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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.
The U.S. Interior Department’s decision to withdraw 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon from new uranium-mining claims for 20 years will protect cultural resources, water and the environment, an attorney representing the Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups said Tuesday.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.
Newly announced emissions restrictions on six Arizona plants aim to reduce haze over 17 federal areas in the Southwest, including the Grand Canyon.
The Environmental Protection Agency set new limits Wednesday on emissions from six Arizona industrial facilities in order to reduce haze at 17 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon.
The high school football season is less than two weeks away, with the bulk of the teams getting started a week later. Here is a week by week schedule of the Northwest teams.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
CDO baseball standout Gabe Benavides will continue his baseball career after he graduates next spring. The Dorado hurler has verbally committed to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.
Wildfires and home fires devastate families throughout Arizona–in fact, the American Red Cross responds to a home fire about every 15 hours in the state. For the fourth year, Fry’s Food Stores is partnering with the American Red Cross in Arizona to raise awareness about fire’s devastating effects through the Fire Hurts. Red Cross Helps. campaign.
WASHINGTON – The Center for Biological Diversity this week petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work to return grizzly bears to the Grand Canyon, the Gila/Mogollon complex and other areas of the Southwest.
Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) and surrounding jurisdictions have created a comprehensive blueprint to create 40,000 high-skilled, high-wage jobs in Tucson in the next five years.
Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge met for the state title on Monday, adding more drama to their already heated rivalry. The teams split their two previous meetings this season. CDO won their regular season meeting, while Ironwood Ridge won their earlier playoff match-up.
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CDO used one big inning and a solid pitching effort to get past Cactus 9-0 and get into the Division II state softball championship game.
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Three area athletes won state tennis championships and several others advanced to the state semi-finals.
Governor Jan Brewer has joined the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) in proclaiming May 3-11, 2014, as “Arizona Travel and Tourism Days.” The proclamation, which coincides with the 31st annual National Travel and Tourism Week, recognizes the industry’s continued role as one of Arizona’s most vital economic drivers.
Not only did CDO and Ironwood Ridge earn top-eight seeds and first round byes, but if they win their opening game they would meet in the quarterfinals.
Ten Catalina Foothills and four Ironwood Ridge tennis players earned top-eight seeds in the Division II boys and girls singles and doubles state tournament.
Marianne Castellon, Director of Educational Services in the Marana Unified School District, received the Higher Education Division Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member award presented by the Arizona School Administrators.
Wednesday, April 16
The week is headlined by one of the games of the year in prep softball as No. 3 Ironwood Ridge and No. 6 Canyon Del Oro (CDO) meet on the diamond. While both are likely to qualify for state, the winner will climb in the rankings with an eye on the top-four seed and two home games to start the playoffs.
Pima Community College's Faculty Speakers’ Series, now in its fourth year, is designed to showcase the expertise and accomplishments of College faculty.