Secretary Zinke Directs Interior Bureaus to Take Aggressive Action to Prevent Wildfires

WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed all Department of the Interior bureaus, superintendents, and land managers at all levels to adopt more aggressive practices, using the full authority of the Department, to prevent and combat the spread of catastrophic wildfires through robust fuels reduction and pre-suppression techniques.  This year-to-date, 47,700 wildfires have […]

As powerful storms arrive, do your research before highway trips

With back-to-back snowstorms bearing down on Arizona, know what you’re driving into before heading to the high country. Check az511.gov, ADOT social media, forecasts; be ready to delay travel Highway conditions can deteriorate quickly during severe weather as snow accumulates and drivers struggle, and closures can happen suddenly and be prolonged. If enough snow falls, […]

What To Do When a Snake Bites You on a Remote Trails?

Article by:Floris Gierman florisgierman@gmail.com Below is a summary of things I’ve learned about first aid for snake bites after talking to the Snake Bite Poison Line (1-800-222-1222 available 24/7), after doing my own online research and after posting my snake questions on Reddit Running. The best info came from Jordan Benjamin, a herpetologist specialized in venomous snakes. I’m […]

Interior Department to Announce $8 Million for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects

Adaptation Funding to Help Strengthen Resilience for Communities on the Front Lines of a Changing Climate WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prepare communities nationwide for the impacts of a changing climate, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Interior Department will make available $8 million […]

Governor Brewer Issues Declaration of Emergency in Response to Statewide Flooding

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today declared a State of Emergency in response to record flooding in Arizona. On September 8, 2014, powerful rains combined with remnants of Hurricane Norbert caused record precipitation and flooding throughout Arizona. The storms resulted in significant impacts to transportation infrastructure throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area in Maricopa County, including […]

Flagstaff Police Harass Activists as ‘Preventative Maintenance’ Before Dew Downtown Event

Free Speech Protest Zone Created at ‘Unsustainable’ Urban Snowboard Event FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Armed plain-clothed City of Flagstaff cops showed up at a community member’s home and at a community center yesterday. The officers, Kevin Rued and Eric Greenwald, stated that they were doing “preventative maintenance” and that they’re going to “have the entire front […]

US 191 project in Chinle is put on winter shutdown

A project to widen and repave a 1.3 mile segment of US 191 in Chinle has been put on winter shutdown according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The $3.6 million project to widen and resurface the roadway, construct sidewalks, curb and gutter and install new street lights will not start up again until temperatures […]

Navajo President Shelly Assures People Navajo Nation is Responding to Flood Emergencies

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly said the Navajo Nation is responding to flash flooded areas throughout the Navajo Nation. “Though we are thankful for the rain we have received, I want our people to know that the Navajo Nation programs and departments are responding to calls regarding flash flooding. Please be careful and don’t drive […]

Navajo President Shelly Says be Prepared for Severe Weather

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly said people throughout the Navajo Nation need to be prepared to unexpected weather during the monsoon season. “We have to be prepared for all weather that may come our way. This is the year we usually experience rains. But since we’ve been in a drought, the ground is harder making […]

Navajo President Shelly Signs $3 Million Bill for Drought Relief

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed a bill that provides $3 million for drought relief for the Navajo Nation. He signed the measure Thursday afternoon. “We need to get help out there to the communities. We declared an emergency because of the drought, now we need to make resources available to help our people. We […]

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