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Cedar Creek community prepares as wildfire burns another 10k acres

Low humidity and high temperatures continued through Tuesday, enabling the Cedar Fire consume another 10,000 acres, southwest of Pinetop-Lakeside in Arizona's white mountains. Officials said they were reviewing how to protect buildings in Cedar Creek, and staging supplies in case the fire succeeded in burning further south. ... Read more»

Hot dry weather fuels Cedar Fire's run south

Fueled by high temperatures and low humidity, the Cedar Fire grew 14,000 acres on Sunday, burning through hundreds of acres southwest of Pinetop-Lakeside, in Arizona's White Mountains. A pre-evacuation notice was given to area residents, and power lines were switched off to protect firefighters.... Read more»

Fire lines holding against wildfire near Show Low

The growth of a wildfire near Show Low slowed Thursday afternoon, but could still cross a threshold that would force authorities to order an evacuation for several communities in Navajo County, including Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, McNary, Fort Apache and Hon-Dah.... Read more»

Az agencies received 447 bayonets from feds

A review of state-level data for the Department of Defense Excess Property Program shows the Pinal County Sheriff's Office receiving 257 bayonets and police departments in Tucson, Pinetop-Lakeside and Payson receiving 150, 30 and 10, respectively. ... Read more»2

Wildlife experts making campsites safer after 2012 bear attacks

After the Payson area saw three black bear attacks last year, officials are rolling out a Bear Aware campaign. It includes bear-proof storage containers and tips for keeping bears from visiting campsites. ... Read more»

Fatal attack in White Mtns. a reminder of black bear danger

The fatal black bear attack on a woman in Pinetop this summer is a sobering reminder that development is bringing people closer to a creature that’s shy by nature but a predator at heart.... Read more»