monsoons

Nature

On the crawl: Why so many caterpillars are wriggling around Arizona

Kelsey Shaw and her two children pick up large yellow and green caterpillars just off the Bush Highway near Saguaro Lake. The children have no hesitation handling these nearly 2- to 3-inch-long caterpillars, letting them crawl all over their clothes. Shaw and her children were preparing to spend the morning picking up litter along the

State

Flash flooding sweeps Arizona; 1 rafter dead in Grand Canyon

One person who went missing from a Colorado River rafting trip in the Grand Canyon during a flash flood was found dead Thursday in frigid water while a second person was found alive, a park spokeswoman said. The flood was part of monsoon storms that have inundated Arizona this week, including in Flagstaff where city

Wildfires

Arizona Wildfire Updates – July 7, 2021

[Editor’s note: we are only listing active fires.] Tiger Fire Size: 11, 987 acres Containment:  0%                             Cause: Lightning  Location: 11 miles east of Crown King  Start Date: June 30, 3:45 p.m.    Incident Commander: Dave Gesser             Incident Personnel: 287 The Tiger Fire remains active particularly on the north and west perimeters.   Crews continue to hold and enhance firelines on the south and east sides

State

Arizona Historical Society License Plate Gets New, Electrifying Look

Just in time for Arizona’s Monsoon Season, the Arizona Historical Society has a new specialty license plate that pays homage to the state’s powerful summer storms. The new plate was released by the Arizona Department of Transportation on August 10 and can be ordered through the AZ MVD NOW website at azmvdnow.gov. Plate design started

Local

The Prescott area sees an increase in trail and lake related rescue calls

Over the last month the Prescott Fire Department has seen a marked increase of rescue calls on our area trails and lakes. These rescues include heat related emergencies, injured hikers, water rescues, and lost hikers. One of the draws to Prescott is the vast array of outdoor activities. We have miles of beautiful mountain trails,

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