Flagstaff, AZ – Today marks the official end of the monsoon season. And this summer's was one of the driest on record. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl sat down with Flagstaff-based meteorologist, Lee Born, for a monsoon season wrap-up.
Flagstaff, AZ – Perhaps the most famous cliff dwellings in Arizona Keet Seel, Betatakin, and Inscription House are protected in Navajo National Monument. During the Great Depression, a government program put a crew to work excavating Keet Seel. Little was known about that expedition until recently, when a diary was discovered detailing the story of three generations of archaeologists and local Navajos who worked at the monument. Rose Houk has the fourth installment in KNAU's series "America's Best Idea."
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.