Listen to the Flagstaff lullaby

May 16, 2007

Motel6.jpgHave you always wanted to sleep near busy train tracks but never managed to find the right spot?

Flagstaff real estate is tough on the young

May 16, 2007

Brittney Walsh (right) is somewhat of an anomaly in this town.

At the age of 21, she haWalsh_web.jpgs been to buy a house in Flagstaff, thanks in part to inheritance money she received from her grandparents and a loan from her father.

Flagstaff: ‘I vote for the man. Not the party’

May 16, 2007

Ed’s note: As Nick Carey and James Kelleher retrace the path of Route 66, they’re  asking some of the people to tell us — in their own words — what issues matter most to them.

Where Pluto still has weight

May 16, 2007

OldLowell_web.jpgNewLowell_web.jpgThe Lowell Observatory, located off old Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, is where astronomers first discovered Pluto in 1930.

A tale of two towns on ol Route 66

May 15, 2007

Needles, Ca./Seligman, Az. Before the four-lane highway that is Interstate 40 opened up in this part of the United States, Route 66 was the main artery serving the U.S. Southwest.

This is an improbable place, Bullhead

May 15, 2007

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If you look at just the numbers, Bullhead City seems like one of a number of small and upcoming towns as people move out to the suburbs.

America’s most expensive gasoline

May 15, 2007

As far as Mayor Jeff Williams is concerned, the town of Needles is often famous nationwiexpensivegas2.jpgde for entirely the wrong reason.

Roadside poetry lives on

May 15, 2007

Sign1_a1.jpgBetween Kingman and Seligman, old Route 66 re-emerges gloriously intact, winding through Arizonas high desert, past the Hualapai Indian Nations tribal lands on the southern edge of the Grand Canyon.

Hualapai lessons – hear how tribal language sounds

May 15, 2007

Charlie Vaughn, the 54-year-old Chairman of the Hualapai Tribal Council, thinks many in his 2,300 strong tribe have tried too hard to assimilate with the dominant English-language culture of the U.S.

Postcard from Bullhead City, Arizona

May 15, 2007

This is the start of the busy season for the employees in the animal cACoutside.jpgontrol unit of the Bullhead City Police Department.