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County may seek pipeline damages from Kinder Morgan on Sasabe route

Pima County wants Kinder Morgan to pay for potential long-term damage to the environment caused by the 60-mile natural gas pipeline it wants to build from Tucson to Sasabe.

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Calvin Baker: the whole truth on charter school funding

Calvin Baker: the whole truth on charter school funding

The recent article (“Charter schools seek fund hike,” Dec. 2) regarding charter schools asking for $135 million in additional funding missed the mark. It told only half the truth.

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Altar Valley ranchers believe gas pipeline will destroy a way of life

Altar Valley ranchers believe gas pipeline will destroy a way of life

Sasabe residents in the Altar Valley are nervously watching as construction crews bulldoze land just across the Mexican border.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Pipeline poses minimal environmental risk for Altar Valley, report says

A proposed 59-mile pipeline carrying natural gas from the Tucson area to Sasabe would not threaten endangered wildlife in Altar Valley, but does threaten the habitat of the endangered Pima pineapple cactus.

December 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Proposed Sierrita gas pipeline will cost taxpayers millions, Huckelberry says

Proposed Sierrita gas pipeline will cost taxpayers millions, Huckelberry says

The proposed Kinder Morgan Sierrita pipeline could cost taxpayers $11.2 million in its first year of operation.

November 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Crowd at pipeline forum shares a range of worries

Officials of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners tried at a public meeting Tuesday to convince residents, environmentalists and county officials that they're sensitive to concerns about a proposed 59-mile pipeline.

June 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Energy pipeline would degrade wide-open spaces of Altar Valley

The Altar Valley west of Tucson is one of the few unfragmented desert grasslands left in Arizona. It stretches more than 600,000 acres, from the Sierrita Mountains to the Baboquivari Mountains, and comprises working ranches and the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.

April 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

County opposes Tucson-Sasabe gas pipeline

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will officially oppose a planned natural gas pipeline between Tucson and Sasabe.

March 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge would be either just east of the pipeline's route to Mexico or bisected by it. Refuge officials, however, say going through it would be too disruptive to wildlife, including the endangered masked bobwhite quail.

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Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

Pima County and Border Patrol officials, among others, want the proposed pipeline to run next to Arizona 286 through the refuge.

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

Plan may bypass western edge of wildlife refuge

Kinder Morgan has applied to build a new natural gas pipeline just west of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge boundary - a decision that is pitting county, state and federal officials in a dispute over where it should go.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ex-bus driver admits to sex with girl, fleeing to Mexico

Ex-bus driver admits to sex with girl, fleeing to Mexico

Moments before the first witness in his trial was to take the stand a former school bus driver admitted he had sex with a 15-year-old girl and fled to Mexico with her.

February 20, 2013 12:38 pm

Pipeline plan raises smuggling concerns

A subsidiary of pipeline company Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has reached agreement to build a new pipeline through a rural area southwest of Tucson to deliver natural gas to customers in Mexico, Kinder Morgan announced Wednesday.

November 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ex-coach who ran off with teen girl now jailed in Tucson

Ex-coach who ran off with teen girl now jailed in Tucson

A former wrestling coach who was on the run with a teenage girl in Mexico was booked into Pima County Jail Friday morning.

August 17, 2012 9:02 am

Ex-middle school coach gets jail, probation in sexting case

A former assistant wrestling coach at Altar Valley Middle School was sentenced Monday to four years probation and four months in jail in a sexual exploitation case.

June 19, 2012 1:20 pm
Altar Valley pipeline plan fuels host of area concerns

Altar Valley pipeline plan fuels host of area concerns

Melissa Owen shows the boundary between the private Sierra Vista Ranch, where she has a vineyard, and the federal Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, right. She is concerned the pipeline might cut a large right of way across her and her husband's land.

June 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Altar Valley pipeline plan fuels host of area concerns

Altar Valley pipeline plan fuels host of area concerns

Cattle, grasslands and Baboquivari Peak have defined the Altar Valley for generations. By 2015, they may be joined by a natural gas pipeline.

June 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Deputies: Former Altar Valley coach on the lam with teen girl

Deputies: Former Altar Valley coach on the lam with teen girl

An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Altar Valley School District coach believed to be on the run with a 15-year-old Tucson girl.

June 01, 2012 4:02 pm

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March 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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