Arizona

A new structure for the Interior Department takes shape
A new structure for the Interior Department takes shape
A massive shake-up would shed senior staffers and state boundaries. Could it work?
Trespassing aliens; Garbage privacy; Brand your calves
Trespassing aliens; Garbage privacy; Brand your calves
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Saints and sinners in the Southwest
Saints and sinners in the Southwest
A new book explores the dark characters that make the wide-open West their home.
Book review: A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona
Book review: A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona
A review of A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona, by Richard C. Brusca and Wendy Moore
The power grid may determine whether we can kick our carbon habit
The power grid may determine whether we can kick our carbon habit
How the huge and fragile network of wires intertwined into our very existence may determine whether we can kick our carbon habit.
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
A review of Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River, edited by Ellen McMahon, Ander Monson and Beth Weinstein
Listening to the secret heart: a review of The Last Shepherd
Listening to the secret heart: a review of The Last Shepherd
In "The Last Shepherd," Martin Etchart tells a story of a Basque sheep herding family’s secrets
The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?
The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?
The state water board gives the go-ahead to a groundwater pumping project that could harm the San Pedro River
Calling for a crackdown on polygamous crime
Calling for a crackdown on polygamous crime
Crimes committed by a fundamentalist sect on the Utah-Arizona border needs to be seriously investigated by both the Mormon Church and those states.
The fading Arizona town of Gila Bend bets big on solar
The fading Arizona town of Gila Bend bets big on solar
At last -- a place to put utility scale plants that won't ruin the desert. But will politics and the economy get in the way?
Can solar produce long-lasting jobs?
Can solar produce long-lasting jobs?
Constructing solar energy plants provides well-paying jobs, but most of the work is only temporary.
What's the best place for Big Solar?
What's the best place for Big Solar?
Environmentalists have been too busy squabbling over proposed solar plants to pay much attention to one of the most promising sites: Gila Bend, Ariz.
Retirees join environmentalists in fighting Arizona copper mine
Retirees join environmentalists in fighting Arizona copper mine
The conservative, golf-playing retirees of Queen Valley, Ariz., are determined to stop a giant copper mine.
Traveling Arizona Highways, in your dreams and on the ground
Traveling Arizona Highways, in your dreams and on the ground
In 1960, an Illinois mailman falls in love with the desert through the pages of Arizona Highways and hands on his dream -- and a piece of Mohave County --to his son and grandson.
The Las Vegas effect
The Las Vegas effect
Grand Canyon air tours are fun, the way Las Vegas is fun, but one of the world’s natural wonders should not be treated like a sideshow.
Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam
Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam
A float down the Lower San Juan teaches surprising lessons about dams, water and silt in the West.
Arizona's Fossil Creek gets restored -- and loved to death
Arizona's Fossil Creek gets restored -- and loved to death
Arizona's Fossil Creek, dramatically brought back to life, is now endangered by the hordes of people who love it.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk sage grouse and states' rights.
Reluctant Boomtown
A copper-mining company is courting Superior, Ariz., but the former mining town – now re-inventing itself as a modest tourist haven – is unsure whether it really wants a new marriage with extractive industry.
Planning for uncertainty
A Phoenix symposium on dealing with drought and global warming echoes the larger uncertainties facing public-land and national park managers throughout the West.
Carpe Noctem
Arizona developer promises sun, moon and stars
Highlighting Western heritage
A proposed national heritage area in southern Arizona would draw attention to unique landscapes and thousands of years of tradition
Apache trout swim ‘full stream’ ahead
Arizona's state fish is about to become the first fish removed from the endangered species list as a result of successful recovery.