The Southwestern Fair Commission says the event impacts our local economy by $34 million. They hired FMR Associates Inc to produce an Economic Impact study.
The Sawmill Fire has burned nearly 47,000 acres, but thanks to the efforts of firefighting crews no homes have been lost.
Some pre-evacuation orders remain for a few communities near the Sawmill Fire in southern Arizona, according to an update from the incident management team coordinating the fire fight. As of 430 p.m. Friday, families in Mescal J-6, Rain Valley and Hunter Ranch are asked to be on standby with pre-evacuation orders.
The Bureau of Land Management through Twitter warned recreational shooters of the perils of using incendiary devices as part of their target shooting.
The Buncombe County man charged with murder in the deaths of a TV chef, her husband, and unborn child pleaded guilty to killing the victims and dismembering their bodies during a hearing Thursday and was sentenced to prison.