Arizona town – K7BUC Sat, 21 May 2022 04:07:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Arizona town – K7BUC 32 32 Vail begins search for new city manager Sat, 21 May 2022 04:07:07 +0000

Former Vail City Manager Scott Robson was the executive director of the Civic Center Conservancy in Denver before coming to Vail.
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The city of Vail has launched a search for a new chief executive.

The city has hired Columbia Ltd., a Colorado Springs-based executive search firm. At a recent Vail City Council meeting, Columbia CEO Andrew Gorgey noted that Vail has only had six city managers since 1966. Two city managers – Greg Clifton and Scott Robson – have come and gone since 2017. Clifton resigned in 2019 and is currently the City Manager of Flagstaff, Arizona. Robson took over from Clifton in 2019 and stepped down this year to serve as city manager in Telluride. Still, Gorgey said, Vail is a “first opportunity” for candidates.

Stan Zemler, who held the position from 2003 to 2017, is currently acting director.

The process of finding a new person will go quite quickly. The May 31 job posting will be uploaded to the city and Columbia ltd websites, and the recruitment period will run until July 11.

The first reviews and searches will take place from July 11 to August 2, followed by candidate recommendations to the city. The finalists will be brought to town on August 11 and 12 for in-person interviews. A candidate’s hiring is listed “as soon as possible” following these interviews and thorough review.

When Robson announced his resignation in March, Mayor Kim Langmaid said the city would launch an “untraditional” search for a new manager. This search should target applicants in a variety of disciplines and industries, she said.

Board members also agreed to a starting salary between $200,000 and $235,000 per year. The job also comes with a city-provided home in West Vail.

Langmaid said the pay range is in line with similar communities.

“With the complexity of our community, I think we need to up our (pay) game a little bit,” said Council Member Jen Mason.

Jerome’s Mining Camp Was Once “The Baddest Town in the West” Fri, 20 May 2022 23:13:00 +0000

JEROME, Arizona (3TV/CBS 5) – The historic mining town of Jerome in Yavapai County is perched on the side of Cleopatra Hill, where some of the richest copper ores were mined from the earth. The ancient inhabitants were familiar with the rich colored copper-bearing minerals of the region. The Hohokam lived and farmed in the area. Conquistadors in search of cities of gold noticed rich copper ore when they explored the area in 1585. But their quest was for gold, not copper, and they moved on.

Atop Mingus Mountain and in the switchbacks of town, or approaching Verde Valley and climbing the SR89A, the historic mining town of Jerome offers a glimpse into the past. Either approach offers an easy day trip from Phoenix, but perhaps an extended stay in historic Jerome is worth the time to explore one of Arizona’s unique destinations. .

The first mining claims at this location were filed in 1876, seven years later in 1883 the newly formed United Verde Copper Company owned the operations and named the growing camp Jerome after one of the financiers, Eugene Jerome of New York.

Jerome, circa 1927, was backed by rich copper mines.(Grand Hotel Jerome)

In a short period of 5 years in the late 1800s, 4 devastating fires tore through major sections of the city. The mountainside town needed a fire department and to get one, it had to be incorporated. In 1899 Jerome officially became a town with established building codes and an organized fire department. Jerome was one of the first towns to adopt building codes designed to minimize the risk of fire.

Once a thriving mining camp between the late 1880s and early 1950s, Jerome survived the mass exodus of citizens after the local mine closed in the 1950s. A few hardy people remained in the “ghost town abandoned, and over the following decades the town transformed into the tourist destination it is today. There was a time when the city had a reputation for being an unruly place. It even held the title of “wickedest city in the West” in 1903 when the New York Sun declared it as such. They had good reason to do so, there was a big red-light district, full of saloons and even an opium den. They also had an opera house and as many as fourteen Chinese restaurants in operation!

The nation’s attention turned to Jerome in July 1917 when the striking miners received a strong arm from the mine owners. At the time, armed vigilantes, organized by the owners of the Phelps Dodge mine, rounded up 67 striking miners, loaded them into cattle cars and shipped the men out of state to Needles, California, leaving without any provision. A similar roundup was carried out in Bisbee where more than 1,000 strikers were taken and left stranded in the desert in Mexico. No one has ever been convicted in connection with the evictions, but a presidential commission investigated the actions and in its final report described the eviction as “completely illegal and without legal authority, either at the level of the state or federal government”.

