southwest http://knau.org en Sites on the Red Rock Ranger District to See Fee Increase http://knau.org/post/sites-red-rock-ranger-district-see-fee-increase <p>Visitors to several public campgrounds and day-use areas near Sedona will soon see an increase in user fees. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the hike comes as a result of surges in insurance and wage rates.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:16:32 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 43088 at http://knau.org Sites on the Red Rock Ranger District to See Fee Increase Southwest Likely to be Loser Thanks to Climate Change http://knau.org/post/southwest-likely-be-loser-thanks-climate-change <p>Despite this year’s abundant monsoon season, researchers say climate change could be pushing the Southwest into a period of sustained drought.&nbsp; Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Shelley Smithson 20248 at http://knau.org Southwest Likely to be Loser Thanks to Climate Change Population Getting Older, Especially in Southwest http://knau.org/post/population-getting-older-especially-southwest <p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">The U.S. census has released data showing a 15 percent increase in the population age 65 and over. That amounts to more than 40 million Americas. Western states like Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico had the fastest growth of older residents. A number of counties across the southwest experienced a more than 70 percent increase in the number of seniors. Scottsdale, Arizona is the country&#39;s oldest city, where 20 percent of the population is over age 65. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 22:12:52 +0000 5363 at http://knau.org