Arizona town, USFS square off over use of heavy equipment in wilderness area

The city of Tombstone, Ariz. will continue its ongoing “showdown” with the federal government over the town’s right to rebuild its water pipes that were destroyed in the devastating “Monument Fire” last August.

This week, U.S. District Judge Frank Zapata struck down Tombstone’s request for an emergency injunction against the U.S. Forest Service to allow the city to use heavy equipment to repair pipes located in protected areas.

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