July 16, 2021

Wildfires

Arizona Wildfires Update, July 15, 2021

Map: Tiger Fire Area Closure Tiger Fire Size: 16,278 acres Containment:  59% Cause: Lightning Location: 11 miles east of Crown King Start Date: June 30, 2021, 3:45 p.m. Management of the Tiger Fire has transitioned to a Type 4 Team.  Early morning rain yesterday arrived over the Tiger Fire footprint bringing wetting rains over the perimeter

Prescott National Forest

Prescott National Forest Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, July 16 at 8:00 A.M.

With scattered precipitation received across the forest, Prescott National Forest will reduce current Fire and Shooting Restrictions and enter back into Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM.  Restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire. Stage I fire

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Beginner’s Guide to Container Gardens

Before you plant a container garden, you need only four things: a container, soil, plants, and water. It can be that simple. Of course, things can get a bit complicated when keeping your plants alive and your container gardener thriving. Here are some points to help you when planting a container garden and keep it

Taxes

Direct child tax credit checks start for thousands of Arizona families

Gilbert resident Lori Ament said she and her husband both work full time to support themselves and their 5-year-old son and are getting by. But not much more. “We can barely afford child care which my son needed, and some regular doctors’ appointments, which meant medical care copays,” Ament said. “And I didn’t have the

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s ‘Jim Crow’ Insults Fly in Face of Facts

I don’t have a clear memory of when my father went down to Mississippi in 1967. I was 5 years old, and my focus was on my upcoming kindergarten graduation. I only knew that daddy had taken a trip to a place that was farther south than where I’d been born, in Baltimore, and that

State

Flash flooding sweeps Arizona; 1 rafter dead in Grand Canyon

One person who went missing from a Colorado River rafting trip in the Grand Canyon during a flash flood was found dead Thursday in frigid water while a second person was found alive, a park spokeswoman said. The flood was part of monsoon storms that have inundated Arizona this week, including in Flagstaff where city

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