Not only is the Slide Fire burning thousands of acres of beautiful Arizona land, it could certainly affect tourism in Flagstaff and Sedona for Memorial Day weekend.The Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau has released a statement saying both cities are "open for business."
Preparation is a big part of being able to handle 350 strangers wandering into your backyard. It's also a big part of being a stop of the Tour de Coops on Saturday, November 16. The tour is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: Guests purchase a ticket and take a self-guided tour of some of the b ... More >>
An attempt to find out how states are being impacted by the government shutdown, one calculation finds Arizona is among the states that will feel it the most.WalletHub.com, a website started by a former Capital One higher-up, estimates that Arizona's the 15th-most affected state in the country.
The Verde Valley -- encompassing Sedona, Jerome, Cottonwood, and Camp Verde -- is going to experience an influx of visitors in the next year because Lonely Planet just named the Arizona vacation spot as one of the Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2013. The big draw? Not only are the red rocks bea ... More >>
The trial began today for Christopher Carlson, who's accused of forcing his three grandkids -- ages 8, 9, and 12 -- to go on Grand Canyon hikes from hell last summer, and generally abusing the boys along the way.On a pair of 100-degree-plus days at the Grand Canyon, park rangers discovered a summ ... More >>
www.megadik.nlFollowing this week's New Times feature about Rocky Point, Mexico's tourism industry, which can be read here, and New Times own (less-restricting) guide to travel in Mexico, which can be read here, the Arizona Department of Public Safety issued a travel warning for people going to M ... More >>
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The dead and the living walk and wander historic Mesa
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www.photos.comRed Rock Scenic BywaySedona's received loads of negative ink over the last six months -- thanks primarily to a certain snake-oil salesman who organized a "self-help," sweat lodge event that left three people dead -- but it's still a hell of a place to take a drive, that's according ... More >>
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Trolley tour hits up downtown staples and newbies
Pro-volleyball tour brings a hint of a sea breeze to the West Valley
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 >>
p>We all know First Fridays lose a little of their luster during the hot summer months, but the August edition will have a pretty cool event in the Train Tracks Quarter Finals at the Phoenix Art Museum. Now, it's true the popular site has worked it's way through most of the Valley's buzz bands an ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia Commons The state parks department sent out the following news release this morning, announcing that "closed" signs were being taken down at state parks. The Arizona Republic's Casey Newton reports that some campers had already been evicted as a state government shutdown loomed. But ... More >>
Four Seasons pastry chef Lance Whipple's fondant-covered, seven-tiered chocolate praline hazelnut crunch cake -- inspired by Rio de Janeiro -- won "best in show" at yesterday's Confectionary Creations and Table Top Decor Competition, hosted at the Arizona Grand Resort by the National Association ... More >>
Deb Gullett, former chief of staff to both Senator John McCain and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, can add another "former" to her list of titles: former ASU employee. Gullett, who'd been serving as the associate vice president for external relations for the College of Public Programs, confir ... More >>
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Neighborhood throws open its historic doors
Even he-man hikers can swallow their pride at Spur Cross
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Stealing some sun from the Sunshine State
I can't skip town and spend the weekend in Tucson, but if I could, I'd head straight for this: the Tucson Slow Food Film Festival, on January 12-14. There's a different theme at a different restaurant each night (with feature films to match). and Saturday afternoon has a packed lineup of food-relate ... More >>
Where to get spoiled when you're feeling boiled
Cool your jets -- and everything else -- at a local spa
Navajos say making Snowbowl snow from reclaimed water is "genocide." Please!
Camelback Inn Resort and Spa
West Valley Art Museum's Ethnic Dress Collection
New resort restaurants set a tony table
Serendipity Tea Room
Arizona Biltmore's Paradise Pool
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