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EXTERNAL LINK: A weekly roundup of Arizona geek culture happenings by Best of East Valley 2011 blogger Jonathan Simon.
Podcasting phenomenon Welcome to Night Vale is gracing Tempe with its random awesomeness in January.
It’s beginning to look like an Arizona Christmas in downtown Chandler.
Of all things which can impact a football game's outcome, Mother Nature often isn't on the list in this part of Arizona, but it could be a significant factor this weekend.
Pearl Jam has been quiet since wrapping up its "Backspacer" tour in 2010. But the grunge band, which rose through the Seattle scene and turned into a juggernaut courtesy of its pure arena-rock ambitions, began touring Oct. 11 in support of its latest album, "Lightning Bolt."
The federal government released data Wednesday showing only about 750 Arizona residents have enrolled in the online health insurance marketplace that is a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Artist or crafter? It doesn’t matter to Frank Biernier.
There were no encores or drawn out performances – in fact, Kyle Allen’s senior night was more of a cameo than anything else. But the Desert Mountain quarterback certainly made the most of his 24 minutes of action.
House Speaker Andy Tobin urged a legislative committee Tuesday to quickly come up with a plan to pay full survivor and other benefits to the 13 part-time firefighters who were among 19 killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.
A series of thunderstorms brought torrential rain, lightning and flooding to the Valley on the morning of Sept. 9, 2013.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked President Obama on Wednesday to overrule a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster.
The lightning may have delayed the game but it did not take long for Mountain Pointe to strike against North.
Moisture is gradually increasing with Valley dewpoints climbing into the upper 50s Wednesday afternoon.
Thousands of SRP and APS customers were left without power after a massive monsoon storm pummeled the Valley Monday.
Storms hit hard in parts of the East Valley, causing flooding and downing power lines in Ahwatukee and Tempe, and dropping serious rain across the greater Phoenix area.
Mountain Pointe junior Paul Lucas, 30, peeks to see where the Bishop Gorman defense while Pride offensive lineman Kyle Spight already knows the answer.
Picture day has a feel all to its own.
NEW YORK — As far as catfights go, this is a doozy.
The deaths of two people at a scenic overlook in northern Arizona this week bring to 14 the number of people killed by lightning strikes in the U.S. this year, according to the National Weather Service. Many of the victims were enjoying summertime activities like sightseeing, boating, camping and fishing. Weather experts say when thunderstorms roar, you should get out of the water, drop the sporting equipment and flee to a safe area inside a building or a vehicle.
A swift water rescue captured by television news crews Sunday is a reminder to Valley residents of the dangers that quickly occur when rains hit.
Winter turns the Valley of the Sun into a destination, luring visitors from colder climates around the world to the warmth of the desert.
A wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly blazed into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the hours before flames killed 19 members of an elite Hotshot crew, according to a report released Monday.
FLAGSTAFF — Hundreds of people who were forced out of a small Arizona community because of a deadly wildfire returned home Monday, finding a landscape drastically different than they remembered.
YARNELL, Ariz. — Juliann Ashcraft had just put the kids down for a nap when her cellphone buzzed. It was a text from Andrew, her husband of seven years and, still, her best friend.
The National Interagency Fire Center ordered four military Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport this week to assist with wildfire efforts across Arizona and the Southwest.