Environmentalists, the U.S. Forest Service and politicians thought they finally had a plan for thinning the state’s forests after years of disagreement.Read More »
Tombstone calls itself "the town too tough to die" thanks to an Old West history that includes the shootout at the OK Corral, but the tiny southeastern Arizona city says the health and safety of its modern-day residents are imperiled by unreasonable U.S. Forest Service officials.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Monday that would have had the state join Utah in demanding that the federal government surrender control of millions of acres of public land.Read More »
Owners of a northern Arizona ski resort have asked a federal appeals court to award them nearly $270,000 in attorney's fees over a snowmaking lawsuit.Read More »
A federal appeals panel Thursday upheld a lower court’s ruling that Arizona Snowbowl can use reclaimed water to make snow on federal land at the Flagstaff ski resort.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to suspend U.S. Forest Service hearings on the proposed Rosemont Copper mine and start over.Read More »
Forester Aldo Leopold’s presence in the Southwest is well-documented and his status as a steward of nature continues to grow. His time in Arizona helped hone his values which are still respected and discussed today.Read More »
Following the arrest of two U.S. citizens accused of starting the largest wildfire in Arizona history, Sen. Steve Gallardo demanded that U.S. Sen. John McCain apologize for comments he made that some wildfires in the state were started by illegal immigrants.Read More »
The U.S. Forest Service told a Senate panel Wednesday that work has already begun on recovery of forestland burned by the Wallow Fire, ahead of a bill that would require that action.Read More »
More than 800 square miles were torched, 32 home were destroyed and taxpayers are on the hook for $100 million.
That’s the cost of the Wallow fire, the largest wildfire in our state’s history. Sadly, this could have been prevented.