Fire crews have contained the Halfway Fire burning near Tusayan on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The Halfway Fire broke out Wednesday, and crews managed to contain the blaze by Thursday afternoon.
the second time in nine days, there's a fire burning near the community of
Reddington, on the Coronado
National Forest. Fire
information officer Gerry Perry says crews responded to another human caused
fire this weekend, and that it's important that stage two fire restrictions are
in place in all of the National Forests.
Hatch comes home from work, she is greeted by powerful, predictable barks.
Kindred the Basset Hound survived Valley fever a few years back -- but only after his owner, Suzie Hatch, lost a previous dog to the illness.
Arizona Department of Transportation has approved its 5-year plan which
designates road projects to be completed over the next five years. Spokeswoman
Laura Douglas says the Transportation Board had several big budget challenges in making its
The 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew killed Sunday battling the Yarnell Hill Fire is the deadliest tragedy in Arizona history and one of the worst on record in the United States.
Phoenix residents set a new record for water usage last weekend because of the high
heat. The water department says 420 million gallons of water were used Sunday,
up from last year's record of
382 million gallons.
A volcano in Mexico
has forced several U.S. airlines to cancel dozens of flights, including out of Phoenix. Earlier
this week, authorities recorded several tremors at the 18,000 foot Popocatepetl volcano.
The state of Arizona
has retained a former immigration official as an expert in a bid to deny driver’s
licenses to ‘dreamers’ eligible for the deferred action program. That program
allows children who came to the country illegally to stay in the United States
and to work here.
Don’t get in any rush to travel U.S. 89 between Flagstaff and Page. The highway rebuilding process is going to take some time.The Arizona Department of Transportation says it could be more than two years before you can travel the now-closed section of highway.
Janet Napolitano is the latest cabinet member to leave the Obama Administration. Napolitano announced Friday she is stepping down as homeland security director to take a new job as president of the University of California.
Low-income families who want to eat healthy are now able to use food assistance debit cards at local farmers' markets. The state is using federal funds to install wireless card readers at some outdoor produce stands.
A judge has
dismissed two federal charges against an Iraqi man accused of detonating an explosive
device outside a federal building in Casa Grande, but state and other federal charges
are still pending.
Arizona's jobless rate was up two-tenths of a point last
month, on some unexpected soft numbers
in education. It's not unusual for education to drop off at this time of the
year, as non-professional staffers are laid off over the summer.
People who live in Safford and Graham County could see their water rates increase this week. The area is dealing with a 10 year drought that forced the eastern Arizona community to start mandatory water rationing, but the demand still exceeds water supplies.
The Secretary of State’s office says Arizona's voter registration numbers have risen
by about 2,300 since the last report in April. Spokesman Matt Roberts says
the number of non-affiliated voters increased the most,
“The two other state-wide major parties have seen either
decreases, slight decreases or they’ve gone up and down a little bit, over the
last couple years especially,” Roberts said.
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning
at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to
meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by
lightning strikes so far this year with Arizona
leading the country, with three fatalities each.
Governing Board members
of Pima Community College will have to attend
workshops and retreats to learn how to do their jobs, even though most have
held office for more than a decade. The
Arizona Daily Star reports the college has been put on probation, after a recent
investigation found sweeping problems at the school, including corrupt hiring
and contracting practices and the mishandling of sexual harassment claims.
Recent monsoon rain showers have cut off the water supply on the Havasupai reservation. In response, St. Mary’s Food Bank will start shipping water to the Grand Canyon Wednesday morning. St. Mary’s said it is sending 30,000 bottles of water to the Havasupai Nation because torrential rain and flooding have damaged the area’s electrical supply.
President Obama will be in Phoenix Tuesday. The president is scheduled to present his plans to help homeowners and people who want to buy homes. This is part of a series of speeches the president is making across the country outlining ideas to boost the economy.
A Valley-based medical school is trying to help reduce the shortage of primary care physicians. The new program is taking a unique approach to medical residencies.
El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson is taking part in a new residency program.