When Phoenix Hostel owner Mary Stephens got permission from the owners of a vacant lot near Seventh and Roosevelt streets to turn the dirtscape into a community art project, one of her ideas was to have murals painted all along the brick wall that girdled the field. Unfortunately, she never got farther than the first mural – a desert landscape done in the colors of the Arizona flag, sprayed with the words “Derechos Humanos” (“Human Rights” in Spanish).
Though helium is the second most common element in the universe, the gas is hard to find in commercial quantities here on planet Earth. Exception: northeastern Arizona. The region supplied the U.S. with some of the richest deposits of helium in the 1960s and 1970s, and could do so again.
The profitable – and controversial – mining practice could be coming to our state.
For a long time it seemed hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, would bypass Arizona. The state is poor in natural gas, so there seemed little need for the process of injecting a pressurized chemical cocktail into the ground to pulverize rocks and extract the fuel trapped within. But New Mexico Tech researchers’ March announcement that their state shows strong potential for gas and oil production indicates that Northeastern Arizona might also be sitting on a fortune in shale oil. It’s part of the Mancos Shale, a 90-million-year-old, 60-billion-barrel formation spread under much of the West.
Death in the Brotherhood
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Hells Angels Shootout
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An Arizona prosecutor vows to keep adult filmmakers out of the Valley. Are they coming anyway? It’s just after 1 a.m on a Saturday night in downtown Tempe – one of those buzzy late March evenings when the Valley feels like the most happening place in...