November 28, 2012 |
What would you do with 20 minutes atop a lofty sandstone butte above Lake Powell? Find out on a helicopter hop to the top of Tower Butte , a pinnacle more than 5,000 feet in elevation near Page, Ariz. Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group , which operates sightseeing flights over the Grand Canyon and other spots in the Southwest, will take folks by helicopter to the summit of the flat-topped butte starting in March. There's no easier way to get to the high point of the remote formation that sits on Navajo Nation land just south of the Arizona-Utah border.
January 11, 2012 |
Urban Outfitters Inc. said that Glen T. Senk, its chief executive, has resigned and will be succeeded by co-founder and Chairman Richard Hayne. Shares of the retail company, which operates the Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN and Urban Outfitters brands, fell as much as 17% to $24.24 in midday trading Wednesday. Senk, 55, joined the company nearly 18 years ago as president of Anthropologie. He became a director in 2004 and chief executive in 2007. He will be leaving to "pursue another opportunity," but will remain with the company temporarily to assist in the transition, the company said in a statement.
January 5, 2012 |
Five years ago, the man Elsie Smith loved told her calmly from his hospital bed that it was time for him to go. He died with a hushed goodbye and a squeeze of her hand. Smith herself had been feeling ill for a while. Her bones ached and she vomited often. She soon mourned him from her own hospital bed. A doctor explained to the Navajo woman that her lover had died of AIDS. It was important that they check her blood, he said. She agreed. Two days later, the doctor told her that she had HIV. Her tired mind became flustered with questions, but she asked only one. "What is HIV?"
December 20, 2009 |
"Volunteer travel is the best way to become part of the local scene, to give of yourself, to see the benefits of your shared skills and time, and to return home with fond memories," says Sheryl Kayne, author of "Volunteer Vacations Across America" (Countryman Press, 2009). Here are some of her favorite volunteer vacations in the U.S. Heifer Ranch Perryville, Ark. Heifer International works to end world hunger by providing sustainable gifts of livestock and agricultural training to impoverished people around the world.
November 7, 2009 |
A teenager has been charged by federal authorities with killing a nun whose body was found in her Navajo Nation home earlier this week. Federal court documents show that 19-year-old Reehahlio Carroll of Navajo, N.M., was charged with "the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought." FBI spokesman Darrin Jones confirmed Carroll is accused of killing 64-year-old Sister Marguerite Bartz. She served at St. Berard Catholic Church in the tiny town on the Navajo reservation.
November 5, 2009 |
CAMERON, ARIZ.--This is the land where Larry Gordy was destined to live, until it was made unlivable. The Navajo believe that a person will always be tied to the place where his or her umbilical cord is buried. When Gordy was born in 1968, his father put his in this rust-colored dirt. It was here on the family's ranch on the edge of the Painted Desert that his father dreamed of one day building homes for his children, and of tilling a field where watermelon and corn could grow.