North-south state trail passes through Pine, Strawberry and will be finished in time for Arizona Centennial bash
Joe Longbotham, a wiry man with a beard, a twinkle in his eye, a jaunty step and a love of the outdoors, channels the spirit of John Muir. He started hiking four years ago to keep healthy in retirement, then lost 30 pounds hiking more than 500 miles each year. He also got deeply involved in the all-out effort to complete the Arizona National Scenic Trail, which traverses the whole state north to south and passes through Pine and Strawberry. The efforts of a host of volunteers like Longbotham will conclude next year with the completing of the last link in that trail.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The North Rim is now closed to vehicle traffic for the winter. State Route 67 and all services on the North Rim are expected to re-open for the 2016 season on Sunday May 15, 2016.
From December 5, 2015 through January 3, 2016, Fort Verde State Historic Park will be decorated for with Victorian decorations for the Christmas holiday. Visitors can glance into the past and see how those who once resided at Fort Verde celebrated Christmas on the Frontier. Christmas trees and fireplace mantels will be adorned with unique Victorian decorations, while wreaths and garlands help spread the holiday cheer.
Plan would eliminate fees for parking along highway in Sedona
The public comment period regarding proposed changes to the Red Rock Pass (RRP) fee program has been extended to Jan. 1, 2016. Comments can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by normal mail to Red Rock District, P.O. 20429, Sedona, AZ 86341.
For Morris and Phyllis Brown, age has never been a limiting factor. When they met 18 years ago, neither doubted it was possible to fall in love again while in their 50s, and when they decided to hike the Grand Canyon together, not once but several times, they knew it could be done with a little patience and persistence.
Hilltop fortresses suggest conflict
The silent tumbles of stone on hilltops scattered throughout Rim Country and much of Central Arizona have revealed a startling lost world, marked by warfare, violence, slavery and a desperate struggle to survive.
Issues warnings, emergency numbers in case of heavy snowfall
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a wetter than normal winter season for Northern Arizona due to a strong El Niño weather pattern — this means winter preparedness is more important than in recent years for Coconino County residents.
Archaeological Society labors to save traces of lost world in Goat Camp Ruins
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Free admittance on Wednesday
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – In honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military, national park units around the country, including Grand Canyon National Park, will offer everyone free entrance on Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11.
With the great road west debunked by an interstate highway in 1978, the town of Williams found itself bypassed by time, languishing in the hot sun — the ruins of a boomtown that went bust. How did a town of 3,000 reinvent itself when it didn’t have the red rocks of Sedona or the attractions of Flagstaff? Well, Williams didn’t have much once the cars were gone and the copper long ago mined. What it did have was history, spunk and one of the greatest natural wonders at its doorstep. A visit to Williams today is an unexpected treat.
Game and Fish suspects 'thrill kill'
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the poaching of a mule deer doe discovered near 87th Avenue and Carefree Highway, east of the Pleasant Harbor Marina on State Trust Land
Writer sets off on quest to find site of shoot-out
My dad and I had a secret passion — westerns.
Infected aspen dropping leaves
The crisp cool nights are here in the White Mountains and Aspens trees are beginning to turn green to gold in many areas of the White Mountains. However, some trees will have black leaves due to fungal disease that may affect fall color viewing on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) and other forests in the Southwest.
Forest Service will limit viewing in Flagstaff's Lockett Meadow
Coconino National Forest plans to manage vehicle access to Lockett Meadow over the next couple of weekends to ensure public safety and allow safe travel up and down the road that leads to the meadow.
Game and Fish launches conservation program
With a tight timeframe, the Arizona Game and Fish Department recently led 16 federal and state partners in a proactive effort to develop a statewide conservation agreement to benefit the iconic Sonoran desert tortoise in Arizona. The agreement, a Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCA), was completed to outline effective conservation for the species and submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for consideration as they evaluate the need to list the Sonoran desert tortoise as threatened or endangered.