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High Heat Hiking Trail Closures https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3119Fire6/4/2024 11:16:06 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3119/Hiking Story Newsroom Feature Image.jpghttps://youtu.be/q9MXD4rCV0UHigh Heat Hiking Trail Closures <div class="ExternalClass266932AC6FBD4DD19868162782780CD0"><html> <p>​​​<br></p>As the temperature rises, the Phoenix Fire Department wants to emphasize hiking safety to prevent heat-related incidents.  <br>The Phoenix Trail Closure program returns this summer but with a few changes. It will now be in effect all year long (previously May through October). Access will be restricted to Echo Canyon and Cholla Trails at Camelback Mountain and all trails associated with Piestewa Peak from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning. <br>Rob McDade Phoenix Fire Public Information Officer: “Since we implemented that a couple years ago, the data is there. We are going on less mountain rescues during peak time. We understand that people want to enjoy the trails year round, but we also want to make sure that you stay safe. That's our number one goal, enjoy the trails and stay safe."<br>For those planning to hike in hot conditions, the following tips are advised: <br><br>Hike early in the morning or late in the evening: Avoid hiking during the peak heat hours. Stay hydrated and carry plenty of water and drink regularly. Dress appropriately by wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat. Know your limits! Assess your fitness level and be sure to be acclimated to the heat. Stay informed and check weather forecasts and trail closures before hitting the trails.  <br><br><p>During times when trail access will be restricted, parking lot gates will be closed, and signage will be posted. Phoenix Park Rangers will be visible at the park locations to remind and educate trail users about the restrictions. Closure information will also be communicated through the City of Phoenix's social media and website. <br></p><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFireAli Pardi602-908-4253ali.pardi@phoenix.govPHXFire

 

 

S'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closurehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3163S’edav Va’aki Museum7/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3163/MuseumClosure_SVM_003.jpgS'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closure<div class="ExternalClassBA11FF759D004763899136C76708AEBF"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Beginnin</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">g Jul</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">y 15</span><sup style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">th</sup><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> S'e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;text-decoration-line:underline;">d</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">av Va'aki Museum will be temporarily closed to the public for renovations.</span></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">After 50 years, the entrance lobby will get a new floor and a custom-made front desk. In addition, the space will become an inviting introduction to the O'Odham people, the descendants of the original inhabitants of the site, and our neighbors.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">In addition, after 20 years, the “Dig It" gallery will be transformed into a changing exhibit space so that the Museum can present many new and exciting topics to our visitors. For example, when we reopen, or inaugural exhibit in the new Connections gallery is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="">Following Their Roots</em></span> – a comprehensive look at indigenous farming techniques across the diverse ecosystems of Arizona. This will include a timely discussion of sustainable farming practices and indigenous food sovereignty.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Depending on renovation work, we anticipate opening our <strong style="">outside trail only</strong> for visitors in early August.  Visitors will be able to cool down and have access to restrooms in our Community Room area. The Museum will remain closed through September.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Please check back for specific details about trail openings, Museum reopening date, and exhibit opening dates.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">During the closure, if guests want to learn more about what the S'edav Va'aki Museum has to offer visit our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/education/virtual-programming"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Virtual Programming</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page. Prospective visitors can also take look at our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Online Exhibits</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page which has several platforms to view permanent and past exhibits or even take a virtual tour along the </span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.4455837%2c-111.984458%2c3a%2c75y%2c178.83h%2c79.38t/data=%213m6%211e1%213m4%211sgq7cyYddvHHSqHlQrH_WGw%212e0%217i13312%218i6656?coh=205409&entry=ttu"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Interpretive Mound Trail</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;">. </span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Motorcycle Safety Tips https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3161Police7/11/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3161/IMG_9517.pngMotorcycle Safety Tips <div class="ExternalClassC92BBB2DEEA44DC2B745742C5DC2307F"><html> <p>​With National Motorcycle Day on the second Friday in July, the Phoenix Police Department would like to remind riders to enjoy their ride, but to be safe while doing it.</p> <p>Here are some tips for staying safe while out on a motorcycle:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li> <strong>Wear proper gear.  </strong>Wear protective clothing such as a well fit jacket, gloves, riding boots and long pants, as well as a DOT approved helmet.</li> <li> <strong>Maintain your motorcycle.</strong> Like any vehicle, riders should make sure the motorcycle is in good running condition. Check the tire pressure, breaks, fluids, lights and mirrors.</li> <li> <strong>Stay visible. </strong>Do not ride in the blind spots of other vehicles. Always have headlights on, even during the daytime hours.</li> <li> <strong>Do not ride under the influence. </strong> Do not ride after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, including some prescriptions.</li> <li> <strong>Avoid inclement weather. </strong>This includes stormy weather and extreme heat.  </li> <li> <strong>Stay alert. </strong>Pay attention to the vehicles around you. Keep an eye out for debris in the roadway.<br></li> </ul> <p>The Traffic Education Safety Squad of the Phoenix Police Department likes to remind riders of the <strong>2-4-12 Rule</strong>.</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Keep a <strong>2 second</strong> distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.</li> <li>Look ahead <strong>4 seconds</strong>.</li> <li>Scan ahead <strong>12 seconds</strong>.</li> </ul> <p> <br> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Police Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Togetherhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3159Police7/10/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/HjEEn82di00?si=TNo892f6Wmci_XnAPolice Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Together<div class="ExternalClass773FE1DF572D45BABB6A9E0999CD25F0"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Building and maintaining trust-based relationships are fundamental to community policing, essential for crime prevention and crucial for fostering public confidence in law enforcement. The Phoenix Police Department's Police Chief's Advisory Boards were established for this purpose. Starting over 30 years ago with some beginning in the late '60s, each Advisory Board has a detective assigned as a community liaison. Board members work with their liaisons to communicate concerns and create solutions to social problems.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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