The Coconino County Board of Supervisors and now Flagstaff’s City Council support a buffer around Walnut Canyon National Monument that protects that land from potential exchanges and development. But the council has some conditions.
A bill moving through the United States Senate would ban federal officials from regulating lead bullets. That ammunition can often lead to the death of an endangered bird with a small population in the southwest.
Over the last few days rain has fallen on the Slide Fire burn area in Oak Creek Canyon and caused mudslides. So far no one has been hurt and no buildings destroyed, but many who live in the canyon are on edge.
Two young friends in far West Texas depart on a river trip with their fathers and two older brothers. They return having learned about themselves and their environment after a flash flood and a walk across the three desert canyons.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a recall on Foster Farms chicken products over the holiday weekend. Hundreds of people in 29 states have been affected by the outbreak, including 25 people from from Arizona.
Safety inspectors are checking out a strip mall in Marana after a portion of an outdoor roof collapsed injuring four people. The damage was caused when strong winds hit the building near Tucson Monday.
Monday marked the first day of classes for first-year medical students at the University of Arizona’s Phoenix campus. The program has grown since last year, but officials remain concerned that students won’t be able to stay in the state after graduation.