Next week the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management in conjunction with Arizona State Parks and Trails begin a two-day pile burn project at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood. During the day, smoke off the project may be visible to the City of Cottonwood and immediate communities. Project managers expect
the smoke to settle into the Verde River overnight near Cottonwood down to Camp Verde. The project takes place within the state park, but will not affect park visitors.