WASHINGTON – Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson told a Senate committee Wednesday that the agency will need another $17.6 billion over the next three years to cut patient waiting times for the rising number of veterans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers was struggling with physical and emotional scars, a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder after tours of duty saw him in repeated action in the Gulf.
Before you schedule that annual tune-up, think again.
SPRINGERVILLE — Lightning sparked a number small fires within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Service last week. Smoke may be visible from U.S. Highways 180/191 and the community within the Blue Area as well as the town of Alpine.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Navajo County Supervisor David Tenney told a Senate panel Tuesday that forest thinning is a “smart and responsible” way to curb wildfires and that fighting fires after they’ve started cannot be the only strategy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., introduced a bill to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation comes after Kirkpatrick and her colleagues on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee heard from a witness panel of VA whistleblowers, including Dr. Katherine Mitchell of the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – While the U.S. unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in 2012 to 7.1 percent in 2013, the jobless rate for people with disabilities remained stubbornly above 13 percent – which comes as little surprise to advocates.
SNOWFLAKE — In just four months, you could be working as a certified pharmacy technician working in a retail or hospital pharmacy.
SPRINGERVILLE - Lightning has sparked two small fires within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Service this week.
WHITE MOUNTAINS — The Forest Service’s Washington Office approved emergency stabilization funds requested following the San Juan Fire that started on June 26. The fire was located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests south of the community of Vernon.
Springerville, AZ; July 17, 2014—The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are selling personal and commercial fuel wood permits for various types of dead/down and dead standing trees. Permits can be purchased at all five local Forest Service Ranger Stations. There is a limit of 10 cords of personal use fuel wood per year. The number of cords purchased on the spring permit is counted towards your total fuel wood purchase when the fall permits become available. Diameter at Breast Height (DBH): 4-1/2 feet from the base of the tree at ground level.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arizona was tied for the fourth-highest rate of alcohol-related deaths among its working-age population from 2006 to 2010, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
The Forest Service’s Washington Office approved Emergency Stabilization funds requested following the San Juan Fire that started on June 26. The fire was located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests south of the community of Vernon, Ariz. “Now that funding has been received we can finalize work plans to get the work implemented,” according to Jim Zornes, Forest Supervisor of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
SPRINGERVILLE — Smoke may be visible from U.S. Highway 180 from the Magnet Fire located within the Blue Primitive Area located on the Clifton Ranger District.
WHITE MOUNTAINS — Former Mesa mayor and gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith recently visited the White Mountains, with stops in Show Low, St. Johns and Eagar.
Would you believe that when you search the Web you’ll find more books on cooking than you will on parenting? It’s true; I searched and found about 80,000 cookbooks and 40,000 parenting books. As parents, it would be great if we could follow a recipe and “poof” — the perfect kid comes out of the oven 18 years later.
Today the Forest Service’s Washington Office approved Emergency Stabilization funds requested following the now contained San Juan Fire that started on June 26. The fire was located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests south of the community of Vernon, Ariz. “Now that funding has been received we can finalize a work plan to get the work implemented,” according to Jim Zornes, Forest Supervisor of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
WHITE MOUNTAINS — Apache and Navajo counties are both considered “poverty areas,” according to a new Census report. “Poverty areas” are those where 20 percent of people or more live in poverty.
SPRINGERVILLE — Smoke may be visible from U.S. Highway 180 from the Magnet Fire located within the Blue Primitive Area located on the Clifton Ranger District. The fire started on July 5 and is now at 28 acres in size.
WHITE MOUNTAINS — All Ernie Andrus wants is to get an old warship back to Normandy for a special D-Day anniversary. He’ll go any distance — literally — to get that done.
Springerville, AZ—July 9, 2014: Forest Service Road (FSR) 249, a popular road from Alpine to the Big Lake Recreation area will be a smooth, paved road by the end of next summer. The construction project began July 7, and will run Monday-Friday with no work on weekends. The road will be open and will not hamper the public’s plans to camp, fish or recreate.
Springerville, AZ; June 9, 2014—Temporary closures were modified on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 in the area of the San Juan Fire. If you have business in the area of the closure, please contact the Springerville Ranger District at 928-333-6200 to apply for an access permit.
Springerville, AZ—July 8, 2013; The Apache-Sitgreaves will proceed in lifting all current fire restrictions on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests as of 8:00 a.m. on July 8, 2014. Fire restrictions for Stage I and Stage II have been lifted on all five ranger districts.