San Francisco Peaks http://knau.org en New Life for Leroux Springs http://knau.org/post/new-life-leroux-springs <p>The San Francisco Peaks appear to be as parched as the surrounding high&nbsp;desert landscape.</p><p>It may surprise some people that there are springs hidden in the forests throughout the small mountain range.</p><p>And in theory, there&rsquo;s plenty of water for the animals that make a home in the Peaks, and perhaps even for the people who visit.</p><p>The biggest of these, Leroux Spring, has appeared bone dry for almost a century because its water has been diverted for other uses.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Anne Minard 14617 at http://knau.org New Life for Leroux Springs Snow Making Causes Culture Clash http://knau.org/post/snow-making-causes-culture-clash-0 <p>When there&rsquo;s snow in northern Arizona, people from around the region flock to Flagstaff for a winter wonderland in the middle of the desert.&nbsp;But in the desert, that snow is unpredictable. &nbsp;And that&rsquo;s been an ongoing problem for the local ski resort, the Arizona Snowbowl -- until now.</p><p>After years of planning and fighting in the courts, the ski resort is finally laying the pipelines to make snow out of reclaimed waste water. But local Native American tribes still bitterly oppose the project, as they believe the mountains are sacred.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:31:58 +0000 8421 at http://knau.org Snow Making Causes Culture Clash