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Aimee Staten

Aimee Staten has worn several hats over the last few years, but she recently put on one of her more familiar caps after four years of working in nonprofits: That of a journalist. She has 14 years of experience in the news business as a reporter with eight of those years as the managing editor of the Eastern Arizona Courier.

Forest Offices to close for Columbus Day

All Tonto National Forest offices will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017, in observance of Columbus Day. Offices will resume normal business hours Tuesday, October 10. For localized information, contact one of the following Ranger District offices during regular business hours: Tonto National Forest Ranger District Offices:   Cave Creek Ranger …

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Draft Wilderness Inventory Map and Evaluation Criteria Available for Public Review

PHOENIX, September 13, 2017—Tonto National Forest officials have developed a draft inventory map as part of the ongoing Wilderness Recommendation Process. The map is now available for public review. The Tonto National Forest (TNF) developed the final inventory criteria used to produce the draft inventory map after listening to public comments during public meetings and analyzing written comments during …

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Education, business and nonprofit leaders set sights on 2030 education goals

Arizona Education Progress Meter provides shared vision and framework to close the achievement gap, prepare students for success and strengthen Arizona’s talent pipeline and long-term competitiveness PHOENIX – Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) announced today critical long-term education goals for the state. The newly released goals are part …

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Want to help Hurricane Harvey victims?

For those looking for a way to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas: Houston Coalition for the Homeless: www.homelesshouston.org/hurricane-harvey/ Offers up-to-date information about space in homeless shelters and accepts cash donations at https://www.thewayhomehouston.org/partners Trusted World: https://trustedworld.org/hurricane-harvey-volunteers/ Current needs: New underwear and socks (all sizes), non-perishable food, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers, …

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Reduction of golden algae in Saguaro Lake allows organizers to resume fishing tournaments

  PHOENIX –  With golden algae levels lower than previous samples, the Arizona Game and Fish Department informed the Forest Service on August 14 that Saguaro Lake can resume hosting fishing tournaments.   Fishing tournaments temporarily were suspended in June when golden algae (Prymnesium parvum) blooms developed over large portions …

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