely seen in the Los Angeles region. Morgan Baggs shovels the driveway at his home in Flagstaff, ...

Winter storm brings record snowfall to parts of Arizona

U.S. 02/22/19, 01:12

A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts.The Clark County School District in southern Nevada, the nation's ...

Snow from Arizona storm ‘just getting started’ shuts schools

U.S. 02/21/19, 18:42

Schools, highways, businesses and even medical clinics were closed Thursday as a major, record-breaking storm descended on north-central Arizona, dousing areas with around two feet of snow.The National Weather Service said snow was falling at three to four inches an ...

Update: Storm shuts Interstate 17 near Camp Verde

U.S. 02/21/19, 17:42

The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Northbound lanes of Interstate 17 near Camp Verde are closed as a storm continues to dump snow in the region. The Arizona Department of Transportation says the closure starts about 12 miles north ...

Helicopters haul logs for Flagstaff forest thinning project

Health 02/17/19, 13:03

Helicopter flights over Flagstaff are common, particularly with the local hospital being northern Arizona's only top-tier trauma center, but the cargo of some of the helicopters buzzing over Flagstaff these days consists of logs, not people.The logs are the product ...

Head of Grand Canyon cleared of undisclosed allegations

U.S. 02/08/19, 14:27

A U.S. investigation at Grand Canyon National Park has ended with the exoneration of the park's superintendent and an announcement that she'll return to work soon.Christine Lehnertz was reassigned in October while investigators from the Interior Department's Office of Inspector ...

Tribal land known for waterfalls won’t allow tour guides

U.S. 01/26/19, 12:14

Reservations open soon for tourists eager to snag a camping spot in an Arizona gorge known for its blue-green waterfalls.None of the spots will be available to tour guides.The Havasupai (hav-uh-SU'-peye) Tribe decided against issuing licenses to outfitters this year. ...

Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years as a national park in 2019

U.S. 12/31/18, 15:20

The first European American who reached the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon marveled at what was before him: an astounding system of canyons, profound fissures and slender spires that seemingly tottered from their bases.The scenery wasn't enough to convince ...

High court rules against Hopi Tribe in snowmaking challenge

U.S. 11/29/18, 16:54

The Hopi Tribe has lost a legal battle against snowmaking on a northern Arizona mountain where tribal members made frequent pilgrimages to gather plants and water for ceremonial use long before a ski resort existed.The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday ...

Fractious Arizona Senate race heads into final hours

Politics 11/05/18, 19:57

Republican Rep. Martha McSally barnstormed rural Arizona on Monday while Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema dashed around its urban core in Phoenix as the congresswomen tried to drum up every last vote in the final day of their neck-and-neck U.S. Senate ...

Court revives claim involving uranium mine near Grand Canyon

U.S. 10/26/18, 17:20

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 claims on roughly 1,562 square miles outside the boundaries of the national park through 2032. But ...

Grand Canyon chief being investigated, will be reassigned

U.S. 10/23/18, 19:26

The superintendent at the Grand Canyon will be reassigned amid a federal investigation into undisclosed allegations, the National Park Service said Tuesday, marking the latest upheaval at one of the country's most popular national parks.Investigators from the Interior Department's Office ...

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