Flagstaff, AZ – The five blonds sit in their log cabin living room in Doney Park on a recent stormy evening.
BURNETT FAMILY: I'm Jessie. I'm 20 years old and I play mandolin. I'm Connie. I'm mom. I play stand up bass. I'm Rachel. I'm 22 and I play violin. I'm Ryan. I'm 18 years old and I've been playing banjo for eight years. And I'm Brian. I'm the dad and I play guitar sometimes mandolin and sing too.
Their four large dogs, three cats and cockatoo don't like to feel left out.
Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Mai Richie Reed's Arizona Adventures
Just over a century ago an adventurous young woman from Philadelphia took the railroad west to the country's hot new tourist attraction, the Grand Canyon. The recent discovery of Mai (PR: My ) Richie Reed's travel journal by historian Erik Berg provides a fascinating new window into a time when southwestern tourism was young.
It's been a tumultuous few years, to say the least, in Arizona's housing market. Two years ago housing prices here appreciated faster than in any other state. But over the past year values have decreased by more than five percent. Only Florida, Nevada and California have seen prices decline by more.
Flagstaff, AZ – (Intro) Many cities around the country -and here in northern Arizona use impact fees as a way to pay for development. But they're controversial. Flagstaff has considered implementing the fees for more than a decade now and they'll take up the issue again this week. Arizona Public Radio's Thereas Bierer reports. <
Phoenix, AZ – The state is putting an immediate halt to more than $170 million worth of road projects -- including widening the highway to the Hoover Dam --- because federal funds are drying up. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Phoenix, AZ – Sen. Tom O'Halleran was defeated by Steve Pierce. And Rep. Pete Hershberger lost his bid to move to the Senate. Both had angered some Republicans by voting for the governor's budget and refusing to support permanent repeal of the state property tax.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano said today that Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin probably is facing some sexism in coverage. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that Napolitano said that's no reason to vote for her.
Heavy with meaning, celestial bodies have exerted their gravitational pull on people's minds for thousands of years. Just consider some of the Southwest's common symbols. Red and gold sunrays stripe the state flag of Arizona. A Zia Pueblo sun glyph emblazons New Mexico's. Silent light daggers and incised sun spirals that kept cyclical time for long-vanished residents still mark ancient cliff dwellings and pueblos.
Flagstaff, AZ – The indictment of three term incumbent Congressman Rick Renzi earlier this year has cast a long shadow over the primary campaign. He's pled not guilty, but many are wondering how the so called Renzi Effect will play out in the First Congressional District race.
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes is a Republican, who says her Party has to be aggressive if the GOPs want to keep this seat.