Fronteras Desk News

Grand Canyon officials warn residents not to poison rodents after bobcat death
Rodenticides are already prohibited within Grand Canyon National Park and all its residences. A bobcat in South Rim Village was found dead recently with high levels of rodent poison in its system.
Jan. 2, 2024
Snowmaking is keeping Arizona Snowbowl open so far
Northern Arizona hasn’t seen much snow yet this season but snowmaking is helping to keep skiers coming up.
Jan. 2, 2024
2 tribal leaders instrumental in water deals named 2023 Arizonans of the Year
The Show spoke with Elvia Díaz, the Arizona Republic editorial page editor, about the 2023 Arizonans of the Year: Stephen Roe Lewis, Governor of the Gila River Tribe and Colorado Indian Tribes Chairwoman Amelia Flores.
Jan. 2, 2024
New medical center will serve remote Havasupai land in Grand Canyon
The Supai Health Station opened in November 2023, replacing a 2,200-square-foot clinic constructed in 1972. The new facility provides space for primary care, dental, pharmacy and medication dispensing, lab, and radiology services.
Jan. 2, 2024
Non-Hispanic AI/AN population has second-highest melanoma rate
A new study that corrects the underreporting of cancer among American Indian/Alaska Native populations shows the non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native population, known as AI/AN, has the second highest incidence of melanoma
Jan. 1, 2024
Pima County seeks temporary employees for border health program
The Pima County Health Department is looking for temporary employees to bulk up a program focused on border health issues, as border officials and aid workers in Arizona respond to a sharp rise in asylum seekers and migrants.
Jan. 1, 2024
Navajo activist Klee Benally dies at 48
Klee Benally was known as an activist and musician. He was a vocal opponent of Flagstaff’s Arizona Snowbowl snowmaking at the ski resort. He also protested police violence and racial profiling. And he advocated for the cleanup of uranium mines.
Jan. 1, 2024
Mexico restarts repatriation flights for Venezuela migrants
Venezuelan migrants will be flown back to their country from Mexico under a new deal between the two countries. It’s the latest effort to stem migration to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jan. 1, 2024
Flagstaffs minimum wage is now $17.40
Flagstaff's minimum wage has gone up again. As of Monday, it rose to $17.40 from $16.80 an hour. The increase keeps the city ahead of Arizona’s minimum wage, which also slightly increased on Jan. 1.
Jan. 1, 2024
Roads in Coconino National Forest closed for maintenance
The U.S. Forest Service has been closing down roads in the Coconino National Forest for the winter. There hasn’t been a lot of rain or snow in northern Arizona just yet this winter, but the agency is moving ahead with its planned closures for maintenance.
Dec. 29, 2023
2 tribal colleges received $750K in USDA funding in Arizona
The Tsaile-based Diné College will construct a livestock holding facility under its agriculture education program, while Tohono O’odham Community College will provide solar power and help offset costs for a language center building on its main campus in Sells through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Dec. 28, 2023
Chamber of Commerce calls on feds to reopen Lukeville
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Biden Administration and Congress to find a way to reopen the Lukeville Port of Entry.
Dec. 27, 2023
Shoppers brought a bit of the Southwest home for the holidays from S’edav Va’aki Indian Market
Authentic, handmade Native arts and crafts are hard to come by, even for the holiday season. But shoppers, both tourists and locals alike, brought home a bit of Indian Country from the annual Phoenix-based S’edav Va’aki Indian Market in December.
Dec. 22, 2023
Prosecutors drop trespassing case against KJZZ reporter
Pima County prosecutors have dropped a criminal trespassing case against a KJZZ News reporter. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Alisa Reznick in November while she was covering a demonstration against arms maker Raytheon.
Dec. 21, 2023
ACLU of Arizona, other states issue travel advisory for Texas after new immigration law
The Texas law goes into effect in March and makes crossing the border without permission a state crime, enforceable by local authorities.
Dec. 19, 2023
Kelly, Sinema request more federal funding for border communities
Sites along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona has seen a sharp rise in the number of asylum seekers presenting themselves to border officers in recent weeks.
Dec. 19, 2023
Tohono Oodham leader says Guard troops wont be deployed on tribal land
Tribal leaders of the Tohono O'odham Nation say they’re in touch with Arizona over the National Guard deployment along the border, but troops won’t be deployed on tribal land.
Dec. 18, 2023
Congressional talks tying Ukraine funding to border overhaul stalled again
Congressional lawmakers have spent the last few weeks trying to negotiate a year-end spending bill that would pair military aid with massive overhauls to border and immigration policy.
Dec. 18, 2023
Tribes focus on Post-2026 guidelines for Lake Powell, Lake Mead
The ‘Sovereign to Sovereign Dialogue,’ a first-of-its-kind panel held on Friday during the Colorado River Water Users Association’s 75th meeting in Las Vegas included discussions between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton and three Colorado River Basin tribal leaders among the Ten Tribes Partnership.
Dec. 18, 2023
In Coconino County, wildfires and subsequent flooding remain the biggest threat
Coconino County officials say wildfire threat and the resulting flooding are the most prominent dangers in the region. And in an election year, they caution that there’s no guarantee that federal dollars will continue coming in to stop it.
Dec. 15, 2023