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Storm updates: Snow in north Scottsdale, thousands without power in northern Arizona

All week the huge storm that was set to park itself over Arizona for two straight days was being referred to as a winter storm seen "once in a decade." As Thursday came to an end, it was pretty clear that may just be the case.


No response: Apache County delays response to public records requests

As part of a continuing review of spending of public funds by Navajo and Apache counties, the Independent began in October requesting and reviewing credit card spending by county officials.


Arizona marshal disciplined after he threatened to arrest a 12-year-old journalist

An Arizona law enforcement official has reportedly been disciplined after he was caught on camera threatening to arrest a 12-year-old reporter this week. Hilde Lysiak is a young journalist who publishes the Orange Street News out of her parents’ home in Selinsgrove, Pa.


Winter weather, crashes, disabled vehicles close highways in northern Arizona

PHOENIX (ADOT) -- Winter weather and crashes have closed multiple highways in northern Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should delay travel across northern Arizona during the current winter storm because heavy snow or crashes could make roads impassable.


Flagstaff, Arizona had the snowiest day in its history

(CNN)Snow in Flagstaff, Arizona is not uncommon. But Thursday's snow was historic. Flagstaff is buried in snow: 35.9 inches of it. The city is under a state of emergency and the flakes haven't stopped.


Back-up generators can be a good winter plan

WHITE MOUNTAINS – The drought in the White Mountains started around 1995 and in 1996 an official Drought Emergency Declaration was issued for six counties in the state which included Apache and Navajo. Prior to that date, people who grew up on the Mountain or moved here before the drought began were


McSally visits the White Mountains

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Newly-appointed U.S. Senator Martha McSally visited Apache and Navajo counties on Tuesday as part of her planned tour to all of Arizona’s 15 counties. “It’s a great opportunity to get to communities, to talk to local leaders. I’m meeting with the mayors, I’m meeting with local busi


Reserve Ranger District offices closed to inclement weather

Reserve, NM, February 22, 2019— The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest has closed their office today, February 22, due to inclement weather and poor driving conditions. Weather permitting, the office will reopen on Monday, February 25.


Forest Service confirms 10 horses show evidence of gunshots

SPRINGERVILLE — Last week, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNF) published a long-awaited and much anticipated press release regarding the recent deaths of Heber wild horses in the forest near Heber-Overgaard.


March is Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Awareness month

SPRINGERVILLE — The Town of Springerville, Springerville Heritage Center and Casa Malpais Museum & Archaeological Park will present guest speaker Wayne Ranney at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Springerville Heritage Center – Udall Johnson Room, 418 East Main Street in Springerville. He will discuss “


HORRIBLE: Dog trapped in muzzle for 2 weeks in northeastern Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A dog is now recovering after she fell victim to a sad case of animal cruelty in far northeastern Arizona. The stray dog was caught in Tsaile, Arizona, which is in Apache County on the Navajo Nation.


Four more horses found dead in eastern Arizona, bringing total to 16

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — Four more dead horses have been found, bringing the total to 16 found dead since October 2018, According to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. U.S. Forest Service officials say at least 10 of the dead horses have evidence of gunshot wounds. Five of the hoses have undetermi


Inmate claims jailers abused her, files $10.5 million lawsuit

APACHE COUNTY — At a December 4, 2018 meeting, Apache County supervisors honored two county jail employees “for their quick actions that resulted in saving the life of a newborn baby and her mother.” The county supervisors presented jail nurse Destiny Kirk with a lifesaving award and Corporal Raymon


Canine contests: Pulling for pleasure at 16th Annual Winter Games

GREER — There was plenty of snow and more than sufficient cold temperatures augmented by strong wind for 16th Annual White Mountain Winter Games over the weekend. The humans who showed up for the sled dog races at Sunrise Ski Resort had to bundle up to stay warm, but the race dogs were ready to run,


Winter snows damp down drought

Each passing week brings the White Mountain region a a little closer to a time many people dread: fire season. By this time last year, fire officials were already getting edgy, as an exceptionally dry period from October through a warm and snowless winter set up conditions for a dangerous fire seaso