Tusayan, AZ – 50 years ago today, two airliners crashed over the Grand Canyon. One of the airplanes was flying to Chicago, the other to Kansas City --- All 128 people on board the planes were killed. At the time it was the worst commercial aviation disaster in history. And as Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports, it still has an impact on local pilots.
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Sedona, AZ – Air tankers dropped fire retardant over the north part of the blaze while hot shot crews used axes and shovels to build fire lines to keep it from burning any more of Oak Creek Canyon, its homes and tourist-driven businesses.
Firefighter Chris Ader takes a break from mopping up hot spots above the Slide Rock picnic area. His blue eyes appear especially bright on his ash darkened face.
Sedona, AZ – More than 200 people showed up for the town meeting in Sedona recently. Politicians and firefighters came to talk about how they were fighting the Brins fire. Many residents came to express their anger about evacuations. Arizona Public Radio's Sasa Woodruff reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – While about 500 homes have been evacuated from Oak Creek Canyon, some pets have been left behind. Some animals were rescued, but fire crews won't allow animal management officials to return to the home to retrieve the others until conditions are safer. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Many health care professionals across the country are watching an election underway in Flagstaff. Nurses at Flagstaff Medical Center are voting on whether or not to join the California Nurses Union. The issue has become divisive at the hospital because people on both sides believe the quality of care they provide could depend on the election's outcome. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports
Flagstaff, AZ – National Cancer Survivors Day is June 3. It's a day when communities celebrate the fact that there is life after a cancer diagnosis. For Flagstaff cancer survivor Jason Kurtz that reality has encouraged many others. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Druley has this story.
Flagstaff – As the drought in Arizona continues, wildlife depends on water from livestock troughs used by ranchers, but he drinking receptacles can often be fatal for mammals trying to get a drink in the desert. Arizona Public Radio's Sasa Woodruff reports on how some unlikely groups are coming together to fix the problem.