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Bill in Congress would give Arizona a fourth national park : The Center Square

Republican Rep. Juan Ciscomani and Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly are looking to add another national park to Arizona. The bipartisan duo is looking to turn Chiricahua National Monument into a park, which they say would promote the Wilcox area landmark, by introducing the Chiricahua National Park Act. “Chiricahua National Monument has long been a beloved


Elgin Bridge Fire in Southern Arizona

Current as of 5/24/2022, 9:15:50 AM Incident Type: Wildfire Cause Unknown, Under Investigation Date of Origin: Monday May 23rd, 2022 approx. 11:00 AM Location: 1/4 mile NE of Elgin Incident Commander: Darrell Willis, DFFM Coordinates 31.663 latitude, -110.522 longitude Current Situation Total Personnel: 210 Size: 4,000 Acres Fuels Involved: short and tall grass, brush The


Arizona Wildfires Update: Crooks Fire and San Rafael Fire

Map of San Rafael Fire in Santa Cruz County Crooks Fire 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:  217 Firefighters have made progress strengthening and improving the northwest edge of the Crooks Fire, preventing growth during critical fire


Arizona Legislators Express Opposition to Feds Proposed Changes for Military Supersonic Flight Altitude Limits and Training

Twenty Arizona State Legislators this week sent a letter to the U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall expressing their bipartisan opposition to a federal proposal issued in January that would significantly lower altitude limits for supersonic flights and the release of flares during training. Supersonic flights during military training missions could go as low as 5,000 feet under

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