U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Central Arizona Fire and Medical

A plane crash over the weekend claimed the lives to two crew members fighting a wildfire in northwestern Arizona. They were helping coordinate the aerial attack on the 730-acre Cedar Basin Fire. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The airport grounds in a small town along the Arizona-Utah border just got bigger.

  

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The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has lifted evacuation orders near a wildfire that broke out last weekend in the Hualapai Mountains.

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President Joe Biden has nominated Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula, Montana, to direct the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management. 

  

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Navajo Nation leaders are calling for the full restoration of Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. The Trump administration drastically cut its size three years ago, but tribes hope the Biden-Harris administration will reverse the order. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Federal officials have approved a 20-year renewal of a mining ban on the San Francisco Peaks. It’ll prevent mineral claims in the popular recreation area that’s sacred to many Southwestern tribes. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A former oil industry attorney will continue for now calling the shots at a government agency that oversees nearly a quarter-billion public acres in the U.S. West.

 

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution in support of extending a 20-year mining ban on the San Francisco Peaks. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


USFS

A 20-year mining ban in Oak Creek Canyon expired in May. U.S. Forest Service officials are in the process of renewing it, but for now it leaves the area open to potential mining claims. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Officials with the Coconino National Forest have filed an application to renew a mining ban on the San Francisco Peaks. The 20-year withdrawal would continue to prevent claims on nearly 75,000 acres north of Flagstaff. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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