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Search on in Tonto National Forest for missing man
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:40:40 -0700

A search is underway for a man whose vehicle was found in the McFadden Peak area of the Tonto National Forest on Sunday.

Junior photographer wins top prize
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:09:40 -0700

The Rim Country Camera Club awarded Rylee Chapman $150 toward an “Arizona Highways” photo workshop to honor her submission of a photograph of a grasshopper and a flower to the Northern Gila County Fair.

Grant County Commission meeting approves NM CAP entity and recommends Boutique Air flights to Albuquerque
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:49:20 -0700

SILVER CITY >> Grant County Commission approved a resolution Tuesday in support of the allocated water connected to the Arizona Water Settlement Act (AWSA) and identifying the Gila-San Francisco Water Commission as the Central Arizona Project (CAP) entity to contract for the water.

AZ town hall meetings planned for ballot measures
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:25:48 -0700

The Arizona Secretary of State's office plans to hold statewide town hall meetings this month to make sure voters understand the General Election ballot measures.

Mexico warns Arizona of waste spill into river
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:29:43 -0700

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.

Body found in desert near Gila Bend
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:37:06 -0700

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the discovery of the body of an unidentified male in the central Arizona desert. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Saturday that deputies responded earlier in the week to a call about a nude body. Arpaio says the body is described as Hispanic and was found in a known drug trafficking corridor off of Interstate 8 near Gila Bend. He says ...

Nominations being sought for Gila Valley Small Business Woman of the Year
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:25:49 -0700

THATCHER — The Gila Valley Small Business Woman of the Year Committee is now accepting applications for the second annual Gila Valley Small Business Woman of the Year Award.

State Senate battle turns on Independents
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:09:26 -0700

The battle for the state Senate seat in legislative District 6 will likely turn into one of the most closely watched contests this year, since it could transform the role of the growing number of Independents.

Alliance seeks added FS land
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:10:22 -0700

The Rim Country Educational Alliance board on Thursday agreed unanimously to seek a way to meet two final conditions Arizona State Uni­versity has imposed on an effort to build a 6,000-student university in Payson.

Off-road limits cause clashes
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:09:32 -0700

The Tonto National Forest’s long-awaited effort to limit off-road travel to protect the forest has provoked a hornet swarm of criticism.