Yet Jerome continued to prosper as he grew with the demand for copper. It reached its peak in the 1920s with a population peaking at around 15,000. The beginning of the end of the good times began when the depression hit in the early 1930s, slowing down mining. By then the place was starting to slide down, both literally and figuratively.

Geological fault activity, exasperated by blast vibrations from mining activity, slid dozens of buildings down the slope as the land below gave way. The problem only got worse over time.

There was a brief surge in demand for copper during World War II, but when the war ended demand slowed, leaving the mine to close in 1953. Jerome’s population dwindled to around 50 to 100 people, they called the city a dead city. In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government. Today Jerome is a thriving tourist and arts community with a population of approximately 450.

Today Jerome is home to artists, artisans, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, antique shops, bars, wine tasting rooms, museums and gift shops. The architecture preserves the buildings of the early 19th century and offers many opportunities to explore unusual corners and meeting places!

Entering the city on SR89A from the top of Mingus Mountain, the first significant building that stands out is the Jerome Grand Hotel. It sits at the top of the city, giving guests some of the best views around! Jerome State Historic Park (link) sits below the slopes of town, housed in the owner’s former home, the Douglas Mansion. The historical story of Jérôme is fully told in this establishment.

As you wander the streets of the city, you’ll find unique interests at every turn, but remember to wear comfortable shoes as most of your time wandering will be spent up or down!

The ‘Small Town Wisconsin’ director has roots in Whitefish Bay Thu, 19 May 2022 21:47:17 +0000

WHITEFISH BAY, WI – You’ll be able to catch glimpses of Milwaukee and Whitefish Bay on the big screen when the movie “Small Town Wisconsin” premieres in theaters in June.

The film, originally released at film festivals in 2020, comes out of a festival held in May for its theatrical premiere, with cast and crew in attendance, at the Oriental Theater in Milwaukee on June 3.

A limited theatrical release and national digital release will follow on June 10, director Niels Mueller told Patch.

Mueller graduated with the class from Whitefish Bay High School in 1979. For “Small Town Wisconsin,” he said he assembled a cast that had the history of Wisconsin or small-town American life. “in their blood and their bones”. Kristen Johnston, a cast member who Mueller described as “one of our great comedians,” is also from Whitefish Bay.

“I have to say the movie is kind of a postcard, a love letter to Wisconsin and Milwaukee,” Mueller said.

The film, Mueller shot across Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Palmyra, East Troy and Mukwonago, depicts “perpetual teenager“Wayne Stobierski traveling from a northern Wisconsin town to Milwaukee after losing a custody battle, according to his description from the Milwaukee Film Festival.

“It’s the story of a dad, who is a loving dad, but he’s kind of a party animal,” Mueller said. “He’s drinking too much, and he finds out he’s going to lose joint custody of his son, and his son is going to move with his mom and stepdad to Arizona. He wants to take his son on one last father-son trip to get himself together. remember him in , they want to go to the big city, which is Milwaukee.”

A scene that some in Whitefish Bay might find familiar was shot near Klode Park. The film’s main character takes his son to a house where he thought former Brewer center fielder Gorman Thomas still lived, Mueller said.

The scene was shot “with the generous cooperation of the owner,” Mueller said. “They pull up in front of what they think is Gorman Thomas’ house, and comedy and hilarity ensue.”

There is also a dramatic side to the story.

“I wanted everyone to see, including my main character, how good life can be if you start choosing the right roads, both figuratively and literally in Wisconsin,” Mueller said.

The film stars David Sullivan, known for “Sharp Objects”; Bill Heck, known for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”; Tanya Fischer, known for “Life on Mars”; Kristen Johnston, known for “3rd Rock from the Sun”; and Cooper J. Friedman, best known for “9-1-1: Lone Star,” according to a report. The film was produced by Oscar winner Alexander Payne.

Mueller reflected on his time playing and coaching football in the village as part of what built his own character and film career, as well as his time at the Oriental Theater.

“Both my dad and my mom loved movies,” Mueller said. “And when there were big movies at the Oriental, we would go there. You know, even though James Dean was long before me, I remember seeing, at the Oriental, James Dean on the big screen in ‘Rebel Without because”. .'”

Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration at the Old Town Center for the Arts Wed, 18 May 2022 08:49:35 +0000

The Old Town Arts Center hosts the annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concert on Saturday, May 21, 7-10 p.m., at the Old Town Arts Center in Cottonwood.

For 14 years, from 2006 to 2019, this annual event has celebrated the musical legacy of Bob Dylan. It picks up again this year and is performed by some of the best musicians in the Sedona/Verde Valley area.

If you are going to …

• What: Bob Dylan’s birthday concert (Saturday)

• When: Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m.

• Where: Old Town Center for the Arts, Fifth Street & Main, Cottonwood

• How much: $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $30 priority.

• More information: (928) 634-0940,

This event was one of the most popular musical events at OTCA and throughout Northern Arizona.

Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, author, visual artist, Grammy winner, Oscar winner, Nobel laureate and countless other accolades, is considered one of the greatest songwriters all time. He has been a major figure in popular culture for the past 60 years, beginning his career in the early 1960s with songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'”.

Dylan turns 81 (young) on ​​May 24 and is still in full swing today with his ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ tour, the latest iteration of his famous Never Ending Tour, which is in full swing.

Joe Neri, founder, producer and performer of these many Dylan tribute concerts, will be back with his usual fine lineup of local and not-so-local musicians. This year’s performers include Tommy Anderson, Tyler Barrett, the Salt Miners (Nora Bolles, Mike McReynolds, Mark Gifford), Gary Every, Dave and Luke Harvey, Suzie Schomaker, Tim Young and house band Mystery Tramps (Joe Neri, Larry Hill, JJ Corcoran, Hutch Hutchison, Alan Albert).

“I’ve been a Bob Dylan fan since 1962, when it all started,” says Neri. “Bob and I share the same date of birth – May 24 – and I organized the first concert in 2006 like a lark to celebrate our two anniversaries in music. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined how popular it would be. Each year the concert grew in both audience and musicians. I am honored to be able to present this edition of the Bob Dylan Birthday Concert to all of his fans here in the area. of Sedona/Verde Valley and I’m grateful to the Old Town Center for the Arts for making this possible. It really will be a great show.”

The day before, Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m., the ACTO will host Joe Neri’s Blues Dawg Reunion Concert. Come to a concert or both! Both concerts are sponsored by the Best Western Cottonwood Inn and Lee Worthen.

Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 5th Street & Main in Old Town Cottonwood. Tickets for the Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Concert are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and $30 for priority seating in the first three rows. Tickets for the Fridays Blues Dawg Reunion concert are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and $25 for priority seating in the first three rows. A special combo package is available for both concerts, $35 advance general seating and $45 priority general seating. Tickets for both events are available online at or in Cottonwood at Mount Hope Foods and Mysterium and in Sedona you can find tickets at the Mary D. Fisher Theater. For ticket prices and more information on these and other upcoming events, visit or call Elena Bullard at 928 634 0940.

“Lux begs for a ticket out of town. Beggar” Mon, 16 May 2022 14:19:44 +0000

There wasn’t much to complain about for Los Angeles Dodgers fans. The team is currently tied for first place with the San Diego Padres in National League West, Major League Baseball’s most competitive division, and is on course to win 100 games. This level of success tends to happen when you field a roster that includes four former most valuable players and the highest payroll in baseball, which helped the Los Angeles Dodgers lead the league in points per game and to allow the fewest points per game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have arguably the biggest roster of the century

However, even with one of the best rosters in baseball, some people find a way to complain, like reporter Howard Cole complaining about Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Lux was a first-round pick for the Dodgers in the 2016 Major League Baseball rookie draft and rose quickly through the minor league ranks. This is his first season as a starter for the Dodgers after locking down second base. He’s currently posting career-best numbers with a .343 on-base percentage at the bottom of Dave Roberts’ star and hitting range. In Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Lux made a critical error with two outs late in the second as a ground ball slipped through his legs and scored Jean Segura from the second. The Phillies would take advantage of the error and score four runs through Lux. This prompted Cole to campaign for the end of the term of Lux, 24, in Dodger blue.

