Arizona is a hotbed for urban legends. From the state's own Bigfoot, to blood-sucking monsters, to a lady who snatches up kids, and more, we bring you 10 imaginary things that Arizonans believe in:
Sometimes it seems like wishing for a band to be famous is just the most polite way imaginable of wishing for all of its members to lead miserable, unloved, unfulfilling lives. Rest assured that when our writers got together to talk about Phoenix bands who deserve to be famous none of us meant it th ... More >>
The atmospheric, bluesy local rockers in Mergence may already be known for keeping it weird with communes, nomads and robots with the release of their first album, Those Vibrant Young People Are Dead--but with their upcoming EP they are taking it to an entirely new level. It makes sense, since th ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who booted the Superstition Search and Rescue team to start his own search crew, has faced criticism over how his office has conducted searches. But now, the wife of one missing hiker who was found in 2009 by the all-volunteer-no-charge-to-the-county Superstition S ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been catching some serious heat over the way his office handled the search for missing hiker Christopher Hensley. The PCSO's own search crew combed the Superstition Mountains for days. But it was Superstition Search and Rescue, a private, all-volunteer team ouste ... More >>
Tonya Hensley's asking herself if her husband would still be alive if she'd relied initially on the crack Superstition Search and Rescue team rather than Paul Babeu's unit.
"Is daddy living in the mountains now?" It's a heartbreaking question that 5-year-old Alexa has been asking her mom, Tonya Hensley. It's been nearly two weeks since members of the Superstition Search and Rescue (SSAR) traced Chris Hensley's steps into the Superstition Mountains and located his re ... More >>
After more than 100 years of searching, it looks like nobody's been able to find the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine or lore, which is supposed to be located in the Superstition Mountains.We bring this up due to one of the most recent unsuccessful gold-hunters, a woman named Robin Byrd, who had to be pluc ... More >>
For the second time in just a few months, a woman had to be located and rescued from the Superstition Mountains, in her hunt for the fabled Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.And, wouldn't you know, just like every single other person who's searched for the mine over the past 100-plus years, Robin Byrd found ... More >>
Excuuuse all of us who thought it's been snowing in Phoenix this afternoon.According to the weather Nazis -- by "weather Nazis," we mean every meteorologist in the Valley, as well as the National Weather Service -- it's some substance called "graupel" that's dropping in Phoenix.
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Dry River Yacht Club has a flair for the dramatic, and the band's new video, "Rape of Persephone" is no exception. The opening shots make it look like the title sequence of a classic western film, until a woman in Greek garb stands on a ledge. The video for song parallels the Greek myth of Persep ... More >>
Flying injured hikers from mountaintops twice in three days tested the skills of veteran rescue pilot Hunter French.This dude gets an A-plus.On March 2, the Arizona Department of Public Safety chopper pilot helped rescue a Washington hiker who'd fallen into a crevice in the Superstition Mountains ... More >>
Like their three new concepts under one roof -- Baratin, Bodega, and AZ Wine Merchants, which opened earlier this month -- it goes without saying that when FnB co-owners Pavle Milic and chef Charleen Badman set out to do something, they do it with style. The two have recently announced an amazing ... More >>
Judging by the latest information, a plane crash into the western flanks of the Superstition Mountains appears to have been the result of an "awful mistake," says a flight-school instructor.Six people -- three men and one of the men's three young children -- were killed when the twin-engine plane hi ... More >>
The trails on the Superstition Mountains near the site of last week's plane crash are now open for business, even as wreckage from the crash -- including human bone fragments, apparently -- remains on the mountain.The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says one hiker's already found a bone fragment ne ... More >>
An airplane crashed into the Superstition Mountains about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, near the Flatiron formation. Witnesses saw an explosion and fireball, says Channel 5 (KPHO-TV). We tried to get in touch with Elias Johnson, spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office -- he's on his way ... More >>
The Fiesta Bowl canceled its plan to ask the state for a $300,000 subsidy after the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority said it would be illegal. The Fiesta Bowl wanted expenses capped for next year's national championship college football game, with some expenses reverting to the sports authori ... More >>
Authorities had searched high and low for 53-year-old Kelley Tate (above), who went missing in the rugged Superstition Mountains last Thursday. But they didn't search low enough. After 150 searchers combed the mountains for days, utilizing dogs, horses, and a helicopter, a phoned-in tip led ... More >>
The Maricopa Association of Governments plans to announce a partnership with Nissan and a Scottsdale-based company called Ecotality Inc. to create charging stations in the Valley for electric and hybrid vehicles. Nissan wants to bring 1000 electric vehicles to Phoenix, and Ecotality Inc. said tax in ... More >>
What drought? Last year will go down as one of the wettest years on record in Phoenix. In weather-related incidents, an ATV rider up north and two hikers in the Superstition Mountains go missing. And the nastier-than-normal weather hasn't been so kind on the homeless in the last few weeks, but cops ... More >>
Summer in the city
Athletes burn flubber
They found his ash can in the trash can
History and mystery, six feet under
Hashers get exercise, too!
Into medieval torture? Try the food at the Renaissance Festival.
Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned human sacrifice? Pagans today are such wimps.
Sizing up the price of the world's tallest kachina.
The life and high times of Phoenix cannabis crusader Christie Bohling
Arboretum educates, inspires guests
Goldfield Ghost Town
4650 North Mammoth Mine Road, three miles north of Apache Junction via the Apache Trail (Highway 88)
The Flatiron Trail,
Lost Dutchman State Park
Gold Canyon Golf Resort's Dinosaur Mountain Course
6100 South Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon
Images from 25 years of Phoenix music
Arizona's militias aren't the exclusive domain of white supremacists - people of color are joining the ranks, too.
Despite media reports of their death, the rave subculture, house music and the joy of X live on, roughly from midnight 'til dawn. In, of all places, Phoenix, Arizona.