archiveAugust 2014

Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, August 1990

From the issue: "A violent storm showers the desert with lightning bolts." The issue included several more storm photos, along with a story about how University of Arizona scientists were researching new ways to pinpoint lightning strikes. Photo by Wil...

Celebrate Wildlife at the Grand Canyon Next Month

Do you love wildlife? Do you also love the Grand Canyon? If your answer is "yes" to both questions, start making plans to attend Grand Canyon National Park's Celebrate Wildlife Day, taking place Saturday, September 13, at the South Rim. Park rangers a...

San Xavier Mission School Turns 150

The school at Mission San Xavier del Bac is celebrating its 150th year of operation this school year. San Xavier Mission School, located on the west side of the mission, opened in 1864 and serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

Don’t Get Struck by Lightning This Monsoon Season

We're at the height of monsoon season in Arizona, and that means lightning. Lots and lots of lightning. And while it's possible to survive a lightning strike — Roy Sullivan, a Shenandoah National Park ranger, survived seven of them, if you can believe...

Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, August 1959

From the issue: "Glen Canyon Bridge, 700 feet above the Colorado River, is the highest steel arch bridge in the world. Its 1,271-foot length gracefully and spectacularly spans the Glen Canyon of the Colorado." The bridge is still in use today as part o...

New Grand Canyon Exhibit Highlights the Arizona Trail

As reported by our friends at The Arizona Republic, a visitors center near the Grand Canyon is opening an exhibit on the 817-mile Arizona Trail, which runs from Arizona's northern border with Utah to its southern border with Mexico. The trail, a fed...

Q&A: Swinging From the Trees in the White Mountains

Recently, we received an email from James Nesslage, a construction contractor with Nessco Designs in Sanders. Nesslage thought we'd be interested to know about his seasonal project: From late August to mid-October, he and his crew harvest pine cones ...
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