Nearly 200 feral horses, besieged with famine and dehydration, were found dead on a dried-up stock pond on Navajo land in Arizona. The animals went to the pond in Gray Mountain, an unincorporated community in Coconino County in north central Arizona, in search of water. But they somehow found themselves burrowed into the mud and too weak to escape, said Jonathan Nez, vice president of the Navajo Nation, which is the largest Native American tribe in the country and covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Some of the 191 horses were buried neck deep in the mud, Navajo officials said. Some were buried beneath others. Pictures show the horses' overlapping bodies, arranged roughly like a circle, as they lie on the parched earth. The mass deaths come as Arizona experiences an exceptional drought unlike anything it's seen in more than a decade. Navajo officials say horses dying near an empty watering pond is "not a new but a seasonal issue." The deaths also underscore an overpopulation … [Read more...] about Nearly 200 free-roaming horses died searching for water on Navajos’ parched land
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Sunday May 6, 2018 09:57 AM The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest Written by The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest. The best new journalist of the year was Jordan Bishop of the Stillwater News Press.The winners were announced Friday.The Stillwater newspaper took second place in the general excellence category for medium-sized newspapers, while the Norman Transcript was third. Among smaller newspapers, the Tahlequah Daily Press finished second and the Altus Times was third.There was no competition among larger newspapers in this year's round of judging.TODAY'S SPONSOR:A list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/oklahoma-newspaper___The entire list … [Read more...] about Enid, Journal Record win general excellence nod from AP-ONE
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Vintage neon smiling bear sign in Phoenix saved from wrecking ball Moe Allen Auto Body Shop had recently closed, the buildings were being razed and the historic neon sign was soon to be demolished. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Happy bear sign The “happy bear” sign, which advertised the Moe Allen Auto Body Shop at 3325 N. 16th St. in Phoenix since 1955, will be featured in the Ignite Sign Art Museum in Tucson, said Jude Cook, owner of Cook & Co. Signmakers. Jude Cook Happy bear sign The “happy bear” sign, which advertised the Moe Allen Auto Body Shop at 3325 N. 16th St. in … [Read more...] about Vintage neon smiling bear sign in Phoenix saved from wrecking ball
Supported by U.S. By JULIE TURKEWITZAPRIL 16, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story WHITEFISH, Mont. — When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was a state senator from this idyllic mountain town, he drove a Prius, sported a beard and pushed President Barack Obama to make clean energy a priority.Today, the beard and Prius are gone, and Mr. Zinke has emerged as a leading figure, along with Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency, in the environmental rollbacks that have endeared President Trump to the fossil fuel industry and outraged conservationists.In the last year, Mr. Zinke has torn up Obama-era rules related to oil, gas and mineral extraction and overseen the largest reduction of federal land protection in the nation’s history, including an effort to slash the size of Bears Ears National Monument.But here in Montana, where support for drilling in certain beloved areas can be a career killer, Mr. Zinke … [Read more...] about Ryan Zinke Is Opening Up Public Lands. Just Not at Home.
Doyle Wayman examines ancient markings on a rock in the Arrow Canyon Wilderness during a tour on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Henry Brean/Las Vegas Review-JournalJohn Brinkley, left, Bob McGinnis and Marilyn Carlin look for petroglyphs during a tour of the Arrow Canyon Wilderness on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Henry Brean/Las Vegas Review-JournalPetroglyphs mark the rock in the Arrow Canyon Wilderness on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Henry Brean/Las Vegas Review-JournalTour members look for petroglyphs in the Arrow Canyon Wilderness on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Henry Brean/Las Vegas Review-JournalConservation advocate Elaine Holmes uses her walking stick to scrape dried silt from a rocky shelf during a tour of the Arrow Canyon Wilderness, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Henry Brean/Las Vegas Review-JournalChristian Gerlach from the Sierra Club looks inside a historic storage shelter built from railroad ties and stone during a tour of the Arrow Canyon Wilderness on … [Read more...] about Activists lobby to save Clark County petroglyphs from dam silt