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Biologists have released endangered fish into a Grand Canyon creek to try to improve their chances of survival.

Ryan Heinsius

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today declared a state of emergency for Coconino County following recent heavy monsoon flooding near Flagstaff. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it allocates $200,000 for ongoing recovery efforts. 

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by Utah, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation seeking the repayment of cleanup costs for a mine spill in Colorado that polluted rivers in three states.


Officials with the Kaibab National Forest say a lightning-caused wildfire a mile southeast of Tusayan will continue to grow in the coming days. More than 50 personnel are managing the 165-acre Rain Fire to benefit forest health. It started July 21 .

Poetry Friday: How Falling In Love Is Like Owning A Dog

Jul 27, 2018
Dan Dadmun

KNAU listener Dan Dadmun went the extra mile for this week's Poetry Friday segment. He found a poem he like, Taylor Mali's 'How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog'. But he wanted to change the setting from New York to Flagstaff because he thought it would resonate in this dog-crazy town. So, he contacted the poet to ask if it was ok. Mali said yes. He told Dan the details of a spoken word poem should always be changed to better apply to the people hearing it.