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June 1, 2011

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J��� 1, 2011 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT ACROSS ARIZONA “Know Before You Go!” This is the time of year when we begin planning our trips to our favorite out- door places in Arizona. Whether it is a day trip or a weekend camping trip, it is important you confi rm if the area you plan to visit has issued Fire Restric- tions. Know before you go, so you can take the right equipment and supplies. Continued dry conditions and an in- crease in wildfi re activity throughout Arizona have led to the issuance of Fire Restrictions throughout the southern half of the state, predominantly. The primary land managementagencies as well as some counties and municipalities have determined that Fire Restrictions would be in the interest of public safety. The most detrimental fi res happen during this time of year before the lightning and monsoons. Most of the time it is preventable human actions that are starting fi res under extremely hazardous conditions. Fire restric- tions assist in reducing the chances of ���.D����� M��������.��� human caused fi res and ensure there are enough fi refi ghting resources to respond quickly to keep fi res small. Regardless of the level of restriction, all open fl ame will be prohibited on Red Flag days within the timeframe announced within the notice. Red Flag days are announced by the National Weather Service on days where high winds and low humidity create con- ditions where fi re behavior would be EXTREME if a fi re started. Make sure to check daily for Red Flag Alerts, or when in doubt, if it is dry and windy out, adjust your plans to restrict any activity that may cause a fi re. Agencies & Areas in Restrictions As of May 20, 2011: In general, to date, the following ar- eas have entered into Fire Restrictions and you should contact each area di- rectly for more detailed information. Most areas currently not under re- strictions may enter restrictions later in the summer. All State Trust Lands in Arizona Coronado & Tonto National Forests All National Parks in Arizona All Fish & Wildlife Service Lands/Refuges Most BLM Lands with the exception of Kingman Field Offi ce & Arizona Strip District in NW AZ Most BIA, Indian Trust and Tribal lands • Fire Restrictions Hotline: 1-877-864-6985 • Public Lands Information Center- Fire Restrictions for Arizona news/AZ.php • Arizona Fire Prevention & Informa- tion [Fire Restrictions & Red Flag Alerts] http://wildlandfi Paw Power Animal Shelter 3005 W. Dome Rock Rd. Quartzsite 928-916-0657 Open Tues & Wed 10-2. Thur. Fri. Sat. 12-4 closed Sun. & Mon. Y our local Dealer! RV & TRUCK REPAIR BEST AUTO SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON! 585 N. Central Quartzsite Open Mon-Fri 8-5 Johnny DelPino, Owner P��� 11 Either you will master fear, or fear will master you. But there will be a master. Unknown. VFW Post 769 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS 120 S. Palo Verde Quartzsite, AZ 928-927-7697 JUNE ACTIVITIES Sun. June 5 - NASCAR Mon. June 6 - Comrads Meeting 6pm June 9. 10, 11, 12 - State Convention, Ft. McDowell Mon. June 13 House Committee 6pm Sat. June 18 - Planning Meeting 5pm Sun. June 19 - NASCAR Tues. June 21 Ladies Auxilliary 6pm, Senior Center Sun. June 26 NASCAR U-Haul Space donated by Desert Messenger

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