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The mountainous areas generally are cooler, but climate change has increased the risk of wildfires even in those places, county officials said.

By Associated Press November 19, 2019
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A northern Arizona dispatch center has closed after the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) had trouble recruiting employees.

By Associated Press November 12, 2019
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But the number of eggs laid dipped from 102 last year to 97 this year.

By Associated Press November 12, 2019
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They say 38-year-old Joshua Speedling walked away from the crew at 8 p.m. Nov. 6 and that state and local law enforcement agencies were notified at that time.

By Associated Press November 12, 2019
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A boulder that mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago from a national forest in Arizona is back, and forest officials aren’t asking any questions.

By Associated Press November 5, 2019
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PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — A search is underway in east-central Arizona for a fire chief who himself is a member of a search and rescue unit.

By Associated Press October 30, 2019
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday, adding that several developments have made him more optimistic about his agency's ability to get the job done.

By SCOTT SONNER October 23, 2019

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A project to conserve murals inside a historic watchtower near the Grand Canyon's east entrance is complete.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — It will be a few more weeks until repairs at the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona are completed after a man vandalized the iconic landmark.

By Associated Press October 8, 2019
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Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Utility spokesman Jeff Lane says Unit 3 went offline last week. The other two units will operate full-time until the plant runs out of coal on site.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republican lawmakers say a federal court decision that halts firewood gathering and other forest projects will have devastating consequences.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Officials at the Grand Canyon Skywalk are considering whether more security is needed after a man jumped to his death.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Environmentalists have argued that setting aside the territory will be crucial to helping jaguars expand their range beyond their core population south of the U.S.-Mexico border.

By Associated Press October 1, 2019
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Over 30 bison roaming Grand Canyon National Park's northern reaches are joining a herd in Oklahoma.

By Associated Press September 24, 2019
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Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

By Associated Press September 17, 2019

An inmate at a Coconino County jail has died.

By Associated Press September 17, 2019
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Historians, archivists and librarians in northern Arizona are teaming up to protect artifacts in the event a disaster.

By Associated Press September 17, 2019
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PHOENIX (AP) — Husband and wife fugitives on the run for over two weeks in the killing of an Arizona man have been captured, authorities announced.

By Associated Press September 12, 2019
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A small airplane crashed into the side of an airport building in Maricopa on Tuesday, landing upside down with its tail sticking out of the roof.

By Associated Press September 11, 2019
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Ban on coyote hunting contests finalized
Rule passes governor’s regulatory review in 6-0 vote

Arizona has banned organized contests where hunters try to kill the most coyotes or other wildlife predators for prizes such as cash or hunting equipment.

By Associated Press September 11, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities have increased the reward amount for information leading to the arrest of an Arizona murder suspect who escaped from a transport vehicle with his fugitive wife last month.

By Associated Press September 10, 2019
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U.S. Marshals have released new images of Blane Barksdale and his wife Susan Barksdale, murder suspects who overpowered security guards and escaped from a prison transport last week.

By Associated Press September 6, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Air Force officials are investigating after an A-10C Thunderbolt II fighter jet on a training mission accidentally fired a rocket near Tucson.

By Associated Press September 6, 2019

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff Unified School District's schools will be closed for a second day Friday as district officials work to resolve a cybersecurity issue.

By Associated Press September 6, 2019
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Medical examiners say a Northern Arizona University football player died of an opioid overdose.

By Associated Press September 3, 2019
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FLAGSTAFF — Historians, archivists and librarians in northern Arizona are teaming up to protect artifacts in the event a disaster.

By Associated Press September 3, 2019
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday, Sept. 3 to honor Goodyear firefighter Austin Peck, who passed away on Aug. 31.

By Associated Press September 3, 2019
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PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say there are no major leads still in the hunt for a fugitive couple accused of murder in Arizona.

By Associated Press August 30, 2019
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Police officials said two homicide suspects escaped police custody in Blanding, Utah Aug. 27 while they were being transported to Tucson.

By Associated Press August 28, 2019
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The fire sparked on July 21 and was declared fully contained on Aug. 15.

By Associated Press August 27, 2019
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The archery-only nonpermit-tag season for deer and general season for bear in that unit begins Aug. 23.

By Associated Press August 27, 2019

Authorities say the body of a man found earlier this month in the Oak Creek Canyon area has been identified.

By Associated Press August 26, 2019

A 15-year-old boy drowned during a visit to Lake Powell with a group from his high school.

By Associated Press August 20, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers are investigating the death of a Mexican gray wolf found last month in New Mexico.

By Associated Press August 15, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A federal report shows no pathogenic forms of E. coli or salmonella were found in samples of romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona.

By Associated Press August 15, 2019
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A black bear broke into a Colorado house over the weekend and left by breaking through a wall “like the Kool-Aid Man.”

By Associated Press August 15, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a new director for the Department of Child Safety.

By Associated Press August 13, 2019
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Burn maps from a northern Arizona fire have revealed a risk for post-fire erosion and flooding in populated communities.

By Associated Press August 13, 2019
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A deer fawn whose mother was hit by a car in Safford has found a home in a wildlife park.

By Associated Press August 13, 2019
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Crews are searching for the pilot of a US Navy fighter jet that crashed in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts routinely watch military aircraft speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon, officials said.

By Associated Press August 6, 2019
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Residents ordered to evacuate more than two dozen homes because of an Arizona wildfire can return.

By Associated Press July 24, 2019
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The fire began July 21 and has charred an estimated 4 square miles within minutes of downtown Flagstaff. It is currently 10 percent contained.

By Associated Press July 23, 2019

The Green Valley Fire Department says bees got inside the worker's suit while he was trying to remove the insects from a property July 17.

By Associated Press July 23, 2019
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The Arizona Department of Health has confirmed 27 West Nile cases in 2019 as of July 5.

By Associated Press July 11, 2019
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The request comes after environmentalists successfully sued last year to block grizzly hunts planned in Wyoming and Idaho.

By Associated Press June 27, 2019

Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has announced it will launch seven new routes out of Las Vegas.

By Associated Press June 27, 2019

They say an investigation is underway to determine how they died.

By Associated Press June 27, 2019

Northern Arizona is expected to lose more than 1,800 scouts who are church members unless they transfer to community troops.

By Associated Press June 27, 2019

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Gila County authorities have lifted the evacuation order for all Roosevelt area residents displaced last week by a human-caused wildfire burning in the Superstition Mountains.

By Associated Press June 26, 2019

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