• August 1, 2015

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Water shut off in Show Low Heights

Update 12:26 p.m. — The leak has been identified and is being repaired. Customers around Show Low Heights will have their water turned back on soon, according to city officials.

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Builders prepare site for Taylor Walmart

TAYLOR — There is now real evidence the Taylor Super Walmart is going to be a reality.

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Brotherly love

Director Terry Weaver of Navajo County Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers presents his brother Kevin Weaver, director of White Mountain Meals on Wheels, a much-needed check for $500.

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Winter Fun In Pinetop-Lakeside

Fresh snow brings all types of winter fun to Pinetop-Lakeside and the White Mountain Area. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding, horse drawn carriage rides and more. The town of Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ has all the accommodations you will need for your visit. Rentals, hotels, restaurants and more. Visit www.VisitPinetopLakeside.com for information on upcoming events, lodging and more!

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Summer Monsoon Beauty

It's that time of year where summer days end with refreshing showers. Summer monsoons have finally begun in the White Mountains. Summer really comes to life during this time of year. Share your summer/monsoon photos with us! We'd love to publish them here on WMIcentral.com. email photos to postmaster@wmicentral.com and include your name and the location the photo was taken. Happy monsoon season!

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Pinetop-Lakeside Memorial Day Ceremony
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Winter Wonder in the White Mountains - A Photo Gallery

It's white in the White Mountains! With plenty of snow on the ground and temperatures likely to keep it there for some time it's time to enjoy the white stuff! Sunrise Park Resort is fully open and there are plenty of fun things to do! From sledding and skiing to building snowmen and settling in around the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, the winter weather is sure to lighten your spirit. We'd love to share your photos of winter wonder with the world! Send in your favorite photos and we'll publish them here on WMIcentral.com. Photos may be emailed to postmaster@wmicentral.com for publication. Please include your name and the location of the photo along with your photographs!

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Fall on the Mountain; Full of life, full of color

White Mountain areas are alive with the glory of the fall season. Fall takes a strong favorite among many as the magnificence of the Mountain can been seen in the vibrant colors of our lands and in the community spirit displayed by residents. We'd love to share your photos of fall with the world! Send in your favorite photos and we'll publish them here on WMIcentral.com. Photos may be emailed to postmaster@wmicentral.com for publication. Please include your name and the location of the photo along with your photographs!

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Two charged with causing Arizona's Wallow Fire

PHOENIX — Two cousins are facing multiple criminal charges in connection with the Wallow Fire that consumed over a half million acres of forest lands.

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Summer splendor in the White Mountains

In the aftermath of the Wallow Fire, White Mountain communities are alive and full of splendor, from beautiful blooms and humming birds to lazy fishing trips and sights worth seeing. If you have a photo you would like to share email it to postmaster@wmicentral.com and we'll publish it! Show off the Mountain in all it's glory!

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Floods in Alpine sweep away motorcyclists; damage homes

A severe rain storm in Alpine on Friday caused two motorcyclists to be swept off Highway 191 and several homes to be damaged in the Alpine Divide area.

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Pinetop bear attack victim has died

The woman mauled by a bear while walking her dog in the Pinetop Country Club died in the intensive care unit of Scottsdale Osborn Hospital around 10 p.m. July 25.

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UPDATED: Fort Apache Hotshot Deon "Dino" Classay dies in the line of duty

On July 24 at approximately 6 am, firefighter Deon Jason Classay was found deceased while working on the lightning-caused Diamond Fire on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation near Whiteriver, Arizona.

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Fort Apache hotshot firefighter found dead on lightning caused Diamond Fire

The following information is preliminary and subject to change

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Open House set for Friday on Wallow Fire recovery efforts

The United States Forest Service is scheduling an Open House for public input for the Wallow Fire recovery. Members of the Rapid Assessment Team will be available this Friday, July 22, 2011, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the US Forest Service Supervisor's Office for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, on 30 S. Chiricahua Drive in Springerville, AZ.

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BAER team's work ongoing in Wallow Fire recovery

Update 07/18/2011 - The three aerial mulching contractors are progressing on schedule in the Alpine, Nutrioso, Eagar, and Greer areas. The Alpine area contractor continues working on South Mountain. Drivers on Highway 191 south of Alpine are advised to be aware of falling straw and dust and to slow down in that vicinity. The contractor in the Nutrioso area is near completion on the 1671 acre-Riggs Creek Unit while the contractor in the Eagar area continues work to the north and west of Mexican Hay Lake. Additionally, the south end of the East Fork of the Little Colorado River canyon near Greer has mulching activity.

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Wallow Fire in photos... a photo gallery

Photos from the Wallow Fire of 2011, surpassing the devastating Rodeo-Chediski of 2002 as the largest fire ever recorded in Arizona's history. These photos document the tale....

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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests lifts fire restrictions forest-wide; Greens Peak and Mt. Baldy are open to recreate

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is happy to share some much-anticipated news! The arrival of rain has reduced the extreme fire danger on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. As 12:01 pm, today all campfire restrictions are lifted on both Forests.

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Last day for in person disaster assistance; Loans still available through April 11, 2012

ROUND VALLEY - The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making low-interest working capital loans available to small businesses economically impacted by the Wallow Fire.

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BAER Tracks update on Wallow Fire restoration efforts

Crews have completed hazard tree removal along 75 miles of Forest roads out of an estimated 200+ miles that needed to be done. There are ten feller-buncher machines and eight saw crews that are doing this work. Their work is being slowed somewhat due to hazardous conditions as intense rains have caused rockslides, mudslides, and fallen trees to come across the roads. Lightning has also been a threat.  

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