Arizona Game and Fish is warning the public about a dangerous bear in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson. The bear has been spotted multiple times, and on at least one occasion it charged a group of hikers, coming within ten feet of them.
Oil and gas companies want to drill next to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, an area with the largest concentration of pueblos, or ancient dwellings, in North America. A two-month public comment period starts Oct. 21.
The Scottsdale Mayor’s race pits incumbent Mayor Jim Lane against former councilman Bob Littlefield. If elected, Lane would serve his third and final term as mayor. Littlefield was on the council for 12 years.