Joni Hogle

Apr 182018

Rattlesnake Fire:

Location: Southeast of Whiteriver
Containment: 82%
Cause: Human caused, under investigation
Size: 26,072

Fire Activity: Fire behavior was moderate yesterday as crews continued to monitor and patrol containment lines on the western, northern, and southern flanks of the fire. Containment on the Rattlesnake Fire increased considerably as fire lines were tested and successfully held despite high winds. There are a few areas along the eastern side of the fire that are putting up minimal smoke. Remaining fire activity is well within the interior of control lines.

View New Maps of this fire – 04/27/18

ADEQ’s Springerville Particulate Monitor – view link for air quality

InciWeb – Incident Information System

4/19/19 8:00 – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Northern Arizona today. The Red Flag Warning is in effect 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 pm this evening. Southwest winds will be 30 to 40 MPH, with gust ranging from 55 to 65 MPH.

*** Absolutely NO BURNING or open flames are allowed! ***

All burn permit activities are suspended during Red Flag Warnings!

Mar 222018

Greetings from your Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests would like to invite you to participate in the planning of the Black River Restoration Project on the Alpine and Springerville Ranger Districts. please review this letter and additional materials provided on the website to learn about the actions we are proposing on National Forest System lands south of Springerville, Arizona.

Maps and the proposed action document (Black River Project Proposal) are available on the Apache-Sitgreaves NFs public website. Please see links and instructions in the letter attached.

Comment Period: The scoping-comment period will begin on the date of publication of the legal notice on (Tuesday, March 27, 2018) in the White Mountain Independent, in the Navajo and Apache County newspaper editions, and will end on April 25, 2018.

How to Comment: Written comments may be provided by mail, email, in person, and should include:

1. Your name, address, and email.
2. Title of the proposed project on which you are commenting.
3. Specific facts or comments along with supporting reasons that you believe the responsible official should consider in reaching a decision.
4. Your signature as an individual commenter or as a representative of an organization.

See attached letter for further instructions.

Thank you for your continued interest and participation in the Forests’ planning process.

Black River Comment Letter