The Grand Canyon is a place of breathtaking beauty and environmental, educational and science programs. But park officials are making widespread cuts to those programs, and the reasons why are complicated.
Developers are negotiating with the Navajo Nation to build a $150 million tourist destination on the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon. But Navajo leaders are divided over whether to allow desperately needed economic development on a place many believe to be sacred.
The tiny Arizona town of Tusayan wants to grow. Many in the gateway community to the Grand Canyon want hotels and tourist attractions to better capitalize on park visitors. They also want basic things — more housing, neighborhoods, a grocery store and a library.
After a two-year ban on its cattle inspectors entering Mexico at the Ojinaga-Presidio port of entry for unspecified security threats, the USDA now says the safety is not a problem.
Over the last few days rain has fallen on the Slide Fire burn area in Oak Creek Canyon and caused mudslides. So far no one has been hurt and no buildings destroyed, but many who live in the canyon are on edge.
The forest in Oak Creek Canyon is closed until the threat of monsoon rains and potential mudslides blows over. But businesses in the canyon are still open.
While more homeowners are buying solar panels in Texas, the state lags in eighth place in the nation for use of solar-generated power. Why is solar sluggish in Texas compared to Arizona and California?
One year ago 19 hotshots deployed fire shelters in an Arizona box canyon. The fierce wind blew the Yarnell Hill Fire over the crew and killed them. Now one father is trying to help the Forest Service improve those shelters.
Last month firefighters were successful in keeping the Slide Fire from reaching people and homes in Arizona. But the worst isn't over yet.
The Southwest has a new transportation hub for domestic and international commerce. On Wednesday, Union Pacific Railroad celebrated the grand opening of its new $400 million facility in southern New Mexico.