Northern Arizona

Andrey Atuchin, Virginia Tech

The Triassic period was a time of giants on Earth: lumbering reptiles with armored plates, and fifteen-foot-long crocodiles. The fossils of these extinct beasts are preserved in the rainbow-colored rocks of the Petrified Forest National Park in northern Arizona. But the same rocks hold the secrets of tiny creatures too.

Melissa Sevigny

The Hopi language is endangered. A survey in the late nineties showed only five percent of Hopis under the age of twenty could speak it. Language loss is partially due to the legacy of boarding schools, which tried to assimilate Hopis into Anglo society. But it’s also because of modern pressures like television, the Internet, and employment. Hopis say losing the language means losing their culture.

Arizona Department of Transportation

If you look at a map of upcoming or ongoing construction projects around northern Arizona, it’s hard to find a major highway without some roadwork. 

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Officials at the Grand Canyon say they're expanding programming at a historic watchtower where visitors can learn about Native American culture.

ADOT

Authorities are discouraging travel in parts of northern Arizona's high country due to an approaching storm expected to produce heavy snowfall, strong winds and wind chills in the single digits.

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