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Amy Kravitz, a biologist with Grand Canyon Deer Farm in Williams, works closely with the Arizona Game & Fish Department to monitor captive deer for chronic wasting disease. The state has banned traditional deer farms, but zoos and animal sanctuaries are allowed to keep captive deer under strict regulation.

Hunters are on the front line of Arizona’s efforts to keep chronic wasting disease at bay now that it is popping up in other states. Read more»

Author Cathy Hufault speaks about “climate” in the Centennial Speaker Series focusing on Arizona’s 'Five Cs.'

For many, Arizona’s centennial was over Feb. 14, but Nogales and other communities around the state are using the opportunity to teach Arizona’s history and ponder its future throughout 2012. (with video) Read more» 1

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, shown here with Smokey Bear, visits the Big Lake General Store in the White Mountain region to announce that the area is open for business. More than 500,000 acres burned in the Wallow Fire.

Gov. Jan Brewer was on hand when Big Lake General Store and its surroundings reopened Wednesday, proclaiming that the area burned by the largest recorded wildfire in Arizona history is ready for visitors. Read more»

Fighting the Wallow Fire by lighting a back burn, June 8.

Two Southern Arizona cousins have been charged in connection with the half-million acre Wallow Fire in May. Caleb and David Malboeu are accused of leaving a campfire unattended, causing the wildfire that burned for weeks in Arizona's mountains. Read more» 1

Fighting the Wallow Fire by lighting a back burn, Wednesday.

The Wallow Fire burning in the White Mountains topped 400,000 acres overnight, authorities said. (with photo gallery) Read more»

A firefighter lights a back burn near Greer on Thursday, to consume fuel in the path of the Wallow Fire.

The Wallow Fire is now 5 percent contained, but wind-driven flames have burned 22 homes on the eastern side of Greer, and 5,000 structures are still threatened. Crews completed a fire line protecting Springerville and Eagar. (with photo gallery) Read more»

The Wallow Fire nears Greer on Thursday.

Wind-driven flames from the Wallow Fire have destroyed 22 homes in the small White Mountains town of Greer, authorities said Thursday afternoon. Officials cut the estimate of land burned by the fire from 389,000 acres to 336,000 acres. (with photo gallery) Read more»

Kelly Baca hoses down his front yard in Springerville before evacuating on Wednesday.

Flames from the Wallow Fire churned through the small town of Greer on Wednesday afternoon. As high winds pushed flames down hillsides and into canyons on the northwestern flank of the blaze, officials ordered the evacuation of both Eagar and Springerville. (with photo gallery) Read more»

The Wallow Fire burns on Tuesday.

Authorities ordered the full evacuation of Springerville and Eagar on Wednesday, as the 389,000-acre Wallow Fire in Eastern Arizona was being pushed north and was zero percent contained. Read more»

The Wallow Fire burns on Tuesday.

The Wallow Fire in Eastern Arizona has grown to 389,000 acres - about 607 square miles. The blaze in the White Mountains is zero percent contained, authorities said Wednesday morning. Read more»