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Legislative action needed to avoid bridge disaster (access required)

The recent bridge failure in Minnesota was a terrible and avoidable disaster. Worse yet, it is one that is waiting to happen in cities and towns all around America. If you don’t think it could happen in Arizona, think again. Arizona has 720 bridges that are deficient or obsolete, 10 percent of the bridges in ...

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The Blizzard of 1916 (access required)

This is Main Street in Bisbee on January 21, 1916, the day after the biggest snowfall in city history. The storm began on January 19 with heavy winds that tore off roofs in the Warren District. The wind abated, the sky cleared briefly—then it began to rain. The streets soon ran like rivers. The sky cleared again in the afternoon, but by 5 p.m. snow began to fall, increasing throughout the night until by morning all of southern Arizona from Benson to the Mexican border was blanketed.