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Tonto Draft Land Management Plan released for public comment

PHOENIX, Dec. 13, 2019 — The Tonto National Forest released a draft land management plan (draft forest plan) and draft environmental impact statement today for public review and comment. The draft forest plan reflects changes in social, economic and ecological conditions since the current plan was approved in 1985. It outlines the …

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Tonto National Monument Participates in Audubon’s 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count

Roosevelt, AZ – Tonto National Monument invites the public to assist with the collection of bird data for the National Audubon Society’s 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The bird count will be conducted during Monument hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants can register …

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Deadline for 2020 Arts Award nominations extended

 The deadline for the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards nominations has been extended to next Saturday. The City of Globe has received the Arizona Creative Communities grant in 2016 and 2017, according to Economic Development Director Linda Oddonetto. PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 3, 2019):  The deadline to submit nominations for the 399hAnnual …

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National Forest Waives Fees in Celebration of Veterans Day

GLOBE- The Tonto National Forest Supervisor’s Office and all Ranger District offices will close on Monday, November 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Offices will resume regular business hours November 12. The Tonto National Forest also will waive fees at several day-use recreation sites on November 11, in …

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State Board of Education Officially Adopts Seal of Arts Proficiency: Applications open

Students Encouraged to Submit Original Design for the Seal PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 6, 2019): Following the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE) adoption of the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency for diplomas of graduating seniors who complete a rigorous program of arts study based on state standards, local school districts …

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Tonto Christmas Tree Permits Available Nov. 18

 The Tonto National Forest will sell over-the-counter Christmas tree permits beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. Each Christmas tree permit is $15, payable by cash, credit card or personal check. Permits can be purchased at the following locations during hours indicated: Supervisor’s Office: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 …

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Voters overwhelmingly pass override measures for both Miami and Payson schools

Gila County Elections have posted the unofficial votes for two local school overrides showing that Miami approved an override by nearly 72 percent of the voters, while in Payson the measure passed with 68 percent of vote. In a statement issued Wednesday morning, MUSD Superintendent Sherry Dorathy thanked the community …

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USDA Forest Service Resumes Select Timber Management Activities in Tonto National Forest

Court approves stipulation modifying the injunction for certain activities in Arizona and New Mexico  Today, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona issued an order allowing select timber management activities to resume in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona as well as five national forests in New …

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