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We're starting out with light showers across Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties.
Gobble up crawfish on the Rim or tube the Colorado River in a massive floating parade.
YUMA — Prices for winter lettuce grown in southwestern Arizona already are rising because of damage caused by freezing weather, an agricultural expert said Monday.
Along a portion of State Route 87 — better known as Old Hunt Highway in the heart of the Gila River Indian reservation between Alma School and Dobson roads near Sacaton, Olberg Bridge reaches across desert that used to be a river.
The city of Phoenix has added another 592 acres of State Trust land to the Sonoran Preserve, pushing this latest piece of the city's vast desert preserve system to a total of approximately 7,500 acres.
Valley residents are under a severe storm advisory.
The Tribune has started a new education blog, ED Xtra — Schooling Arizona. The blog will feature items written by Tribune staff and local and state education figures. Click on http://edxtra.freedomblogging.com/ to go beyond today’s education headlines and inside classrooms in the East Valley and elsewhere.
It’s been a long time since passengers waited at Globe’s railroad depot for the whistle of an approaching train. The quaint mining town’s 1916 depot has been used for little more than a laundromat since it shuttered its doors to rail traffic in the 1950s.
Aided by unsuspecting boaters and anglers, the quagga mussel, which threatens water and hydroelectric power operations, is spreading east from the lower Colorado River, and suppliers of Valley water and power are seriously concerned.
The six Republicans running for the right to oppose Democratic Rep. Harry Mitchell face a difficult task.
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Rain, mountain snow and high winds are forecast as a vigorous storm system moves through Arizona.
Walking along the Crosscut Canal in Papago Park, Tom Hulen points to a sprawling salt cedar tree overtaking a native mesquite. Left unchecked, the salt cedar could kill the mesquite by blocking its sunlight and competing for water and nutrients.
Where are the record high temperatures? Who knows? Who cares? Just thank the Canadians.
WASHINGTON - Now we know why Jose Cruz Jr. has not played here. He is not here.
The draining of a weedand-mud-filled section of the Arizona Canal on Monday gave biologists the chance to check on the diversity of fish in East Valley waterways.
Some rivers are rushing. Some reservoirs are overflowing. Some lakes are swelling. Ground is soggy almost everywhere. If the Valley continues this winter to see more heavy rain creating these conditions, Arizona’s long drought will be . . . still a long way from over.
Even if this series of winter storms that have been soaking Arizona marks the beginning of the end of the long drought — and it's a big if — we must not stop efforts to ensure our state's water future. If anything, those efforts need to be redoubled, because the long-term challenge is growing as rapidly as our population.
January 4, 2005
A steady downpour Monday, more rain forecast today and another Pacific storm system due late this week will prompt Salt River Project to double the flow of water at the Granite Reef Dam east of Mesa today and keep it there for a day or two.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Urban Fishing Program will undergo several changes in 2005.
November 1, 2004
What Marshall Stone likes best about his new home is he can look up at night and see the stars.
Without water, a human dies in five hours or less in the Sonoran Desert summer.