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New Year's hours for most government and banks is a bit tricky with the holiday falling on a Saturday.

New Year's Eve isn't typically a holiday but with the New Year's Day falling on a Saturday, many offices have Friday off as the holiday. Read more»

Holiday closures vary with Christmas and New Year's Day falling on a Saturday.

The Christmas and New Year's holidays fall on a Saturday this year, so various institutions are handling the the holiday differently. Read more»

The most popular hiking trails in the Sedona area have been particularly littered over the past year, locals say.

Face masks, plastic bottles and bags – and feces, both dog and human – are some of the unsightly waste you could encounter these days while hiking in the red rocks of Sedona. Discarded masks also litter the beaches of Southern California, which already were battling a growing scourge of plastic and microplastics in the ocean. Environmentalists fear the situation will get worse as the nation emerges from a year of pandemic restrictions. Read more»

This Arizona Department of Environmental Quality photo shows trash left in southern Arizona’s Santa Cruz Valley.

With many of those crossing the border illegally shifting to remote areas in response to stepped-up enforcement, the trash they leave behind is becoming tougher – and riskier – to clean up, said a state agency director. A Rio Rico-area cleanup is set for next weekend. Read more» 2

A free program will help Tucson residents clean out their homes by collecting hazardous wastes Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Read more»

A black water jug doesn’t weigh much, but it adds to the tons of trash left behind by migrants crossing the desert near Tucson.

Volunteers from Humane Borders and the UA pick up thousands of pounds of trash left behind by migrants every year. Read more» 8

How much do you chuck out every week? Your garbage bill may depend on how big of a container you fill, if the City Council passes a new "pay as you throw" plan. Read more»

How karate is done: Dan Shapiro in action

On Friday, the Powhaus crew will host "Trash: 70s Punk Rock Show." DJ Dan Shapiro will spin punk, protopunk and post-punk from both sides of the pond. 5 local bands will round out the evening's entertainment. Read more»