Colorado River Archives

Here’s what the Colorado River’s first all-electric raft looks like

Colorado

Arizona-based Colorado River Discovery, in partnership with the National Parks Service, is launching its 100 percent electric raft – the first of its kind in the region – in the Colorado River. Named Helios in homage to the God of the Sun in Greek Mythology and both certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and registered with… Read More →

Arizona’s water concerns, and how to avert crisis

Water treatment
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Arizonans face perpetual drought with an understanding that being good water stewards is essential to life in the desert. The current water shortage crippling California reinforces the importance of Arizona’s continuing conservation and management of this finite resource. Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig is the executive director of the Verde River Institute and has been… Read More →

Working together to avert a Southwest water crisis

cragin reservoir
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

After 16 years of drought on the Colorado River, how is it Arizona is not in a water crisis? We are not in a crisis due to a legacy of leadership and sound, future-thinking water planning.  The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and its partners are continuing this leadership with a steadfast focus on tomorrow’s challenges.… Read More →

Brookfield Communities breaks ground on model homes at The Ridge

With substantial infrastructure in place, model home construction has begun at Brookfield Communities newest and most unique development, “The Ridge at Fox Creek,” – a new addition to its existing master-planned community along the Colorado River and across from the historic gaming hub of Laughlin, Nev. With building permits secured and major infrastructure – water,… Read More →

Fox Creek Extends ‘Leaseback’ Option

Housing and transportation

As construction officially commences at The Ridge, Brookfield Communities’ newest neighborhood at its Fox Creek development along the Colorado River in Bullhead City, a few select homebuyers will be able to participate in a unique “leaseback” program. Here’s how it works: Brookfield sells a home to an individual buyer who agrees to leaseback the home… Read More →

Colorado River viewed as vanishing resource

Western Water
by in Business News | Green

The federal government isn’t going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government’s top water official said Wednesday. But rising demand and falling supply have water managers in the arid West considering a host of other options to deal with dire projections that the Colorado River — the… Read More →

Gifts Galore: Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts Galore: Holiday Gift Guide
by in Cool Products

For the techies in your life or that wild child of yours, we did the dirty work for you and found some great stocking stuffers for your friends, family — really anyone — this holiday season. Holiday Gift Guide: Tory Burch Tenley Riding Boot, $495, toryburch.com Stila Snow Angel Color Palette, $39, stilacosmetics.com iPhone Solar… Read More →

A 10-Year-Old’s Unforgettable Journey To The Grand Canyon

Arselia and dad at the Grand Canyon, Photo: Arselia Gales
by in Play

Traveling with my mother and father is the fondest memory I have of my childhood. Together, we’ve traveled to Las Vegas, Baltimore and even Niagara Falls. As a little girl and even as a young adult I’ve always looked forward to learning where our adventures would take us. When I was younger, I always wanted… Read More →

Five Challenging Arizona Day Hikes

View looking southeast from the top of battleship towards weavers needle

1. Humphreys Peak from Lockett Meadow — Flagstaff Difficulty: 5 Route Finding: 1 Round Trip: 14.3 miles Accumulated Elevation Gain: 4,430 feet Average Time Round Trip: 7-9 hours Description: You start your hike through Aspen trees on the floor of Lockett Meadow on the Inner Basin Trail until you intersect with the beautiful Weatherford Trail,… Read More →

Snapshot: Adventures in Canyoneering

Canyoneer begins 70 foot rappel

The day started early — up at 4 a.m. and in the canyon by 5:45 a.m. Eight canyoneers headed out for a day of adventure. They wound their way through miles of red swirling sandstone slot canyon, with multiple rappels