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Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this winter that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Program listings also are available on the park’s website, www.nps.gov/sagu, or on Facebook. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Program schedules are subject to change; call the visitor centers for updates or reservations.
In December, Arizona’s State Transportation Board (STB) approved $15 million to initiate the environmental impact studies (EIS) needed to build the proposed Interstate 11 highway from Wickenberg to Nogales. The unanimous action followed a two-year study by the Arizona and Nevada Departments of Transportation urging construction of the new highway. Funding came from putting a number of just-approved construction and repair projects on indefinite hold.
(Family Features) When the acceptance letter arrives from a college or university, it’s cause for celebration. But it’s also time to do some serious number crunching and take steps to mitigate potential education-related debt.
Their phone conversation was as short as it was awkward.
(Family Features) The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to go all out for your guests. From decor tips to hosting secrets, it only takes a few special tweaks to make your party the talk of the season.
The bighorn sheep reintroduction project in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson is ill-advised. The habitat on the mountain isn’t suitable, and the sheep have a right to live their lives without heavy handed management.
Last Thursday morning the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with the Catalina Bighorn Sheep Society, released the second wave of bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains.
(StatePoint) Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people -- but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple solutions, you can be friendlier toward your wallet and the environment this winter.
Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) officers recently apprehended two Tucson area men in their 30s for poaching three white tailed deer, one of which had twin fawns, for a total of five dead deer in the illegal killings.
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change.
Federal officials said Thursday they are trying to determine whether a wolf-like animal that has been repeatedly spotted in an area north of the Grand Canyon is an endangered gray wolf, as environmental groups believe.
Ground has broken on the new Tucson Premium Outlets in Marana and things are running smoothly, according to one of the key developers of the property. David Scholl of Vintage Partners gave an update on the shopping center, as well as plans for the surrounding area, during last Wednesday’s Marana Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
(StatePoint) Did you know that October 5-11, 2014 marks the 24th annual Mental Illness Awareness Week? In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to raise mental illness awareness.
(StatePoint) It’s all too easy to feel out of touch with nature. But whether you live in an urban or rural setting, near a stand of woods or in the forest, there are trees near you that can help you feel connected to the outdoors. And getting involved with protecting your state’s woods is easy if you know how.
Photo by Josh Birnbaum courtesy of the National Association of State Foresters and National Network of Forest Practitioners
The Canyon Mine in the Kaibab National Forest south of the Grand Canyon removed uranium from deep within the earth during the 1980s. Today, with uranium prices at historic highs, a company is planning to reopen the mine. Environmental groups say they worry about the mine's potential impact on groundwater feeding seeps and springs in the Grand Canyon.
(BPT) - Everyone wants to go green, but because the movement has been around for many years, it’s hard for homeowners to get a firm grasp on what products will keep the environmental footprint created by their homes smaller.
Experience Sabino Canyon -- riparian wonderland in Coronado National Forest -- by moonlight aboard a tram. Night is a special time when desert creatures emerge from daytime siestas to prowl around the cool desert floor, and the moon gently illuminates the silhouettes of stately saguaro cacti. During September-November and April-June, Sabino Canyon Tours offers evening rides three nights per month.
(BPT) - The fall months are a great time for families to enjoy the great outdoors with the changing of colors and much cooler temperatures. If you don’t already have a fall escape weekend planned, you might want to consider scheduling one soon.