As the militant standoff over federal control comes to a head in Oregon, we turn our attention to another federal land dispute. This one in Arizona, where lawmakers have proposed a national monument on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. Ranchers are worried about losing their grazing rights.
The federal Office of Inspector General released a report Jan. 12 confirming that National Park Service employees in the Grand Canyon preyed on their female coworkers demanding sex, and punishing women who refused. The report was prompted by a 2014 complaint by 13 employees alleging a long-term pattern of abuse on river trips. Now some of those victims are speaking out.
The National Weather Service has forecasted as much as two feet of snow for northern Arizona by Friday. The snowpack is good news for Flagstaff’s water supply.
A former chief of the U.S Bureau of Reclamation is advocating doing away with that agency which has built dams across the nation for more than a century.
A Senate committee passed a bill this week that would allow volunteers to hunt bison at the Grand Canyon. Park officials say the herd has grown too big.
Western senators introduced legislation this week that would force companies to clean up — or at least set aside money to clean up — abandoned, inactive mines.
A coalition of government, industry and citizen groups are meeting Monday in Colorado to discuss air quality in the four corners region. The discussion will include new federal requirements on ozone emissions.
Three community projects focused on drip irrigation, teacher education and recycling organizations are receiving support from the U.S. Consulate in the Mexican border city of Juárez.
Access to safe drinking water will be the subject of a hearing Friday by an international human rights commission in Washington, D.C. Among the participants are representatives from the Navajo Nation.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue to release captive wolves and pups into the wild despite opposition from state officials in New Mexico.