Grand Canyon National Park North Rim
The North Rim, which closes in October and typically reopens in May, is now scheduled to reopen June 2, with the campground opening on June 9.
Apr. 7, 2023
Preparing for an influx of tourists during Semana Santa — or Holy Week — a coastal Sonoran town removed the spines from hundreds of stingrays on its beaches.
Apr. 6, 2023
Lake Pleasant
Authorities are warning boaters who use Lake Pleasant to beware of unseen debris in the water. Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said recent storms have washed scrub brush and even tree trunks into the lake.
Apr. 1, 2023
Shady Park
After a lengthy legal battle over concert noise, a downtown Tempe venue and a senior-living facility on the ASU campus have reached a resolution.
Mar. 31, 2023
Hand tossing baseball
The Cactus League is not unlike an election. Just as one season ends, the next is right around the corner. For league executive director Bridget Binsbacher, that means teaming with Arizona State University for an economic impact study about the value of spring training to Arizona’s economy.
Mar. 31, 2023
Bright Angel Trail
One of the most popular trails within Grand National Park is being closely watched after winter storms triggered a series of rock slides.
Mar. 23, 2023
Tom Zoellner
Tom Zoellner is a fifth-generation Arizonan. He wanted to get a deeper understanding of his home state — so he walked across it. The result is his new book, "Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona."
Mar. 22, 2023
traveler with a suitcase
U.S. officials are urging people traveling to Mexico for spring break to be prepared and use caution. They aren’t, however, telling people to stay away from the country entirely.
Mar. 17, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park
The Transcanyon Waterline, which supplies water to the local community and millions of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park, will be undergoing a $208 million multi-year repair project. These upgrades will ensure waterline breaks that have been happening over the past 13 years will not continue.
Mar. 15, 2023
Grupo Nibbel 70 has been the Club Obregon band for about a decade, and is one of the bar's main draws.
In a historic building in downtown Hermosillo, a good band, cheap beer and inclusive spirit are the key ingredients of one of the city’s most beloved watering holes. Revelers from all walks of life gather to dance, sing and get to know the compelling cast of characters they share Hermosillo with.
Mar. 15, 2023
Chiricahua National Monument
Although Arizona has thousands of acres of public land, it only has three national parks. Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly has introduced legislation to create a fourth.
Mar. 13, 2023
ASU Mullett Arena hockey Tempe
The Arizona Coyotes have struggled in their first season playing at Mullett Arena in Tempe. But a championship cup will soon be hoisted on their home ice.
Mar. 11, 2023
FanDuel Sportsbook Footprint Center Phoenix
Arizona legalized sports gambling in September of 2021, just before that year’s NFL season kicked off. The final numbers are now in for 2022, the first full year of wagering in the state.
Mar. 11, 2023
hotel door
The American Hotel and Lodging Association also finds hotel occupancies to be near pre-pandemic levels. The group predicts Arizona to see a 15% increase in tax revenue from 2019, higher than the national average. But staffing will likely continue to be a problem for hotels nationwide.
Mar. 10, 2023
Arizona Border Crossings
In Arizona, Alex LaPierre is the co-founder of Borderlandia, a tour company and binational organization committed to building public understanding of the borderlands. He and his wife, who is from Sonora, started the company together to promote understanding in the region.
Mar. 9, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service recently released visitation numbers for last year, and one Arizona park was the second most visited in the nation.
Mar. 8, 2023
The vast majority of the world’s money supply and transactions now take a digital form. But coins and paper currency were all the rage in downtown Phoenix this past week. The National Money Show — a three-day event devoted to coin collecting — concluded this weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Mar. 6, 2023
books on display
Tucson will host one of the biggest literary festivals in the country this weekend — and books are only part of the story.
Mar. 2, 2023
Grand Falls
A group of Navajo residents living near what’s become a landmark waterfall in northern Arizona want to close it off to tourists and visitors, saying the increasingly popular area is being loved to death.
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Mar. 1, 2023
Shakespeare, hiking in Arizona, poetry on vinyl and a haiku winner share some thematic space on this KJZZ podcast about literature in Arizona and the region. It's hosted by Tom Maxedon.
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Feb. 27, 2023


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