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Tonto National Forest

Mining company says it's committed to Superior's success

Mining company says it's committed to Superior's success

But some townspeople say the outdoors offer better chance for area's future.

December 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Conservation groups oppose helicopters in wilderness areas

Conservation groups oppose helicopters in wilderness areas

Plans for helicopter landings in wilderness areas face opposition from environmental groups.

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Prehistoric burial site found near Superior

Prehistoric burial site found near Superior

Land-swap opponents say findings demonstrate the archaeological importance of the region.

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Mountain lion kills recently transplanted bighorn ewe

Mountain lion kills recently transplanted bighorn ewe

Arizona Game and Fish officials confirmed the kill Sunday.

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Mine land-swap vote imminent in Senate

Mine land-swap vote imminent in Senate

The controversial bill has been tucked into a "must-pass" national defense spending bill.

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12 bighorns captured for release in Catalinas

12 bighorns captured for release in Catalinas

State agency rebuilding herd in mountains north of Tucson.

November 20, 2014 12:00 am
More bighorns coming to Catalinas this week

More bighorns coming to Catalinas this week

New group will be released near existing herd.

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More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

More bighorn sheep will be brought to Catalinas

Wildlife officials plan capture and release in late November.

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Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.

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Rafting companies canceling seasons due to dry Arizona winter

Rafting companies canceling seasons due to dry Arizona winter

Commercial rafting companies are canceling their seasons along the Upper Salt River and the Verde River due to a depleted water supply, forcing adventure seekers elsewhere.

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Arizona man charged with starting wildfire

PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa man has been charged with starting a wildfire that burned nearly 18,000 acres near Payson.

July 02, 2012 5:17 pm

Arizona bear attack victim missing part of scalp

PAYSON — A doctor says a 30-year-old Arizona man who survived a bear attack at the Ponderosa Campground is missing part of his scalp.

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2 bears killed after Arizona campground attacks

PAYSON — Arizona authorities have killed two bears in the Tonto National Forest after three attacks on three people since May 31 in the Payson area.

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Arizona campground reopens after bear attack

PAYSON — A northern Arizona campground that was temporarily closed because of a bear attack has reopened, although authorities haven’t found the animal.

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Close call for crew battling Arizona wildfire

A crew battling a 14,000-acre wildfire north of Phoenix had a close call when they were almost trapped by flames that changed directions.

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In Crown King, the fire risk was visible all around

In Crown King, the fire risk was visible all around

Pieces of an electrical line destroyed by the wildfire hang amid the burned landscape near Crown King. The fire grew to almost 8,200 acres Thursday.

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In Crown King, the fire risk was visible all around

In Crown King, the fire risk was visible all around

No one gets to Crown King by accident.

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More leave Arizona town as wildfire triples

More leave Arizona town as wildfire triples

CROWN KING — An evacuation order for a historic northern Arizona mining town didn’t prompt Taryn Denyce to flee earlier this week, when a wildfire began sending flames through the trees and smoke swirling in the air.

May 16, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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