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Traffic shift on I-40 west of Williams begins

Drivers can plan for single lane access as construction resumes

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising drivers traveling on Interstate 40 west of Williams to expect delays as traffic will be shifted onto roadway crossovers beginning Friday, May 4.

Gila County and Tonto National Forest implement Stage 2 fire restrictions

Drought conditions, warm temperatures, and increasing fire danger have prompted officials to implement Stage 2 fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning April 18. Fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

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Coconino County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions below Mogollon Rim

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors enacted the Wildfire Defense Ordinance Stage 1 fire restrictions, for Coconino County, below the Mogollon Rim, during the regular board meeting April 17.

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Fire restrictions begin for Cottonwood, Prescott National Forest and Yavapai County

Strong winds, low humidity and drought: fires in the southwest desert now have the potential to spread swiftly, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.

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Roads Improvement Project: Paving begins April 19 on Village Loop Drive

Another major phase of the South Rim Roads Improvement Project is set to begin April 19 as contractors begin paving Village Loop Drive.

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Fuelwood permits for Williams, Tusayan Ranger Districts on sale

Free-use permits may also be available on each district

The Kaibab National Forest will offer firewood cutting permits for the 2018 firewood season beginning April 16 for the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts and May 1 for the North Kaibab Ranger District.

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Nevada man to serve 6 years after firing at Lake Mead marina guards

A prison term of 81 months was handed down in a recent court hearing to a man who fired multiple shots at security guards at a marina in Lake Mead National Recreation Area last August.

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Glendale man awarded $24.1 million for 2011 helicopter crash near Valle

A Phoenix jury recently awarded Glendale resident Jeffrey Boatman more than $24 million in a settlement stemming from a 2011 helicopter crash just west of Valle.

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Schoppmann withdraws resignation, rejoins Tusayan Town Council

More than a month after tendering his resignation, council member John Schoppmann asked the Tusayan Town Council to reconsider, stating he felt he still had valuable experience to contribute to the town’s government.

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National parks, including Grand Canyon, to raise fees by $5, not $40

The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks.

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Warnings issued for hazardous weather conditions in Arizona

Hazardous weather conditions are expected across much of Arizona today.

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Lane closure on I-17 south of Cordes Junction begins April 12

ADOT advises drivers to plan for a lane closure on southbound Interstate 17 south of Cordes Junction between milepost 261 and milepost 260 for guardrail repair.

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Community impact grant applications now available from UniSource Energy

UniSource Energy Services (UES) will award $80,000 in Community Impact Grants this year to help local nonprofit groups provide educational, environmental and limited-income assistance programs. Coconino County eligible for $15,000 in grants.

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Bearizona competing for USA Today's Best Wildlife Parks

Bearizona is one of 20 wildlife parks to be nominated for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Williams and Grand Canyon area under red flag warning April 11-12

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a red flag warning for most of northern Arizona, including the Williams and Grand Canyon areas.

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Snowbowl attorney wants state Supreme Court to overturn ruling

Attorneys for Snowbowl are warning the Arizona Supreme Court that if they don’t overturn a ruling allowing the Hopi Tribe to sue over artificial snow they are opening the door to a flood of litigation.

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Trophy hunting won't make November ballot in Arizona

Arizona voters won’t get a chance to outlaw “trophy hunting’’ in the state, at least not this year.

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Grand Canyon National Park back to Level 1 water conservation

Residents and visitors are encouraged to continue conserving water

After several weeks of pipeline breaks and water restrictions, water in storage tanks on the South Rim of Grand Canyon has reached sustainable levels.

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NOAA sees warmer, drier spring in Arizona, Southwest

It’s spring, which usually means a change in the weather. But long-range forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are saying that folks in Arizona may not see much change this year.

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Donating even $1 at tax time helps Arizona wildlife

Taxpayer donations help Sonoran pronghorn, black-footed ferrets and others

The tax filing deadline is a little more than a week away, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages those who haven’t yet submitted their returns to help support the state’s wildlife by “making a mark” on their state income tax form.

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Ruling: Havasupai school lawsuit can go forward

Stephen C. has been taught only math and English at a U.S.-run elementary school for Native American children deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon.

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APS announces 276,000 gift, Field School partnership

The Grand Canyon holds vast educational opportunities for visitors young and old, and thanks to a grant from Arizona Public Service (APS), the Grand Canyon Association can now offer the same hands-on experiences to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public.

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