A few Ahwatukee runners decided to pay their Labor Day tribute to the achievements of American workers by laboring in a most peculiar way — running straight uphill for 4.5 miles. The trio, comprised of up-and-comer runners Samuel Van Alstine, Noah Werbelow and local running coach and competitor Clint “Flash” Santoro, ended up in Jerome on the same day with similar goals — run up the hill, survive, and finish as quickly as possible. This challenging course, to put it mildly, sees a rise of 1,000-plus feet in elevation, starting at just under 5,000 and finishing at close to 6,000 feet above sea level.
This is the first year of the official Sept. 11th Museum and Memorial. Located underground, on the foundation stones of the World Trade Center Towers, it contains more than 10,000 artifacts of the day, 23,000 pictures, and an archive of more than 500 hours of video.
Electing a replacement for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer tops the list of items to watch in Arizona's November general election. Voters also will choose a new secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and top schools official.
Wells Fargo will contribute $38,000 to 12 nonprofits to recognize the valuable contributions the company’s Arizona team members have made to the groups. The contributions are made through Wells Fargo’s Volunteer Service Award program.
In Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” the narrator speaks of his instability caused by the fever dream of the jungle this way: “(It) was the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course.”
Zach Bauman slowly trotted his way down a ramp leading off the field at University of Phoenix Stadium. He just finished practice with the Arizona Cardinals, but this practice was different. For one of the very few times in his football-playing life, he wasn’t the star of the show.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News editorial staff is set to fare well in the 2014 Arizona Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper and Excellence contest as the top three finishers have been announced for the annual competition.