Benji Xie via AP

Benji Xie stood beside a trail in an Arizona canyon, his camera fixed on a waterfall cascading into a blue-green pool where people swam beneath a double rainbow.

Chicago Zoological Society

Twenty five environmental groups are calling on federal wildlife officials to release three captive-raised Mexican gray wolf packs into the wild. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they say the endangered population needs increased genetic diversity to survive.

Poetry Friday: For Randy Wilson

1 hour ago
Jake Bacon

It’s been almost a week since Randy Wilson, longtime editor of the Arizona Daily Sun, died unexpectedly at the age of 65. During his 23 years at the newspaper, he was a mentor to chief photographer, Jake Bacon, who is, of course, grappling with the loss. In this week’s Poetry Friday, Jake reads Thomas Mordaunt’s "The Call" in Randy’s honor.

Tara Brewer

About 200 tourists were being evacuated Thursday from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon.

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Not just one, not just two, but three generations of McCains are now honored on a U.S. Navy ship in the Pacific.

Arizona Attorney General's Office

A former town clerk of Pinetop-Lakeside who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $32,000 from the eastern Arizona town has been sentenced to one year in prison.

(AP Photo/Matt York)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is touting his role in bringing together multiple law enforcement agencies to combat crime at the border.

Bonnie Stevens

Mars Rover Curiosity has dug up organic material in rocks just below the surface of what’s believed to be an ancient Martian lake bed.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allocated nearly $900,000 to the Navajo Nation for the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the latest effort to remediate hundreds of sites on the reservation.


A former Northern Arizona University professor could serve no more than 13 months in custody for allegedly stalking members of hotshot fire crews.



The latest news & stories from NPR

Scott Thybony’s Canyon Commentaries enhance our understanding of the Southwest region through vibrant storytelling and thoughtful reflection. SCOTT'S RECENT POSTS...