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Tempe officials are expected large crowds and lots of traffic on Saturday, thanks to a big football game at Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium and numerous other public events in the Phoenix suburb.
Here is the 2013 Division II, Section 7 all-section football team as voted on by the section's coaches:
The parking lot at the Forest Supervisor's headquarters at the Tonto National Forest is gated, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Phoenix. A partial government shutdown began Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Before there was Katniss Everdeen, there was Maid Marian. Join Marian and Robin in Sherwood Forest in an adventurous, updated staging of “Robin Hood,” put on by Childsplay, Arizona’s award-winning professional theatre company for families.
In a battle of Arizona high schools, Brophy edged out Desert Vista for the Antigua Invitational boys golf team title. Led by senior Sam Triplett (70-70-14), who took second place individually, the Broncos squeeked out a two-shot victory in a strong field of 24 teams, including 12 from outside of Arizona.
PHOENIX – Saying the country represents far more to Arizona than customer support call centers, Gov. Jan Brewer hopes to increase the state's trading with India.
Anticipation is mounting once again as Chaparral hosts Saguaro in one of the best football rivalries in the state on Friday night.
We’ve taken a lot of tourist-town trail rides over the years, but our trip with Arizona Horseback Experience marked a significant shift from the usual push-button tour, thanks to a guide and horses that welcomed the chance to lope, rather than plod along, and scenery that made it clear we weren’t in the same-old Sonoran Desert anymore.
The ranch’s popular wine-tasting rides and three-hour rides cross onto the enormous and serene San Ignacio del Babacomari ranch, the largest contiguous private land parcel in Arizona. With hill after hill of waving grasslands, as well as riparian zones and woodlands, it’s the same range Wild West lawman Wyatt Earp rode. Full-day rides and pack trips go deep into the Coronado National Forest; in fact, you can ride from the ranch for five days in one direction before reaching a 9,000-foot elevation in the Huachuca Mountains, where you can peer down on Arizona or Mexico.
Endearing ranch dogs often accompany riders, bounding through the grass alongside the horses, and providing a little trail-side entertainment. [More on next slide ...]
Outlook: Few teams anywhere - especially Division I - have undergone as much change as Brophy, and arguably nobody plays a more difficult schedule (on paper) in the state.
A tree trimmer has died Wednesday morning after getting caught underneath heavy fronds on a palm in Mesa.
Sometimes a shift is so gradual, its effect isn’t realized until an event forces retrospection.
Authorities in northern Arizona say a Mesa man has died after falling about 200 feet off a cliff near Payson.
Outlook: A "down" year was inevitable.
Climate change, and the consistently hotter and drier weather that comes with it, is largely the cause of the recent “sharp increase” in the number and intensity of wildfires, NASA officials said Friday.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday the deputy state forester spoke out of turn in expressing his view that the head of the Granite Mountain Hotshots was at least partly responsible for his own death and that of 18 of his colleagues.
Forest Road 250, which accesses the Davis Wash Recreation Area at Apache Lake, is closed until further notice. Heavy rains over the weekend washed out a section of the roadway above a steep embankment.
Steam Train Voyage; Sonoita Vineyards HarvestFest; Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival
National Day of the Cowboy; High Country Hummers Festival; Championship Canoe Meet
“I often learn something new from The Vent, such as it’s the wacko environmentalists that bring the lighting that starts the fires. And of course the wacko environmentalists cause it to not rain. I always thought that was the Jesus guy. Guess i have to change my contributions to “our lady of Sierra Club” and start praying in the direction of San Francisco.”
News stories from over the weekend about the deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shot fire fighters in Yarnell paint an ugly picture of Arizona’s response to what was a small fire that grew and grew and killed so many.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — On a day filled with speeches from dignitaries including the vice president, the words of the lone survivor of a fire crew overrun by flames resonated deepest in an arena packed with firefighters from around the nation.
Arizona's leading education organizations today launched a long-term, statewide, community-giving effort aimed at providing the financial assistance necessary to meet the full-range of education needs of the children and families of the 19 hotshot crew members who died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Education Fund will provide the 13 children, three unborn children, and the spouses and fiancées of the crew members all reasonable assistance with education-related expenses throughout the children’s school-age years. The goal is to raise $5 million.
The building is nondescript on the outside, but taking a few steps inside Life Sciences A on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus reveals animal skulls, two bright red Gila monsters, several preserved plants and fish and the largest bugs seen this side of a dinosaur movie.
PRESCOTT — The restored marquee sign at what once was the Senator Drive-In Theatre summed up this community’s mood on Independence Day: Prayerful yet patriotic. Sad, yes, but proud. Painfully proud.
The painful process of moving forward from disaster