Look at the body language and the whole package. Lux asks for a ticket out of town. Begging. #Dodgers

“Look at the body language and the whole package. Lux is begging for a ticket out of town. Beggar. #Dodgers– @Howard Cole

Lux would ultimately have the last laugh, however, as his scramble on base, heading for a Mookie Betts double on the third base line late in the eighth, dragged the LA Dodgers down a single run. Lux fully redeemed himself when he led the tying and winning runs on a double late in the ninth to send Dodgers fans happy home. It was quite an emotional day for Lux, and he even gained a new fan.

“Extend Lux!!” -@Howard Cole

The Dodgers will face the Arizona Diamondbacks as their next opponent.

Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt

College town rent a pain for students — but no end in sight for rising rates Fri, 13 May 2022 22:15:58 +0000
Housing (Photo: US Air Force)

LOS ANGELES, CA (CBS News) – The school year is coming to an end for students across the country.

Millions of people faced high housing costs last year and prices will only rise, especially for those living off campus.

Middle school senior Jennifer Lopez learned a hard lesson about supply and demand.

Dorms and apartments around UC Berkeley in Northern California are hard to come by. She couldn’t afford the $3,700 a month rent for a one-bedroom apartment, so she shares it with three roommates.

“I definitely wasn’t prepared to be this stressed out about housing every year,” Lopez said.

Rent prices in college towns across the country are skyrocketing.

Chapel Hill, home to the University of North Carolina, has seen its rents jump 24% since 2020, according to Apartment List.

Tempe, where the state of Arizona is located, is up 31%. And there was a 36% jump in Knoxville where students go to the University of Tennessee.

“In a lot of these college towns, the universities or the markets where those universities are located haven’t created enough housing to really support a growing number of students,” says David Garcia, a housing policy researcher at the UC Berkeley. “You have students who have to travel very long distances to attend classes or who end up ending up homeless, which can range from crashing on couches or sleeping in their cars.”

Due to a housing shortage last fall, the University of Tampa in Florida offered freshmen a tuition break if they deferred for a year.

And in many college towns, it doesn’t look like this fall is any better.

UC Berkeley student Sanaa Sodhi struggled to see a spot. “We saw this on Zillow and asked for a visit but no luck unfortunately,” she said.

Sanaa and her friend were able to secure a room for $3,000 a month, which could turn out to be a bargain as rent prices are expected to continue to rise.

]]> Blues Dawgs Reunion Concert at the Old Town Center for the Arts – Sedona.Biz Thu, 12 May 2022 19:57:04 +0000

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Old Town Arts CenterCottonwood News – The Old Town Arts Center is pleased to announce the Blues Dawg Reunion Concert on Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Town Arts Center in Cottonwood. This concert is sponsored by Best Western Cottonwood Inn and Lee Worthen, and kicks off Saturday’s separate Bob Dylan concert at the OTCA.

Former Sedona/Verde Valley musician and concert producer Joe Neri, who now lives in Silver City, New Mexico, returns to the Old Town Center for the Arts for a special reunion concert by his blues rock band, Blues Dawg .

Neri founded Blues Dawg in Los Angeles in 1998 with guitarist Larry Hill and drummer Alan Albert, quickly establishing them as one of Southern California’s popular and authentic blues bands. The band has performed at many Southern California music venues including BB King’s Blues Club, Roxy Theatre, Baked Potato and many more. Blues Dawg has also opened for several national touring bands, as well as recording two studio albums and three live albums, featuring both covers and original blues songs.

blues review The magazine called Blues Dawg “a powerful quartet fronted by vocalist/guitarist Joe Neri” and “lead guitarist Larry Hill spins in super funk-blues”.

Shortly after moving to the Verde Valley in 2005, Neri reformed Blues Dawg with bassist Hutch Hutchinson to continue the Blues Dawg tradition. In addition to performing throughout northern Arizona, as well as a few gigs at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Neri and Blues Dawg hosted a hugely popular monthly blues jam in the Verde Valley for over 10 years, and he was a co-founder of the Old Town Blues Festival. During this time two live albums were recorded and Neri released a “Best of…” compilation album of his original blues songs.

Neri moved to Silver City, New Mexico in 2018, where Blues Dawg continues to thrive under her tireless leadership. Blues Dawg performs regularly in southwestern New Mexico, including at the Silver City Blues Festival. Neri also hosts a weekly blues show on local radio station KURU 89.1 FM in Silver City.

This special reunion concert at the Old Town Center for the Arts will feature Neri on vocals and guitar, Hill on guitar, Hutchinson on bass and Albert on drums. They will be joined by local vocalist and harmonica player JJ Corcoran.

Highlighting and complementing the show are two local and legendary guest musicians – Dan Bresnan, one of the finest guitarists in all of Arizona, master luthier and frontman of the internationally acclaimed Bresnan Blues band; and performer extraordinaire Suzie Schomaker, whose masterful voice and talented guitar work make her a highly sought-after member of several local bands.

All in all, it’s going to be a great night for the blues and for all you blues fans, a night of pure, unadulterated, toe-tapping music. According to Neri, “We’re going to blow the roof off OTCA!”

The Blues Dawgs Reunion Concert will be Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. and the annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Concert will be on Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. Both concerts are sponsored by the Best Western Cottonwood Inn and Lee Worthen.

Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 5th Street & Main in Old Town Cottonwood. The tickets for the Concert Blues Dawg Friday Reunion are, $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and $25 for priority seats in the first three rows. Tickets for The Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Concert Saturday, May 21 are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, and $30 for priority seating in the first three rows. A special combo package is available for both concerts, $35 advance general seating and $45 priority general seating. Tickets for both events are available online at or in Cottonwood at Mount Hope Foods and Mysterium and in Sedona you can find tickets at the Mary D. Fisher Theater. For ticket prices and more information on these and other upcoming events, visit www.oldtowncenter.orgor call Elena Bullard at 928 634 0940.

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Marijuana farm creates job growth in Arizona town Wed, 11 May 2022 02:00:00 +0000

SNOWFLAKE, AZ – Just a three-hour drive from Phoenix is ​​one of the largest adult and medical marijuana farms in North America.

Copperstate Farmslocated in Snowflake, Arizona, began operations in September 2016. The farm initially produced medical marijuana and expanded to include growing recreational pot for adult use when Proposition 207 was passed in November 2020.

Copperstate Farms and the 40-acre greenhouse are owned and operated by Fife Symington IV, the son of former Arizona Governor Fife Symington III.

Symington IV spent 15 years working in greenhouse agriculture, growing tomatoes, cucumbers and colorful peppers, he told ABC15.

“After about 15 years, I was looking for my next project, so to speak, and, and it was around the same time that, what they call the green revolution was starting to happen in the United States, and specifically in Arizona,” Symington IV said.

Symington IV began developing a business plan and looking for land to build a greenhouse in Arizona.


“I came across a 40 acre facility here in Snowflake that was already built and was empty. And it was like the stars had aligned,” Symington IV said.

The 40 acres of empty greenhouse was previously used to grow tomatoes and cucumbers by Nature Sweet. But in 2015, the company moved its operations to Willcox, Arizona, resulting in a loss of jobs at Snowflake.

“When the facility closed, it had a very significant impact on the city’s economy,” said Barb Hansen, quality assurance manager at Copperstate Farms.

Hansen previously worked in the greenhouse before joining the team at Copperstate Farms. A resident of Snowflake since 2009, Hansen saw the town change when the paper mill closed in 2012, followed by the greenhouse’s closure in 2015.

“When it started, you know, there were people who couldn’t find jobs anywhere,” Hansen said.

According to Hansen, entry-level jobs at McDonald’s and Circle K were “filled with adults who couldn’t find jobs because a lot of the top employers here had disappeared.”

“There were other businesses in town that just couldn’t survive because these things happened,” Hansen said.

Before Copperstate could open, Symington had to get approval from the Snowflake City Council.

A few minutes from a August 2018 City Council show that some residents of Snowflake opposed the establishment of the medicinal marijuana farm, citing concerns about addiction and community safety. But others argued that the farm would create jobs and help the city’s economic development.

After hearing arguments from both sides, the city council voted 4 to 3 to approve the special use permit Symington IV needed to open Copperstate Farms.

“The day we got this Special Use Permit, I started accepting resumes,” Symington IV said.

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Copperstate now employs 350 people in Snowflake, according to Symington IV, making it one of the largest employers in the city. The farm also produces more than 200,000 dry pounds of cannabis annually, Symington IV said, making it the largest wholesaler in the state.

