The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on a proposed Telecommunications Plan and Environmental Assessment from Dec. 2, 2019 until midnight on Jan. 6, 2020.
If you see Arizona Department of Transportation employees at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix beginning this holiday travel season, don’t be surprised. They’re raising awareness about the AZ Travel ID.
Arizona ranks high on the list of “most humane states,” but officials and animal advocates are still welcoming a new federal law they said will let them fight animal cruelty that crosses state lines.
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.
Litter Hotline reports are up significantly since the Arizona Department of Transportation began offering even more convenient ways for citizens to reach out when they see motorists trashing state highways.
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…
On behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Tonto National Forest is preparing a single Environmental Impact Statement for two related federal actions:
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…
Governor Doug Ducey has honored Arizona Highways and Arizona State Parks and Trails with his Good Government Award for a collaboration that includes a one-year subscription to the magazine when someone purchases an annual parks pass.
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.
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.
On August 9, 2019, the USDA Forest Service released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange for public review and comment.
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…
Arizonans this year are dealing with fewer wildfires than last year, but the fires are significantly larger, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.
Arizona taxpayers now have another option when seeking information about state taxes, the transaction privilege tax program or answers to a variety of questions.
Microsoft announced Arizona as the location for the development of three new world-class data center campuses to support the growing demand for cloud and internet services in Arizona and across the Western United States. Microsoft intends to develop the data center campuses in El Mirage and …
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…
Woodbury Fire information has asked the public to contact Arizona Department of Transportation regarding State Route 88 closures, effective immediately at 8:00 a.m on Friday July 19, 2019.
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 …
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.
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.
One of the most authoritative college guides in the U.S. has placed Arizona State University in the top 10 list of “Best Buy” public universities in the nation, confirmed ASU officials today.
Have you ever found remnants of released helium-filled balloons while enjoying the Tonto National Forest?
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…
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…
Community outreach and growth are among the reasons Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Airport of the Year for 2019.
An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location within Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. A large sandstone boulder contains several exceptionally well-preserved trackways of primitive tetrapods (four-footed …
On a typical day in Arizona this year, more than 3 million robocalls were made to phone numbers in the state, an increase of more than 1.4 million a day from just a year earlier.
The Gila County Sheriff's Office has announced an evacuation alert for Roosevelt and Roosevelt Lake area residents.
Hot temperatures and increased fire danger have prompted fire officials to implement fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning 8:00 am, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.
A new study shows Arizona is the No. 16 state in America with a life expectancy 79.5 years old.
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Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to relieve the City of Nogales, AZ of any financial responsibility for the pipeline between the Nogales, Sonora wastewater collection system and the wastewater treatment plant in Rio Rico, Arizona. McSally…
Governor Doug Ducey proclaimed June 9-14 Monsoon Awareness Week to highlight the importance of being prepared for Arizona’s severe weather and flooding.
Governor Ducey today signed SB 1215, a bill sponsored by Senator David Livingston to pay off $190 million in state debt. The signing of this bill retires debt from a lease-purchase agreement made in the heart of the Great Recession.
Members of the Arizona Hemp Industries Association (AzHIA) celebrated June 1 as “Opening Day” for the hemp business in Arizona. Companies that have a license issued by the government may begin to grow, harvest, transport and process hemp in the Grand Canyon State. Previously hemp was regarde…
Governor Ducey on Wednesday signed SB 1161, part of a decade-long effort to best identify and use vacant classroom space in Arizona. The bill was sponsored by Senator Vince Leach, with the assistance of Senator Sonny Borrelli.
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Visit Litter.AZ.gov if you see someone littering on Arizona’s highways
Multi-agency exercise on April 17
$64 Million Decrease Lowers Overall Average Annual Prices by 2.2 percent
Motorists who qualify for a permanent disability placard no longer need to worry about the portable credential expiring.
2011 photo of bobcat on a saguaro goes viral – again
On January 22, the Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names approved a proposal to designate portions of U.S. Highway 60 between Globe and Apache Junction as the “Governor Rose Mofford Memorial Highway.”
More than half the State’s voters cast ballots, but Pinal County still lags at 41.8%