May 9, 2022

Wildfires

Crooks Fire: Reduced Forest Closure Opens Upper Goldwater Lake and Portions of the Circle Trail

Location: 11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union. Start Date:  April 18, 2022 Size:    Approximately 9,402 acres Percent Contained:   96% Cause:     Under Investigation. Vegetation:   Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6ft) Number of Personnel Assigned:  276 The emergency closure area for the Crooks Fire has been reduced allowing for the opening of Upper Goldwater Lake and additional trails north of County Road

Sports

Cal Cordes Singles Tournament Showcases Good Competition

Photo: Bruce Reid won the Class A division of the Cal Cordes Singles Tournament Three classes battled it out as the winds kicked in at the Cal Cordes Singles Horseshoe Tournament. The tournament was originally scheduled at Watson Lake, home of the club courts, but with fire personnel occupying the closed park, it was moved

Opinion

Opinion: The Fuzzy Math Behind U.N. Report on Global Disasters – Inside Sources

Photo: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres A new U.N. report has revealed the disturbing news that the number of global disasters has quintupled since 1970 and will increase by 40 percent in coming decades. It finds that more people are affected by disasters than ever before, and the U.N. deputy secretary general warns humanity is “on a spiral of self-destruction.”

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