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Fires

Seasonal discarding of fireplace ashes

With winter fast approaching the Prescott Fire Department would like to remind you of the dangers associated with carelessly discarding your ashes from your fireplaces. Every year the Prescott Fire Department responds to fires resulting from the discarding of fireplace ashes that are not quite extinguished. These fires have resulted in the loss of personal

Health

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

People rarely think about the topic of dental health. In the United States alone, more than 80% of children have cavities before they turn 18 years old and tooth decay is something that can lead to pain, infection, and a host of other dental problems. This doesn’t only affect teeth but the overall physical appearance

Water

WRRC 2021 Virtual Annual Conference – Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment

As drought, extreme heat, and wildfires plague the West, the ability of our communities to withstand and/or adapt to water stresses—their water resilience—is in question. The water practices and perspectives of Arizona’s Native Nations provide insights into developing pathways toward a more sustainable and resilient future. Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment, the focus

Opinion

Opinion: No, the Senate Infrastructure Bill is Not a Waste of Money

The Senate infrastructure bill is getting beat up in the media. If you read it, it’s not a waste of money, and it will be a victory lap for President Joe Biden once he signs it into law. But for now, it looks like this: If you’re anti-Democrat, you hate it because it is a

Drought

California could cut off water from thousands of farmers

California regulators are planning to stop thousands of farmers from taking water out of the state’s major rivers and streams because of a worsening drought. The Sacramento Bee reported that the State Water Resources Control Board will vote on the “emergency curtailment” order Aug. 3. If approved, it would take effect about two weeks later. There would

Health

Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion: How to know which is which

Nearly 3,000 people go to the emergency room every year for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, the Arizona Department of Health Services says. “I think people are not aware of just how hot it is and how fast they can become dehydrated,” said Capt. Mike Norling of Scottsdale Fire. “Most of

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