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A dust storm moves into the Valley from the south, shown here looking westbound along the U.S. 60, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 in Mesa.

3 risks of Phoenix dust storms you need to know

You've probably seen the jaw-dropping pictures or video of a mile-high wall of dust rolling at 50 mph over the Valley, devouring the comparatively tiny skyscrapers like a tidal wave of death and destruction. OK,...
prickly pear cactus close up with fruit in red color

9 desert plants you can turn into cookies, candy and margaritas

Sweet red fruit rests on the arm of a prickly Saguaro. Yellowing pods are ground into meal. Spiked bright-green pads are roasted over a crackling fire pit. You can replicate meals made more than a...
blue sky cityscape of phoenix downtown in the midst of arizona hot summer

7 reasons to (almost) love summer in Phoenix

Talk to any Valley resident or reluctant summer visitor, and they'll quickly tell you that June to September in the Phoenix metro area ranges from "miserable" to "hell on Earth." With temperatures that can approach – and...
portrait of a southern pacific rattlesnake.

Important rattlesnake facts you need to know

You’re bound to hear a lot of folklore from Arizona old-timers about venomous bites and the indigenous critters that inflict the damage. While entertaining and well-meaning, many of those stories are wrong, despite the sources’...
People in the movie theater

6 Phoenix movie theaters with something extra – that isn’t 3D

Over the last few years, movie theaters saw a big drop-off in attendance. 2011, 2014 and 2015 recorded the lowest numbers for the last two decades, according to fool.com. The rise of inexpensive large-screen TVs and ability...
Compass Arizona Grill

10 unique Valley restaurants you have to try

The Phoenix metro boasts plenty of restaurants that serve up delicious food, but there are some that stand out for their added unique features. Whether you want to dine in an old church, along an...
Scorpion

3 dangerous desert denizens you don’t want in your home

Remember those perfect Valley weekend afternoons back in April? T-shirt and sandals weather. Everybody up north was getting pelted by hail and doused by torrential rains. You were giggling on the patio. This was why...
Rooftop Pool and Bar at The Camby

6 spectacular rooftop bars and elevated patios in Phoenix

Whether you want a simple spot to grab a drink after work or a novel place for date night, a venue on the roof of a building offers a nice change of atmosphere, along with...
Ice rink and skating

One surprising way to beat the Phoenix heat

When summer heats up in Phoenix, many residents stay inside their homes with the lights off and the air conditioning cranked to 11. Others prefer to keep their home at 80 degrees and visit a movie theater,...
Vermilion Cliffs

5 Arizona natural wonders that aren’t the Grand Canyon

Don't get us wrong; the Grand Canyon easily deserves its place as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. But its popularity does make Arizona sound like a bit of a one-hit wonder....

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