Officials cautioned Northeast residents to not be misled by a relatively smooth Monday morning commute, and pressed their cautions to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.
The Surprise Recreation Campus Box Office opens 7 a.m. today with tickets available for a variety of events, including 2015 spring training, the Celebrity Flag Football Challenge and two college baseball tournaments.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department began to ban open fires in city mountain and desert preserves, effective May 12. In consultation with the Phoenix Fire Department, smoking and charcoal fires are included in the ban due to the extreme fire danger that the combination of low humidity, increasing temperatures and frequent high winds. Additional information on the ban is available online, at phoenix.gov/parks.
Urbanites nostalgic about childhood camping trips — or wanting to try tent camping for the first time — are often daunted by logistical challenges, like figuring out where to go and what to bring, and anxieties about diving headlong into the unfamiliar wilderness.
Do you hike, bike, run, ride or just enjoy South Mount Park trails? If you do, be on the lookout for the inconsiderate “hiker” who thinks it is funny to intentionally place large rocks and even small boulders directly on the trails in strategic locations such as downhill or uphill slopes or very narrow single path trails. My only thought is they are doing this to intentionally hurt someone. It is not funny; it is against the law! This would be akin to placing rocks and boulders in a roadway trying to get cars to run into them and intentionally hurt someone.
The Phoenix Mountain Preservation Council (PMPC) will take members of the public on a hike in South Mountain Preserve Saturday, Jan. 18 to a peak with a view of the area the South Mountain Freeway is expected to go.