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Forest Service updates users on recreational usage in TontoNationalForest

PHOENIX, April 3, 2020 —   In response to the rapidly changing circumstances related to the COVID19 pandemic, many day-use sites, restrooms and other developed recreation facilities on the Tonto National Forest are currently closed, however, the vast majority of the general Forest area will remain available to visitors who …

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City of Globe Opens Walk-up Customer Service Windows. Limits entrance by appt.

City of Globe Opens Walk-up Customer Service Windows at City Hall.Entrance in to Building will be by Appointment or with Staff Escort (Globe, AZ, April 1, 2020) The City of Globe will be opening two walk-up customer service windows to better serve residents visiting City Hall, and to limit access …

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Confusion surrounding Governor’s Stay-at-home order, prompts clarification from city.

(Globe AZ, March 31, 2020) On March 30, 2020, Governor Ducey issued executive Order 2020-18 ordering people to “limit their time away from their residency” in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Governor’s goal is to promote social distancing, limit social gatherings, and reduce non-essential travel. This Executive …

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Mayor Besich and 8 other Mayors ask Governor Ducey to issue Stay-At-Home order

March 30, 2020 Dear Governor Ducey: In acknowledgement of recent empirical findings that support social distancing as an effective mechanism by which to slow the spread of COVID-19, we as mayors representing millions of vulnerable Arizonans fervently urge Governor Ducey to issue a Stay-At-Home order for the state. We understand …

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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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