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The state Game and Fish Department is spending about a million dollars a year in travel that may not be necessary or appropriate, state auditors reported Thursday.
The annual Nike Tournament of Champions is upon us.
Recently I saw a story about 10 tons of marijuana being seized at the Arizona border, and I couldn’t help but think, “Why?” Why are our brave police officers and border patrol agents wasting their time on seizing marijuana when there are millions of dollars of dangerous hard drugs and thousands of illegal immigrants slipping through the border?
The stages of cross country season have reached its final kick as the area’s top runners head to the NXN Cross Southwest Regional.
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
Arizona’s story of growth and prosperity came through access to a supply of low-cost energy and water that is now at risk. Before World War II, Arizona was a desert outpost — a stopover on the way to California. As the post-war economy blossomed, Arizona remained the rugged West. But a few visionaries who happened to call Arizona home knew this state could be so much more. But to make that vision a reality, they needed one thing: Water.
A California sandwich chain known for meaty, fresh sandwiches has announced it will open a franchised location in Ahwatukee Foothills during the first quarter of 2014.
Phoebe Taylor’s 20-year-old suburban Atlanta ranch house began plain and “builder grade.”
1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be alert, be on watch! Your enemy, the devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”
Brad Evans is in the middle of his transition.
No doubt a majority of us have received the mailing encouraging us to vote for the education overrides. Yes, there is a need, but we need to go after the legislators to provide money for education in this state.
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
Boulder City, Nev. -- It’s easy to trade the wild ways of Las Vegas for the wilds of the nearby Colorado River: All it takes is a call to a boating outfitter and a federally-approved form of ID.
This April 13, 2013 photo shows the Colorado River snaking through the Black Canyon near Boulder City, Nev. Watercraft must be transported through a federal security zone near the Hoover Dam by an authorized livery service, whether you bring your own gear, rent watercraft or sign up for a guided trip. But some of the guide companies will pick you up at your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip some 30 miles away first thing in the morning and have you in the water before lunch.
This April 14, 2013 photo shows kayakers at the Emerald Cave on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. The cave is one of the highlights of a trip on the river that begins with a guide company picking you up at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip first thing in the morning, putting in near the Hoover Dam in a federal security zone that requires escort by an authorized livery service, and paddling through the Black Canyon.
Mr. Bryan Brinkley of Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society (AZ PASS) wrote a guest commentary in the AFN on Aug. 30, titled “Should guns be loved more than other people?” in which he seems to be offended that AFN published two rebuttals by a “loud minority in the community” to the stance that he and his organization represent.
Mountain Pointe High School will host Rachel’s Challenge today to try and spread awareness on bullying and to make the Pride community feel more compassionate among one other.
Farmington, N.M. • Citing the impact in their own state, some New Mexico officials are urging Arizona utility deregulators to shelve their consideration of deregulating retail electricity sales.
Dog owners can catch a Diamondbacks game with their furry friends and help no-kill animal shelter save more homeless pets. Bark in the Park, presented by Pet Club, in conjunction with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Sept. 15 game time is 1:10 p.m.
With much at stake for Arizona, a group of very different interests recently gathered to best determine how to provide certainty for our energy future while balancing the environmental impacts on national parks in the Southwest — in particular the Grand Canyon.
The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter will host Experience Red Cross, an inside look at the Grand Canyon Chapter in action from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Grand Canyon Chapter’s headquarters, 6135 N. Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix.
Troutman awarded deans list honors
In the past week, we’ve revealed 10 of the top football players to watch on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball in 2013. Sometimes, though, it’s the under-the-radar guys who make as big of an impact.
Gobble up crawfish on the Rim or tube the Colorado River in a massive floating parade.
BULLHEAD CITY River Regatta
So, you’ve floated the Salt a million times. Here’s your chance to ride Arizona’s mightiest river: the Colorado.
The largest floating party on the Colorado River, the Bullhead City River Regatta is protected from power boats by a U.S. Coast Guard-issued safety zone, giving thousands of tubers a wide-open, 10-mile path to Rotary Park, where the first 25,000 to wash ashore get a free hot dog, bag of chips and bottled water.
Area hotels and casinos will run free shuttles to regatta launch points, where air stations will allow you to inflate your tubes on site.
Once you register (online), pick up your wristband and T-shirt from Harrah’s or Walmart in Bullhead City to get started. You must wear your wristband and a life vest to participate. Outfitters that rent tubes and life vests are on the event’s website.
DETAILS >> Launch anytime 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 from Community Park, 1251 Arizona State Route 95, or Davis Camp, 2251 Arizona State Route 68. Float ends at Rotary Park, 2315 Balboa Drive. $30 fee includes shuttle ride back to your starting point and T-shirt. Registration and life vest required. (928) 763-9400 or BullheadRegatta.com.