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archiveNovember 2014

Animal Sighted on North Rim Confirmed to Be Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf

DNA testing has confirmed that an animal spotted on the Grand Canyon's remote North Rim is a Rocky Mountain gray wolf, meaning the wolf traveled nearly 500 miles — and probably much farther — to get there. The female wolf, which is wearing an inoperati...

Prescott Circle Trail Nears Completion

If you've ever dreamed of hiking all the way around Prescott, well, we would first say that's a strange and oddly specific dream to have. Regardless, you soon will be able to make that dream a reality. The city of Prescott announced last week that its ...

Author Shares Story, Photos of 1953 Jerome Flood

Friday Fotos is on hiatus the next two weeks. In its place this week are a letter and photos we received from reader and author Gaye Morgan-Walton (who sometimes writes as Gwynn Morgan) of Alamogordo, New Mexico, about our November and December issues....

ADOT, Partners Launch Healthy Forest Initiative

Our bosses at the Arizona Department of Transportation are partnering with other organizations to help clear areas scorched by the devastating Wallow Fire in 2011. ADOT, the State Forestry Division and the Eastern Arizona Counties Organization are laun...

Another Reintroduced Bighorn Sheep Dies Near Tucson

Another of the 31 bighorn sheep transplanted to the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson has died, the Arizona Game and Fish Department said last week. As Doug Kreutz of the Arizona Daily Star reported, just 12 of the original bighorns in the Pusch Rid...

Grand Canyon National Park Proposes Fee Increase

Entrance fees for Grand Canyon National Park would increase under a park proposal that's now up for public comment. Currently, the park charges $25 for a seven-day pass for a single vehicle, but that would increase to $30 under the proposal. An annual ...

Friday Fotos: Just Say Snow

See what I did with that headline? Because "snow" rhymes with "no." Anyway, thank you, as always, for your amazing Friday Fotos submissions. This week's theme of "first snow" brought out a lot of great photos. You can see a few of them in the gallery o...

Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, November 1960

From the issue: "'Where the Grass Is Green' by Ray Manley. 5x7 Linhof camera; Ektachrome; f.16 at 1/75th sec; 8 1/2" Symmar lens, ASA Rating 50. This photograph was taken near Sonoita, in Santa Cruz County, and shows some of the finest range country i...

600+ Acres of Land Near San Pedro River Now Protected

More than 600 acres of land along the last major free-flowing river in the Southwest will be protected from development under an agreement announced last week. As The Arizona Republic reports, four properties along the San Pedro River will remain undev...
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