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Wildfire grows near Sedona, threatens 300 structures

Wildfire grows near Sedona, threatens 300 structures

A wind-whipped wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon near Flagstaff dramatically increased in size Wednesday as it sent up choking plumes of smoke, threatened homes and scuttled Memorial Day weekend plans in the popular hiking and camping area.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

In April in Southeastern Arizona, where there's smoke, there's a human-caused fire

The stage is set for wildland fires, but they don't have to start, say land managers.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Early rains, warmth spur wildflowers to bloom

Early rains, warmth spur wildflowers to bloom

Here’s something that’s uncommon even for balmy Tucson: wildflowers in bloom smack in the middle of winter.

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Barber confirms plan to seek reelection

Barber confirms plan to seek reelection

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber says he will seek re-election next year.

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Feds: 19 years for ex-border officer in Arizona drug case

A former Customs and Border Protection officer convicted on charges that he let marijuana be smuggled from Mexico into southeastern Arizona should be sentenced to 19 years in prison, prosecutors say.

August 14, 2013 9:07 am

Man found dead in S. Arizona had rattlesnakes in backpack

Authorities are awaiting results of an autopsy report on the death of a man found with a backpack containing two state-protected rattlesnakes.

July 17, 2013 1:30 pm
San Pedro pond, a big draw for bird-watchers, goes dry

San Pedro pond, a big draw for bird-watchers, goes dry

The scenes at Green Kingfisher Pond include turkey vultures and great blue herons strolling on parched soil, laced with cracks.

July 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Crews set their own fires to slow 10,775-acre blaze near Patagonia

Crews set their own fires to slow 10,775-acre blaze near Patagonia

A wildfire in the Patagonia Mountains grew to 10,775 acres Thursday, as crews set fire to grass and brush to establish a perimeter around the blaze, southwest of Patagonia.

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Crews set their own fires to slow 10,775-acre blaze near Patagonia

Crews set their own fires to slow 10,775-acre blaze near Patagonia

The Soldier Basin Fire has for days moved steadily northward along the top and sides of the Patagonia Mountain range toward Patagonia.

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High winds create travel and fire warnings across Arizona

Travel could be hazardous across Arizona today, with high winds and blowing dust from Interstate-40 in Northern Arizona to Interstate-10 in the central and south portions, according to the National Weather Service.

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Some roads closed in Cochise County

Difficult driving conditions and closures are reported Tuesday morning on some Arizona highways due to winter weather.

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New Border Patrol station to open in Why

WHY — U.S. Border Patrol officials are opening the doors to their newest station in southeastern Arizona.

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Reward offered in killings of wild turkeys near Green Valley

The state Game and Fish Department is offering a $1,750 reward for information leading to arrests in the illegal killings of at least three Gould’s turkeys in the Josephine Canyon area southeast of Green Valley.

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