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Ducey declares state of emergency for Museum Fire, flash flood warning issued for areas below fire

The fire began July 21 and has charred an estimated 4 square miles within minutes of downtown Flagstaff. It is currently 10 percent contained.

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Forest official upholds cancellation of grazing permit

A regional official with the U.S. Forest Service has upheld the cancellation of a grazing permit belonging to a New Mexico rancher who killed an endangered Mexican Gray Wolf.

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Havasupai's blue-green waterfall featured in new Beyoncé 'Lion King' video

For a few hours, Beyoncé had a famed blue-green waterfall in northern Arizona to herself.

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Tucson driver escapes injury after saguaro cactus pierces windshield

Arizona authorities say a driver escaped injury when his car’s windshield was pierced by the trunk of a saguaro cactus during a wreck June 10 on the outskirts of Tucson.

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Invasive mussel threatens Lake Powell pipeline project

An invasive mussel that has taken up residence in Lake Powell on the Colorado River is threatening Utah’s push to develop a $1.8 billion pipeline to deliver water to fast-growing areas.

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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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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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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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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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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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Victim in fatal Lake Powell boating accident identified as Utah woman

The person who died in a Lake Powell boating accident last week has been identified as an 18-year-old woman from Spanish Fork, Utah, who had just graduated high school.

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Grand Canyon crews finish fire ignitions for 2.7-square-miles on South Rim

Authorities say Grand Canyon National Park has completed ignition operations on a prescribed fire.

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Endangered wolf pups from Kansas zoo released into the wild

Two endangered Mexican wolf pups from a Kansas zoo have been released into the wild in Arizona.

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Human-caused wildfire near Superior remains zero percent contained

A human-caused wildfire in east-central Arizona near Superior continues to grow and remains uncontained.

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Explosives found in Colorado River near Parker Strip campground

Authorities in western Arizona are trying to determine who left explosive devices in the Colorado River near a popular campground.

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Tiger muskies released into Horsethief Basin

About 450 sardine-sized fish with a mouthful of sharp teeth have been intentionally released in a remote lake in north-central Arizona.

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First Mexican Gray Wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years

Phoenix Zoo officials say the first litter of endangered Mexican Gray Wolf pups has been born there in 20 years.

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Phoenix renames street for Muhammad Ali

Phoenix has named a street after of boxing great Muhammad Ali.

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Report finds Grand Canyon tourists buoyed nearby communities

A new report from the National Park Service says areas surrounding the Grand Canyon benefited last year from millions of tourism dollars.

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Hoover Dam ceremony marks Colorado River drought plan

Water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water.

ADOT: No highway closures around state over holiday weekend

ADOT officials say there will be no highway closures over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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Noisy Yellowstone geyser roars back to life after 3 years

A noisy geyser in Yellowstone National Park has roared back to life after three years of quiet.

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Congress to weigh permanent protections for US grizzly bears

Lawmakers in Congress are scheduled to take up legislation protecting grizzly bears against future hunting as federal and state officials appeal a court ruling that blocked planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho.

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Man, dog missing for five days found near Williams

Authorities say a 29-year-old Minnesota man and his dog have been found safe five days after getting lost in a sparsely populated area of Arizona.

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Snowbowl could break season record by staying open through May 19

An Arizona ski resort is planning its longest season by remaining open through mid-May.

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Meadview man gets prison in cacti-smuggling case

An Arizona man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for selling drugs, stealing government property and international smuggling of cacti.

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Colorado River basin reservoirs benefit from heavy snowpack

Reservoirs around the Colorado River basin are in good shape after an exceptionally wet winter.

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Access road for Zion National Park reopening after repairs

A highway that is a main access route for Zion National Park is reopening following weeks of repairs following damage from heavy rain.

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Desert View Watchtower to be maintained as Native cultural site

Officials at the Grand Canyon say they're expanding programming at a historic watchtower where visitors can learn about Native American culture.

Herbicide to control invasive plants in Grand Canyon National Park

The National Park Service says it will apply cut-stump and occasional spot spray treatments of herbicide along Colorado River’s banks in the Grand Canyon to control several invasive plant species.

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Congress approves Colorado River drought plan

A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump.

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Gluten lawsuit against Grand Canyon hotel restaurant heads to federal court

A Los Angeles artist's lawsuit against a Grand Canyon hotel-restaurant that alleges he was negligently served gluten is now in federal court.

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Rangers recover body of third visitor in eight days at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Another visitor has died at Grand Canyon National Park after a man fell 400 feet (122 meters) over the South Rim, authorities said April 4.

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Three Mexican Gray Wolves found dead

Arizona wildlife officials say three endangered Mexican gray wolves, including two in New Mexico, died last month.

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Higher wildland fire activity predicted for parts of Arizona

Wildland fire forecasters are predicting some higher activity for parts of Arizona.

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Man found dead in lake at Glacier National Park

Searchers have found the body of a 48-year-old Arizona man in a partially frozen lake in Montana’s Glacier National Park.

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*Update* - UPDATE: Bald eagle pair likely won't hatch egg this year

Lone surviving egg of bald eagle pair won't hatch this year.

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Two die at Grand Canyon; one body found near Grand Canyon Village

Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week that included one man stumbling over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures, officials said.

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Arizona State Parks' boss wants to bring stability to agency after missteps

The new director of Arizona State Parks and Trails says he needs to revisit all of the parks before he can pick a favorite, but that he already knows what the agency needs most now: calm and stability.

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Arizona highway signs honor Grand Canyon’s 100th anniversary

Memorial signs to be placed around the state

Arizona will install 40 highway signs around the state commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon’s designation as a national park.

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Trial of man accused of killing Bullhead City girl delayed; hearing set for April 19

The trial of a man accused of killing an 8-year-old girl in Bullhead City in 2014 is again being delayed.

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Environmentalists want Arizona squirrels’ habitat expanded

Arizona environmentalists say they have filed a notice of intent to sue and compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand critical habitat for Arizona’s highly endangered Mount Graham red squirrel.

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Travel troubles anticipated during coming Arizona storm

Winter storm warnings blanket northern Arizona as forecasters say a coming storm is expected to drop heavy snow in coming days and create "difficult to impossible travel conditions."

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Judge orders evidentiary hearing for Rector after guilty plea withdrawn

A March 4 evidentiary hearing has been set for a man awaiting sentencing in the death of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl.

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Rector plans to withdraw guilty plea in 2014 murder

A man awaiting sentencing in the death of an 8-year-old Bullhead City girl says he wants to withdraw his plea.

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Tanker rolls over creating chocolate river on I-40

A river of chocolate was flowing in the westbound lanes of I-40 at milepost 211, east of Flagstaff Jan. 14 after a tanker truck carrying 40-thousand gallons of liquid chocolate rolled over, according to DPS.

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California teen falls from Horseshoe Bend overlook

Authorities say a California girl visiting an Arizona landmark has died from what appears to be an accidental fall.

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Gray wolf arrives at New Mexico zoo for recovery program

Albuquerque’s zoo has received another Mexican gray wolf as part of an international recovery effort that includes breeding the endangered animals in captivity to ensure their genetic viability.

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