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Several tourist attractions and outdoor recreation sites in Northern Arizona plan to reopen in the coming week as restrictions loosen during the coronavirus pandemic.  KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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The main architect of northern Arizona’s Four Forest Restoration Initiative is set to retire later this month. Wally Covington, a forestry professor at Northern Arizona University, has been a pioneer of modern forest management for more than five decades. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

The Grand Canyon, San Francisco Peaks, Horseshoe Bend and Sedona's Red Rocks are among six iconic Arizona landscapes that will appear on new signs welcoming visitors to the state. 

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The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says it responded to more than four times the number of public assists and rescues during the Thanksgiving / winter storm weekend, as compared to the previous weekend.

Arizona State Museum Photograph Collection, University of Arizona

By the turn of the 20th century, few Anglos had laid eyes on many of the Southwest’s natural wonders. Knowledge of Rainbow Bridge, Monument Valley and what would eventually become Zion National Park remained mostly with area tribes. Archaeological sites like Mesa Verde in southwest Colorado were also largely unexcavated.