Earlier this week, Navajo farmers in New Mexico voted to keep irrigation canals along the San Juan River closed for at least a year. They have concerns about soil contamination following the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Meanwhile, officials in Page are worried about the incident causing a drain on the local economy, even though scientists say Lake Powell remains mostly unaffected.  Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

A new report says the best place for a Hispanic entrepreneur to open a new business in the state is in Gilbert. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

Business experts from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University say the state’s economy is rebounding… But they say federal budget cuts are creating a drag on growth. Arizona Public Radio’s Terry Ward reports…

Business Leaders Urge Increased Education Funding

Jan 16, 2013

A parade of business leaders urged lawmakers today to provide money to implement the new common core standards for K-12 education.

Zac Ziegler

Just north of Prescott’s historic downtown Courthouse Plaza sits Arizona’s newest brewery.

Granite Mountain Brewing Company opened its doors about a month ago.

The room smells of fresh hops and barley.

Just behind the large, hand-carved wooden bar is the brewery’s three-barrel brewing equipment.

If starting a new business during a recession seems a bit risky, it didn’t stop this brewery’s owners.

In fact, they saw some advantages.

Amanda Richardson and Michael Stanger are two of the brewery’s co-founders: