Springerville, AZ (July 24, 2014)—The Eastern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) met on July 22nd and July 23, 2014 at the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Supervisor's Office. Twenty-nine projects were proposed by proponents in Apache, Gila, Graham, Greenlee and Navajo Counties. The committee heard presentations by many of the proponents and was able to make decisions that will fund $902,423.00 in projects for these five counties.
Springerville, AZ (July 21, 2014)—Construction on Forest Service Road (FSR) 249 will not hamper your travel to Big Lake. This project began July 7, and as of July 19th, the crew has begun to work on Saturdays, due to rain delays. The construction crews' hours of operation are dawn to dusk. The road will remain open and will not hamper the public's plans to camp, fish or recreate.
Springerville, AZ (July 8, 2014)—The Apache-Sitgreaves will proceed in lifting all current fire restrictions on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests as of 8:00 a.m. on July 8, 2014. Fire restrictions for Stage I and Stage II have been lifted on all five ranger districts.
Holbrook (July 1, 2014)—Over the past year and a half, Navajo County and Summit Healthcare have been focused on finding a new healthcare model for Navajo County employees and their families. The goal has been to improve the access to health care and the delivery of health care services to County employees, while reducing the overall costs to both the employee and the County.
Sitgreaves National Forest (June 11, 2014)—Stage III Fire Restrictions Order Number: 01-14-562
Navajo County (June 10, 2014)—Mr. Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died on Wednesday, June 4 at his son's Albuquerque home in New Mexico. Mr. Nez was 93 and reports indicate that he succumbed to issues associated with kidney failure.
Holbrook, AZ (June 10, 2014)—PROHIBITIONS:
Holbrook, AZ (June 10, 2014)—Mr. Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died on Wednesday, June 4 at his son's Albuquerque home in New Mexico. Mr. Nez was 93 and reports indicate that he succumbed to issues associated with kidney failure.
Holbrook, AZ (May 27, 2014)—More than $2.1 million in federal and state revenue cuts present a significant challenge to Navajo County officials who must develop a balanced budget. On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, a preliminary FY14-15 general fund budget was presented to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors to outline the issues and address the problem.
Holbrook, AZ (May 21, 2014)—Due to extremely high fire risk in the region, effective May 23, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. all unincorporated areas of Navajo County will be placed under Stage 2 fire restrictions regulating the use of fire and spark-igniting equipment or operations. Navajo County has been monitoring the weather and fuel conditions very closely with members of the White Mountain Fire Coordination Group, and based on the available information, this is the most advisable course of action at this time.
The recently revised Navajo County Outdoor Fire Ordinance Stage 2 Restrictions are effective in the unincorporated area of Navajo County, exclusive of areas under the jurisdiction of the federal government, the State of Arizona or a federally recognized American Indian tribe. Under Stage 2 restrictions, the following prohibitions and exemptions apply: