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Daisy Mountain Veterans will deliver the third batch of 50 plastic mats for homeless veterans on Oct. 17. The mats, woven by volunteers from discarded shopping bags, have been given to vets all over Arizona.
North Phoenix drivers using the Loop 303 to reach I-10 will find work on the interchange there completed, ADOT announced.
You know how frustrating they can be. A new study provides details: New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time.
NVSO's 2017-2018 concert season includes four performances, beginning Oct. 14 with “Russian Roundup,” featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Modeste Mussorgsky and other Russian composers.
Vehicles damaged by floodwater from recent hurricanes are likely to find their way to Arizona and other states and offered to unsuspecting buyers, ADOT says. The agency offers explains how to be vigilant and what to look for.
Daisy Mountain Veterans will present lapel pins to a group of Vietnam Era veterans during the quarterly meeting of the DMV at post headquarters in Anthem. Any veterans who served honorably between 1959 and 1975 (Vietnam Era) are eligible to receive this pin.
Several area businesses and individuals went above and beyond to fill local schools with supplies.
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual fire ban on Monday, August 28. This allows park visitors to use campfires, fire pits, and charcoal grills.
CERT volunteers are trained to assist in a disaster, learning triage, search and rescue techniques, and organizational skills needed to assist other emergency teams. The class starts Sept. 7.
NVSO received grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA) and Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC), each awarding $5,000. These funds will support the operations of NVSO’s four orchestras, including the adult orchestra and three youth ensembles.
Off-road drivers can be issued citations and be held liable to fix any damage caused to roads, trails or habitat. It can cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair an area and an untold amount of time for a habitat to recover, Game & Fish says.
Road closures and restrictions will occur as the system is installed between downtown Phoenix and the Loop 101.
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.”
Next week, the city will begin replacing 100,000 street lights aimed at saving $22 million through 2030 via reduced energy and maintenance costs.
Tripod, estimated to be 30 to 50 years old, had a run-in with a dog that didn't end well. Now he and dozens of other tortoises of varying ages are up for adoption at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Center.
Among the upgrades: Higher (thus safer) earthen berms, target bumpers (which hold up the target frames) with re-stenciled lane numbers and refurbished shooting benches.
NVSO adds a Youth Strings orchestra (NVYS) to its offerings for young musicians. Placement is based on skill level. Auditions are Aug. 19-20. Rehearsals for the 2017-18 season will start Aug. 21.
Each year Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities comes together for one night to recognize members and partnerships for their outstanding service. Friends and families unite to raise money to support the charity.
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.
Put your patience on. AAA says more than 865,000 Arizonans will travel over the Fourth of July holiday, 2.5 percent more than last year and the most since 2007.