Flagstaff, AZ – Over the decades the majesty of the Grand Canyon has inspired art and photography, music, and of course myriad books. Now, you can add The Grand Canyon Adventure Board Game to that list. for Flagstaff river guide Bronze Black, it began with a sketch on a bar napkin now after more than 2000 hours of work and 30 thousand dollars in seed money from the Grand Canyon Association, the game hit store shelves on September 7th.
Flagstaff, AZ – In their new book, Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of Grand Canyon, co-authors Tom Myers and Elias Butler talk about Butchart's motivation for exploring more of Grand Canyon on foot than anyone else.
Flagstaff, AZ – SFX: patrol car scanner cars whizzing by
Cars steadily slow down as they spot Department of Public Safety officer Matt Bratz' patrol car on the Interstate 17 median near Kachina Village south of Flagstaff. Bratz listens to his scanner that makes an annoying high pitched beeping sound when a car drives by him over the speed limit.
SFX: high pitched beeping
He says he sees an average of two to three vehicles an hour that he suspects are smuggling illegal immigrants.
Flagstaff, AZ – The three Garza brothers who make up Los Lonely Boys perform Aug. 22 at the Pine Mountain Amphitheater in Flagstaff. The Grammy award-winning band plays Texas country, rock and blues or what they like to call Texican style music. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales caught up with bass player Jo Jo Garza from their tour bus in between shows. The title of their latest album is Sacred. Garza says family, God and home are all things they hold sacred.
Flagstaff, AZ – Corbet Dean breaks stereotypes. He's been a Phoenix police officer for 16 years and a slam poet for seven. He recently performed at the Well Read Coyote Book Store in Sedona. And he stopped by our studio to talk about how poetry has kept him from becoming jaded.
Most students across northern Arizona filed into classrooms this week for the kickoff of the school year. But there's one group of students who could still be in their pajamas or even at work. They're part of a growing number of Arizona high schoolers who are bypassing the bus ride and attending virtual schools from the comforts of their own homes. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports.