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Man gets life sentence for 2014 death of Bullhead City girl

A Bullhead City man has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of an 8-year-old girl, a day after a judge rejected his request to withdraw his guilty plea

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Agencies boost efforts to stop wildland firefighter suicides

Del Grosso, 50, killed himself May 9, 2016, not long before the start of another wildfire season.

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Body Recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park

On July 10, National Park Service personnel were notified of a body in the Colorado River below Lava Falls near river mile 181.

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Arizona quakes are mostly minor, but hundreds happen every year

The July 5 quake near Ridgecrest, California, measured 7.1 on the Richter scale and followed a 6.4 magnitude temblor July 4.

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Blood draw: American Red Cross issues urgent call for help during shortage

There were about 450 fewer blood drives last week because of the Fourth of July holiday, which resulted in 17,000 fewer donations than what’s needed for patients in a week.

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Arizona sees increase in cases of West Nile Virus

The Arizona Department of Health has confirmed 27 West Nile cases in 2019 as of July 5.

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Arctic fox walks more than 2,700 miles from Norway to Canada

Norwegian researchers say an arctic fox walked more than 4,415 kilometers (2,737 miles) to go from northern Norway to Canada's far north in four months.

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Coconino County responds to 1,239 calls over July 4 holiday and weekend

From July 3-7, deputies with Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,239 total calls for service.

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Navajo, Hualapai water-rights bills get warm reception in House hearing

Tribal leaders urged House lawmakers July 3 to support a handful of bills that would guarantee water to their tribes in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico and fund the water treatment plants and pipelines to deliver it.

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Parks in Brief: White House, Denali National Park and Preserve

National Parks news from around the country.

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Arches National Park receives certification for dark skies

Arches National Park in southern Utah is now certified as an International Dark Sky Park.

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Chemical retardant used to fight wildfires a potential hazard

Fire retardant is one tool in battling wildfires, including the recent Woodbury Fire east of Mesa.

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*Update* - Search for missing California man scaled back

National Park Service authorities are searching for Peter Francis Schwab, 66, of Healdsburg, California.

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First California Condor nestling of season hatches at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Northern Arizona’s picturesque, red-rocked, steeply eroded Vermilion Cliffs are home to a bounty of wildlife, including the state’s newest resident: a recently hatched wild California Condor nestling.

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Grand Canyon airport fire personnel stay on top of training game

Firefighters need regular training to be ready for emergencies, and that goes for the seven firefighters assigned to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan.

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Tuzigoot National Monument turns 80 years old, events planned

On July 25, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order declaring Tuzigoot a national monument.

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All welcome: Grand Canyon accessible to those with mobility issues

Grand Canyon is often, and rightly, referred to as an outdoor lover’s paradise — there’s hiking, biking and camping and a host of educational opportunities.

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Ducey orders flags at half-staff in honor of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff June 30 in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots

Forest Service Lifts Bald Eagle Closure on the Verde River

The Prescott National Forest will lift a closure order on the bald eagle nesting area along the Verde River, south of Camp Verde July 1.

Coconino County Fair early bird ticket sales begin July 1

The 70th annual Coconino County Fair takes place on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 at Fort Tuthill County Park.

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Environmentalists group wants grizzly bears restored to more US states

The request comes after environmentalists successfully sued last year to block grizzly hunts planned in Wyoming and Idaho.

Frontier Airlines adds 7 new routes out of Las Vegas

Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines has announced it will launch seven new routes out of Las Vegas.

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Number of burros in Black Mountains a 'crisis'

According to Mohave County Board of Supervisors, the Black Mountains area can sustain less than 500 burros of 2,000 that call the area home.

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New wind farm to operate in southeastern New Mexico by 2020

A new wind power generating farm is coming to southeastern New Mexico, bringing turbines and transmission lines.

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Prescott man said he lost his way on hike before rescue crews found him

If John Saville weren’t an experienced hiker, it is possible that the 64-year-old would have died after spending 18 days alone and lost in the wilderness 60 miles west of Prescott.

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