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Jun
24
2024

Hot and humid conditions will continue through this week. Slight warming trend anticipated through the middle of the week. Widespread Moderate HeatRisk, with isolated areas of Major HeatRisk, during this period.

Thunderstorm potential continue today, with best chances across the higher terrain areas. Small chances (10-30%) of strong outflow winds (35+ mph gusts).

Daily thunderstorm chances continue through this week, but will be mostly relegated to higher terrain areas of southcentral AZ.

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Jun
21
2024

Excessive Heat Warning for south-central AZ with localized Major HeatRisk today for the Phoenix metro. Hot and humid conditions will continue through this weekend.

Thunderstorm chances this afternoon and early evening focused across eastern half of Pinal Co., far eastern Maricopa County, and into southern Gila County. Strong winds and blowing dust are the main threats today over Phoenix and areas east and southeast of Phoenix. Daily chances of isolated lower desert storms and scattered higher terrain storms increasing over the weekend.

Very hot temperatures with near Major HeatRisk are expected this weekend, with areas of Major HeatRisk developing by early next week.

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Jun
21
2024

There was a major water break yesterday, June 20, 2024,  and unfortunately some houses on Araz Road are still without water. Public Works are working to restoring the water asap.

The estimated time to restore water is about 3 hours.

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Jun
20
2024

The Revised Agenda for the Special Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 2:00 pm in the Quechan Tribal Chambers is:

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Jun
20
2024

The Agenda for the Work Session on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 10:00 am in the Quechan Tribal Chambers is:

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Jun
17
2024

Red Flag Warning in effect for higher terrain areas of south-central Arizona today due to winds 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph, resulting in critical fire weather conditions this afternoon and evening.

Minor to Moderate HeatRisk will continue through the middle of the week, as temperatures hover near or slightly above normal across the region.

Monitoring potential for another excessive heat episode, with areas of Major HeatRisk developing across southcentral Arizona by Friday.

First round of monsoon moisture is likely later this week, with thunderstorm chances increasing as early as Thursday, with slight chances continuing into this weekend across higher terrain areas of south-central Arizona.

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Jun
17
2024

Indio, Calif. (June 15, 2024) – Yesterday, Deputy Interior Secretary Laura Davis-Daniels and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning took comments and listened to hours of testimony about the proposed Chuckwalla National Monument and Joshua Tree National Park expansion, which sits adjacent to the proposed Kw’tsán National Monument in southern California near the Arizona border.

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Jun
17
2024

Chase Choate, Environmental Director at Quechan Indian Tribe, is recommending everyone to utilize the purpleair.com website as a tool to keep informed of the air quality. 

You can go to purpleair.com and on the map select the circle near Ft. Yuma Hill you can see in real time the air quality.  In the lower left box you can select for either PM (particulate matter) 10 or PM 2.5 EPA AQI (air quality index) to see the difference between finer and coarser particulate matter.  The finer particulate matter as in 2.5, is more likely to reach deeper into your lungs.

Update for Monday, June 17, 2024:
Air Quality Index for PM 2.5 is quite high.

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Jun
14
2024

Updated: 6/14/24

Congratulations to all of the graduates!

Pictures from the Graduation Ceremony hosted by the Quechan Tribal Council can be viewed here.

Pictures from the San Pasqual Graduation can be viewed here.

Here are some of your graduating class.

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Jun
13
2024

The REVISED Work Session Agenda for Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 10:00 am in the Quechan Tribal Chambers is:

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Jun
10
2024

Near to slightly above normal temperatures today resulting in a minor to moderate HeatRisk.

Temperatures heat up above normal Tuesday through Thursday with widespread moderate to localized major HeatRisk.

Excessive Heat Warning in effect for much of south-central AZ Tuesday through Thursday.

Increased winds along with hot, dry conditions may lead to elevated fire weather conditions for the latter half of the week.

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Jun
7
2024

Many products used during the summer months such as insect repellents, pesticides, and pool chemicals can lead to poisoning or injury. However, you and your family can enjoy the summer safely using these important prevention and safety tips.

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Jun
7
2024

Areas of Major HeatRisk Today with Excessive Heat Warnings in effect.

Isolated dry thunderstorm threat (5-10% chances) today across far eastern Gila Co.

Temperatures drop closer to 105 degrees by Sunday and Monday with Minor to Moderate HeatRisk. Turning hotter again by the middle of next week.

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Jun
6
2024

ATTENTION TRIBAL VENDORS BOOTH RESERVATION APPLICATION FOR QUECHAN 4th of July CELEBRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE.

EDA will be accepting Booth Reservation Applications on June 3, 2024 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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Jun
4
2024

The Revised Agenda for the Regular Meeting scheduled for June 4, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Quechan Tribal Chambers is:

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Jun
3
2024

Slightly above normal temperatures through Tuesday with continued dry conditions.

Hotter temperatures and widespread Moderate HeatRisk to areas of Major HeatRisk Wednesday-Friday. Highs peaking Thursday & Friday at 107-113 degrees across the lower deserts.

Excessive Heat Watch for much of Maricopa, Pinal, La Paz, Yuma, and portions of Gila Co. as well as for portions of Riverside and Imperial Counties in SE CA Wednesday-Friday.

Isolated thunderstorm threat, mainly over the AZ higher terrain, Friday into this weekend. Low forecast confidence at this point in time.

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May
30
2024

On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, Senator Ben Allen (D-24) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 17 (SJR 17) in front of the California State Assembly to show his support for monument designation for Sàttítla Medicine Lake Highlands National Monument and the Kw’tsán National Monument (KNM). If passed, this measure would urge President Joe Biden and Congress to establish these places as national monuments. 

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May
30
2024

The 2024 monsoon outlook video is presented by the National Weather offices serving Arizona.

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May
30
2024

The Revised Agenda for the Work Session held on May 30, 2024 at 9:30 am in the Quechan Tribal Chambers is:

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May
28
2024

The Quechan Tribal Council is requesting information from parents and guardians of the Class of 2024 graduates to announce during this year's celebration of academic achievement.

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