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Long ago, Mary Lewis Riggs helped create an Arizona landmark. Today, Riggs, who turned 102 years old this summer, is considered somewhat of a Mesa landmark herself.
PHOENIX — When Twitter and Facebook first began to catch fire, so did food trucks. Mobile kitchens in cities like Los Angeles and New York branded themselves, using social media to gain foodie followers. But the gourmet meals-on-wheels trend was slow to hit Phoenix streets.
This Nov. 6, 2013 photo shows a breakfast dish being cooked on the grill at the Welcome Diner in Phoenix. A few years ago, the food truck scene was barely a blip on the culinary radar in Phoenix. Today, nearly 60 of them belong to the Phoenix Street Food Coalition. And they are so hot, some are even putting down roots with a brick-and-mortar incarnations. Leading the charge is the Welcome Diner, a 9-stool Valentine Diner that was built in 1945 in Witchita, Kan., and moved in 1955 to Williams, Ariz., where it was operated on Route 66 for 25 years. (AP Photo/Matt York)
This Nov. 6, 2013 photo shows manager Wayne Coats serving coffee to guests at the Welcome Diner in Phoenix. A few years ago, the food truck scene was barely a blip on the culinary radar in Phoenix. Today, nearly 60 of them belong to the Phoenix Street Food Coalition. And they are so hot, some are even putting down roots with a brick-and-mortar incarnations. The 9-stool Valentine Diner was built in 1945 in Witchita, Kan., and moved in 1955 to Williams, Ariz., where it was operated on Route 66 for 25 years. (AP Photo/Matt York)
PHOENIX — It is not illegal in most Arizona cities to text and drive.
For at least the first half, the Mesquite Wildcats gravitated to the end zone like a moth to the flame one their way to a simple and satisfying 41-13 victory against the Ironwood Eagles on Friday night.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The distinct regional tastes of New Mexico have become a huge draw for foodies, thanks to the cultural fusion of Anglo, Native, Mexican and Spanish cuisines.
A self-guided tour of local craft breweries, the Ale Trail aims to acquaint you with the finest hand-crafted beers in Arizona’s high country.
The tour consists of 10 stops and is available anytime the breweries are open. Simply buy an Ale Trail Passport ($5.95) and carry it with you to get $20-$25 worth of discounts on food and drink at the breweries. An unbreakable souvenir beer pint is also available.
You can buy your passport and pint glass online and they will be mailed to you, or you can get started in person at Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, 101 W. Route 66.
The walking route covers about one mile of level ground in downtown Flagstaff. There is one stop each in Sedona and Williams, so bring a designated driver to get you to those brew pubs. [More on next slide ...]
Hundreds of bus drivers went on strike Thursday in several Phoenix suburbs, shutting down service that serves some 57,000 riders daily in the affected suburbs and on routes to other cities.
Despite ongoing labor discussions, bus service provided by Valley Metro in cities across the East Valley will remain in service until at least midnight on July 2.
With a possible work stoppage looming for Monday, July 1, Valley Metro is warning East Valley bus riders to be prepared to make alternative travel plans.
Zach Miller came to Seattle in 2011 with a big contract and a penchant for catching a lot of passes.
It would be impossible to expect Avery Brunson and Chris Davis to replace the talent that left their respective programs, but they can help cushion the blow.
Arizona consumers can give thanks for the fact that the grocery market in the state is so competitive.
Before interstate freeways and TripAdvisor.com, Mesa's Main Street glistened with neon to lure weary travelers to motels.
An early bout of penalties was the only thing that could. Temporarily, impede Marcos de Niza’s offense during the Padres’ 57-6 rout of Maricopa on Friday night.
For nearly 40 years, Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe has helped people open pages to new chapters and new books by often allowing them to meet the authors and get their books signed.
One of author Roger Naylor’s favorite places along Historic Route 66 in Arizona is the Grand Canyon Caverns where Nayor spent the night in a motel room 220-feet underground watching the 1955 sci-fi movie, “Tarantula.” Naylor and photographer Larry Lindahl, who recently released a book, “Arizona: Kicks on Route 66” will be at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe at 7 p,m. on Tuesday for a book signing. (Photo courtesy Larry Lindahl)
Pete’s Gas Station Museum in Williams is one of the places featured in author Roger Naylor and photographer Larry Lindahl’s recently-released book, “Arizona: Kicks on Route 66.” (Photo courtesy of Larry Lindahl)
Cool Springs, about 25 miles west of Kingman is one of author Roger naylor’s favorite places along Historic Route 66. Naylor, who writes for Arizona Highways Magazine and photographer Larry Lindahl, recently released a book, “Arizona: Kicks on Route 66,” a colorful travel guide of the remaining places along Historic Route 66 in the Grand Canyon State. Naylor and Lindahl both will be at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a book signing. (Photo courtesy of Larry Lindahl)
The Galaxy Diner in Flagstaff is one of many places featured in author Roger Naylor and photographer Larry Lindahl’s recently-releaeed book. “Arizona: Kicks on Route 66,” a colorful guide to places remaining on Historic Route 66 in Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Larry Lindahl)
ANAHEIM, Calif. - By adding Cars Land, Disney California Adventure continues its evolution into Pixar Park. And that's a good thing.
Chandler police are looking for two suspects involved in a bicycle theft who detectives believe are part of a large-scale identity theft ring operating throughout central and northern Arizona.
Kids can “take a spin” on the historic highway via the artistic representations of landscapes, memorabilia and trips along Route 66, on display at the Tempe Youth Library Gallery.