Widespread freezing temperatures for much of south-central and SW Arizona this morning and Tuesday morning.
Hard freeze with morning lows below 28 degrees likely this morning and Tuesday morning in the coldest locations of south-central Arizona.
Localized areas of freezing temperatures in SE CA Tuesday morning.
More morning freezing temperatures Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
All social service applications will be accepted at the Tribal Administration Office beginning Monday, January 8, 2024, until further notice.
Mrs. Sophia Perez, Executive Secretary, and Rene Brown will be the point of contact: (760) 919-3600, ext. 221.
Freezing temperatures expected for portions of NW Pinal County, SE Maricopa County, Tonopah area, Superior area, and Tonto Basin Saturday morning.
An unseasonably cold weathersystem for Sunday is likely to lead to snow over the higher elevations of Arizona (see details section for amounts) and windy conditions in SE CA and SW AZ.
Widespread freezing temperatures expected for Maricopa County, N Pinal County on Monday and Tuesday morning.
A hard freeze is expected in the AZ high terrain on Monday and Tuesday morning.
The Quechan Tribal Council would like to inform the membership on the concern with SMP Gold Corp. who submitted an Exploration Plan of Operation to the Bureau of Land Management, (BLM) on September 28, 2020. In the Oro Cruz Exploration Project Environmental Assessment/Mitigated Negative Declaration (“EA/MND”), DOI-BLM-CA-D070-2022-0012-EA, Finding of No Significant Impact (“FONSI”), Decision Record and Plan of Operations, Jennifer Whyte, Field Manager for the El Centro Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) issued the Decision of Record on September `1, 2023. The Tribe received the notice of the final decision on August 31, 2023. When a project is introduced, BLM’s process is to notify the Quechan Cultural Committee to inform them of the of the proposed project and they will conduct their due diligence and correspond with BLM on any concerns and also meet with the Tribal Council on the concerns of any cultural significance with the project and a meeting is set-up with the Tribal Council and BLM to go over those concerns. The Quechan Tribal Council is following the process outlining BLM’s disregard of their own process when approving a project.
A cold front will move through this afternoon and evening with a brief period of light rain showers expected. Very light snow will be possible above 5500 feet north and east of Phoenix tonight.
A colder weather system for Sunday may lead to a few inches of snow above 4500-5000 feet, windy conditions in SE CA and SW AZ, and light rainfall mainly for Arizona lower deserts.
Freezing temperatures likely for portions of the area Monday and more widespread freezing temperatures Tuesday morning.
There is a power outage west of Picacho Road affecting Arnold, Foster, Indian Rock Roads and adjacent areas.
This outage is due to a power pole being struck by lightning. IID is aware of the issue and is working to reestablish power to effected homes.
There is currently no time for completion.
Minor to moderate flood impacts possible today. Rain with accumulations averaging around 1.00" today across SE CA and SW AZ and 1.00-1.50" across SC AZ. Highest totals of 1.5-2.0" likely across higher terrain north and east of Phoenix.
Greatest chances for thunderstorms are expected across SW AZ and Lower Colorado River Valley area today. A few strong thunderstorms are possible with strong winds, hail, and locally enhanced rainfall/flooding the main concerns.
Scattered showers on Saturday mainly from Phoenix and areas to the north and east of Phoenix.
Near to slightly below normal temperatures through the first half of next week.
Warm weather is expected through Thursday.
Low end rain chances mainly in south-central AZ Wednesday morning. Rain chances increase across SE CA and SWAZ late Thursday.
Minor to moderate flood impacts possible Friday. Rain with accumulations averaging around 1.00" on Friday. Some uncertainty remains with potential higher rain amounts.
Notice is given that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. § 372, et seq., as implemented by 43 C.F.R. part 30, hearings will be held, testimony will be taken and evidence received for the purposes of administering the following estates:
Place: Telephonic Hearing only 1-866-756-2897, Access Code 9732324# (Times reflected are Mountain Standard Time)
Dates: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 through Friday, December 15, 2023.
Well above normal temperatures today with lower desert highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Cooling trend Thursday into the weekend with temperatures back to around normal for Saturday and Sunday. Breezy to locally windy Friday, especially across the Lower CO River Valley. Dry weather to persist well into next week.CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS BRIEFING
Added minor wind threat for Southwest AZ and southeast CA on Friday
Due to organizational restructuring within the Tribal Social Services department, they will not take any applications for Friday, December 01, 2023 only. The Social Services department will resume accepting applications on Monday, December 04, 2023.
The Social Services department apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The Quechan Social Services and ICWA presents a Community Angel Tree.
Our community can help make Christmas special for our kids by donating unwrapped toys.
Donations will be accepted from Friday, December 01, 2023 until Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
Drop off location will be at the Social Services building, 465 Picacho Road, Winterhaven, California.
For more information contact Angela Johnson at (760) 572-0201.
From The Ground Up: Annual Native FORGE Conference Showcases Financial and Business Resources for Native American Entrepreneurs | FORGE
For this year’s Native FORGE Conference, the theme was “From the Ground Up” highlighting the spirit of grassroots learning, growth, and building a solid foundation to serve future generations. Held in partnership with the University of Arizona Office of Native American Advancement & Tribal Engagement, entrepreneurs from the newest cohort from the Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe were joined by past cohort members from the San Carlos Apache Tribe as well as entrepreneurs from the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe at the conference. Gathering together in downtown Tucson at FORGE at Roy Place, the event provided valuable entrepreneurial resources as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration University Center program to bolster Indigenous entrepreneurship.
After slightly above normal temperatures today, a cooling trend through the latter half of the week will eventually result in slightly below normal temperatures by the weekend.
A weak weather system for Friday and Saturday may bring a return of light precipitation chances across southern and central Arizona.