archiveMarch 2016

Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, March 1981

From the issue: "The dramatic sunset over Phoenix signals the end of another perfect day in Arizona, where leisure is a distinctive part of the life-style." Main photo by Dick Dietrich; inset photos by (from left) Tallon, Canby, Mortimer, Jacka, Tallo...

Disease Risk Spurs Closure of Cave at Grand Canyon

The only cave open to the public at Grand Canyon National Park is closed, for the moment, because of a serious disease risk, park officials said. Rodent activity at Cave of the Domes, located near Horseshoe Mesa at the end of the Grandview Trail, has t...

The Man in the Creek: Jim Harrison, 1937-2016

EDITOR'S NOTE: Jim Harrison, an acclaimed writer and a resident of Patagonia in Southern Arizona, died last week at age 78. In his honor, we'd like to share a story our managing editor wrote about Mr. Harrison for the August 2012 issue of Arizona Highw...

Exploring South Mountain on Horseback

Whether you’re visiting Phoenix or just looking for a new weekend activity in the Valley, Ponderosa Stables has an adventure to offer. Situated less than 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, the riding stables have been tucked away in the foothills of Sou...

Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, March 1970

From the issue: "'Arizona State Flag' from a painting by Larry Toschik. In presenting our 'Flags Over Arizona' this issue, we were lucky to have Larry do this assignment for us. Readers familiar with our pages in the past know of his wildlife art work...

First Air Force One Set to Leave Arizona for Restoration

After languishing at a Southern Arizona airfield for years, the first aircraft to be known as Air Force One is heading to the East Coast. As the Associated Press reported last week, the Columbine II — a 1948 Lockheed C-121 Constellation — will be flown...

On April 5, Consider Helping Arizona’s Nonprofits

April 5 is Arizona Gives Day, an annual event that began in 2013. Don't know what Arizona Gives Day is? Apparently, you're not alone. Last year, the event, which aims to provide much-needed funding to the state's nonprofit organizations, raised $2 mill...

Q&A: Revisiting History With the Arizona Ground Crew

Scott Dunkirk knows his history. Along with two other "living historians," Bill Gaston and Timothy Murphy, he formed the Arizona Ground Crew Living History Unit Inc. in 2006. The goal of the group, which now has 12 members, is to educate the public on ...
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