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National Forest Offices Closed, Recreation Sites Open on Wednesday

All federal offices will be closed on Dec. 5th for a national day of mourning.

Court Changes Mind on Grand Canyon Mine Claim

Some say the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision may be too late.

Grand Canyon Superintendent Under Investigation

The National Park Service has not said what led to the investigation involving Superintendent Christine Lehnertz.

Cyclist Death on 'A' Mountain Raises Calls for Improvements

Residents are calling for safety measures and restricted hours for vehicles.

Voters to Decide on $225M Bond Plan to Improve Tucson Parks

The city's bond package would borrow to pay for improvements to most of Tucson's parks as well as pedestrian and bicycling mobility projects.

Tom Bailey's Return to Pop

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Origins of Tucson street names; walking The Arizona Trail inspires poetry; and "The Great American Read" in Saddlebrooke.

Hiking and Poetry on the Arizona National Scenic Trail

Author writes 43 passages on more than 800 miles

Authorities Unsure What Led ATV to Go Off Arizona Cliff

Search and rescue teams recovered the bodies of four men from the Phoenix area who plunged 400 feet off a cliff.

Interior Secretary to Lead Volunteer Project at Grand Canyon

Secretary Zinke's visit is intended to highlight maintenance projects at the park.

Report: Tucson No. 3 Big City for Number of Community Pools

The annual report from Trust for Public Lands put Tucson near the top of the list for pools per capita, while overall park spending has seen a decrease.

Horseshoe Bend Undergoes Changes to Manage Growing Crowds

Parking restrictions and a new viewing deck are part of efforts to accommodate a projected 2 million visitors this year.

Grand Canyon Gets Grant to Help Catch Drunken Drivers

$10,000 will go toward a device to read blood-alcohol content at the park's South Rim entrance.

Saguaros in Oro Valley Park Shot With Arrows

The Oro Valley Police are looking for the cactus vandal.

Monsoon Moisture Leads to Drop in Fire Restrictions

Various agencies will lift the restrictions starting on Friday, thanks to seasonal precipitation.

City Council Sets Details For November Parks Bond

Financial oversight mechanisms put in place by a 5-1 vote.

Lightning-Sparked Blazes Mean Decisions for Fire Managers

Naturally occurring fires can be managed for some benefit, but often must be extinguished for safety concerns.

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