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Polly Haessig/USFS Coconino National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has finalized a plan to thin trees on 64 thousand acres above the Mogollon Rim to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. One environmental group has criticized the plan for not protecting large old growth pines. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Deborah Lee Soltesz/USFS Coconino National Fores

A newly authorized project calls for forest thinning and prescribed fires to protect watersheds that feed a reservoir serving the city of Payson in east-central Arizona.

Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP

 When a wall of water came toward him, all Cesar Garcia could think to do was protect his young daughter and try to save his nephew.

(AP Photo/Matt York)

To the strains of "Ave Maria," more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating a birthday in Arizona.

Family photo/courtesy Tom Price

Three generations of a Mexican immigrant family killed in a flash flood in central Arizona are being mourned, their white caskets placed in a horseshoe around the altar at a Catholic church.

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