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Brynnlee Peterson heads to International Cinderella Scholarship Pageant

Brynnlee Peterson recently attended the Arizona Cinderella State Finals as your 2020/2021 Gila County Overall Tot. She competed against 43 other Tots from all over the state, making it all the way to the Top 5. She walked away with 1st Alternate, Overall Charm Girl (5-6-year-old division) and Arizona State Overall Tot Personality as well as a $400 college scholarship. Brynnlee has been involved in Cinderella since she was three and she has worked so hard every year to achieve her dream of being called up on stage for Top 5 and winning an Overall title.
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Thursday Webinar: Managing invasive plants in Arizona

Nonnative invasive plants have been described as a ‘biological wildfire’ that is out of control and spreading rapidly. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has an Invasive Plant Program that includes a grant opportunity and web map for invasive plant treatment prioritization; Thursday morning at 11 a.m. a presentation will focus on challenges and opportunities for managing invasive plants in Arizona. Free weekly online forums hosted by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County don’t require pre-registration. Guests are welcome to log in up to 10 minutes before it begins at arizona.zoom.us/j/86511927971. An easy, convenient way to connect is via ‘click here’ direct hotlinks at extension.arizona.edu/gila, where you can also view dozens of prior Thursday webinar topics ranging from soil preparation to winter gardening, container gardening and more. University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension Agent Chris Jones hosts this popular series, and Cooperative Extension’s website has an array of links to programs, talks and resources. Links are also conveniently posted each week on Facebook, where you can join Chris Jones and a network of Gila County gardeners at facebook.com/gilaextension. Want to be added to an email invite list for these gardening and horticulture workshops? Call Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension at (928) 402-8586 or email [email protected]
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Highway-87 to be closed tonight at 5-pm due to fire danger

(Gila County Sheriff’s release) June 21, 2021, the Gila County Sheriff’s Department announced that as a result of fire activity and for the safety of fire personnel the following road closure will go into effect at 5:00 pm this evening. The road closure at Highway-87 and Houston Mesa Road will...
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Hayden-Winkelman School District to host two vaccination clinics this month

As vaccination clinics across the state are closing down, it may get a little more difficult to find where the COVID-19 vaccinations are available. If you haven’t gotten yours yet or you’d like to have your teen vaccinated, never fear. The Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District will be hosting two opportunities...
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Wildfire forces evacuations in forest northeast of Phoenix (AZ)

STRAWBERRY, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out near a popular camping area in the mountains northeast of Phoenix forced officials to order evacuations of the small communities of Strawberry and Pine. The Gila County Sheriff’s office ordered the town of Strawberry’s approximately 1,000 residents to leave Friday afternoon,...
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Another wildfire forces Gila County evacuations

STRAWBERRY (AP) — A wildfire that broke out near a popular camping area in the mountains northeast of Phoenix forced officials to order evacuations of the small communities of Strawberry and Pine. The Gila County Sheriff's office ordered the town of Strawberry's approximately 1,000 residents to leave Friday afternoon, along...
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Telegraph Fire continues scorching southern Gila County

The Telegraph Fire started June 4 south of Superior was at 165,740 acres as of Wednesday, June 16, according to the evening update from the U.S. Forest Service. It was 72% contained with 968 personnel involved. The report said 42 structures had been burned. It is human caused and under...
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County approves tentative $119 million budget

The Gila County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative budget of $119 million for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 at its June 15 meeting. Budget manager Maryn Belling stressed the budget is structured in such a way as to make it possible for unexpected, but restricted funds to be accepted and spent without redoing the entire budget. In other words, as additional funds come to the county for COVID-19 or fire recovery, the budget can accommodate the influx of new money and its use.
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Telegraph Fire Morning Update – June 17, 2021

For current evacuation information, residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO, Gila County Health and Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem, and San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission: San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission - Home | Facebook. Notifications can change rapidly. Residents in areas...
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Things you need to know about Telegraph Fire, Mescal Fire in Arizona

GILA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizonans living near Superior, Miami, and Globe in Pinal and Gila counties are facing evacuations or are being told to be ready due to the Telegraph and Mescal Fires. Nearly 240,000 acres have burned between both wildfires. Below are quick facts on both fires to help streamline information to those who need it.
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Ducey visits Globe and San Carlos to discuss wildfires

Governor Doug Ducey issued two Declarations of Emergency in response to the Telegraph and Mescal Fires in Pinal and Gila Counties on June 9, making available up to $400,000 for response efforts. The State of Emergency followed the Governor’s June 6 request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for...