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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

Emergency Services

Distressed Hiker on the Watson Circle Trail

At about 4 PM on Saturday, June 5th, Prescott Regional Communication Center received a 911 call regarding a person in distress on the Watson Circle Trail just north of the Watson Lake dam in Prescott. The patient was a 69-year-old male who was apparently hiking alone and asked a passerby for assistance. Both people went

Opinion

Opinion: How Summer Has Become So Very Special in America

The calendar opines that summer starts on June 20, but we know better. Metaphorically, it starts on Memorial Day, when we give thanks to those we honor, those who gave their lives for their country. Then it is, “Beach, ahoy!” Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of summer as if a flaming taper were applied

Environment

Governors Ducey, Pavlovich Sign Water, Air Quality Agreement

Governor Doug Ducey and Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich capped their close, six-year professional relationship by signing an agreement to secure the neighboring states’ water future and expand collaboration to monitor air quality. Meeting for the last time before Governor Pavlovich leaves office in September, the Governors also participated in a “fireside chat” where they discussed

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