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2014-02-06 23:27:39

Six Maricopa Community Colleges have been recognized by the Aspen Institute as being among the nation's 150 top community colleges. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Six Maricopa Community Colleges have been recognized by the Aspen Institute as being among the nation’s 150 top community colleges. Phoenix College and Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and South Mountain Community Colleges can compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence...

2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

2014-02-06 16:23:03

PHOENIX, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tribal leaders of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) congratulate Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Chairman of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association for being selected one of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders in Arizona. The award is given by the AZ Business Magazine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/LA60638) "I am deeply honored and accept this on behalf of the San...

2014-02-04 12:25:19

Event to recognize honorees will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014 PHOENIX, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Business-to-business inbound marketing agency KEO Marketing Inc. today announced its founder and CEO Sheila Kloefkorn has been named one of the "Top 25 Dynamic Women in Business" by the Phoenix Business Journal. Honorees are recommended by members of the community and chosen by members of the Phoenix Business Journal news team for their leadership, professional...

2014-02-01 23:02:39

Scientific demos, stargazing, public health issues, and insect sex are just a few of the topics featured during Paradise Valley Community College’s upcoming STEAM event series. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Scientific demos, stargazing, public health issues, and insect sex are just a few of the topics featured during Paradise Valley Community College’s upcoming STEAM event series. All events and presentations are free, open to the public, and, unless noted otherwise, held on...

2014-01-28 08:27:18

SEDONA, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The horrible state of the economy has affected so many people, not just in the United States but also in other parts of the world. Everyone has a story to tell because in some way, they experienced setbacks in their living conditions and overall morale. That's why author Michael Harris shares this endearing story to all, to offer hope no matter how dire their condition may be. The Miracle of Sam shows how help can be found in the least...

2014-01-27 23:04:37

Qore-24 will serve as the official hand purifier of the Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) from 2014 until 2017. Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Qore Systems announced today Qore-24 will serve as the official hand purifier of the Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) from 2014 until 2017. Hand purification stations will be located at multiple sites throughout the TPC Scottsdale. Qore-24 is the World’s only, antimicrobial hand purifier that sprays on and effectively kills germs...

2014-01-27 23:03:55

Elevate Phoenix today announced a $58,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. PHOENIX, AZ (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Elevate Phoenix today announced a $58,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The Foundation’s grant will provide privately-funded need-based scholarship opportunities for DREAMers, who do not qualify for public scholarship assistance funds, to pursue a college education through Elevate Phoenix’s LIFT for Success Program. “How we raise and...

2014-01-27 12:32:51

Both New America Foundation's and Consumer Federation of America's Claims that Municipal Providers Offer Lower Prices than do Commercial Providers Results from Improperly Comparing the Prices of Unlike Service Packages WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new economic analysis released today entitled Do Municipal Networks Offer More Attractive Service Offerings than Private Sector Providers? A Review and Expansion of the Evidence, Phoenix Center Chief Economist...

Grand Canyon May Not Be As Old As Once Thought
2014-01-27 08:50:13

[ Watch the Video: How Old Is The Grand Canyon? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous theories have pegged the age of the Grand Canyon at 70 million years ago, but a new study published by Nature Geoscience has found that the American icon was completely formed 5 to 6 million years ago when shorter segments of canyon united to form an expansive chasm. “I think we’ve resolved the 140-year-long debate about the age of the Grand Canyon,” Karl Karlstrom, a...


Latest Geography of Arizona Reference Libraries

Prescott National Forest
2013-12-30 12:34:28

The Prescott National Forest is a 1.25 million acre United States National Forest that is located in north central Arizona within the vicinity of Prescott. The forest can be found in the mountains southwest of Flagstaff and north of Phoenix in Yavapai County, with a minute portion stretching into southwestern Coconino County. The administrative offices are located in Prescott and the local ranger district offices are located in Chino Valley, Camp Verde, and Prescott. This forest includes Lynx...

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2013-11-01 16:08:30

Kaibab National Forest is located in Arizona and borders the Grand Canyon in the north and south. It was established in 1909 and is separated into two areas known as the North Kaibab Ranger District and the South Kaibab Ranger District. The Grand Canyon forms a natural boundary between the two districts, which make up about 1.6 million acres of land. The elevations in the forest vary between 5,500 feet and 10,418 feet. This national forest holds four designated wilderness areas including...

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
2013-11-01 09:56:20

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is a 2.76 million acre United States National Forest which runs along the Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains in east-central Arizona and extending into the U.S. state of New Mexico. Both forests are managed as one unit by USDA Forest Service from the forest headquarters in Springerville, Arizona. It has over 400 species of wildlife. With its high elevation and cool summer breezes, it is a popular weekend destination from the hot desert for Phoenix,...

Coconino National Forest
2013-10-15 09:37:43

Coconino National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Arizona in the United States. This national forest contains 1.856-million acres of land and is separated into three districts, known as the Flagstaff District, the Red Rock District, and the Mogollon Rim District. All of which differ in geography and environment. It surrounds the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona and is bordered by four different national forests, including Tonto National Forest along the southern...

Mogollon Monster
2013-09-27 09:52:25

The Mogollon Monster is a Bigfoot-type creature claimed to inhabit central and eastern Arizona along the Mogollon Rim. It is said to be nocturnal and omnivorous and very territorial. It walks with wide strides leaving 22-inch footprints. The creature has also been alleged to mimic birds, coyotes, and other wildlife, and will also make whistling sounds. It builds its nest out of pine needles, twigs, and leaves. It is also said that it will throw stones from a hidden location. Its feeding...

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