But some townspeople say the outdoors offer better chance for area's future.
Plans for helicopter landings in wilderness areas face opposition from environmental groups.
Land-swap opponents say findings demonstrate the archaeological importance of the region.
A former chairman said he felt "sick" that land-swap is now in the national defense bill.
Arizona Game and Fish officials confirmed the kill Sunday.
The controversial bill has been tucked into a "must-pass" national defense spending bill.
Resolution Copper has been trying to acquire the land for nine years.
State agency rebuilding herd in mountains north of Tucson.
New group will be released near existing herd.
Wildlife officials plan capture and release in late November.
"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.
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.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa man has been charged with starting a wildfire that burned nearly 18,000 acres near Payson.
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.
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.
PAYSON — A northern Arizona campground that was temporarily closed because of a bear attack has reopened, although authorities haven’t found the animal.
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.
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.
No one gets to Crown King by accident.
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.