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Earth Notes: Moki Dugway

Sep 27, 2017
Bob Wick

Driving the Moki Dugway in southeast Utah is not for the faint of heart.

Dugways are roads chiseled into steep slopes. This three-mile stretch of gravel switchbacks 1,200 feet up a nearly vertical cliffside topped by Cedar Mesa sandstone. The few guardrails don’t  hide the wreckage of the occasional vehicle that went over the edge. 


Ryan Heinsius

The Salt River Project is continuing a forest-thinning initiative at several sites throughout northern Arizona. Company representatives and officials say it’s crucial for watershed health and to prevent catastrophic wildfires. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Brady Smith, USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest

Flagstaff city planners are weighing several options for a new water supply. They expect to need more water to serve a growing population in about 20 or 30 years. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


A Navajo Nation spokesman says a tribal officer who is suspected of hitting and killing a bicyclist while driving drunk in Glendale will be fired.

Climbing two of the tallest mountains on Earth is an amazing feat all on its own. But, imaging doing that without arms or legs. Kyle Maynard did, becoming the first person to scale Mount Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua without limbs or prosthetics. He was born with a rare condition called congenital amputation. It stopped his arms from growing beyond the elbow, and legs near his knees. Maynard is the keynote speaker tonight to kick off this year’s Flagstaff Festival of Science. He spoke with KNAU’s Aaron Granillo.


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