Arizona Archives

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In honor of exploring all things alien at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico, for the February 2018 Great Escape, we are rounding up our own state's top three UFO stories.

According to information from the National UFO Reporting Center and the Mutual UFO Network, Maricopa County was recorded as having the second-most UFO sightings between 2001 and 2015 compared to all U.S. counties. In all, there were 2,523 reported sightings in 15 years. Los Angeles County was the number one place to spot a UFO.

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May 29
James Taylor
The legendary singer/songwriter is recognized for his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing in such hits as “Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Shower the People” and “Country Road.” Bonnie Raitt is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

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Formerly a smelter site for neighboring Bisbee’s copper mines, the quaint border town of Douglas now draws birders and history buffs to its riparian areas and historic landmarks. We round up the new and notable in “Arizona’s Hometown.”

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Tis the season... to be eating your own weight in green bean casserole, turkey and pumpkin pie and regretting it in the morning (but not really). Not a fan of typical turkey or want something more high-end? Or perhaps you're sick of being stuck in the kitchen rather than participating in the super fun familial political arguments. In Phoenix, there's something for everyone this Thanksgiving.

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