In the 1840s, a young ornithologist named William Gambel traveled to the Southwest with noted naturalist Thomas Nuttall. Sadly, Gambel's promising career ended early; he died of typhoid fever in 1849. But his memory lives on in a tree that bears his name.
A common species, Gambel oak covers nine million acres across the West. On the Colorado Plateau, this deciduous oak forms the green understory in the ponderosa pine forest. It's also found in canyons like namesake Oak Creek.
Snowflake, AZ – For the past several months KNAU has reported on the struggles of the Catalyst Paper Mill in Snowflake. Over the last year they've been forced to shut down the plant one week a month. That means less pay for the mill's 300 plus workers. But come January they hope to return to full capacity. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this update.
Phoenix, AZ – The ability of prosecutors in this state to go after companies that hire undocumented workers could depend on the views of the Obama administration. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Flagstaff, AZ – Tuesday is the last day to turn in ballots for the Flagstaff Unified School District's budget override election. The election is aimed at renewing a ten percent override for FUSD's current budget. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
For most Americans, Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. But not here in Arizona, where our clocks will stay right where they are. Unless, of course, you live on the Navajo Nation, which will spin its clocks back an hour. Confused yet? Commentator and Flagstaff writer Scott Thybony says the best solution may be to just take off our watches.
Flagstaff, AZ – This weekend the Coconino County Health Department accidentally gave seven children under two a vaccination dose intended for a 4-year-old child. So far they are fine. The agency provided more than 700 H1N1 Flu vaccines on Saturday. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talks to Health Department Director Barbara Worgess about what happened when they discovered their mistake.
Phoenix, AZ – The state's top health official is concerned about a new survey which shows a majority of residents do not intend to be innoculated for the swine flu. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.