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


After the flames: Santa Catalina Mountains rebounding from Bighorn Fire a year ago

It’s been a year since the Bighorn Fire blackened broad swaths of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. Now, a recent tour of Catalina State Park and Mount Lemmon reveals sprigs of new growth peeking through the forest floor. Wildlife, including bighorn sheep, are returning. Life in Summerhaven, a tiny community near the summit


Badgers To Face Salpointe Catholic in Title Game

Photo: The Badgers were all smiles after their semifinal win over Flagstaff SALPOINTE CATHOLIC LANCERS (11-0-1) vs. PRESCOTT BADGERS (14-0) Coronado High School, Phoenix Game Time 4:30 pm School               Salpointe Catholic                              Prescott Goals For                         59                                                 83 Goals Against                   4                                                   7 Shutouts                           8                                                   9 Streak                              W8                                              W14 Record                         11-0-1                                            14-0 Home                              5-0                                                 8-0 Away                               5-0-1                                             5-0

Legal Beat

Court rejects death-row inmate’s appeal in 1991 Tucson rapes, murder

A federal appeals court Friday upheld the convictions of an Arizona death-row inmate for the rapes of three Tucson women, one of whom was murdered, over the course of several weeks in 1991. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Robert Lee Walden’s claims that he should have been tried


Vice president tries to woo voters in liberal Arizona cities

Vice President Mike Pence touched on the economy, tax cuts, abortion, religion and military service Friday in a wide-ranging appeal to voters in two Arizona counties that President Donald Trump lost in 2016. Pence’s visits to the liberal cities of Flagstaff and Tucson came as both presidential candidates focus on battleground states before Election Day.

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