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The USDA Forest Service, including the Tonto National Forest, will waive fees at most day-use recreation sites Feb. 17 in honor of Presidents Day. The fee-waiver day is the second in a series of such opportunities offered by the agency in 2020.

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A Phoenix-area resident, who is alleged to have been the leader of a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq, appeared pm Friday, January 31, before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix, Arizona, in connection with proceedings to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq. He is wanted…

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A Maricopa County resident who recently returned from Wuhan, China, is one of five confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the U.S., where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it is tracking 110 potential cases across 26 states.

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A divided federal appeals court Monday overturned Arizona’s ban on ballot-harvesting and its policy of rejecting ballots accidentally cast in the wrong precinct, calling both reflections of the state’s “long and unhappy history of official discrimination” in elections.

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The Arizona House of Representatives Transportation Committee received briefings on Wednesday from representatives from Globe, Sierra Vista, and Willcox as well as Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, and Pinal Counties during their meeting on Wednesday. The testimony from rural repr…

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With a focus on building opportunity for all Arizonans, Governor Ducey announced in his State of the State Address a new partnership with the Local First AZ Rural Development Council (AZRDC). Recognizing that “small business is the backbone of our economy,” the Rural Jobs Initiative will foc…

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The dawn of a new year also means tax season is bearing down and the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is ready to help customers with 2019 fee and tax information. 

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PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), as well as other Department of the Interior (DOI) agencies and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have been sending wildfire personnel from across the country to assist with ongoing wildfire suppression efforts in Australia. The BLM in Arizona curre…

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The new year will usher in a new way for Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division customers to get license plates, registration tabs and many documents such as vehicle titles.

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The Tonto National Forest has released a draft land management plan (draft forest plan) and draft environmental impact statement for public review and comment. The draft forest plan reflects changes in social, economic and ecological conditions since the current plan was approved in 1985. It…

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Think of the holiday season… for most people, happy memories come to mind and being surrounded by loved ones. For children in the foster care system, it can be a harsh reminder of what is missing – family.

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The Arizona Supreme Court received a $42,530 grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that will be used to enhance training for judges on traffic laws, case management and DUI. The grant also makes it possible to send judicial trainers to expand their skills and knowledge a…

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Over the last few days, nearly 120 Arizona firefighters and 34 engines arrived in California to lend a hand on multiple wildfires burning across that state.

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The red, yellow, blue, brown, black and white hues on the walls and ceilings of the Desert View Watchtower are once again vividly on display. Over the past four years, the historic tower at Grand Canyon National Park’s Desert View area has undergone extensive conservation and graffiti remedi…

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The USDA Forest Service, Tonto National Forest, will increase campground fees beginning October 1, 2019. These fee changes were approved by the Arizona Recreation Resource Advisory Council in 2015 after a series of public meetings and other opportunities to provide public feedback. Results f…

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Grand Canyon National Park is implementing its pilot bison reduction activities on the North Rim this month through live capture and removal of approximately 60-100 animals.

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Robocall scams are a growing epidemic and a new study shows Arizona ranks No. 13 among states, with 163,589 robocall complaints filed in 2018.

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On Monday, August 5, The Apache Junction & Gold Canyon News staff was notified that they will receive six awards in this year’s Arizona Newspapers Association (ANA) Better Newspapers Contest. The News competes in Division 3, which is the largest category in the competition for weekly new…

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May 13-20, 2019, was the nation’s 7th annual Infrastructure Week. More than 500 affiliate organizations, companies and cities hosted over 100 events nationwide, leading the fight to modernize America’s infrastructure. Action in congress to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and broadband ne…

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I am very proud to share that Arizona’s booming economy continues to receive national recognition! Our state has once again earned the prestigious Gold Shovel Award from Area Development Magazine, which recognizes states with significant success in attracting high-value economic development …

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The Woodbury is 100% contained around the perimeter edge. This does NOT mean that the fire is controlled. There is still smoke and active fire moving within the interior through pockets of fuel that have not yet burned.

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Crisis Response Network confirms that 2-1-1 Arizona will continue operations, despite lack of funding by the State of Arizona and reductions in financial support from major funders.

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Have you ever found remnants of released helium-filled balloons while enjoying the Tonto National Forest?

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Central West Zone Type Three Incident Management Team will be transferring command back to the Tonto National Forest July 5, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. Firefighting resources will continue to staff the Woodbury fire and patrol the containment line. For any updates of the Woodbury fire, visit the Wood…

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In coordination with the beginning of his five-year term as Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice, Robert Brutinel announced the release of his five-year strategic agenda for Arizona’s courts, Justice for the Future: Planning for Excellence. A strategic agenda is an Arizona Supreme Court tradi…