There's never been a summer in Phoenix hotter than this one.The average temperature of 95.1 degrees from July to August is the highest on record, according to the National Weather Service.
Governor Jan Brewer and other state officials attended a demonstration today of a new, mobile solar-power generator that unfolds like the lotus flower it's named after. Monarch Power CEO, Joseph Hui, introduced the Lotus Mobile as a product that could power a refrigerator or other appliances in any ... More >>
If you've been wondering recently why Tempe Town Lake smells like dead fish, there's a reason why -- all the dead fish.
We had a temporary, though intense, urge to flee the state after reading Michael Clancy's climate-change apocalypse story in today's Arizona Republic. Clancy's story describes how climate change could turn Arizona from the paradise it is today into a scorched, polluted, economically challenged wast ... More >>
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In case you're out of town, in a bomb shelter, or otherwise oblivious to the world around you, there's a bit of a storm going on in the Valley right now.According to the Weather Channel, the rain part of it is going on until around 7 p.m.
In anticipation of this weekend's (forecasted) rainy weather, I have compiled a list of the best locally generated songs to listen to during an Arizona monsoon. While plenty of bands nation and worldwide have created excellent songs to listen to during a storm, I am looking to some of Arizona's fin ... More >>
Image: Shannon ArmourThe leading edge of a massive dust storm that hit the Valley approaches Interstate 10 at about 7:20 p.m., near Riggs Road.
Video by sc2az95 on YouTube AlanaGolob on yfrogHere's hoping you didn't spend the Fourth washing your car. A tremendous dust storm rolled into the Valley tonight; spreading tiny particles of dust just about everywhere. Naturally, a haboob of this magnitude was captured in photo form (and vide ... More >>
Exhibition celebrates an AZ institution
Get healthy before packing them on
Annual invitational art exhibition overflows
www.thrasherstallons.comAnyone living in the city of angels got a little taste of Phoenix today, as temperatures hovered around 110 degrees for most of the day.Most people living in Los Angeles are novices when it comes to hellacious, oppressive, unfair heat. So, as you might expect, everyo ... More >>
Feel like an islander without leaving the desert
The numbers are in, and the torrential weather seems to have had little effect on the posh Barrett-Jackson luxury car auction in Scottsdale last week -- the cars drew some serious coin.The company announced today that, in total, the auction brought in about $68 million in one week, an 11 perc ... More >>
Author chronicles one tough granny
www.teraswilde.comA cat that was described by Colorado shelter workers as "half-frozen," has thawed out and may be coming to find a home in Arizona. The cat, appropriately named Icee, was found frozen under a deck in Teller County, Colorado last month just a day after a heavy sno ... More >>
While I love Owl City's music, the lyrics pain me because they're so freaking wimpy.
What's better than homemade ice cream in the middle of a late August heat wave? Cheap homemade ice cream in the middle of a late August heat wave. Lucky for us, Superstition Farms is offering some sweet dairy discounts and exclusives for cow connoisseurs who join their Dairy Club, which folks ... More >>
Indie rockers give the people what they want, then multiply it by two
The monsoons have finally arrived in the Valley. After a series of thunderstorms Monday night, the city saw more storms early this morning. Although temperatures in the Valley are expected to be around 108 the next several days, the Weather Service says the chance for thunderstorms will continue int ... More >>
A swarm of bees attacked a New River family barbecue Sunday evening, possibly stinging one man hundreds of times. Fifteen people and a dog were stung repeatedly -- the guy stung the most went to the hospital. The dog "took the brunt of it," according to the Daisy Mountain Fire Chief,&nbs ... More >>
Yiddish music duo ushers in the Jewish New Year
Faulkner would be proud
Summer rules. No, really.
Trout fishing in the desert? Its true.
Alamo better blues
Nobody in government's raising hell about the poverty-stricken Havasupai's struggle to survive without electricity during the summer's wrath
Black people calling Phoenix the promised land? The Katrina evacuees in the Valley haven't been getting out enough
How you can help hurricane survivors
Soccer showdown heats up
A Phoenix neophyte vows to survive summer without A/C
(Chapter One Records)
Vincent on Camelback
An exhibition of works by Ellen Wagener
Heatwave look to ice their opponents
SDG Indoor Park
An endangered bird is thriving in the dry bottom of Roosevelt Lake. Too bad it's in the way of water for Phoenix.
Corn-pone guru spreads spiritualism in Scottsdale
'70s' sexual revolution heats up lukewarm Ice Storm