public lands

Brent Brooks @brentbrooks

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed legislation that would have expanded the power of the state's Ombudsman-Citizen's Aide to review public meeting violations and a second bill granting legal immunity to state officials who manage federal lands.

Earth Notes: Upheaval Dome

Apr 17, 2019
Doc Searls, CC, Wikimedia

The unusual shape of a noted geologic feature in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park becomes fully clear only from the air. From a small plane, Upheaval Dome seems to have collapsed.


Joe Wilson and Olivia Carril

There's a buzz in the air in southern Utah these days. A recent study shows incredible diversity among the bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante. Some 660 different species have been identified in this national monument—almost as many as all the bee species east of the Mississippi River!


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is offering assurances to people planning to visit Grand Canyon National Park, saying it will remain open regardless of whether there is a federal government partial shutdown.

Ryan Heinsius

Polls show the contest for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat is virtually tied with only a handful of days left in the campaign. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the Democrat in the race, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, recently visited northern Arizona to speak with locals about a range of issues affecting the region.


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