The Hopi High School Boys Cross Country Team has set a prestigious national record. The team's win earlier this month at the state championships in Cave Creek marks their 23rd consecutive state title. The team broke their own national record set last year at 22 straight titles. Rick Baker is the cross country coach at Hopi High. He told the Navajo/Hopi Observer he was worried his young team lacked the experience to win this year.
The ponderosa pine forest, across northern and central Arizona, looks green and healthy, but scientists say just the opposite is true. And they’ve joined with local government officials, environmentalists and industry to restore the forest’s health.
The world’s largest ponderosa pine forest stretches across higher elevations from the San Francisco Peaks to the Arizona/New Mexico border. But in the last century, human intervention has threatened its health.