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Friday, June 22, 2012

 

 
Republic  

 

Hazy future

With the high country embrittled by drought again this year, forest managers hold their breath every time a forest fire flares, fearful that it will rage out of control and wipe out another stand of ponderosas. One monster fire every 10 years could burn through what's left in a generation, transforming the landscape into that much less of what is uniquely Arizona. Arizona Republic

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• Forest thinning credited with saving Alpine

 
Independent  

 

Relief in sight?

Although last week was the official start of the North American Monsoon according to the National Weather Service, Arizona's parched landscape gives no indication of rain in sight. All of Arizona is in some stage of drought, and 83 percent is ranked severe or worse. Verde Independent

 
AP  

 

Risky project

The perils of tunneling beneath Lake Mead were cast in stark terms last week, when a veteran tunnel worker died on the daunting $817 million, five-year project that officials compare with building Hoover Dam. They cast the so-called "Third Straw" project as the most complex current effort of its kind in the United States. AP


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