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The Telegraph Fire burns overnight Monday near Superior as the blaze grew by 11,000 acres to cover more than 71,000 acres Tuesday. It’s one of several fires in the state that fire officials expect to be battling for some time because of weather and drought conditions.

A half-dozen wildfires were burning close to 140,000 acres across Arizona Tuesday and growing, as heat, wind and drought conditions complicated firefighting efforts. Read more»

The Telegraph Fire on June 6, 2021.

In the midst of casting the deciding vote against a massive tax cut for wealthy Arizonans that doomed a Republican-led budget proposal Monday, Rep. David Cook got word that his family has been ordered to evacuate their home in Globe due to the approaching Telegraph Fire, which has reached over 56,000 acres. Read more»

Globe-Miami, Arizona has traditionally had a strong mining industry. Some residents, both Democrat and Republican, are hopeful mining jobs will increase under a Donald Trump presidency.

Although Globe and Miami residents were once predominantly Democratic, the 2016 election showed a trend toward the conservative politics seen in the rest of Gila County. Read more»

Rose Mofford, who served as Arizona's first female governor, died Sept. 15 at a Phoenix hospice at the age of 94. Read more»

Unable to afford to convert to digital projection and seeing more valuable uses for the land, Bobby Hollis’ is planning to close the Apache Drive-in in Globe.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night during the summertime, Bobby Hollis’ Apache Drive-in is one of the main attractions in town. But the Apache, said by Hollis and others to be Arizona’s last single-screen drive-in, is preparing to show its final movie and fade into memory like so many other drive-ins across rural America. Read more»

The Gila County Republican Party took the opportunity of the Republican National Convention to sell tickets for its Colt .45 raffle to raise money for local offices. County party officials say they have sold more than 700 tickets over the last few months.

The politicking went on as usual Monday for Arizona delegates at the Republican National Convention, despite some events being canceled because of the weather. Read more» 1

Former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater asked how many “little gems like Pinto Creek,” shown here, the state could afford to lose, when the creek was placed on an endangered waterways list in 1996.

Despite an appeals court ruling three years ago, copper mining continues at the Carlota Mine at Pinto Creek, near Globe. "The regulatory bodies just ignored the ruling and allowed them to go right ahead and destroy the area," one opponent said. Read more»

Property owned by Glenn A. Wilt on Utah Avenue in Hayden.

A professor emeritus at Arizona State University has tangled with officials in Superior, Globe and Hayden over buildings he owns that are falling apart and a blight on their communities, the towns' leaders have said. Read more»

Manuel Cruz, executive director of Abandoned Mine Safety, and a City of Globe technician survey the mine after detonating dynamite to fill it in. Cruz’s organization relies on private funding to fill in the open shafts, a threat to public safety.

A new nonprofit is digging into the task of closing the 100,000 abandoned mines in Arizona. About 10,000 have been pinpointed, and the vast majority of those are considered threats to public safety. The Mine Inspector’s Office has only enough funding to close a small fraction of those mines each year. Read more»