This weekend, the return of the Navajo-Churro sheep will be celebrated at a series of events in Flagstaff and Winslow. The breed was brought here by the Spanish in the late 1500s, the first domestic sheep in North America. By the 1930s the Navajo Churro was nearly wiped out. But now, they've made a comeback. In an updated version of a story that ran last summer on KNAU, the Indian Country News Bureau's Daniel Kraker has their remarkable survival story.
Flagstaff, AZ – Neighborhood lemonade stands are a familiar sight in the summer. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl visits a group of first-time lemonade vendors whose recipe for success is both gourmet and philanthropic.
Phoenix, AZ – Don Goldwater, Len Munsil and Mike Harris all have proposals to use state resources to tighten up the border. These range from putting more of Arizona's own National Guard troops in Southern Arizona and buying ground radar to spot border crossers, to allowing -- if not requiring -- local police to arrest those not here legally. But Gary Tupper said all that ignores a basic question.
Flagstaff, AZ – Last month, sparks from a blown-out tire ignited a wildfire on the outskirts of Flagstaff. The Woody Fire spread quickly. It forced the evacuation of several neighborhoods on the city's western edge. But, firefighters caught a break when the blaze hit a patch of thinned-out forest. That slowed it down enough for crews to gain control and keep any structures from burning. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Phoenix, AZ – In fact, Slade Mead and Jason Williams found a lot of common ground. For example, both oppose the use of the AIMS test as a graduation requirement -- something pushed by incumbent Republican Tom Horne to ensure a diploma means students have learned what they were supposed to learn. Mead called the whole thing a charade.
Flagstaff, AZ – Some of us have to learn hard lessons the hard way. Take the heat. I was warned it gets hot enough in the desert to fry an egg on the sidewalk. I'm not sure about sidewalks, but I did manage to fry one on the hood of a car. During canyon hikes I've seen creeks dry up in the heat of the day, only to run again at night. I've watched ravens pant and lizards sprint across hot sand on their hind legs.