In 1895, more than a dozen years before Arizona became a state, the first high school was built in Phoenix. For many years Phoenix Union High School was the oldest secondary school west of the Mississippi.
Chemical deicer is commonly used to keep roads clear of snow and ice, and it makes travel safer. But it also kills ponderosa pines. The city of Flagstaff found that out when they experimented with deicer a few years ago.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the man police have accused of gunning down a retired police officer on Christmas Eve near Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.