April 18, 2008 – Candidates for Flagstaff City Council and Mayor agree affordable housing is an important issue for the community. They agreed the city should take a role to increase affordable housing options but candidates had widely differing views on how to create that change.
The forum was sponsored by Both Hands, a not for profit agency working to help families achieve home ownership.
It's tough to miss a century plant in full bloom. The plant's base of wide, pointed leaves sends up an enormously tall stalk that blooms brilliantly in spring. Also called agave or mescal, it's a plant that's common throughout the desert Southwest.
Native people once made use of agaves for fenceposts, needles and thread, soap, durable fibers and probably even paper. And wherever the plants grow, remains of pits used to cook them are sure to be found.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano has agreed to let the state provide another 40-point-6 million dollars to schools to help teach English. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports she's not convinced the problem is solved.
Phoenix, AZ – State senators moved Wednesday to block Governor Janet Napolitano from mandating reduced greenhouse gas emissions and imposing new standards on the vehicles that can be sold here. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Restoring Lonely Dell Ranch
Lonely Dell Ranch was established in 1872 as a home for the families who operated Lees Ferry, the main Colorado River crossing for people who came from Utah to settle in Arizona. First John and Emma Lee, followed by Warren Johnson and his family, diverted the stream flowing down Paria Canyon. They planted alfalfa, sorghum, fruit trees and vegetables.