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Water supply from San Pedro River key in court battle over Sierra Vista development plan

Water supply from San Pedro River key in court battle over Sierra Vista development plan

PHOENIX — Arizona’s management of the San Pedro River went on trial here Monday.

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Environmentalists sue to force Fort Huachuca to spell out water impact or face mission cuts

Environmentalists sue to force Fort Huachuca to spell out water impact or face mission cuts

PHOENIX — Contending prior court orders have been ignored, environmental groups want a federal judge to force Fort Huachuca to finally determine how it’s impacting the San Pedro River.

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Upchurch, other federal officials answer questions on the Rosemont Mine

Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.

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Mine Tales: Rich Tombstone mines were a lure for prospectors

Mine Tales: Rich Tombstone mines were a lure for prospectors

Tombstone, renowned for its gunfights, gambling halls, brothels and bars, was a silver mining town of great wealth during the decade known as “The Roarin’ ’80s” in the 19th century.

September 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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San Pedro pond, a big draw for bird-watchers, goes dry

San Pedro pond, a big draw for bird-watchers, goes dry

The scenes at Green Kingfisher Pond include turkey vultures and great blue herons strolling on parched soil, laced with cracks.

July 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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San Pedro due bird recognition

San Pedro due bird recognition

Grasslands, trees and mountains can be seen from the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The 57,000-acre area is widely known as a bird-watcher's paradise. Experienced bird-survey volunteers recently collected data in the conservation area.

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San Pedro due bird recognition

San Pedro due bird recognition

An Arizona Bell's vireo feeds her babies at her nest. At San Pedro, you're likely to encounter sights like this.

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San Pedro due bird recognition

San Pedro due bird recognition

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San Pedro due bird recognition

San Pedro due bird recognition

A national conservation area east of Sierra Vista will be rededicated Saturday as a "globally important bird area."

May 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Quirk in water law allows SV project to move ahead

When deciding if a development should be blocked, Arizona water regulators lack the power to consider whether groundwater pumping for the project could lower the neighboring San Pedro River.

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San Manuel area may get new underground mine

Another new, major Southern Arizona copper mine is in the planning stages near San Manuel, where copper was mined for many decades.

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Ghost town to come alive with annual fair

Ghost town to come alive with annual fair

The Cascabel Community Fair marks its 32nd year this weekend and will feature food and entertainment along with local products for sale by area artisans.

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Ghost town to come alive with annual fair

Ghost town to come alive with annual fair

The Wayback Machine performed at the Cascabel Community Fair. The weekend fair will also feature soups and a barbecue plate. Beef and organic produce will also be for sale.

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Ghost town to come alive with annual fair

Ghost town to come alive with annual fair

The one-time hamlet of Cascabel might be all but a ghost town - but that's not stopping folks who live in the surrounding area from holding their 32nd annual Cascabel Community Fair this weekend.

November 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Spear-point site in SE Ariz. gets landmark status

Spear-point site in SE Ariz. gets landmark status

About 13,000 years ago, the earliest-known human inhabitants of the New World killed and butchered mammoths and bison near the San Pedro River east of Sierra Vista - a site designated this week as a National Historic Landmark.

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Decision favors 5,900 home Sierra Vista project

State water officials ruled late Monday that they lack authority to stop a big Sierra Vista housing development in the name of protecting the neighboring San Pedro River from the project's groundwater pumping.

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530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

The proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project would use lattice steel towers similar in height to these near Spearville, Kan., at nearly 130 feet tall and 90 feet wide, to support the 500Kv lines across Southern Arizona and New Mexico. They would be spaced approximately 1,400 feet apart.

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530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

A proposed power-line system to deliver renewable energy across the Southwest could disturb habitat for sensitive species, harm more than 300 cultural sites, damage scenic views and increase fire risk while it's being built, a new federal environmental report says.

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Reintroduced beavers branching out in San Pedro

Reintroduced beavers branching out in San Pedro

Aquatic rodents might not instantly pop to mind when you think of Southern Arizona wildlife - but they're thriving this spring along the San Pedro River near Sierra Vista.

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Water issue boils anew in Sierra Vista

Water issue boils anew in Sierra Vista

In the name of keeping the San Pedro River alive, the federal government is trying to stop Arizona from certifying that a planned Sierra Vista development has enough water for 100 years.

April 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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