Phoenix and Tucson have announced a plan to collaboratively store and make use of their shares of Colorado River water. Both cities have contracts with the Central Arizona Project, the canal that diverts Colorado River water from a pumping station near Lake Havasu throughout the rest of the state. ... More >>
Stanford Wero, Tamara Lake, and Lake's uncle, Vinton Whitehat, are three reasons why signs at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon warn people not to try to walk all the way to the Colorado River and back in one day. After setting out down the South Kaibab trail and hiking to the river with Wero and L ... More >>
Robert Arcieri, a former Phoenix businessman and exceptionally devious criminal who was on the lam for a quarter-century, was sentenced to ten years in prison this morning. The 73-year-old was sentenced by Commissioner Carolyn Passamonte after plea bargaining to the following char ... More >>
Image: U.S. Drought MonitorArizona's drought is actually easing -- for the western part of the state. After the storm like the one the Valley had last night and all the wildfires, you'd think Arizona was one giant dust bowl.You'd be wrong.Despite "exceptional," bone-dry conditions in the sout ... More >>
Zach FowleThe beer: ML209 The brewer: Four Peaks Brewing Co. Style: American Malt Liquor ABV: 8.2 percent Malt liquor isn't a style that's often touched by craft brewers, mainly because the general public defines them as cheap, crappy-tasting alcohol delivery engines -- decidedly un-craft. But ... More >>
www.savingantiquities.orgTrent was hereA North Carolina man was sentenced to 60 months probation for scratching his name into petroglyphs along the Colorado River that are more than 1,000 years old.In addition to the probation, Trenton Austin Ganey must pay $10,000 restitution and complete 100 co ... More >>
The body of Corporal Joshua Barron was found in a canal last night.The body of a Marine reported missing a week ago was recovered in a canal in Yuma.Yuma County sheriff's officials confirm that the body of Corporal Joshua Barron, a Marine from Standish, Maine, was found dead in a canal last night ... More >>
MCAS YumaCorporal Joshua Barron was last seen on March 15.For the second time in just over a month, a Marine stationed in Yuma has been reported missing.The Naval Criminal Investigation Service and local police are investigating the disappearance of Corporal Joshua Barron, a Marine from Standish ... More >>
"I'm-a get medieval on your ass." -- Marcellus Wallace, spokesman for Mother Nature?A 60-year drought, the likes of which hasn't been seen since medieval times, may be in store for the Southwest this century, University of Arizona researchers report. A summary of scientific f ... More >>
San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office Jimmy Joe CoxAfter an eight-year cold case investigation, police in California think they've got the man responsible for murdering a woman nearly 30 years ago and putting her dismembered head in the Colorado River.Jimmy Joe Cox, now 71, was arrested ye ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: ACLU's Anti-SB 1070 Lawsuit; Bud Selig Waffles; Sarah Palin Weighs In; Er ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer wrote the Environmental Protection Agency Monday, warning that new regulations being imposed on the state could close the Navajo Generating Station that provides electricity to Central Arizona Project canals.
Uranium mining could resume near the Grand Canyon this year, after the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued an air-quality permit to Denison Mines. The company plans to work the Arizona 1 mine, which hasn't been mined for two decades. Conservationists and Native American groups oppo ... More >>
In a football preseason opener, the Arizona Cardinals lost 10-20 to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Steeler turf last night. The Cardinals' only touchdown in the game was fourth-string quarterback Tyler Palko's 20-yard pass to Onrea Jones...A hiker has died in the Grand Canyon after running out of wa ... More >>
Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe. Rock formations on the Road to Lee's Ferry, Arizona, 2008. Left inset: William Bell, 1872. Plateau North of the Colorado River near the Paria. (courtesy National Archives) Right inset: William Bell, 1872. Headlands North of the Colorado River. (courtesy National Archives) ... More >>
The annual Country Thunder festival at the dusty Canyon Moon Ranch just outside of Florence is country music's version of a cattle drive, where over four days some of the bigger names in country music are herded on stage to bleat their biggest hits, then lassoed off to make way for the next artist. ... More >>
Shutterbugs show the Canyon in an awesomely new light
A rugged hike across the Grand Canyon leads to a life decision to leave New Times and see what the future holds
DJs Pete "Supermix" Salaz and bad boy Senbad burn wax at their bangin' Wednesday-night bacchanal, Batucada.
A water dispute puts both the economy and the environment at risk
Nevada's wastewater is causing sex problems in fish. But will Arizona get screwed by the solution?
With his 160-foot mural in a major museum and his face on the cover of a magazine, artist Steven Yazzie still loves his hometown
Phoenix Parks Department balances bosks and ball fields in its plans for Reach 11
XXX marks the spot at Lake Havasu, "amateur porn capital of America"
Glendale scribe dishes the dirt on world's biggest hole
Democrat makes a good point, but overplays his hand in questioning Hull's Nevada ties
Dual canyon exhibitions illustrate gulf between painting and photography
Lake Powell's high waters are flushing the Grand Canyon again. Is it Mother Nature's fault or the Bureau of Reclamation's?
Recently discovered documents indicate that the lawyer who represented the Hopi Tribe in crucial negotiations with Peabody Western Coal Company was working for the mining company at the same time
Dave Wegner's career with the Bureau of Reclamation seemed to be at peak flow. He had no idea it was about to run dry.
DEL WEBB'S 5,600-ACRE NEW RIVER DEVELOPMENT HAS SPAWNED CONTROVERSY. BUT NEWS COVERAGE HAS IGNORED THE WATER WHEELING AND DEALING THAT COULD CARPET ARIZONA'S VIRGIN DESERT WITH SUBURBAN SPRAWL.
FARMERS IN THE GILA RIVER BASIN HAVE ALREADY SUCKED DOWN $500 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT PORK. NOW THEY WANT ANOTHER $20 MILLION FOR A SENSELESS FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECT.
THE STATE HAD GRAND HOPES FOR DEVELOPING ITS $80 MILLION ISLE IN LAKE HAVASU. IT'S BEEN A REAL BEACH.
ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER, WINTER IS OPEN SEASON ON POLITICIANS
ARIZONA HASN'T STARTED PAYING FOR CAP, WHICH ALREADY NEEDS $100 MILION IN REPAIRS
THE STONES LEAVE NO BUCK UNEARNED