Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Sheila Tobias
  • Robert Phillips
  • Leslie Tolbert & Paul St. John
  • Ronstadt Insurance
  • Lucy Del Giorgio
  • Chuck Huckelberry
  • KXCI Community Radio
  • Facebook
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • & many more!

We rely on readers like you. Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Institute for Nonprofit News
Crews demolish the last of six buildings in this 2019 file photo, to make way for a new Maswik South lodging at the Grand Canyon National Park. Despite an infusion of new funds, the park has more than $300 million in deferred maintenance.

Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years. Read more»

Black-footed ferrets, once thought to be extinct, have slowly increased their numbers under state and federal management, but a sudden drop in the population of the one re-established group in Arizona has officials looking for new sites to lessen threats to the species.

Federal officials want to greatly expand habitats for black-footed ferrets in Arizona and possibly into neighboring states, but the endangered animal, once thought extinct, still faces several hurdles, including a "need to secure the prey and secure the habitat.” Read more»

The Devil's Playground in Petrified Forest National Park

As Americans anticipate summer vacation, many are planning trips to our nation’s iconic national parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, Acadia and Olympic. But they may not realize that these and other parks exist because presidents used their power under the Antiquities Act, enacted on June 8, 1906, to protect those places from exploitation and development. Read more»

The cinder dome of the Sunset Crater volcano dominates the landscape at Sunset Crater National Park.

Attendance at Arizona national parks has declined by almost 20 percent– from 20.37 million to 16.66 million – over the past 24 years. Sunset Crater’s decline has exceeded 60 percent during that period. Read more»