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VVN/Bill Helm
Due to a large number of trees that pose a hazard to the public, the Coconino National Forest recently issued a temporary closure of the Bull Pen area, located about 10 miles east of Camp Verde off Forest Roads 618 and 215.

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In baseball, a bullpen provides relief for a weary pitcher.For Verde Valley residents, the Bull Pen area and its easy access to the west end of Clear Creek provides a break from the summer heat.