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Fire restrictions lifted on Coronado, but fireworks never OK in Arizona's national forests

Coronado National Forest administrators have lifted fire restrictions ahead of the July 4 weekend but fireworks remain prohibited year-round. ... Read more»

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The Tucson agenda

Pima Supes take up alcohol policy, revisit COVID boost for employees

Pima County supervisors will tweak their drinking-on-the-job policy and review COVID payouts, while the first signs of a housing boomlet may be sprouting. ... Read more»

Fireworks still on tap despite 'crazy hot, potentially dry' July 4th

With the pandemic winding down, cities and towns across the state are looking toward a more typical Fourth of July this year – and typical in Arizona means balancing fireworks against the potential for wildfire. ... Read more»

More than 100 fire scientists urge the US West: Skip the fireworks this record-dry 4th of July

More than 100 fire scientists, along with fire officials across the West, are urging people to skip the fireworks this Fourth of July - and to avoid other activities that could start a blaze - and instead celebrate in ways that keep summer skies smoke-free for as long as possible. ... Read more»

July 4 roundup: Where to celebrate Independence Day in Tucson

Independence Day is almost here and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in the Tucson area this year.... Read more»

Keeping pets safe on July 4

On Independence Day, it is important to remember that what is festive to us may not be so enjoyable for our pets, especially fireworks. Here are some simple tips to prepare your pets.... Read more»

Keeping pets safe on July 4

On Independence Day, it is important to remember that what is festive to us may not be so enjoyable for our pets, especially fireworks. Here are some simple tips to prepare your pets.... Read more»

July 4 roundup: Where to celebrate Independence Day

Independence Day is almost here and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in the Tucson area this year.... Read more»3

A Mountain fireworks light up the night

A rain shower or two kept A Mountain from catching fire this year, but Tucson's fireworks display blazed into the night sky over Downtown.... Read more»

Keeping pets safe on July 4

On Independence Day, it is important to remember that what is festive to us may not be so enjoyable for our pets, especially fireworks. Here are some simple tips to prepare your pets.... Read more»

July 4 roundup: Where to celebrate Independence Day

Barbecue, beer and fireworks: Independence Day is almost upon us and there are many family-friendly and adult options when it comes to celebrating in the Tucson area this year.... Read more»

Prescott lawmaker: Allow communities to ban fireworks sales

Saying it would help reduce the risk of wildfires, a state lawmaker is trying again to give cities and towns the authority to ban the sale of sparklers and other fireworks legalized by a 2010 state law. Rep. Karen Fann, R-Prescott, called it “a little silly” that Arizona communities can forbid the use of fireworks but by law must allow their sale.... Read more»

Oro Valley lifting fireworks ban

Improved fire conditions mean the Town of Oro Valley is lifting a ban on consumer fireworks that was imposed on June 15.... Read more»

Oro Valley bans fireworks due to dry conditions

The hot, dry conditions that have raised the risk of fire in Southern Arizona have caused Oro Valley to temporarily ban the use of fireworks in the town.... Read more»

Passersby praised for aid in UK pileup

Police have praised the bravery of passers-by in one of Britain's worst traffic pile-ups, which triggered a huge fireball that killed at least seven people.... Read more»

Fire worries force Az towns to cancel fireworks

Just weeks after the largest fire in state history threatened eastern Arizona, some towns are proceeding with plans for Fourth of July fireworks — a decision they concede could raise some eyebrows.... Read more»

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