PHOENIX — A draft document that summarizes the scoping process for the Pinto Valley Mine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and also outlines key issues for analysis is available online at http://www.pintovalleymineeis.us/public.html.

Entitled “Draft-Final Scoping and Issues Report”, the 216-page document includes seven sections ranging from a project overview to a summary of future steps in the process.

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PHOENIX — A draft document that summarizes the scoping process for the Pinto Valley Mine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and also outlines key issues for analysis is available online at http://www.pintovalleymineeis.us/public.html.

Entitled “Draft-Final Scoping and Issues Report”, the 216-page document includes seven sections ranging from a project overview to a summary of future steps in the process.

According to the Tonto National Forest’s Judd Sampson, the Forest Service uses the results of scoping to identify alternative components that might resolve the resource conflicts identified in the issues section of the report. Sampson is the Forest Service’s project manager for the Pinto Valley Mine EIS.

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At 170 feet long, 169,000 pounds, the girders will support traffic crossing Salt River

The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, already the largest single highway project in Arizona history, now has the longest bridge girders of their type in the state.

As long as a 17-story building and each weighing as much as 14 elephants, 94 extra-long single span girders have already been placed on two bridge structures (northbound and southbound) that will carry traffic over the Salt River when the South Mountain Freeway opens by late 2019.

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Air Yuma provides instant access to real-time outdoor air quality information

PHOENIX – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials have announced the launch of Air Yuma, a free mobile app to help Yuma area residents, visitors, caregivers, healthcare providers, parents and teachers protect their health and learn simple actions they can take to improve the quality of our air. Air Yuma keeps users informed about regional outdoor air quality conditions and how unhealthy air can affect how we live and breathe. The app gives users instant access to real-time outdoor air quality information as easy to understand as weather forecasts.

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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a 25-year-old Phoenix man Friday morning for attempting to smuggle more than $102,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States.

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Payson, Arizona — The recent tragic flash flood event north of Payson serves as a reminder that flash floods can occur in any drainage, creek and river throughout the state during heavy rains and monsoon storms.

Floods are among nature’s most common and destructive natural hazards. The public should be aware that even when storms do not appear to be in the immediate area, rain from a storm miles upstream can drain quickly and create flash floods miles downstream.

According to the National Weather Service’s U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics,   more...
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