This year’s spring rains and snow have eased New Mexico’s drought and made it less likely that we’ll see huge, damaging wildfires this season. But in the big picture, fire ecologists say it’s not a matter of if there will be fire, it’s when. They're trying to use flames now to protect watersheds for years to come.
In a $400 million deal, Maryland-based Host Hotels and Resorts has acquired the Phoenician, which was built in 1988. The 643-room resort is set on 300 acres at the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale.
San Juan County volunteer firefighters respond to about 2,000 calls a year on the Navajo Nation. And they’ve done it for more than two decades. But the New Mexico county fire department said it can no longer afford to provide emergency services to the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation.
The number of abortions in Arizona is dropping much more slowly than the national average despite a host of new state laws designed to make it more difficult for women to access abortion services, according to an Associated Press survey.
Mexican voters elected their first independent gubernatorial candidate, seen as a protest against party politics, while giving the ruling party a lead in Congress, according to official results Monday, sending mixed messages in midterm elections.