Flagstaff, AZ – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an air permit for the proposed Desert Rock Power Plant in northwest New Mexico on the Navajo Nation. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.
Carnivores, take heart. If your idea of a real meal includes a grilled steak or burger, you may now enjoy a healthier version while helping family ranchers stay in business and protecting the wide-open spaces of the Southwest.
With profit margins down to the bone, more small ranchers are producing natural beef to fill a specialized niche market. And rather than going it alone, some have joined forces in cooperatives such as Country Natural Beef.
Johnny Peltier turns off his chainsaw to take a break. Dressed in fire retardant wool in the middle of the summer, sweat drips from his forehead. The work is hard but Peltier says it's better than making license plates and it makes him feel something he hasn't felt in a while - proud.
Flagstaff, AZ – Andy Thode and Heath Norton had their baby at FMC before the hospital stopped giving out free formula samples. So they came home with a tote bag full of formula powder and coupons. Andy decided before they had their daughter Zylie that she would breastfeed.
Grand Canyon, AZ – To understand what's behind the recent boom in uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon, you just have to look at the numbers.
In the last few years the price of uranium has jumped from about 10 dollars per pound to more than a hundred dollars per pound. Today it's at about 60 dollars (CHK) BUT speculators project it to increase again as demand for uranium grows.
When two medical helicopters collided low in the sky over Flagstaff nearly two weeks ago, seven people were killed; including pilots, paramedics, and flight nurses. For commentator Scott Thybony, it made clear a painful fact: it's easy to take emergency responders for granted, until you're the one who needs help.
Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: After the Fire V (Fire and Elk)
In this last installment of our After the Fire series, we'll look again at the Rodeo-Chediski Fire. It was the largest wildfire in modern Arizona's history. But the fire didn't burn the forest evenly. Its temperature varied with the terrain and the time of day, leaving behind an intricate mosaic of trees and other vegetation.