Press Releases

We post selected press releases, unedited, when we think they’d be of broad interest to any of the many communities in North Phoenix. The organization submitting the press release is responsible for its contents, and press releases labeled to distinguish them from news and features we report and write. (Submit a press release here.)

APS to Study Forest Bioenergy as Potential Electricity Source

The Arizona Corporation Commission ordered Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to evaluate forest bioenergy as part of its resource portfolio. “Arizona has a long history that clearly shows the devastating impact of wildfires,” said ACC Commissioner Boyd W. Dunn. “Forest bioenergy can serve an important role in maintaining Arizona’s forests, woodlands, and watersheds while providing a viable renewable energy source.”

Man in Jail For Flying Drone Near Wildfire

Fire officials in Arizona have repeatedly pleaded with citizens not to fly drones near wildfires. If a drone is spotted, aerial operations are grounded, hindering the ability to fight a fire. Even Gov. Doug Ducey has tweeted about the illegality and stupidity of doing so. “It is dangerous, it is stupid, and you are committing a crime,” Ducey said. Today, news of an arrest related to these warnings.