“We started with five acres of greenhouse in production. And now we have all 40 acres in production,” Symington IV said. “So we do in a month the volume that we did our entire first year.”

City of Gilbert Deploys Cyber ​​Recovery Vault as Data Haven Fri, 06 May 2022 15:13:58 +0000

With recent research developer “you will be hacked, so embrace the breach,” pointing out that cyber resilience has become common practice for businesses large and small. In fact, ensuring that critical data is immediately recoverable and can be reused is a game-changer.

As the fourth-largest municipality in Arizona, serving 281,000 citizens, the town of Gilbert is a billion-dollar business, and Dell is contributing to its resiliency plan through the Dell Cyber ​​Recovery Vault and CyberSense, according to Tony Bryson (pictured, right), Information Security Manager for the City of Gilbert.

“The reality is that you’re likely to see some type of cyber event, so you better be prepared for it because it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when,” Bryson said. . “What APEX and the Dell Cyber ​​Recovery Vault provide gives us the elasticity we need as a small organization to grow quickly and deal with our internal data issues. This could be a game changer for us as a city as we are a small organization transitioning to a mid-sized organization.

Brison and Steve Keniston (pictured, left), The Storage Alchemist, spoke to an industry analyst Dave Vellante to Dell Technologies World Event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s live streaming studio. They discussed how Dell is helping the City of Gilbert improve its cybersecurity and resiliency plans. (*Disclosure below.)

Cyber ​​resilience is a hot topic

With Dell’s Cyber ​​Recovery Vault and CyberSense solutions, businesses take their data resiliency to the next level, whether on-premises or through a colocation data center, according to Kenniston.

“In the past 24 months, I don’t think there has been a meeting I’ve attended with a client where cyber resilience and cybersecurity haven’t been discussed,” he said. declared. “The CyberSense technology, which is the technology that analyzes the data once it comes from the backup to make sure it’s clean, can be recovered and you can be sure that your recoveries are good.”

By having an air gap solution, Bryson believes peace of mind is high due to improved data security.

“You can’t have real data security without having air space,” he pointed out. “A lot of the ransomware we see moves laterally through your organization. So if all of your data is backed up in the same data center as your backups and primary data sources, there’s a good chance it’s all owned the same time.

The air gap solution is built into the Cyber ​​Recovery Vault, according to Kenniston.

“So in the Cyber ​​Recovery vault, you have a PowerProtect appliance on one side in your data center…. Then wherever your vaulted area is, whether it’s a camp, onsite, or elsewhere, we create a connection between the two that’s one-way,” he said.

Managed services streamline collections because it’s hard to find the right people to do certain things, according to Bryson.

“I think from a manager’s perspective, you get more for your money with managed services…you have people working with this technology all the time,” he added.

Here’s the full video interview, some of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of the Dell Technologies World Event:

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Phase 1 Fire Restrictions Begin May 5 for Northern Arizona Forests, City of Tusayan | Williams-Grand Canyon News Tue, 03 May 2022 22:25:50 +0000

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Beginning May 5, Stage 1 fire and smoking restrictions go into effect in the Williams and Tusayan districts of the Kaibab National Forest, the entirety of Coconino National Forest, state lands and the city of Tusayan.

Under Stage 1 restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood-burning stoves are prohibited except at a developed recreation site. It is also forbidden to smoke, except inside a closed vehicle, a building or a landscaped recreational site. Fireworks are still prohibited on all state forests and state lands.

The use of a device powered only by pressurized liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be ignited and extinguished is permitted in areas that are sterile or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within one meter of the device .

Fire restrictions are implemented to help prevent human-caused fires and to limit visitor exposure during times of potentially hazardous fire conditions. Decisions about fire restrictions are based on a combination of carefully measured factors. Criteria used to determine when to implement restrictions include current and forecast weather conditions, fuel moisture, fire activity levels, persistent drought, and available firefighting resources.

Additional restrictions may be imposed as conditions warrant. Fire restrictions generally remain in effect until the area receives significant and widespread rainfall.

Violations could result in a mandatory appearance in federal court, fines, or jail time.

The public is reminded to always be extra careful when recreating on public lands, regardless of restrictions.

More information on all of Arizona’s federal and state fire restrictions, including an interactive map, is available at

Additional information on fire restriction stages, forest ordinances and general forest conditions can be found at and