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At approximately 12:15 p.m. today, rain began to fall over the Museum Fire Burn Scar.

August 17, 2021
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Fairley hopes to see those decisions made intelligently and strategically – and with the help of science – so that the Colorado River can continue sustaining life and the Grand Canyon far into the future.

By By Judy Fahys, Inside Climate News, Cronkite News August 17, 2021
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LAME DEER, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire bore down on rural southeastern Montana towns Thursday as continuing hot, dry weather throughout the West drove flames through more than a dozen states.

By MATTHEW BROWN and CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press August 12, 2021
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PHOENIX (AP) — Repairing storm damage to U.S. 60 in east-central Arizona will require an extended closure of a 17.5-mile (28-kilometer) stretch of the highway between Superior and Miami, authorities said Wednesday.

August 12, 2021
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the COVID-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus.

By LINDSEY TANNER and MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writers August 11, 2021
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CLARKDALE, Ariz. — The Town of Clarkdale has advised people not to swim in the Verde River.

August 10, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County used a respite in monsoon rains to install emergency flood control measures in a neighborhood below a mountain overlooking eastern Flagstaff.

By Associated Press August 10, 2021
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PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A thick, white band of newly exposed rock face stretches high above boaters' heads at Lake Powell, creating a sharp contrast against the famous red desert terrain as their vessels weave through tight canyons that were once underwater.

By SOPHIA EPPOLITO, Associated Press/Report for America August 6, 2021
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more wild horses than originally planned this year because of severe drought across the U.S. West — about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado.

By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press August 4, 2021
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Phoenix Zoo asks public to name black-footed ferret litter
The zoo is one of six facilities worldwide breeding black-footed ferrets for release to the wild

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Kentucky woman who was caught in a flash flood in a canyon near the Arizona-Utah border.

August 4, 2021
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Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly is among three senators who introduced the Local Journalism Sustainability Act of 2021 July 22, a bill that would help local newspapers reach viability through tax credits.

By By Dan Shearer, Special to Williams-Grand Canyon News August 3, 2021
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This requirement includes those who are fully vaccinated.

August 3, 2021
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Legislation to change Native American team names lacks momentum in Arizona
Nevada signs bill prohibiting use of Native mascots

For opponents of Native American mascots in the Southwest, 2021 has been a banner year.

By Harry Greenstein, Cronkite News August 3, 2021
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Yavapai College has announced that it will offer free tuition to students taking classes in select Career and Technical Education programs this fall at both the Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale and the Career and Technical Education Center in Prescott.

July 30, 2021
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PHOENIX (AP) — As the number of new COVID-19 cases in Arizona grows, worried officials in the state's major cities are reinstituting mask requirements in response to new federal guidelines.

July 30, 2021
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SEDONA — Heavy rains July 23 caused a raw sewage spill of nearly 1,500 gallons into the Carroll Canyon wash, causing the City of Sedona to do a study of its E.coli levels this past weekend, according to a news release.

By Brian Bergner, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News July 30, 2021
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COTTONWOOD — The search for 16-year-old Faith Moore came to an end July 28 night as search and rescue crews found her body where the Verde River meets the wash where the teenager was last seen.

By Brian Bergner, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News July 30, 2021
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PHOENIX – Full-time minimum wage workers can’t afford a two-bedroom apartment in any state, according to a recent report from affordable housing advocates, and with housing costs skyrocketing in Arizona, many workers are struggling.

July 28, 2021
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The Bureau of Land Management is committed to the health and safety of adopted mustangs and burros, its deputy director for programs, Nada Wolff Culver, said in announcing the changes July 26.

By By Scott Sonner, Associated Press July 28, 2021
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A housing plan adopted by Flagstaff in 2018 and a land-use regulation approved in March violate property owners' rights under the Arizona Constitution, according to an advocacy group.

July 27, 2021
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending incentive payments for adoptions.

By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press July 27, 2021
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A fire in Shiprock, New Mexico was quickly suppressed July 11.

July 27, 2021
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Aliyah Chavez has dreamt of being on a television news program since her childhood. Now her dream is coming true.

By By Indian Country Today July 27, 2021
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The Palatki Heritage Site in Sedona, reopened to the public July 20.

July 27, 2021
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Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians.

By By Tom Withers, Associated Press July 23, 2021