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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.
January 14, 2016
shoveling snow
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.
January 06, 2016
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.
November 27, 2015
bison
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.
November 20, 2015
mine spill
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.
November 06, 2015
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.
November 06, 2015
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.
October 26, 2015
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.
October 23, 2015
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.
October 15, 2015
The Canyon Mine (foreground) is six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park.
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva introduced legislation Monday that would preserve and restore sacred lands, the watershed and the environment north and south of Grand Canyon National Park. The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act would set aside 1.7 million acres of public land.
October 13, 2015

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