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Ducey Vows to Keep Grand Canyon Open Despite Possible Shutdown

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey vows to keep Grand Canyon National Park open in the event of a federal government shutdown. KNAU’s Justin Regan reports. …read more Source:: KNAU       …

Prescott Planetarium Opens Its Doors Tonight

Tonight the doors will open to northern Arizona’s first and only planetarium. It’s on the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott and the creators hope it will inspire young…

Federal Settlement to Fund Assessment at Eight Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation

Assessment of eight abandoned uranium mines will soon begin on the Navajo Nation. It follows a $500,000 federal settlement with the company responsible for the contamination. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.…

Gov't Shutdown Would Impact National Parks

The U.S. government could shut down soon if a spending deal is not reached. If that happens, officials with the Department of the Interior are telling national parks to try…

Mistaken Missile Strike Alerts Revive Cold War-era Questions

On Saturday morning the residents of Hawaii received a text alert, warning of an imminent missile strike, only to learn it had been sent in error. A similar mistake happened…

Brain Food: Ecologists Striving to Increase the Golden Eagle Population

Avian ecologists are concerned that a warming, drying climate may negatively impact the population of golden eagles in the Southwest. In order to trap, track and monitor their behavior, researcher…

The Holidays Are Long Gone, But Not for Local Lighting Pros

If you’re one of the many people dragging your feet to take down your holiday lights, here’s a little advice from 97-year-old Ethel Thomas, the grandmother of KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius:…

Flagstaff Teacher Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

Authorities say a Flagstaff elementary school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation and sexual conduct with a minor. …read more Source:: KNAU       …

Flagstaff City Council Votes to Oppose Border Wall

A resolution passed this week by the Flagstaff City Council means local leaders won’t do business with any company or contractor associated with President Trump’s proposed border wall. KNAU’s Ryan…

Earth Notes: Closing the Gates of Glen Canyon Dam

Jan. 21, 1963, marked a watershed in the history of the Southwest. On that Monday, the first gates of Glen Canyon Dam were closed. …read more Source:: KNAU       …

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