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Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, killed May 12 in a wrong-way driving accident, was honored by Mesa this week with a decision to name after him a baseball field at Guerrero Rotary Park.
In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building permits have been put on hold because there isn't enough water to accommodate development.
New research from the US Geological Survey has uprooted decades of established dendrological study. Not familiar with dendrology? It is the scientific word for botanical studies related to trees. And it turns out that science has been barking up the wrong tree for some time now.
The City of Mesa is asking residents to check fixtures around the house for leaks that can waste hundreds of gallons of water per month as part of Fix a Leak Week.
The Gilbert Leadership Class XXII will rehabilitate a garden to serve seniors who live in the town’s downtown area.
Slugs and snails are ravenous plant eaters that leave behind slimy trails of destruction as they glide through nurseries and lawns, farm fields and gardens. Remedies abound, but prevention is an effective way to start.
A project involving the Roosevelt Water Conservation District’s facilities will close down Lindsay Road between Ocotillo and Queen Creek roads in Gilbert and Chandler beginning Dec. 21.
Smart phones that respond to signals from plants? Laptops that coordinate irrigation at dozens of vineyards? Remote weather stations programmed to text frost alerts?
The Town of Gilbert will provide a series of workshops this September to offer residents tips about landscaping and conserving water.
The water district that supplies much of the Phoenix area's water supply says snowmelt produced enough runoff to refill Salt and Verde river reservoirs to near the levels before the year's period of heaviest use.
When he was young, he rose before dawn to tackle chores on the farm. As the years wore on and he no longer had to do so much of the physical labor himself, he still started his day at 4 in the morning, getting farm business out of the way by 6 so he could get on with other important matters, like serving the school board, Rotary Club and Methodist Church.
A recent decision by the Mesa City Council will allow the City of Mesa to use eminent domain to procure property for the light rail project if other means of negotiations with the property owners fail.
When you look into the future what do you see? What vision do we hold for this friendly community called Ahwatukee? Thirty years ago there was nothing this side of South Mountain except big farms and ranches fed by snaking irrigation canals. Look at us now!
As the bleachers next to the arena are raised at Welcome Home Ranch, it signals the beginning of not only a new era for the farm at Val Vista Drive and Hunt Highway, but a new beginning for the long-standing East Valley tradition that is Gilbert Days.
When all else fails, do it yourself. That’s what two Salt River Project employees did to improve their department’s ability to accurately measure water and, more importantly, to help distribute the precious resource SRP delivers to about 2 million people in the Valley.
Smart irrigation is becoming a hot landscaping specialty as groundwater aquifers are increasingly sucked dry.
In this 2012 publicity photo provided by PLANET, a woman waters her plants at a private residence in Dunn Loring, Va. Place plants in the right location for sun or shade. Doing so will create less stress on the plants, which will help to keep them disease-free and less stressed under low water conditions. (AP Photo/PLANET, National Landscape Industry Association, Philippe Nobile)
In this 2012 publicity photo provided by PLANET, a landscape professional checks for water distribution uniformity and makes sure the irrigation systems are installed and maintained properly. (AP Photo/PLANET, National Landscape Industry Association, Philippe Nobile)
Plants need water to keep cool, pump minerals up to their leaves and grow. And in many regions and many seasons, they can fend for themselves getting water.
Owners of The Lakes Golf Course have decided not to continue to fill a lake on Lakeside Boulevard in Ahwatukee now that the golf course has shut down for business. That is forcing the neighboring homeowners association’s pond to dry up and residents are scrambling to save stranded fish and turtles.
A free expo scheduled for next week in Mesa will provide owners of historic property information about how to maintain their piece of Arizona history.
The handwritten note on a piece of paper is taped to Dave Shapiro’s office window. It rested there Wednesday either as a joke or to mock his peers:
Spring is in the air and the desert is entering its cycle of new life. However, for the Ahwatukee community, that could mean more than seasonal allergies.
For a time many years back, I would become nervous every time I went out to my garden to weed. The weeds were so few that I feared something was wrong with the soil.
With April being Water Awareness Month, March turned out to be a pretty good time to start focusing on saving water when Salt River Project hosted its sixth annual Water Conservation Expo at the SRP PERA Club in Tempe.