Prescott National Forest

Breeding Area Along the Verde River Closed to Protect Bald Eagles

The Forest Service is closing the Ladder’s bald eagle breeding area along the Verde River to the public on December 1, 2021.  The closure is expected to last through June 30, 2022 when the bald eagle breeding season ends.  Should nest failure occur and re-nesting not be attempted, the closure will be opened early.  The

Prescott National Forest

Yavapai Campground Closing for the Winter

Officials on the Prescott National Forest will be closing Yavapai Campground on November 15, 2021, which is in the Granite Basin Recreation Area on the Bradshaw Ranger District.  Due to lack of forest staff and campground hosts, Yavapai Campground will be closed for the winter and reopen on April 1, 2022. Forest visitors are reminded


Opinion: The Bleak Winter Ahead: Unemployment and a Contested Election Result

A winter of discontent looms. Unlike Shakespeare’s Richard III, it won’t be made glorious by anything now in sight. Instead, it promises a tsunami of misery for many and the ugliest election in U.S. history. At a time which calls for new energy, new thinking and a recasting of the social contract, two old men


Arizona governor gets good, bad marks for virus response

In early August, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey beamed in the White House as he basked in praise from President Donald Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Arizona’s response to the virus, Trump said, was a model for other states. Just a few weeks earlier, Ducey was being vilified as Arizona hospital beds filled

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