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Forest Service continues fence project in Lower Salt River area: minimize horse-related accidents

PHOENIX, January 11, 2020 — For Immediate Release.  Tonto National Forest staff continue to oversee contracted installation of 14 miles of fence in the Lower Salt River area on the Mesa Ranger District as part of a joint effort to prevent horses from crossing Bush Highway, which endangers the animals and …

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Public meetings scheduled for proposed expansion of Pinto Valley Mine

PHOENIX, January 3, 2020 — For Immediate Release.  Tonto National Forest staff will host two public meetings to discuss the Forest Service’s analysis in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Pinto Valley Mine project. Meetings will take place on: Ø  Jan. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Superior Junior/Senior High School …

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UPDATE: At Last!! Miami May Have Reached Its CAG Survey Goal

UPDATE_Jan 22: “It looks like we did it,” proclaimed Utilities Coordinator Tash Jerrols, saying that the Town of Miami recently received preliminary good news from Central Arizona Governments (CAG). “You’ve gotten far enough to make the income survey work,” CAG’s Community Development Manager Alan Urban said recently. Town council members …

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Miami Police add radar units to curb speeding

Speeding through Miami without getting caught is about to become more difficult.  With a grant of $8,563 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (AZGOHS), the Miami Police Department bought five radars earlier this month. They are currently being installed and every patrol car in the department should have …

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San Carlos Native American Gospel Music Legend Johnny Curtis Dies

On behalf of the Johnny Curtis family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, pastor and friend Johnny Curtis. He died peacefully this morning 12/20/2019 at a Phoenix, Arizona area hospital-surrounded by his family. In the past four decades; Johnny Curtis has become the …

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Arizona American Indian Festival 2020 coming to Scottsdale, Feb. 8

Two-Day Festival Pays Homage to City of Scottsdale’s Arizona American Indian Heritage SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  — On Saturday, February 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) — in partnership with Arizona’s 22 Native American tribes …

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Bill introduced to Allow Recreational Concessions on Public Land

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced legislation yesterday to expand recreational concessions, such as mountain bike rentals, paragliding, horseback riding, camping, and ziplining, in order to enhance visitor experience on certain public lands. Guest ContributorGuest Contributors include press releases, guest authors, and columnists who contribute less than 4 times a …

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Tonto National Forest presents Draft Environmental Impact for Pinto Valley Mine project

PHOENIX_Dec 13_The USDA Forest Service released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Pinto Valley Mine project for public review and comment. The mining plan of operations submitted by Pinto Valley Mining Corp. proposes to expand existing open-pit copper and molybdenum mining operations from private lands onto National Forest System lands. …

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