Grand Canyon Conservancy Announces Katrina Bloemsma as COO

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the conservancy and serve the park.” The Grand Canyon Conservancy has selected Katrina Bloomsma as its next chief operating officer. Ms. Bloomsma previously served on the senior leadership team of her REI Experiences, a division of REI Co-op. There, she redesigned the division's operating model to increase customer […]

Company disputes Coconino supervisors’ opposition to uranium mine near Grand Canyon

The company, which owns an active uranium mine 16 miles off the Grand Canyon's South Rim, is asking the Coconino County Board of Supervisors to rescind a recent resolution calling for the mine to close. A five-page letter from Mark Chalmers, president and CEO of Energy Fuels Resources, said the regulators' Feb. 20 unanimous resolution […]

‘Perspectives from the Grand Canyon & the West’ at Mountain Trails Gallery Sedona

My Backyard by Lydia Gatzow, 9 x 12 oil painting (Courtesy/Mountain Trail Gallery) A love affair with the colorful Grand Canyon, canyons, deserts, and meadows will be celebrated at the opening exhibition reception on the first Friday, March 1st, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque, Sedona. Unique views of […]

Man accused of Valley stabbings indicted by Maricopa County Grand Jury

PHOENIX — A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted a man accused of assaulting two separate women in the Valley. On Tuesday, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced that Raad Almansouri was charged with multiple crimes, including: 2 counts of attempted first-degree murder 2 counts of aggravated assault 2 counts of attempted sexual assault 1 […]

Grand jury indicts suspect in Phoenix, Surprise stabbings

independent news media A 26-year-old man wanted in New York City for allegedly stabbing two women in Phoenix and Surprise and in connection with the beating death of another woman has been indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury. Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said Tuesday that Raad Noah Almansouri was charged with two counts […]

DeSantis Set To Approve Release Of Epstein Grand Jury Docs

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that he will sign a bill to release Jeffrey Epstein grand jury documents. “All files related to Jeffrey Epstein's criminal activities should be made public,” DeSantis said. statement. “I am pleased that Congress has taken steps to release grand jury materials from the Florida case in the face […]

Coconino supervisors reaffirm opposition to uranium mine near Grand Canyon

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors this week doubled down on its opposition to a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon's South Rim. District 1 Supervisor Patrice Horstman said the Pinyon Plain Mine is a serious environmental risk, a threat to tribal lands and could permanently harm Grand Canyon water. “Just to be clear, this […]