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Ladders Area Along the Verde River Closed to Protect Nesting Bald Eagles

The Forest Service is closing the Ladder’s bald eagle breeding area along the Verde River to the public on December 1, 2020.  The closure is expected to last through June 30, 2021 when the bald eagle nesting season ends, and fledglings are independent.  Should nest failure occur and re-nesting not be attempted, the closure will

State

Feds cite safety for Quitobaquito closing; critics see other motives

The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision this week to prohibit access to a sacred Tohono O’odham site, a move that comes amid rising tensions between border wall protestors and federal agents. Park service officials said the decision to shut down roads to the Quitobaquito Springs, posted Monday on a website

State

Unhappy hour: Bar owners sue, call Ducey closure order unconstitutional

When he announced an extension Thursday of his order closing bars, gyms, movie theaters and more, Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged that “businesses and employees have sacrificed” as the state fights the spread of COVID-19. But some of those businesses are tired of sacrificing. A lawsuit filed with the Arizona Supreme Court by 50 owners of

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