colorado river

The Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe have fought in court for nearly four decades over water rights to the Little Colorado River. The tribes recently brought in a mediator after renewed negotiations reached an impasse. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

Robin Silver

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors is calling for the repeal of a ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the Havasupai Tribe has condemned the board’s actions.

The Arizona Department of Water Resources has received an infusion of money in the state budget.

Bob Ribokas/

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park have recovered a body they believe is that of 14-year-old Jackson Standefer. It was discovered Friday by a commercial river trip at Colorado River mile 152. Rangers responded and transported the body by helicopter to the South Rim. 

Scott Thybony

Novelist Gustave Flaubert reached a frustrating impasse while writing Madame Bovary. So, he wrote to a friend about the struggle, hoping it would fix his writer's block: "What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!" Commentator Scott Thybony can relate. He, too, spends a lot of time thinking about writing and rivers, the subjects of this month's Canyon Commentary