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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.

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.

Bird experts flock to Gila County conference
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:09:26 -0700

If you’ve wanted to sharpen your skills identifying backyard birds by their field marks, their birdcalls and behavior, sign up soon for the Arizona Field Ornithologists gathering planned for Oct. 3-5 at Bullion Plaza Auditorium, 150 N. Plaza Circle in Miami, Ariz.

Curly comes to the fair
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:09:36 -0700

Makiah Taylor is not your normal 13-year-old girl — worrying about the way she looks and what she is wearing to school the next day. She is the daughter of Justin and Katy Taylor and has two younger siblings, Mayzee and Kelten. The family lives in Tonto Basin on what they call a “mini farm” with horses, chickens, dogs and cats and many other animals coming and going.

Arizona woman trapped in Bear Creek flood, loses car in Cliff area
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:47:09 -0700

SILVER CITY >> A woman driving to Safford, Ariz. got trapped on Highway 211 early Monday morning when Bear Creek flooded the roadway near Cliff. The driver, Valerie Michaud, 57, was able to get out of her car and reach dry ground safely, but her vehicle may be floating in the Gila River.

Bitter congressional race in District 1
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:10:00 -0700

One of the most closely watched congressional races will play out in Gila County with the high-stakes struggle between incumbent congresswoman Anne Kirkpatrick (D-Flagstaff) and the just-barely-victorious House Speaker Andy Tobin.

4:15 p.m. update: Rain for Flagstaff still in Thursday forecast
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0700

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Floods close Houston Mesa Road
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:40:33 -0700

Heavy rain on near Beaver Valley on Wednesday afternoon once more flood portions of Houston Mesa Road, forcing a temporary closure as Gila County road crews cleared the flood of dirt and rocks.

Lopsided funding
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:09:38 -0700

The Gila County Board of Supervisors regularly makes awards for “economic development,” but requires little in the way of accountability.

Rim Country photographers can flash their photos
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:09:27 -0700

This year’s Northern Gila County Fair photography competition on Sept. 5-7 will feature hundreds of photographs, judged by Arizona Highways photographer Paul Gill.