Flagstaff, AZ – Look closely at a detailed map of a southwestern forest, and you'll see numerous places labeled as "parks" or "prairies." They're openings in the woods, from the size of a baseball field to miles in extent, where the soil is generally too wet or too dry to support trees. But these meadows are full of life.
Flagstaff, AZ – Centuries ago, Walnut Canyon National Monument east of Flagstaff echoed with the sounds of a thriving pueblo community. Deep below the canyon's rim, ancient cliff dwellings still stand protected under deep sandstone overhangs. For Hopi people, the canyon provides a window into their past. And their ancestors' desertion of the canyon nearly a millennium ago still offers lessons for Hopi people today. Rose Houk has the next installment in KNAU's series, "America's Best Idea."
Phoenix, AZ – If you don't want to patronize a place that serve liquor where customers can carry a gun, you should look for a sign -- and not from above. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Flagstaff, AZ – The second installment of "America's Best Idea." Wupatki was established to protect dozens of ancient dwellings, built by the ancestors of the Hopi and other pueblo tribes. More recently, though, Navajos lived at Wupatki. Over the past decades Navajo people have known the area by two names: the earlier word translates roughly as "the place where Anasazi things are." The second name means "within the fence," which came into use after the land was declared a national monument in 1924.
Flagstaff, AZ – Earlier this week the Navajo Nation received 74 million dollars in federal stimulus funds to build three jails on the reservation. The largest grant the government awarded was for a new jail in Tuba City. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.