Stories tagged: "Arizona"

Dotty the desert tortoise chows down on evening primrose in Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 11, 2023. The surprising warmth of these ancient cold-blooded creatures has made them popular pets for families with pet dander allergies and for retirees. (AP Photo/Alina Hartounian)
When You Adopt a Desert Tortoise, Prepare for a Surprisingly Social and Zippy Pet

Did you know the Arizona Game and Fish Department has a desert tortoise adoption program?

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Phoenix Residents Could See Water Bill Increases Coming Soon

The Phoenix Water Services Department is proposing a phased rate increase to address the rising cost of water and water treatment and to encourage conservation.

A “cross in any direction” sign is displayed at a crosswalk in downtown Phoenix at Taylor and First streets. Photo taken on March 29, 2023. (Izabella Hernandez/Cronkite News)
Diagonal Crossing? Tempe Tests All-Pedestrian Crosswalk

Tempe could bring a permanent all-pedestrian crosswalk—or scramble—to the busy intersection of Mill Avenue and Fifth Street.

A pink sunrise as seen from Hopi Point on the South Rim in this photo from 2018 - when visitors spent $1.8 billion at national parks in Arizona. Spending plummeted last year, along with visitors, but numbers are starting to turn around.  (Photo by M Quinn, National Park Service/Creative Commons)

NPS Photofrom the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection sits at the edge of the canyon, looking down with binoculars during a search operation (March 2021). 

NPS Photo/S. Shoemaker

photo. during the total lunar eclipse of January 31, 2018.

#GrandCanyon #Arizona #Sunrise #LunarEclipse #Geology #NoFilter #ImageDescription: soft pink light illuminating a mile-deep canyon landscape of colorful peaks and cliffs with a river flowing at the very bottom. NPS/M.Quinn
Tribal Leaders, Lawmakers Want New 1.1 Million Acre Monument in Arizona

Tribal leaders joined state lawmakers Tuesday to call on President Joe Biden to set aside more than 1.1 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a new national monument.

The winning team in Phoenix's first Innovation Challenge holds its $3,500 check on April 6, 2023. (Photo by Gianna Abdallah/Cronkite News)
Phoenix Turns to Residents For Solutions for Providing Chilled Drinking Water in Public Places

In its first public challenge, the Phoenix Office of Innovation gave residents a problem to solve: Come up with creative ideas for providing chilled drinking water in public places.

14 Gifts Teachers Say They Love Getting During Teacher Appreciation Week, from $0-$20

We asked teachers what Teacher Appreciation Week gifts they love to get. Their answers (plus links) are right here—including free things you can do that’ll mean a lot. 

Water Wheel Falls (Shutterstock Photo/Isabel Eve)
10 Beautiful Waterfall Hikes in Arizona to Try Before It Gets Too Hot

If you’re looking to see waterfalls in person before it gets too hot and they dry up, here are 10 beautiful Arizona waterfall hikes to try.