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CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. - The Chino Valley Town Council’s recent 4-3 rejection of a proposed rezoning for Southwest Homes raises questions about what constitutes affordable housing and whether lower density housing should be approved.

January 25, 2023
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According to police, officers later served a warrant at Castro-Alcaraz’s home and reported finding an alligator and a dozen snapping turtles.

By Associated Press January 25, 2023
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An Arizona judge says she won't compel Scottsdale to resume an arrangement that allowed residents of a neighboring community to get their water from a city standpipe, saying the flap isn't the court's concern.

By Associated Press January 25, 2023
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The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is warning backcountry mountain travelers to be alert for potential avalanche and other winter hazards on the San Francisco Peaks.

January 24, 2023
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Tobyn Pilot took a few crunchy footsteps through the red dirt near the edge of a towering cliff. Pilot, an operator at the water plant in Page, pulled out a hefty collection of keys to unlock a tiny plywood shed just a few feet from the brink. The building is barely bigger than an outhouse, but it’s a pivotal part of keeping the taps flowing in this city of 7,500 people.

By Alex Hager, KUNC January 24, 2023
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Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper introduced the Dearfield Study Act, legislation that would direct the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Dearfield Homestead in Weld County to determine its suitability as a unit of the National Park system.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 24, 2023
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Funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), Yosemite National Park was recently awarded an approximately $31.6 million construction contract to upgrade the historic Ahwahnee Hotel.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 24, 2023
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On Jan. 19 at approximately 2:20 p.m., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the Family Dollar Store in Seligman to the report of a vehicle that had crashed into the store.

January 23, 2023
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Arizona’s attorney general has put a hold on executions in the state until the completion of a review of death penalty protocols ordered by the new governor due to the state's history of mismanaging executions.

By By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press January 23, 2023
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The body of a woman recovered from the Arizona side of the Colorado River has been identified, Bullhead City police said Thursday.

By Associated Press January 20, 2023
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U.S. agents in southern Arizona said Thursday they seized up to 440 pounds of what they suspect is a precursor chemical often used to manufacture the dangerous drug fentanyl, a chilling sign that producers may be moving to manufacture the deadly synthetic opioid on American soil.

By by Anita Snow, Associated Press January 20, 2023
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Some 300 campers stranded at a park near Tucson due to flooding from recent rain storms were headed back to dry land Wednesday.

By Associated Press January 19, 2023
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The Biden administration on Thursday will announce $930 million for reducing wildfire dangers in 10 western states by clearing trees and underbrush from national forests, as officials struggle to contain destructive infernos that are being made worse by climate change.

By By Matthew Brown, Associated Press January 19, 2023
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Richard Blodgett, a single father, was jailed on a drug charge when a worker from Arizona's child welfare agency delivered the news: His son was brain dead and on life support — just days after being taken into state custody.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 18, 2023
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Residents of a community just outside Scottsdale, Arizona are feuding with the city they long depended on for water now that the Phoenix suburb has cut off their supply, saying it needs to guarantee there is enough for its own residents amid a deep, long-lasting drought.

By by Anita Snow, Associated Press January 18, 2023
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The body of an unidentified woman was recovered Jan. 17 from the Arizona side of the Colorado River, according to Bullhead City police.

By Associated Press January 18, 2023
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Fulfilling their agreement to take care of the residents of Page, Bureau of Reclamation crews at Glen Canyon Dam recently completed a new water intake connection to accommodate the low water levels at Lake Powell.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 17, 2023
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At least 30 horses were found shot to death in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in October, highlighting the tensions among scientists, hunters, government agencies and horse advocates.

By Sydnee Wilson/Cronkite News January 17, 2023
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A lone moose was spotted on trail cam along Mount Rainier National Park's Sunrise Road in early December.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 17, 2023
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Rocky Mountain National Park will implement another pilot timed entry permit reservation system beginning on May 26.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 17, 2023
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The blood supply for about 900 hospitals nationwide recently dipped to its lowest level in a year at Vitalant, triggering a blood emergency for the nonprofit blood services provider.

January 17, 2023
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have seen an extraordinary amount of precipitation this winter, with the last storm causing serious drainage failures, undermining the road at three different sections of the Generals Highway between Hospital Rock and Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News January 17, 2023
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The Flagstaff Ranger District (FRD) of the Coconino National Forest is considering fire restriction changes that would limit camping, campfires and motorized use in strategic areas of the district during certain times of the year when catastrophic wildfire risk is high.

January 17, 2023
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A juvenile suspect in a November homicide pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other felony charges Jan. 11 in Yavapai County Superior Court.

By By Raquel Hendrickson, Williams-Grand Canyon News January 17, 2023
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Yavapai College announced at a press conference Tuesday the launch of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. It is the first baccalaureate degree offered by a rural community college in Arizona.

By Jesse Bertel, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News January 17, 2023

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