Latest Verde River Stories

2010-04-22 17:20:00

CLARKDALE, Ariz., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With all due respect to other parts of the country, you haven't really seen a night sky unless you've seen a Western night sky. A glittering canopy of heavenly bodies used to be a common sight, but as artificial light from cities gobbles larger chunks of the nightscape truly dark, star-laden skies have all but vanished. Not so in the Verde Valley. Lack of light pollution combined with haze-free, low-humidity desert climate makes this portion of...

2009-06-09 13:34:00

CLARKDALE, Ariz., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Gazing at the glorious expanse of Verde Canyon in full summer bloom, while sipping a fine wine in the luxuriating comfort of a Verde Canyon Railroad, is the epitome of bliss. The Grape Train Escape wine-tasting events sweep into this serene wilderness sanctuary on select Friday evenings between June 5th and September 4th. The lavish service is non-stop from the time the train departs the depot at 5:30 p.m. for a round trip to the ghost ranch of...

2005-08-19 14:54:10

When it's dry, it's dry all over, according to a new analysis of more than 400 years of annual streamflow in the Upper Colorado and Salt and Verde river basins. By using data from tree rings, University of Arizona researchers conclude that water supply for those western rivers fluctuated in synchrony during periods of severe drought. The study goes back almost 800 years in the Salt-Verde basin and covers waterways from the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The...

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