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bed in a hotel room
After enjoying double digit growth in room rates, luxury resorts are facing a slowdown.
May. 23, 2023
Different lanes of traffic to exit and go to different areas of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are shown here. It is daytime in this photo.
The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is expected to bring big crowds through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport — which is coming off of its busiest first quarter ever.
May. 22, 2023
Deb Haaland
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited the area to hear about the proposed Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument.
May. 22, 2023
Santan Mountain Casino exterior
The Gila River Indian Community will open its fourth casino in the Valley next month. Located south of Chandler, the Santan Mountain Casino is expected to have more than 800 slot machines and other amenities in a luxury setting.
May. 19, 2023
 Jeff Biggers
Author Jeff Biggers' newest book is called "In Sardinia: An Unexpected Journey in Italy." It turns out, some of the same tourism-related issues facing Arizona are also facing this island off the west coast of Italy.
May. 16, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park
A national monument declaration would forever ban mining on more than 1,100,000 acres of land around the national park.
May. 15, 2023
Tempe's Mill Avenue Bridges
New energy efficient LED bulbs will soon light the Mill Avenue Bridges in Tempe. Replacement efforts are underway starting this week to change the old bulbs on the bridges' signature draped lighting.
May. 12, 2023
Lynn Downey, author of American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West
The Show spoke with Lynn Downey, an archivist, historian, and author of the book "American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West." In it, she traces the long and storied history of the dude ranch, America’s original western vacation.
May. 11, 2023
Flagstaff Arizona sign I-17 North
Flagstaff’s City Council is weighing how to implement rules around short-term rentals in the city ahead of a proposed ordinance to license the growing market. Flagstaff wants to develop an ordinance by this summer and then implement licensing and fee payments by Sept. 1.
May. 10, 2023
Snowbowl
Despite temperatures rising in Phoenix, Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff is keeping doors open through Memorial Day and providing a snowy escape from the summer heat.
May. 9, 2023
Christopher St. Jean after running the Cocodona 250 in 2023
A marathon is a little more than 26 miles, which for most people is more than enough. But ultramarathons are longer — in some cases, a lot longer. The 2023 Cocodona ultramarathon is a 250-mile race that starts in Black Canyon City and ends in Flagstaff.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
May. 5, 2023
Snowbowl
Snowbowl, the ski resort near Flagstaff, will remain open until Memorial Day. According to a release, the high amounts of snowfall from this season has allowed the slopes to remain open until nearly June.
May. 2, 2023
campfire
The U.S. Forest Service has expanded a camping and campfire ban around Flagstaff to reduce the risk of human-caused fires in northern Arizona.
May. 2, 2023
Sky Harbor
Looking to fly overseas soon? If so, you should examine your plans closely as the U.S. State Department projects the international travel season to be record-breaking.
Apr. 30, 2023
Omni Hotel downtown Tempe ribbon cutting ceremony
A new hotel near Arizona State University opened on Friday. Known as the Omni Tempe Hotel, the project is a $125 million investment between ASU and the City of Tempe.
Apr. 29, 2023
Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service will be holding public meetings next month about several construction projects slated for Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim.
Apr. 24, 2023
basketball
The governor of Arizona and the mayor of Phoenix are scheduled to be at Sky Harbor airport Thursday morning for the unveiling of a countdown clock to the NCAA men’s Final Four next year.
Apr. 19, 2023
Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
Residents in Carefree and Tempe will have an opportunity to exercise their voting power in two upcoming special elections on May 16.
Apr. 15, 2023
Sky Harbor Christmas 2022 Southwest line to rebook flights
We’re all familiar with the headlines of airline meltdown and travel nightmares these days. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has crunched the numbers — and found out how bad it really is.
Apr. 13, 2023
Grand Canyon
More than a dozen Native American tribes called on the Biden administration Tuesday to designate a Grand Canyon National Monument in order to permanently ban mining in the area.
Apr. 11, 2023

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